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Arcade video games

Arcade video games have always played a major role in video games history. Technologicaly in advance upon home video game systems, they have inspired generations of game developers. Indeed most of the computer/consoles game library was directly copied from Arcade games. At least until the 90's when home systems began to match arcade systems performances. This was the beginning of the end for the Arcades.

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@rod This is Computer Space from Nutting Associates (1971), considered the first commercially available arcade videogame.

Saturday 15th January 2022
Webmaster (France)

What is the name of the game pictured accompanying the article?

Friday 14th January 2022
rod (Canada)

Wouldn''t it be better if there were distinct pages for the various systems, for example a page about Nintendo''s VS. System with the various ported NES games listed as software?

Friday 3rd July 2020
Ale (Italia)


NAME  Arcade video games
YEAR  1971

Software for this system!

1976 Midway
1974 Allied Leisure
1976 Atari

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