For Amusement Only: the life and death of the American arcade


“Authenticity is a hard nut to crack, but there are a few hallmarks of the video game arcade of days gone by: first, they have video games. Lots and lots of video games, and (usually) pinball machines. They’re dark (so that you can see the screens better), and they don’t sell food or booze. You can make an exception for a lonely vending machine, sure, but full meals? No thanks.”

Uitgebreid artikel over de geschiedenis van de Amerikaanse automatenhal. (via Kottke)

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