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Arcade Games: Entertaining the World
Author Name: Dona Hertz
Date added: October 13, 2009 06:29:41 AM
Category: Entertainment

An arcade game (also known as an cool arcade in the United Kingdom, game center (ゲームセンター gēmusentā?) in Japan, fliperama in Brazil or as an "arcade") is a coin-operated entertainment machine, typically installed in businesses such as restaurants, public houses, video arcades, and family entertainment centers. Most playable arcade games are redemption games, video games or pinball machines. Cool arcade games often have very short levels, simple and intuitive control schemes, and rapidly increasing difficulty. The first popular arcade game plays were early amusement park midway games such as shooting galleries, ball toss games, and the earliest coin-operated machines, such as those which claim to tell a person their fortune or played mechanical music. The old midways of 1920s-era amusement parks (such as Coney Island in New York) provided the inspiration and atmosphere of later playable arcade games. The golden age of cool arcade games in the 1980s was a peak era of video arcade game popularity, innovation, and earnings. The era saw the rapid spread of video arcades across North America, Western Europe and Japan. Cool arcade games started to appear in supermarkets, restaurants, liquor stores, bars, and gas stations. By the 1990s, the number of video arcades in North America was decreasing. Arcades experienced a short resurgence of popularity in the mid-1990s, but soon began to decline again. This decline was due mainly to the fact that the technology of home video game consoles began to rival and eventually exceeds that of arcade games. Also, the rise of the Internet offered a recreational diversion that would keep many potential arcade customers home. Many playable arcades still exist in the US, but not in nearly the large numbers of the early 1980s. However, video arcade game play (game centers (ゲームセンター) remained popular in Japan. By 1996, declines in arcade sales volume meant that this approach was no longer cost-effective. The cool arcade games lost their status as the forefront of new game releases. Furthermore, by the late 1990s and early 2000s, networked gaming via console and online games appeared to play, replacing the venue of head to head competition and social atmosphere once provided solely by arcade game plays. Times Online reported on February 19, 2005; ‘It's game over for the arcade time machines- …the death of arcades is an intensely sad thing, because it sucks casual sociability away from gaming.’ The development of web-based graphics technologies such as Flash and Java allowed browser games to become more complex. These cool flash games, also known by their related technology as "Flash games" or "Java games", became increasingly popular. Now, many independent developers all around the world are specifically designing online games to play in the arcade genre. These cool flash-based arcade games are cool enough to be downloaded quickly and played directly from within a web browser without installation. The cool flash game is now a more socially-oriented hangout. The arcade history suggests that it’s entertaining the world from the very beginning. In today’s world, marketers believe that viral promotions may take the form of interactive cool flash games. Hopefully, cool flash-based arcade games will pave the way for a new entertaining solution for the next generation of the world. About the Author: Troy Wooten is a specialist in providing arcade game play,cool flash games,cool arcade games for all of us. Troy Wooten has been providing playable arcade games,online games to plays.


The first popular arcade game plays were early amusement park midway games such as shooting galleries, ball toss games, and the earliest coin-operated machines, such as those which claim to tell a person their fortune or played mechanical music.

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