Remembrance of an Arcade Gaming Pastime at

Neil Reive writes, "The sun was setting, leaving an orange tinged sky to gently illuminate the streets. As we opened the door to this building, we were met with a looming cloud of smoke. Tentatively, we walked in and could vaguely make out the silhouettes of arcade cabinets and gamers crowding around the more popular arcade titles. This was our first visit to our small town’s first arcade amusement venue, which was actually a renovated taxi office. That fog like atmosphere created in the venue was many of the teenagers smoking, which was commonplace in arcades. Having just started up, the new arcade venue only had some of the classic titles available, with the likes of Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Pitfall. As much as we admired these undeniable classics and enjoyed the sense of community spirit in the room, we wanted to taste the new blood of arcade gaming that only a bigger amusement arcade could offer."

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