10° Feature: Arcadia

As profits rise and ambitions return, the coin-op industry makes good on its decision to continue rather than quit.

"Coin-ops, known somewhat coldly nowadays as 'the out-of-home sector' and 'location-based games', have experienced a reversal of fortunes over the last couple of years, even if the arcade industry is still a shadow of its former self. The Twin Galaxies website claims the loss of all but one percent of the amusement halls listed in its initial database, while Fox News reports the number of US sites as having slumped from an estimated 10,000 during the '80s heyday to a mere 3,500 now."

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