Arcade Action – The Golden Age Of The Coin-Op

August 5th, 2014 by Damien McFerran - Posted in Arcade Flashback, Arcade Machines

It’s vital to remember that without arcade gaming, the world of interactive entertainment would be unrecognisable today – so join us for a whistle-stop tour of some of the most iconic arcade games of all time.

How gaming makes you a better person

How Gaming Makes You A Better Person

March 4th, 2014 by Jamie Stanford - Posted in Arcade Machines, Infographics, Tutorials

The news we’ve all waited for – Gaming can really make you a better person! Our Infographic shows you how.

Arcade Flashback : Unwinnable Arcade Games

February 7th, 2014 by Stuart Kerr - Posted in Arcade Machines

As addictive as many early arcade games were – a few of them had a sting in the tail for those who battled to the end – they were unwinnable! Today we’re looking at some of the most famous examples, and just how the phenomenon of the unwinnable game came about.

Bitcoin-Operated Arcade Machine

January 29th, 2014 by Stuart Kerr - Posted in Arcade Machines

If you caught our article on our Bitcoin operate pool table or even if you didn’t, well we’ve been at it again, and we’re proud to present our new creation – the Bitcoin Arcade Machine!

Arcade Circuit Board

How Arcade Machines Work: The Operating System

January 20th, 2014 by Stuart Kerr - Posted in Arcade Machines

Since their launch in the 1970s, arcade video games have captured the hearts and minds of gamers across the globe. In this post we take a more in-depth look at some of the technology behind the games.

Shoot Em Ups

Interactive History of Shoot ‘Em Ups Timeline

July 5th, 2013 by Stuart Kerr - Posted in Arcade Machines

If you enjoyed our earlier blog post about the History of Shoot ‘Em Up Arcade Games, then we’ve got some great news for you!

History of Shoot 'm Ups

A Detailed History of Shoot ‘Em Up Arcade Games

June 17th, 2013 by Chris Jordan Barrish - Posted in Arcade Flashback, Arcade Machines

It’s you vs. an entire alien army and the odds aren’t looking too good. But in shoot ‘em ups, the original and most popular video game genre, the right ammo and a couple of extra lives just might get you to the end.

Smash TV

The Most Difficult Arcade Games – Ever!

May 22nd, 2013 by Steve Sawyer - Posted in Arcade Flashback, Arcade Machines, Retro

Arcade games, or Coin-Ops were designed to punish you, and be insanely brutal. These games were designed like this for the sole purpose of eating as many of your precious pennies as possible. While all Arcade games bear this mark, some of the games were exceptionally or unreasonably hard; making them virtually impossible. Here we’re going to chronicle the most heinously impossible Arcade Games of all time. That way we can all re-live the crippling shame and defeat that we experienced when we first played these games.

Arcade machine repair

How To: Arcade Machine Repair

April 25th, 2013 by Barry Green - Posted in Arcade Machines, Repairs

On first inspection, repairing an arcade machine that is not functioning correctly or is completely dead might seem like a bit of a challenge. There are PCB boards, plenty of wires and a general feeling of unfamiliarity for anyone more accustomed to repairing say a PC. Still, this is no reason to stop you trying […]

SEGA Racing Games

The Complete History of SEGA Racing Arcade Games [Infographic]

February 26th, 2013 by Stuart Kerr - Posted in Arcade Machines

Following up on the success of our blog post on SEGA racing games, we thought it might be a good idea to take the best bits of that post along with some more of our arcade knowledge and come up with this cool infographic!