were the first publicly available source of entertainment from computer generated images. These Arcade
gaming machines took some of the spaces from the Pinball
fad which had in their turn replaced the novel moving picture dime booths of vaudville
. The youth culture
which arose from these machines & games developed and exposed the comfort with which young humans take to new technology.
Eventually, most kids had access to their own arcade of games at home through consoles created by atari
. The games made for the computers of those times never quite cut it in the specialized arena of gaming power. Even to this day,(May 04, 2000), arcade home consoles provide more specialized power for games than most basic home gaming computers at easily thrice the price.
Since i am positive there are many others out there with input onthis node, i will add only a few of the aspects that interest me. Please add on the topic nodes of;
Arcade Cabinet games
, Gaming consoles
& home arcade console games
, ROM Emulators
, Portable game devices
, and future gaming concepts!