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March 04 , 2009

Classic Video Games: The Golden Age 1971-1984


In the early 1970s, video arcade games sprung to life in the form of Pong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man, and if you were lucky enough to have an Atari system you could play Frogger or Galaga at home. By the 1980s, arcade and video games were entrenched as a pop culture phenomenon and were ubiquitous. But as quickly as the form took flight it began to change with the advent of hand-held games and more sophisticated home-gaming.

Brian Eddy here traces the evolution of arcade video games, giving readers an inside look at the stratospheric rise - and transformation - of the industry.

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