Thursday, 29 May 2014

Stories of the Order - Arcade

If you have child that insists on walking down to the local video game arcade in town to spend all of his hard earned allowance on Street Fighter or NBA2K, you have the Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo to thank.  The Order was tasked with making money back in the day and once the first video game arcades started to sweep the nation, the Order was all over getting their hands into them.  Having very popular games like Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Battlezone inside of one room that kids and adults alike can spend money on was too much to resist for the human race.  Soon the arcades would fill up after school hours and would have to be cleared of video game lovers when the final bell rang after sundown.

Back in the 1980’s, it was easy to make money in this way for the Order, but once the 1990’s came along, it was going to be harder.  With the quick advancement of video game technology, which the Order may have had a handle on, the arcade games were losing their appeal.  At the same time, video game consoles like Nintendo and Sega Genesis were on the market and were allowing kids to sit in front of the television all day rather than spend money at the ol’ video game arcade down the street.

6 comments:

  1. its amazing how far we came so fast...and now it is a racket...upgrading systems every three years making the last one obsolete....i had a genesis

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  2. I remember the boys always wanted to go to the arcades. And I agree w/Brian, it's a huge racket with the upgrades every few years, but I still contribute making sure the guys have the latest and the greatest. -_- I remember my cousin having an Atari. We'd sneak up late at night to play Pong, Space Invaders, and Asteroids. ;)

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  3. A big racket indeed, upgrading for no real reason but $$$$$$$$$

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  4. Arcades suck my youngest in every time. Especially when they have those darn crane machines. I hate the arcade.

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