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Early 1980s Video Arcade Games

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A humorous glimpse at the video game boom in the early 1980s, when Pac Man and arcades were popular. This clip is an excerpt from a demo for the television show “Wired In.” You can watch the full video here:

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  1. ChromxRobin And CorrinxCamilla Lover And Supporter says:

    All perfect games.

  2. Play too much and ull end up with crooked lilly tomlin eyes

  3. SHe looks old but my brain keeps telling me she’s hot. Maybe the voice

  4. I never saw Space Fury in the arcades. The first time I played it was on the Colecovision (where the alien wasn't so angular and its harsh voice was replaced by a musical theme): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyfNiBXPlzs

    I didn't play arcade Space Fury until MAME.

  5. The most amazing time to be a kid was the early 80s with all the incredible arcade games that came out. Space Invaders was the first big time game i remember in 1978 when i was 8 years ago. Its truly remarkable all the classic arcade games that came out from 79 to 82. If you look at that 3 year period from 79 to 82, that's when all the best arcade games came out. The only great game i remember from 83 is Dragon's Lair.

  6. There was an arcade game in the 80s, which I thought was Black Widow, and in between levels a woman would appear. I remember that she would wink at you and do other things. She was sort of Gothic and a bit creepy. Does anyone know what game this was?

  7. 2:05 "Does anyone dare challenge my imperial fleet?"

    In case if anyone's wondering about the music at the beginning and ending of this video:

    0:11 Vangelis: Himalaya
    3:14 Tangerine Dream: Horizon

    I might be mistaken on the Tangerine Dream one.

  8. The talking alien in Space Fury used to scare the shit outta me as a kid.

  9. Little did they know how video games would up today… Pay even more money, after you've bought a certain game, to be able to access stuff already on the disc that should have been included but has been retain to as a DLC.

  10. She has a point though.  Back then it was the drive-ins, then the skating rings, then the arcades (for a good 20+ years, too…).

    Now, it seems like most congregation is over online applications and online gaming.  Also, everyone's a lot more scared of everyone else around them than they used to be…

  11. how did people get addicted to these crappy games back then lol

  12. right ear. why all the troutble?! just a few genrations of leaders. paid as top five of our genratrion. quizshow 2.

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