VIDEO FEVER - Games People Play from ABC news LA about arcade video games recorded in 1982 -

VIDEO FEVER – Games People Play from ABC news LA about arcade video games recorded in 1982

Steven Hertz
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ABC news channel 7 Los Angels did a five part series about the arcade video game indusrty. This was transfered from a VHS tape that we recorded in 1982. We were 8 years old operating the VCR back then so some of video gets cut out.


  1. Yup that was the greatest time in my youth in SF California arcade rooms from 1981-87

  2. Those were the boring days where I had to pay money just to play a game when I got older I bought myself an arcade machine never had to put money it ever again finally in 2000 Xbox was born finally all the games played the same as the arcade Nintendo 8 bit really made me want to go to the arcade every day

  3. a time where you need to go outside to be a gamer. at least they still hangout with friends at the arcades unlike many kids today.

  4. Anyone else brought here by 'Botnit – Hi-Score?'

  5. I want to play Toasters and Chainsaws

  6. some pretty interesting stuff here but i'm distracted by the lovely Tawny Little.

  7. Toasters and chainsaws isna badass name lol🤣🤣🤣

  8. Jack Mittle seems like a gangland mobster lol "we all want that same buck"

  9. What makes video games so popular?… the fact that life sucks most of the time.

  10. 0:10 news anchor in 1982: "what makes video games so popular?"
    The Year 1983: "I'm about to end this man's whole career."

  11. How can I see the full report on this series from channel 7 news please reply

  12. Man. The game industry has changed an awful lot since this report. I started playing a few years after this with the Nes and Master System. I was completely enamored with the arcade experience especially considering the types of ganes we got back in the late 1980's. "Just like the arcades" became words that burned into my head like a laser. I hated getting home with a game expecting an experience that never truly matched up. Yes, I played many types of games and really enjoyed the longer games just beginning to hit. I was a pretty casual player until one fateful day in 1989…when I got my hands on a Sega Genesis. That machine turned me into a gamer for life. I remember the resurgence of the arcade with Street Fighter and SNK. Oh how I wanted a Neo Geo AES but it was not to be until many years later.

    Today in 2020, I'm 39 and my home is one giant playpen for gamers. My fiancee is a diehard gamer like me and we don't do things small here. We have in our master bedroom two of every console including the enhanced machines connected to two 4K UHD's screens. We have a full retro gaming room with everything from the Atari 7800 through the Xbox One and PS4. Yes, when the new machines hit we will geg two of each as we hate having to share. Finally, we have a full sized arcade complete with stand up coin-op cabs in our living room (all 1990's games).

  13. People spending hours staring at the tv making a big deal about people spendibg hours looking at video games…

  14. Back when the US had factories and factory workers… land of producers, not just consumers.

  15. by gum if that fella weren't the finest glugga player I ever did see

  16. Oh man this is a piece of history. This is the childhood for millions out there!

    Not for me though, i grew up with the N64

  17. I think that I'm going to develop "Pac-Man Wrist" , after looking at Tawny.

  18. The blouse the first chick was wearing is so 1980s

  19. Little did we realize that 40 years later, the type of video games and the gaming culture we will have with the explosion of computers and computing power. Can you imagine the type of video games we will have in the next 40 years?

  20. LOL – is it really a news story to talk about the development of callus?

  21. My dad spent his entire summer at the arcade back in ‘83

  22. He can play "Guhlahga" for over 2 hours straight

  23. Hi-Score by Botnit brought me to the original broadcast

  24. Japan saved the video game industry after Americans ran out of ideas.

  25. 2:15 " I like the details". Boi if you find those details good, have no idea what's coming 😂😂

  26. Toasters and Chainsaws sounds pretty cool. I guess it never went mainstream.

  27. I hope Jack Riddle didn’t bet his whole retirement on the success of “Toasters and Chainsaws”. 😂

  28. Video games is the best 👍🏻🎮🎮

  29. Not sure how pac man feels about me getting Pac-Man wrist playing Ms. Pac-Man 🤣🤣🤣

  30. 1978 – 1984 best years ever
    Starting with home play Atari 2600, to Asteroids and then full arcades in 1980-84 with some of the coolest games ever. What a time!

  31. Yeah I watched plenty of videos on here where they demonized pinball machines to the point they were banned for many years in the country. It's always fear, bans, etc on things that are completely harmless. The media was full of shit then just like it is now lol.

  32. In the 90s I only got to experience the old 80s machines in old run down arcades and the odd abandoned machine in a hotel lobby. Best thing about them was the prices hadn't been adjusted for inflation, so you could get a few credits for dirt cheap. Respect for arcades bringing video games to the masses and opening the way for the incredible 3D graphic we got in the 90s and home consoles becoming powerful.

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