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arcade [2018/08/29 00:46]
66.24.191.157 adding early history
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 +~~NOTOC~~
 An '''​Arcade''',​ also known as an '''​amusement arcade'''​ or a '''​video arcade''',​ is a location that has coin-operated games to play.  They can be a dedicated arcade location or consist of one or more coin-operated games inside a business such as a bar or a restaurant.  ​ An '''​Arcade''',​ also known as an '''​amusement arcade'''​ or a '''​video arcade''',​ is a location that has coin-operated games to play.  They can be a dedicated arcade location or consist of one or more coin-operated games inside a business such as a bar or a restaurant.  ​
  
 +==History==
 The earliest arcades were called '''​penny arcades''',​ as pennies were the original currency used in coin-operated games. The earliest use of the term in print appeared in the May 17, 1902 edition of ''​The Saint Paul Globe'',​ referring to William Kelley'​s penny arcade in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The penny arcade at Eldridge Park in Elmira, NY first appeared in print in the April 9, 1923 edition of Star-Gazette. It was one of the longest continuously running arcades in the world when Eldridge Park closed in 1989. The earliest arcades were called '''​penny arcades''',​ as pennies were the original currency used in coin-operated games. The earliest use of the term in print appeared in the May 17, 1902 edition of ''​The Saint Paul Globe'',​ referring to William Kelley'​s penny arcade in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The penny arcade at Eldridge Park in Elmira, NY first appeared in print in the April 9, 1923 edition of Star-Gazette. It was one of the longest continuously running arcades in the world when Eldridge Park closed in 1989.
  
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 *Peep show machines (in the non-pornographic vernacular relating to the ability to see photographs and pictures through the machine) *Peep show machines (in the non-pornographic vernacular relating to the ability to see photographs and pictures through the machine)
 *Slot machines *Slot machines
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 +==Arcade brands==
 +*[[Namco]] arcades
 +**Japan
 +***[[Namco Land]]
 +**United States
 +***[[Aladdin'​s Castle]]
 +***[[Cyberstation]]
 +***[[Time-Out]]
 +*[[Sega]] arcades
 +**China
 +***[[Joypolis]]
 +**Japan
 +***[[Club Sega]]
 +***[[Hi-Tech Sega]]
 +***[[Hi-Tech Land Sega]]
 +***[[Joypolis]]
 +***[[Sega Arena]]
 +***[[Sega World]]
 +**Taiwan
 +***[[Club Sega]]
 +***[[Sega World]]
 +**United Kingdom
 +***[[Sega Prize Zone]]
  

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