Life | Pop Culture | Video Games | 80s | 90s

They Brought Back The Classic 80s Arcades From Your Childhood That You've Been Missing And We Want To Go

- Page 1

Video games in the 80s were completely different than they are now. Now we can all play our games on the go, but in the 80s you had to go to a specific building if you wanted to enjoy some kind of electronic fun. As time went on and home units became the norm, these magical buildings we all knew and loved started to fade away.

We didn't need the arcades anymore, we could play our games on our own TVs, but there was never the same community feeling. We used to all gather around the machine because someone was finally about to beat that Pac-Man high score, or because their Pinball streak was getting absolutely crazy, but now the majority of gaming is done alone.

But one company has decided that arcades need to make a comeback. Neon Retro Arcade will transport you back in time, making you feel like you never left the 80s. It's filled with dozens of games that you thought you would never see again, played exactly the way they were originally intended, with all your friends around you.

Mark and Mia Guenther opened Neon Retro Arcade three years ago, after collecting machines for several years. Mark had been collecting the machines for his own personal use since college, but he knew he wasn't the only one who loved them. "We knew that there was a large appetite out there to play these classics. It was really a way for us to preserve them as well. We really felt like ... there wasn't a whole lot of effort being made to make sure that they kind of stayed alive."

They brought back everything you missed...

Page 1 Next Page

More Throwbacks

TV

Watch: TV Hosts Are Baffled By The Internet In This Throwback Clip

Way back in the olden days of 1994, if you were already surfing the web you were probably using Netscape Navigator on your family's AOL subscription. Which is a nice way of saying you were a big nerd.I don't know what the "internet" is, but it looks painful.TimeThe worldwide web was gaining popularity fast, but judging by these reactions from The Today Show, it wasn't exactly mainstream just yet. After the hosts try their best to work out how exactly you pronounce "@," Bryant Gumbel vents his frustration over the newfangled technology."What is the

80s

20 Poochie Toys And Accessories That Will Make You Flash Back To Your Childhood

Some toys manage to gain such a huge following that looking back, seems a bit excessive. For example, we all had to own a yo-yo, but why? Its just a piece of plastic on a string. Or the mayhem that surrounded Cabbage Patch Kids, they were just dolls right? Wrong. They were an icon of society. Another one of those toys that we all became inexplicably obsessed with was Poochie. What's a Poochie? Well obviously it was only one of the very best toys in all the world! If you grew up in the 80s, then you will absolutely remember

TV

Watch: TV Hosts Are Baffled By The Internet In This Throwback Clip

Way back in the olden days of 1994, if you were already surfing the web you were probably using Netscape Navigator on your family's AOL subscription. Which is a nice way of saying you were a big nerd.I don't know what the "internet" is, but it looks painful.TimeThe worldwide web was gaining popularity fast, but judging by these reactions from The Today Show, it wasn't exactly mainstream just yet. After the hosts try their best to work out how exactly you pronounce "@," Bryant Gumbel vents his frustration over the newfangled technology."What is the

Movies

He Made Us All Laugh In The 90s, But Where Is Sinbad Now?

Some people stand out because they are incredibly popular, others because of a memorable role, but there are some people are memorable simply because they have a bizarre enough name that it just sticks with you. Sinbad is one of those people. The comedian and actor known as Sinabd was incredibly popular for a good chunk of the 90s, but he has seemed to have vanished completely. Where did he end up after stepping out of the spotlight? CoalSpeakerSinbad's real name is actually David Adkins. Doesn't really have the same appeal as Sinbad now does it? He was raised in