1982 Video Game Craze – ABC News Expose`


If you’re a fan of classic arcades, you must watch this video. This vintage 1982 feature news report from ABC News LA has so much awesomeness contained within, I don’t know where to start. In this video you get to see classic arcades in the wild, the programming room from Taito, hundreds of Tron arcade machines on the factory line at Bally Midway (at the 4:08 mark), learn of an amazing new game that was SURE to take off called Toasters Vs. Chainsaws, and of course, learn about the scourge that is…Pac Man Wrist! This video clip was taken during the height of the golden era of arcades when the market share was in the BILLIONS! I’ll shut up now and let the video do the talking…

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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