So when did making the home arcade stop?

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So when did making the home arcade stop?

Postby RegalSin » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:18 am

As we all know the original point of home videogames was to bring home the arcade.

There was the

Sega Master System ( Atari clones )
and various others. ( mostly atari clones )

Then of course you had the computer generations

MSX series

Then finally they did it. They set the game standards. Not for hme arcade but just for games in general.


So now to jump ahead of the 16-bit commercial rush. In my light I see the Sega Saturn
is the final dedicated Home arcade system on the face of the planet, unless I am mistaken.
Just look at everybody else. The SNES was a big commercial filled with RPG games, the Genesis was a old pervert hanging on for dear life, and then comes the N64 which was Nintendo's big
screw you Sony, while Sony released the PSX that was really just a SNES with everything built
in minus the carts.

I mean the Saturn is what the PC-engine could have been and what the SNES looked like to most people. A perfectly balanced system that was still Arcade dedicated. What is sad is how Sega floppyed up and released the Dreamcast that dropped support for past systems, and was like a computer then a game system to most viewers. I mean I felt they brought Japan+Vodo gaming to the gamers eyes.

I am not even going into network support. Since all systems can support Online gameplay even the atari.

Then what is even more sad is that arcades eventually died out.So what do you think the last pure arcade system was.
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Re: So when did making the home arcade stop?

Postby megasdkirby » Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:11 am

Around here, arcades died when they were charging $1 OR MORE to play the games. Most realized that it just wasn't worth paying so much for a quick play, so it eventually died over here.

However, one location I know put EVERY game for 25 cents a play...and they are still packed to this day.