Preserving arcade history

Anything gaming-related that doesn't fit anywhere else, or covers a wide span of years not specific to the other forums

Moderators: megasdkirby, Carlos, Darryl B.

User avatar
Darryl B.
Moderator
Posts: 573
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:19 pm
Location: Houston
Contact:

Preserving arcade history

Postby Darryl B. » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:04 am

A few months ago I mentioned on my forums a bummer of a thought of there being tons of arcades, whether they were small, huge, or somewhere in between all over the world that closed decades ago, yet you look around the internet and you can’t find anything about them. Nothing. Squat. Period. They’re gone forever. Maybe some of the absolutely huge ones (100 or more games) and/or chains will have a tiny bit on Wikipedia/possibly they’ll get a mention in someone’s gaming blog somewhere, but other than that and my friend JammaJup only listing arcades in two counties in the U. K., which, even though he got in several dozen, that’s still not a worldwide catalog of arcades or anything.

I looked around and couldn’t even find a wiki for such a thing, so I posted about it on my forums, which, even though people said it was a good idea, no one took up the hint that if they’d just START one I could add in a bit, so I did just that (even though I really don’t need a FOURTH blasted wiki) :)

http://arcadepreservation.wikia.com/wiki/Arcadepreservation_Wiki

As the How to write an article page explains and as how you can just look at pretty much any page on there to see what kind of format I’m looking for, the first time an arcade’s name is mentioned in the article, it’s to be in bold, game titles are to be italicized, etc. It explains everything, although a quick summary in the intro sums it up pretty much, as it may come across sounding more complicated than it actually is, but then, you can just open up editing from a page like this,

http://arcadepreservation.wikia.com/wiki/Town_and_Country_6

copy and paste everything from it onto a new page and change info as needed (/take out the Background if you don’t think it needs one, change the name of arcade, games, categories at the bottom, etc.). Plus it also has a generic placeholder graphic in the infobox for an arcade that could have closed down decades ago that you probably won’t have any pictures of, unfortunately, but at least that’s all done already.
Founder, http://arcadepreservation.wikia.com/wiki/Arcadepreservation_Wiki

Founder, http://vectorgaming.proboards.com/index.cgi

J Frank
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri May 29, 2015 12:03 pm

Re: Preserving arcade history

Postby J Frank » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:10 am

Nice work

User avatar
Darryl B.
Moderator
Posts: 573
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:19 pm
Location: Houston
Contact:

Re: Preserving arcade history

Postby Darryl B. » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:55 am

Thanks!
Founder, http://arcadepreservation.wikia.com/wiki/Arcadepreservation_Wiki

Founder, http://vectorgaming.proboards.com/index.cgi


Return to “Video Gaming In General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest