Posted on February 17, 2008,

World's Coolest Private Arcade

In the following video, TheDigitalLifestyle.tv takes a visit to Luna City, Peter Hirschberg’s private arcade wonderland! I always have massive respect for people who create their own personal arcades. It’s unfortunate that the arcades are pretty much dead in the United States and guys like this are helping to preserve a part of history that many of us have fond memories of. The video is a great look at the arcade he has built in Linden, VA.

Via Revver.com

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2 Comments on World's Coolest Private Arcade

Chase

On February 17, 2008 at 10:48 pm

That is the ultimate nerd’s haven. So many of my friends could live in a place like that. Hot pockets, sleeping bags, and plenty of time.

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Lawrence

On February 18, 2008 at 12:05 am

Kewl. I’d love to have what he has in his house. lol. I know a couple of games that i know that i loved but aren’t around anymore.

2 were
Frontline
and
Sinistar

Ah well maybe one of these times i’ll have to try to make an ‘open house’

The reason, arcade makers stopped with those games is that players could play for a long time on these games if you got good. figure asteroids, space invaders, galaxian u could play for 15 minutes.. Pac-man.

Now if u play a game, you’re done in like 2 minutes, based on either a timing or a quick kill. There are few very long games in the arcades anymore.

The other problem i think that occurred was malls felt that arcades were where gangs hung out and they didn’t like that atmosphere. Unfortunately, arcades also took up ‘premium space’ in a mall and high rent makes it infeasable i think to run arcades anymore in this time.