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A coin-operated machine that usually is in restaurants,shopping malls,laundromats,movie theaters,collage campuses,and other public places.Arcade games started to get popular in the late 1970's & the early 1980's.Arcades such as Pong,Space Invaders,Pac Man,and Donkey Kong were popular.
The arcade popularity was beginning to fade due to the reputation of arcades being unsafe and video game console technology was improving.In the 1990's fighting games were making arcades popular again.New generation of Games like Street Fighter II ,Mortal Kombat,Fatal Fury,and Killer Instinct were extremely popular and lead to competitive two player battles.By the mid-90's,Computers were more popular due to the technology of graphics and more customizable.Fighting games were more popular than other games due to the face-to-face competition and game tournaments,which it meant that players practiced more and spent more money,however they could not support the business by themselves.

Many old video game arcades have closed down and now arcades are just a hobby for arcade collectors.Arcades are now more a social hangout place and focused on an individual's performance like rhythm games as Dance Dance Revolution Extreme and BeatMania and rail shooters like The House of the Dead 4 and Area 51.Emulators like MAME,which run a lot of arcade games through a modern computer,it's used to preserve the history of arcade game history.Xbox Live and Wii Virtual Console has emulated arcade games through there online service.Most arcades are in chain entertainment centers combined with food restaurants and bar environment.Today most arcades are dedicated to emulators or restored by collectors.Mame arcade cabinets are more fun and better than the original cabinets because they have thousands of emulated games,high quality speakers and can be smaller due to the popularity of LCD monitors.
various arcade games:
Pong
Asteroids
Space Invaders
Mrs.Pac Man
Raiden 3
Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
Tetris
Guitarfreaks
DrumMania
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Street Fighter II
Mortal Kombat
The House of the Dead 4
Killer Instinct
Tekken 6
WWF Wrestlemania:The Arcade Game
Area 51
by DH85 June 1, 2009
BRIEF HISTORY
Sega is a video game company and now a software manufacturer for PC,arcade,and console systems.Sega was founded in 1940,they were called Standard Games and later renamed Service Games.They started making video game arcades and continue to grow in popularity.Sega was gaining popularity because of games like Outrun.In the early 1980's the video game market crashed.In the mid-80's the video game market started to pick up again.Soon they released the Sega Master System and was powerful as the NES,but not as popular due to Nintendo's marketing.

SUCCESS WITH THE GENESIS
In 1989,Sega introduced the Sega Genesis(Mega Drive) and used anti-Nintendo ads,with the slogan "Sega does what Nintendon't."At the time the Genesis had more powerful technology(16 bit) that was better compared to NES hardware(8 bit).Yu Suzuki has a lot to do with the high success with his great ideas of games like Super Hang On,Virtua Fighter,Virtua Cop,and OutRun.It started a "console war" within the video game industry,Nintendo released the Super Nintendo as a comeback.Sega had Sonic The Hedgehog and Nintendo had Mario,Sonic had attitude and was more hip and was cooler than Mario.Sega had success with the Genesis and later released the Sega CD,which had some success,but most of the games were ports of Genesis games.In 1994,Sega released the Sega 32x it "upgrades" the graphics of the Genesis,it sold well but it had a lack of creative games and people were excited about the Sega Saturn at the time.In a year it was in the bargain bar in a a lot of stores.

SEGA SATURN
The Sega Saturn was released in 1995 and was a success due to the popularity of Virtua Fighter at the arcades.However the American market didn't like the Saturn,so it got pulled early in 1998.Most people wanted Playstation which had Tomb Raider & Crash Banditkoot and Nintendo 64 which had the typical Mario games.The Sega Saturn sold well in Japan and had lots of shmups and fighters that were only released in Japan.Modded Saturns can play burned games by putting in a mod chip.The Saturn had a cart slot for a memory expansion or a RAM expansion cartridge which played games like X-Men vs. Street Fighter,The King of Fighters '96,and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter.Most of the 2D fighters on the Saturn could play as well as the arcades unlike the Playstation due to the inferior hardware that makes the games suffer to slowdown and choppy animations.The Saturn was best at 2D games and not very good with 3D games.After a long run the last Saturn game was released in Japan in 1999.

In 1997,Sega released Gameworks,a family fun entertainment center.Gameworks has arcades,food,and bar upstairs in most places.

DREAMCAST
In 1999,Sega releases the Sega Dreamcast and blows away the current game systems which had 32 bit graphics and the DC had 132 bit which was way ahead for its time.The DC had a 56k modem for internet play and had some creative games like Chu Chu Rocket,Samba De Amigo,and Jet Grind Radio.The DC improves games that look inferior on other systems like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater,Street Fighter Alpha 3,and Soul Caliber which looked better than the arcade! As soon as the Playstation 2 came out the DC didn't sale as good due to the dvd player that was in the PS2.They discontinued the DC in march of 2001 due to the lack of sales.However in Japan the system was still very popular and sold until 2006.Their are many homebrew game companies that made games for the DC and as of 2009 they are still supported.The DC can play burned games without a modchip which is great if you can't afford the rare titles.

SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER
In 2002,Sega started to make games for other consoles like XBox,PS2 and Gamecube.Select DC games were on other consoles like Jet Grind Radio,Crazy Taxi,and Sonic Adventure.Sega also made Virtua Fighter 4,The House of the Dead 3,and Sonic Heroes.That even still make arcade games like The House of the Dead 4,Initial D,and Rambo.They also make games for the consoles Xbox 360,PS2,PS3,PSP and Wii like Condemned:Criminal Origins,Samba De Amigo and Ghost Squad.
"Sega has the best arcades bar none."

"I was playing The House of the Dead 4 yesterday,man it's fun."

The Sega Saturn is so awesome for the fun Japanese 2D fighters and shmups.

Best Sega games:
The House of the Dead 1,2,3 & 4
Virtua Fighter 1,2,3,& 4
Ghost Squad
Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,& 3
Sonic CD
Sonic and Knuckles
Golden Axe
Golden Axe: Revenge of the Death Adder
Vectorman 1 & 2
Rocket Knight Adventures
Ristar
Streets of Rage 1,2,& 3
by DH85 June 26, 2009
A emulator made to recreate the experience of arcade games in software,with the intent to preserving old games from being forgotten.The name stands for: Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.MAME was created by Nicola Salmoria on February 5,1997.To play the games on MAME on a PC or Mac you have to get a set of files called ROM files.Most people hide the Windows operating system when its in a arcade cabinet.People either make their own cabinet or buy a second hand one to run MAME on.Owning MAME is legal in most countries,but not to be sold or distributed.
"I'm running MAME on my custom built arcade."

"The Punisher is a great 2 player co-op game on MAME."

"MAME is one of the greatest emulators made for older games."
by DH85 May 3, 2009
A band from Tempe,Arizona that formed in 2007.They have a pop-punk influence with heavy sounding guitars and harmonic vocals.
They usually play around the Temple area mostly,they also played with Emery,Hawthorne Heights,Unwritten Law,The Almost,and many others.
"Did you see The Ivy last night?,they stole the show!"

"The keyboard player from The Ivy is crazy on stage!"
by DH85 May 2, 2009
Nine Inch Nails is a industrial rock band founded in 1988 in Ohio.Nine Inch Nails often uses "NIN" for abbreviation,which the last N is backwards.Trent Reznor is the only official member of Nine Inch Nails and is responsible for producing,singing,writing,and playing the instruments.He hires a live band after he completes the music.In the beginning he was a janitor and assistant engineer at a music studio,he recorded some demos with extra time left over.NIN's first album was successful due to the tracks: "Head like a Hole"and "Sin." In 1994,the album "The Downward Spiral" was released and a lot of songs were hits like "Closer","March of the Pigs",and "Hurt." The music video for "Closer" was really popular and was also edited because of the graphic content.In 2005,NIN released the album,"With Teeth" the songs "The Hand that feeds" and "Only" were popular hits,they made a music video for "Only" which was regular rotation video on MTV. In 2008,NIN released a album called "The Slip",online with their website without any advertisement or any promotion.NIN has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and 10 million alone in the America.Most NIN songs became popular radio songs in the 1990s through 2000s.Trent Reznor was on a list for Time magazine's most influential people in 1997.
Nine Inch Nails most common radio songs:

March of the Pigs
Closer
Only
The Perfect Drug
Starfuckers, Inc
Into the Void
The Hand that feeds
Hurt
by DH85 July 7, 2009
A developer and publisher of video games that was founded in 1979.Capcom is one of the biggest software companies in the world.Their early games were mostly arcade games like 1942 & 1943.In the late 80's & early 90's they started to make beat'em up games such as Final Fight,Captain Commando,& The Punisher.When the beat'em up games started to evolve they got into fighting games like Street Fighter 2,Darkstalkers & X-Men:Children of The Atom.In the 90's,fighting games were extremely popular and they make many sequels and spinoffs.They also crossed over X-Men characters with Street Fighter characters and made X-Men Vs. Street Fighter.Later they added more characters and made Marvel Vs. Capcom 2.In 1996,Capcom also created the survival horror series,Resident Evil.It was a huge hit and they are still making sequels to this big franchise.They have many different types of games like Dead Rising,Mega Man,Devil May Cry,Dino Crisis,Darkstalkers,Breathe of Fire,Street Fighter,& many others.
"Street Fighter Alpha 3 is one of the greatest Capcom fighting games to come out."

"Don't bother me I'm playing some great Capcom games on my Sega Saturn."

Great games made by Capcom:
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Street Fighter 3: Third Strike
Street Fighter 2: Champion's Edition
Vampire Savior
Resident Evil 1 & 2
Dino Crisis
Final Fight
The Punisher
Captain Commando
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
Capcom Vs. Snk 2
X-Men: Children of The Atom
by DH85 May 4, 2009
A Japanese Arcade cabinet. They are white or light colored,mostly sitdown,and have a coin slot on the control panel unlike the American cabinets,which has a coin door on the front. They are made of metal and plastic, the only ones that are made of wood are the older ones in the 80's. In Japan, most arcades are in a row right next to each other. American arcade machines use more room and you have to stand up compared to sitting on a chair or bench.

The typical candy cab has bright Sanwa or Seimitsu buttons with matching ball tops and have Japanese writing on most of the front instruction area. Most common size arcade monitors(most can be rotated) are 29",25",26" and sometimes 33" and larger if its a sitdown showcase cabinet. The popular type of candy cabs in Japan are shmups and fighting. Arcade collectors usually collect one or more cabinets and play it as is or use it for Mame/emulators.

A list of Japanese arcade cabinets:

Sega Astro City- released in 1993
Sega Blast City- released in 1996
New Sega Astro City- released in 1995
Sega Astro City II- released in 1997
Sega Naomi Deluxe Universal- released in 2005
Sega Lindbergh Universal- released in 2007
Konami Windy- released in 1996
Konami Windy II- released in 1998
Konami Domy Theater 50- released in 1996
Namco Cyber Lead- released in 1997
Namco Cyber Lead II- released in 2000
SNK Super Neo 29-released in 1997
SNK Neo 19-released in 1993
SNK Neo 29-released in 1993
Taito Canary- released in 1991
Taito Erget 29- released in 1994
Taito Erget II- released in 1996
Taito Erget 3- released in 2003
"I love the look of the Sega Astro City Cabinets."

"Candy cabs are fun to play on and the buttons align with your fingers."

"Shmups are incredible and look best on a candy cabinet."
by DH85 August 13, 2009