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84 Astounding Arcade Developments

From Retro Russian Games to Holographic Movie Rooms

— April 15, 2012 — Tech
Think back to when you first played video games, then look at these astounding arcade developments and decide for yourself how much has changed from when you first became a gamer. The past two decades have seen an incredible amount of technological breakthroughs, from cars to the Internet to communication, technology continues to become outdated as new inventions are created.

For those who remember the classic Duck Hunt on the Super Nintendo, the Smartphone Gaming Apparel will reveal how far developers have come from the plug-in, bulky electronic pistol. Even if you're fairly new to the gaming world, devices such as projecting eyewear will still bedazzle and impress.

In another decade the inventions that amaze viewers now will seem archaic and outdated, and I can only wonder what my children will be playing in the future.
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Popularity
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Song-Strumming Apps
Song-Strumming Apps
'Air Guitar Move' Lets You Rock Out Loud and Proud Without the Guitar
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83
Updated Old School Games
Updated Old School Games
First Person Tetris Makes the Classic Arcade Feature Extra Challenging
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82
Humanized Arcade Games
Humanized Arcade Games
Person Pinball Replaces Pinballs and Bumpers With People
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81
Dining-Themed Arcade Games
Dining-Themed Arcade Games
The Tablecloth Hour is an Oddball Entertainment Concept
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80
Heavy Metal Arcade Apps
Heavy Metal Arcade Apps
AC/DC Pinball Will Have Fans Playing All Night Long
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79
Arcade-Inspired Adventure Clips
Arcade-Inspired Adventure Clips
Space Invaders Carabiner Gives the Iconic Game a New Form
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78
Zoomable Music Videos
Zoomable Music Videos
The Red Hot Chili Peppers 'Look Around' Video is a Personalized Adventure
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77
Tsunami Relief Arcades
Tsunami Relief Arcades
The Limited Edition Art-Cade Machine Gets Auctioned for a Great Cause
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76
Arcade Game Add-Ons
Arcade Game Add-Ons
Pinball Magic Turns Your iPhone into a Working Pinball Table
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75
Tweeting Arcade Games
Tweeting Arcade Games
Twitter-Enabled Virtua Fighter Lets Everyone Know About Your Epic Combos
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74
Battle-Bot Arcade Games
Battle-Bot Arcade Games
Rack up the Points Cyberton Style with the Transformers Pinball Machine
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73
Eye-Controlled Arcade Games
Eye-Controlled Arcade Games
EyeAsteroids is the First Video Game Powered by Sight
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72
Old-School Gaming Tablets
Old-School Gaming Tablets
The Atari Arcade Makes iPad Gaming Feel Retro
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71
Epic Retro Recreations
Epic Retro Recreations
The 'Star Wars' 'Space Invaders' Plaque is Brilliantly Geeky
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70
Teeny Arcade Games
Teeny Arcade Games
Microscopic Pac-Man is the Only Game Invisible to the Naked Eye
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69
Patient Empowering Video Games
Patient Empowering Video Games
PE Interactive Hopes to Strengthen the Resolve of Cancer Victims
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68
Real-Life Racing Games
Real-Life Racing Games
'Racer' from Malte Jehmlich Takes Video Games Off of the TV
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67
3D Arcade Gaming
3D Arcade Gaming
The Fluid 3D Tetris Screen Provides You With an Awesome Gaming Experience
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66
Designer Digi-Games
Designer Digi-Games
The Dior Video Game Ad Brings Geek to Chic
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65
Tablet Arcade Sticks
Tablet Arcade Sticks
ThinkGeek's Joystick-It Brings Retro Control to the iPad
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64
Suctioned Smartphone Controllers
Suctioned Smartphone Controllers
The JOYSTICK-IT Arcade Stick Turns Your iPhone into an Atari
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63
Nostalgic Supergames
Nostalgic Supergames
Lego Arcade Machine has Every Game an 80s Kid Wants Back
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62
Bionic Mobile Joysticks
Bionic Mobile Joysticks
The Androcade Android Arcade Controller Brings Back Joys of Button Mashing
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61
Long-Awaited Video Games
Long-Awaited Video Games
Gearbox Software Finally Reveals Duke Nukem Forever at PAX
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60
Arcade Appcessories
Arcade Appcessories
Pinball Magic for iPads Transforms the Tablet Back to Classic Gaming
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59
3D Arcade Games
3D Arcade Games
Road Fighters 3D from Konami Brings 3D Gaming to Japanese Arcades
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58
Real-Life Video Games
Real-Life Video Games
The Explorence App Provides Activity Incentives Through Races and Wagering
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57
Gaming System Arcade Mods
Gaming System Arcade Mods
Morris Umali Turns a Few Xbox 360s into Oversized Usable Joysticks
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56
Gamer Apple Hybrids
Gamer Apple Hybrids
The iPad Arcade Cabinet Brings You Back to the Good Old Days
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55
Vegan Video Games
Vegan Video Games
The Dungeons and Dredmor Veganism Skill is a New Addition
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54
Retro Russian Games
Retro Russian Games
The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines Brings Back the Good Days
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53
Gamer Alarm Clocks
Gamer Alarm Clocks
Wake Up and Embrace Your Love of Games with the Arcade Alarm Clock
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52
Revived Retro Handhelds
Revived Retro Handhelds
The Neo Geo Portable Device Marks the Triumphant Return of SNK
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51
Classic Game Upgrades
Classic Game Upgrades
The Nike World Cup 'Write the Future' Digital Pinball is Totally Awesome
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50
Monster Busting Phone Apps
Monster Busting Phone Apps
The Vodafone Buffer Busters Turns Your City into a Video Game
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49
Retro Gamer Diners
Retro Gamer Diners
The Pinball Cafe Brings Back Old-School Games
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48
Personalized Arcade Games
Personalized Arcade Games
Custom Whac-A-Mole Lets You Smack Your Friends (or Exes)
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47
Simulated Casino Tables
Simulated Casino Tables
The Texas Hold 'Em Video Tournament Arcade Will Deal You Fun
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46
Massive 8-bit Interactions
Massive 8-bit Interactions
The World's Largest Space Invaders Game is the Future of Gaming
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45
Tablet Arcade Converters
Tablet Arcade Converters
The Taito INVADERCADE Brings Back Nostalgic Gaming to Gadgets
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44
Coin-Operated Calendars
Coin-Operated Calendars
The Space Invaders Calendar is a Retro Gamer Date Tracker
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43
In-Car Arcades
In-Car Arcades
The Nintendo Emulator Headrest Lets You Game On the Go
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42
Bar Games in the Home
Bar Games in the Home
Golden Tee Television Golf Game
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41
iPad Arcade Mods
iPad Arcade Mods
Ion iCade Gaming Cabinet is a Retro Revelation
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40
Video Game Electrocution
Video Game Electrocution
Painstation 2 is a Video Game That Inflicts Shock
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39
Retro Gaming Piggy Banks
Retro Gaming Piggy Banks
The Tetris Piggy Bank Keeps Your Arcade Money Safe
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38
Full-Scale Simulators
Full-Scale Simulators
The BRD 06 Car Simulator Replicates the F1 Experience
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37
Extreme Toy Recalls
Extreme Toy Recalls
Arm Wrestling Game Literally Breaks Arms
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36
Alcoholic Arcade Games
Alcoholic Arcade Games
The Forza Motorsport Game Serves Ale on Tap, Becomes Man's Best Friend
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35
Analog Stickless Controllers
Analog Stickless Controllers
The Fighting Commander 3 Pro is Designed Solely for Fighting Games
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34
Insulting Gaming Centers
Insulting Gaming Centers
Japan's Chinese Back Street Arcade May Offend You
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33
Mini Mobile Arcade Games
Mini Mobile Arcade Games
Tiny Version Lets You Play Pac-Man at Your Desk
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32
Touch Screen RPGs
Touch Screen RPGs
Surfacescapes Creates Delicious Dungeons and Dragons Touch Table
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31
Energym Interactive Fitness
Energym Interactive Fitness
NexGym For Kids
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30
Holographic Movie Rooms
Holographic Movie Rooms
Greatfilmsfillrooms.com Offers an Immersed Viewer Experience
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29
Live Animal Arcade Games
Live Animal Arcade Games
The Marine Catcher Features Lobster
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28
Arcade-Style Workout
Arcade-Style Workout
Turning the Wii into a Gigantic Machine
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27
Video Game Urinals
Video Game Urinals
London's The Exhibit Bar Offers Men a Pee-Controlled Game
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26
Hands-On Building Apps
Hands-On Building Apps
LEGO Unveils Their First Augmented Reality Game Life of George
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25
Competitive Skeeball
Competitive Skeeball
Chuck E Cheese Games Make it to the Big Leagues
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24
Real-Life Arcade Games
Real-Life Arcade Games
The Gnarcade Music Vid Brings Virtual Video Gaming to Reality
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23
Video Game With Real Cars
Video Game With Real Cars
Initial D Arcade Machines Very Life-Like
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22
Race Track Arcade Games
Race Track Arcade Games
The Pinel & Pinel 80's Arcade Trunk is Auto-Inspired
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21
Classic Arcade Games at Home
Classic Arcade Games at Home
Relive the 1970s with ‘Retro Space' Machine
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20
Arcade Piggy Banks
Arcade Piggy Banks
The Arcade Machine Money Box is a Playable Way to Save Your Pennies
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19
Immersive Entertainment Pods
Immersive Entertainment Pods
The eO Gaming Station Looks Like a Futuristic Spaceship
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18
Netbook Arcade Mods
Netbook Arcade Mods
The Nanocade by Rasmus Konig Sorenson Remodels Your Netbook
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17
Arcade Furniture Creations
Arcade Furniture Creations
The Pinball Coffee Table Brings the Arcade to Your Living Room
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16
Stationary Bike/Learning Program
Stationary Bike/Learning Program
Smart Cycle Physical Learning Arcade
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15
Street-Legal Gamer Autos
Street-Legal Gamer Autos
The Sega Outrun Car by Garnet Hertz is a Driving Arcade Game
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14
War-Torn Gaming Consoles
War-Torn Gaming Consoles
The Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 Gives Gaming a Gritty Revamp
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13
Retro Gamer Furnishings
Retro Gamer Furnishings
The Dual Arcade Table by Surface Tension Combines Fun with Fancy
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12
Steampunk Pacman
Steampunk Pacman
Artist Turns the Classic Arcade Game into a Working Winding Toy
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11
Nissan Design Challenge Winners
Nissan Design Challenge Winners
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10
Smartphone Gamer Peripherals
Smartphone Gamer Peripherals
The Xappr Gun Offers a More Portable and Realistic Experience
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9
Life-Sized Pinball Machines
Life-Sized Pinball Machines
Modular Exhibits New Lighting in an Innovative Way
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8
Gadget-Adorned Gamer Shoes
Gadget-Adorned Gamer Shoes
The Fallout Vault Dweller Dunks are Epic and Apocalyptic
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7
High-Tech Serenity Gardens
High-Tech Serenity Gardens
The 3G Zen Coffee Table is Mesmerizing to Watch
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6
Vintage Gamer Tributes
Vintage Gamer Tributes
The 'Super Marios Bros. Crossover' Pays Homage to Classics
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5
Hi-Tech Projecting Eyewear
Hi-Tech Projecting Eyewear
Lumus Glasses Lets You View Video, TV and Internet Content
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4
Retro Arcade Furniture
Retro Arcade Furniture
These Classic Arcade Game Tables are Sure to Bring You Back
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3
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
Arcade Cabinet / Kegerator Hybrid
The Gamerator
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2
Chic Gaming Counters
Chic Gaming Counters
Surface Tension Arcade Tables Bring Geeky Stylish Furniture to the Home
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1
DIY Arcades
DIY Arcades
Cure Your Nostalgic Cravings With Your Own NES Gaming System
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