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The King of Arcades (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 June 2014 (USA)
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Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

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Ralph H. Baer ...
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Tim Balderamos ...
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Greg Bond ...
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Jerry Buckner ...
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Hank Chien ...
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Walter Day ...
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Donald Hayes ...
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Leonard Herman ...
The Game Scholar
Jon Jamshid ...
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Eugene Jarvis ...
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Isaiah TriForce Johnson ...
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Richie Knucklez ...
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Follow the rise and fall of the King of Arcades as one man pursues his dream against all odds.

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An Arcade Will Fall... A Hero Will Rise!

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The poster for The King of Arcades was inspired by The Garbage Pail Kids and Donkey Kong trading cards. The artwork was created by Joe Simko, a Garbage Pail Kids artist. See more »

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American Song
, "I Want More", "Apart", "Room To Breathe",
"Show Me The Rock", "The Comfort of Security", "Doublespeak",
& "Broken Record" appear courtesy of Resurrection A.D. Records
Written by Knuckle Sandwich
Copyright 2002. All Rights Reserved.
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A documentary that shows the evolution of video games and the one man (Richie Knucklez) that continues to keep the classic arcade games relevant
25 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

WOW. Such a great movie. I was involved in the film, so I have an idea of how hard the cast and crew worked to make this documentary possible. Sean brings it all together to make the documentary not only informative but personal as well. Whether you are a video game novice, or an expert you will enjoy this film. Experts will appreciate the nostalgia and the novices will learn a thing or two about the evolution of video games. If you're not interested in video games, that's okay too. Another theme of the film is following your dreams. Everyone has a dream and the King of Arcades (Richie Knucklez) isn't afraid to go out there and make it happen. Richie is on the never ending quest to keep Classic Arcade Games relevant in a world full of Wiis, Xboxes and Playstations. One thing is for sure. It ain't easy.


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