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The Space Invaders: In Search of Lost Time (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, History
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Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade ... See full summary »

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Jeff Von Ward

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Jeff Von Ward
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Credited cast:
Chris Alcott Chris Alcott ... Self
Pete Ashdown Pete Ashdown ... Self
Jean Baudin Jean Baudin ... Self
Deb Bazzano Deb Bazzano ... Self
Tom Bazzano Tom Bazzano ... Self
Tim Burnham Tim Burnham ... Self
Randall Christie Randall Christie ... Self
Damon Claussen Damon Claussen ... Self
Mark Davidson Mark Davidson ... Self
Paul Dean Paul Dean ... Self
Mark Dreher Mark Dreher ... Self
Walt Granacki Walt Granacki ... Self
Dan Gutchess Dan Gutchess ... Self
Jeff Hendrix Jeff Hendrix ... Self
Steve Hertz Steve Hertz ... Self
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Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere. By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America. It was the Golden Age of Arcade Games, generating $3.2 billion dollars in 1983. By 1985, revenue had fallen 97%. Atari declared bankruptcy. Arcades closed. Most of the old games were converted or destroyed. A few were packed into warehouses where they remained, largely forgotten, for at least another decade. This is the story of arcade video games, and the generation who grew up in the arcades attempting to collect and preserve their fondest memories. Written by Anonymous

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OK, but You'll get Bored quickly
19 May 2015 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The Plot

Beginning with Space Invaders in 1978, arcade games began to appear everywhere.

By 1982, there were 13,000 dedicated arcade locations across North America.

It was the Golden Age of Arcade Games, generating $3.2 billion dollars in 1983.

By 1985, revenue had fallen 97%.

Atari declared bankruptcy. Arcades closed. Most of the old games were converted or destroyed.

A few were packed into warehouses where they remained, largely forgotten, for at least another decade.

This is the story of arcade video games, and the generation who grew up in the arcades attempting to collect and preserve their fondest memories.

For some reason the guy who narrates this has one freaking spooky voice. He sounds like he's whispering from in his dark basement!

It's a decent puff piece that offers no real revelations. It's sort of like a movie that interviews Trekkies. The fans are knowledgeable about how much fun playing videos games were and that's about it.

PacMan was a heavy hitter! Really? Wow. We didn't know that!

The movie DID bring back some memories of how obsessive game play could become. But man...you have not seen a geek until you see the guys in this movie. Also you'll see lots of old stock footage clips.

The film quickly falls flat and you lose interest.


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