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Here's a collection of classic photos from arcades in America, London and even Iran.
In the 1970s and '80s, arcades were some of the most popular spots.
Here's John Cougar, known today as John Mellencamp, posing in front of a Q-Bert arcade game in 1983 in Detroit.
Hardcore gamer Jason Dallaire, 11, tries his skill against Krull in Seattle in 1983.
Remember those barrettes? A girl plays Pac-Man at an arcade in New York's Times Square in 1982.
For the rich or famous, arcades were anywhere you wanted them to be. Here, director Steven Spielberg poses with a Maneater arcade game at his Universal studios office in 1975.
Some kids had to get creative to see the Pac-Man screen at this New York arcade in 1982.
Steve Strange, a Welsh pop singer, is photographed playing The Invaders at London's Club Hell in 1980.
At the 1982 Us Festival in Devore, California, this casually dressed man seemingly has a whole arcade to himself.
Things get heated at a Pac-Man machine in 1983.
Here's the entrance to the Video Battle Centre, a London arcade, in 1979.
A group of friends pose in a Chicago arcade in 1987.
Gamer Ian Pollard plays Defender at a London arcade in 1983.
A woman watches someone play at the Atari International Asteroids Tournament in San Francisco in 1981.
Gamers Brien Mynheir (foreground) and David Weaver play Defender at a Golden, Colorado arcade in 1983.
Photographed by Ira Nowinski, here's a young man playing Pac-Man at San Francisco's Pier 39 arcade in 1981.
Nowinski then zoomed out to snap a group of youths playing simultaneously at the same Pier 39 arcade.
An arcade in Santa Cruz, Calif., in 1981.
Here's an overhead shot of the Atari International Asteroids Tournament.
In 1981, Nowinski took this photo of young people playing Wizard of Wor and Star Castle at a Chuck E. Cheese in San Mateo, Calif.
At the same Chuck E. Cheese, there was also Galaxian and Astro Blaster along with Wizards of Wor and Star Castle.
Kids in 1982 play various arcade games, such as Asteroids and Pac-Man.
At an Iranian arcade in 1994, a boy plays a Sega racing game.
At the Santa Cruz arcade, there were multiple games to play, such as Star Castle, Scramble and Asteroids.
Here's a classic photo of the Dragon's Lair arcade game in July 1983.
Arcade games aren't just for young people. Check out these two business-suited men playing Pac-Man in Glendale, Colorado in 1985.
The Guess Who's singer, Burton Cummings, plays the Tempest video game at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto in 1982.
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