Currently fashionable, the 70′ & 80′ aren’t only famous for their unique music and style : Video Arcades, birthplace of gaming culture marked these years. Here came teenagers before each can have his own console at home. These places are completely nostalgic because they hosted first versions of Pac-Man or Street-Fighters and many others. Throw this selection of archives photographs shot across the United-States, dive into the hushed atmosphere of these mythical places.
A video arcade aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, 1982. (National Archives)
Stompin’. Chicago, 1985. (AP Photo/Mark Elias)
A crowded arcade in Hollywood in 1982. (Bettmann/Getty Images)
Screen detail of Crazy Otto, a Pac-Man knock off arcade game, 1981. (Dan Mccoy/Getty Images)
Double Dragon. Chicago, 1987. (James Newberry/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
Playing Pac-Man at an arcade in Times Square, 1982. (Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
Asteroids. New York, 1981. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)