What age is too old for playing video games?

I don’t think I’ll ever be to old to play video games, it’s more of a matter of having the time too!
My oldest son seems to play more than me these days.
What made me to think about this? , well I saw the picture below of a couple playing OutRun that put a smile on my face.

I believe the picture is from the famous FunSpot arcade in the U.S.A. I’m not sure if it from the 80’s or more recent but it’s a great picture.

OutRun86 1st Birthday post : Arcade History

Today’s a cool day for OutRun86 blog….. It’s 1 Year old today!

After 1 year OutRun fans who have their own sites or share OutRun related stuff on Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr have helped to keep new photos and articles coming.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and if you have anything else to share send your stuff via email to taggsta@gmail.com.

To celebrate today I thought a good post would be to share Jamma’s Arcade History pages from their Japanese site…of course it includes OutRun and some other great machine that I have personally loved playing in the arcades from the 70’s and onwards.
Check out the Arcade History photos below.

The 1960’s….a little before my time!


The 1970’s….I own a 70’s tabletop machine and love it to bits. I have fond memories of playing Space Invaders and Monaco GP at the arcades in the late 70’s.


1980’s…. My favorite era …There she is a Deluxe OutRun,Afterburner and Hang-on. Other great machines that used to swallow up my parents coins include the rotating WEC LeMans and Operation Wolf.


1990’s ….. Being a huge SEGA fan Virtua Racing and the R360 were awesome games that gave you a experience like no other at the arcade. The R360 was an amazing thrill ride, it sure drew crowds around it.


For me the 70’s,80’s and 90’s are my favorite memories of the arcade. There’s probably not one reason for this but many.
As a kid it was a special occasion to go to an arcade, usual during your family holiday.
Maybe it was that the arcade back then allowed you to simulate driving a car, motorbike and jet plane..it’s the closed you get to it when your not old enough to have a Licence.
Maybe it was the noise and atmosphere of an arcade that was bustling with people playing and watching.

Nowadays I take my son to the arcade, it doesn’t feel the same anymore for me but I’m close to 40. One things for sure my 5 year old son loves it just like I did when I was kid!
Don’t let the arcade die…every kid should get the chance to enjoy it and have the great memories.

One last look at why I love the 80’s arcade the most!


1.45 ๐Ÿš—The Real Shenmue Arcades [ Update 20/04/2013]

Not to sure on the details of this event, it may be a Replay Expo where members from the Jamma Plus forums bought along their arcade treasures.

These pics deserve a place in the ‘Real Shenmue You Arcade’ and would make any Yu Suzuki fan want to take a visit.
What a great image of the cream of the crop 80’s SEGA Arcade machines!

Above – Space Harrier, OutRun, Afterburner and Super Hang on!