I came of age in the 1980's. As a product of white suburban America at the time, it means that I spent quite a bit of time in the video arcade. Every mall in America had an arcade. In some towns, there were even purpose built arcades. As home computers and consoles got better, the arcade became a dying breed. By the mid 90's, the arcade had all but disappeared.
So there is a little bit of reminiscing.