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Oct 25, 2022 | ISBN 9780262544702

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Arcade Britannia offers a nuanced, detailed, and invaluable account of how the arcade industry became a key feature of British leisure culture and has adjusted to survive the homogenizing tendencies of corporatization and globalization. It is highly recommended.”
Project Muse

Table Of Contents

Series Foreword vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiii
1 The British Arcade Versus the Mythic Arcade 1
2 From Showfolk and Sanddancers to the 1960 Gaming Act 35
3 Coin-Op Entrepreneurialism 67
4 “Get This Lousy Piece of Legislation Put Right” 95
5 Pings, Pongs, and Pioneers 121
6 Copyright Defenders and the British Videogame Crash 145
7 The Invader’s Revenge 169
8 Anti-Groups, Addiction, and the Arcade as Cinema 193
9 SegaWorld, Street Fighter II, and Exporting Games to Japan 203
10 Gold Dust, 20p Fruit Machines, and Redemption 233
11 A Historic Accident 245
Notes 265
References 291
Index 315

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