Old-School Arcade Games at Your Doorstep

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
The 8-BIT blips and bleeps are familiar sights and sounds to anyone who grew up in the Eighties.

A customer of "All You Can Arcade" plays the Namco classic "Galaga." (Courtesy: The Associated Press)

The 8-BIT blips and bleeps are familiar sights and sounds to anyone who grew up in the Eighties.

Seth Peterson, Co-Founder & CEO of All You Can Arcade, explains, "When I was a kid, that was the game I first played, so today when I touch it, it's like I'm eight years old again."

Now Peterson and his brother are bringing that sense of nostalgia back through a new monthly subscription service.

For 75 bucks a month per game, "All You Can Arcade" will deliver the retro games right to your home or office. You can keep it as long as you want and trade out games at no additional cost.

They have been collecting vintage cabinet games for years and fixing them up.

Peterson elaborates, and says that “a lot of fun is looking for the bargains, scoring them off Craigslist or Ebay or through the internet forums. Anywhere we can find them and getting them real quick, taking them home and then doing what we need to do to get them ready for our customers."

They recently delivered a classic Galaga game to an advertising office in San Francisco.

Unlike today's sophisticated game consoles, these low-tech predecessors help level the playing field.

Rob Kabus, an All You Can Arcade Customer says, "I feel relatively fearless challenging anybody here no matter what age. But when I go home, there's no way I can engage my son on Xbox. It's over in about fifteen seconds on a good day."

All You Can Arcade operates only in California right now, but has plans to expand to the east coast later this year.

Games are always set on free play letting you keep all those quarters for the parking meter.

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