Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Golden age of arcade games

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Golden age of arcade games[edit]

I don't know if I can call this a self-nomination, since several people worked on and improved it since I started it. Interesting article and subject, with supporting graphics (actually, more are available if deemed necessary). Frecklefoot | Talk 20:40, Aug 20, 2004 (UTC)

Recently expanded and modified this article a great deal. Take another look if you haven't already. Frecklefoot | Talk 20:05, Aug 26, 2004 (UTC)

  • Great article, took me a while to find anything it didn't cover. - Taxman 13:25, Aug 21, 2004 (UTC)
    • The technology section is intermixed with the only discussion of many of the most popular games of the era. That seems a little awkward. Maybe a separate section discussing the most popular games would be better. Leave the technology section to cover only the games the specifically impacted the development of the tecnology.
    • The discussion of the games should include Q-Bert, missed in the current article, and devote a bit more attention to the Pac-Man (and Ms. Pac-Man) phenomenon. The stat on the number of quarters played in those two games is some ridiculous number that would really help with the impact and interest of the article.
    • Was the golden age of arcade games affected by the Video game crash of 1983?
      • Added a short mention of this, but the consenses is, it impacted the home video game market more than arcade games. Arcade games weren't effected very much at all. Frecklefoot | Talk
{The above few suggestions were written by Taxman, not me.)
As regards whether the Golden age was affected by the crash, I remember this point to have been included when I last contributed to the article. However, the relevant sentences have since been removed. Ropers 06:51, 22 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out. I put the info back in, though I always thought the crash affected home video games and not arcade games very much.Frecklefoot | Talk 07:10, Aug 22, 2004 (UTC)
  • Support. This is probably a self-nomination as I've put a lot of work into the article, but so have other people, and I think it's turned out really good. - Brian Kendig 14:06, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)