Nowadays, children will never know the bliss kids in the ‘80s experienced when even a mundane trip with your family to run errands typically meant playing coin-op machines in several different places.

The gaming industry referred to them as “street locations” — non-arcade businesses that devoted some floor space to serve video game players. You were almost guaranteed to find at least one game placed in every restaurant, laundromat, store, pharmacy, movie theatre, and hotel lobby. I have a strong fondness for these places, as the majority of games I played in my youth were in these street locations.

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