Each week, Eurogamer presents a highlight from our archives - and today, in this profile piece from 2012, Simon Parkin goes in search of Nolan Bushnell, the man who helped popularise the medium of video games before turning his back on them.
Barcade, 388 Union Avenue, Brooklyn. Founded in 2004 in a former metal shop it's an establishment that expresses its gimmickry through its name with rare economy: a bar themed around exotic beers and 1980s arcade machines.
It has little of the grime and grubbiness of its New York amusement arcade forerunners, whose players would hunch like addicts, swapping tips in hushed whispers as they competed for high score dominance 25 years ago. For Barcade's patrons, most of whom are in their 20s, this is, rather, a museum of outmoded technology.
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