Online Arcade Gaming Community

The success of online arcade gaming can be attributed

to the huge number of dedicated online communities

that support arcade games.

These games have stood their ground at a time when

technological advances have paved way for hardcore

graphic systems capable of rendering movie like


The online community regularly conducts tourneys for

arcade games with huge prize money at stake.

Xbox Live conducted a Pac-man championship in New York

in May of 2007.

Nine finalists from around the world fought each other

for a one of a kind Pac-man inspired Xbox 360 console,

100,000 Microsoft points, and a Pac-Man Live Arcade


Finalists were selected based on scores of Xbox LIVE

Arcade leader box from Japan, USA, Europe, Middle

East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada and Mexico.

The primary reason for a spurt in the online arcade

community is the rise of a huge number of multiplayer

arcade games.

Arcade games are from another era that is hard pressed

to survive an intense competition. This is the primary

reason for the close knit nature of arcade gaming


The resurgence of arcade titles on consoles and

handhelds is another reason for the growing arcade

communities. The online arcade communities have made

sure that arcade games are here to stay.

Arcade games have shown an immense resilience

surviving everything from consoles to the Internet.

The arcade communities have played a huge part in

seeing the genre through the hardest of times.

With the advent of internet, these communities saw a

massive rise in numbers. These communities are closely

knitted and work as a single entity when it comes to

competing game genres.

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