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E3: Could VR bring back the games arcade?

Games arcades were at their peak of popularity in the 1970s and 80s - a period which launched infamous titles like Space Invaders and Asteroids.

Many of these games soon moved into the home as consoles became cheaper and could easily be linked up to a TV set. The arrival of the home computer further cemented this trend.

But could Virtual Reality get gamers back out of their houses and into new-style arcades? The BBC's North America Technology Reporter Dave Lee discovered a buzz in the halls of the E3 games fair where there was talk of "Arcade 2.0" - a rebirth.

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  • 17 Jun 2016
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