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 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.