As CRT Supplies Vanish The Classic Arcade Machine Is Virtually Dead
by Rhett Jones
Gizmodo.com, Venturebeat.com, Dream Arcades, Entrepreneur.com News ISBN/ITEM#: CM170304ARCADE
Date: 04 March 2017
If you remember playing those early video games on a big arcade console, savor those memories because the Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) used to produce them are no longer being made. According to the Gizmodo article "Dream Arcades, the largest producer of non-coin-operated arcade machines in the world" have seen their last supplier bought out by a Chinese company too incompetent to duplicate the manufacturing process.From release/information:
The classic arcade cabinet will soon be all but extinct. The niche market of manufacturing CRT televisions has officially hit a wall and the experience of playing a classic arcade game as it was originally intended will be a very rare thing in the near future.
According to a report from Venturebeat, the stock of new 29-inch CRT screens has almost been depleted. Dream Arcades, the largest producer of non-coin-operated arcade machines in the world, says that the last company that was producing the displays sold its manufacturing equipment to an unnamed Chinese company that was unable to replicate the required winding procedures. Dream Arcades currently has less than 30 of the monitors left in stock and once that’s gone, they’ll no longer be able to perfectly replicate the experience of arcade games like Donkey Kong or Pac-Man as they were originally intended.
(Source: Gizmodo.com, Venturebeat.com, Dream Arcades, Entrepreneur.com)
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