Check Out This 1982 News Clip Featuring the Fascination Arcade In Manhattan!

Thanks to the The Museum of Classic Chicago Television’s YouTube channel we can take a quick look at the worldwide phenomenon that Pac-Man was back in 1982. This Independent Network News report also happens to feature not only Ken Uston’s best-selling book “Mastering Pac-Man” but the Author himself.

Ken Uston

My favorite thing about this video is the look at the bustling Fascination Arcade during the time when Pac-Man Fever was sweeping the nation. I am very thankful these bits of nostalgia are being saved and shared with all of us video game fans.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.