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09-08-2018, 11:25   #31
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Some absolute gold appearing in here!

That's some line of cabs in the Neighbours clip
There was a whole storyline going with footage of GNG.
skip to 18minutes
http://dai.ly/x6bwjyd

oh he got to the second level skip to 16minutes
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bwjz5

High score achieved
skip to roughly 10minutes
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bwk00

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20-08-2018, 16:55   #32
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I saw this from Dublin City Council images page. Where is it?
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22-08-2018, 09:19   #33
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Great thread - just saw it now.
I'll see if I can find anything
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30-08-2018, 20:42   #34
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Yeah a fab thread indeed. I haunted arcades in 1980s Dublin (I'd no choice as we couldn't afford a C64 or 128.) and now that my daughter wants a Switch for Christmas, I've suddenly realised that after all the consoles I've bought over the years, she has never actually experienced an arcade and what her Dad relied on.

My memories in Dublin city centre. The Pierrot Club on Batchelors walk was the go to spot for me. The stories I had from there and the money I poured into the place. We had one around the corner on O'Connell street. Playland? Ground floor and basement. Think it ironically became a bookies afterwards. Two others I frequented was one on Burgh Quay (Funland?) and then one off Talbot Street in a laneway backing onto the Irish Life buildings.

As for Bray, well that was when the money allowed the trip out. During the 80s, I gamed in them all on the sea front. I vaguely remember the arcade in the laneway from the train station. All changed now.
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then one off Talbot Street in a laneway backing onto the Irish Life buildings.
Barneys, I'm pretty sure it still looks like this too, I wonder whats in it



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Barneys, I'm pretty sure it still looks like this too, I wonder whats in it


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I was never in Barney's when it was open, was it really as rough as I've heard?
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I was never in Barney's when it was open, was it really as rough as I've heard?
"Come for the Street Fighter II, stay for the Heroin", that was their slogan wasn't it?
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I saw this from Dublin City Council images page. Where is it?
That's 77 Benburb Street, just off Stoneybatter in Dublin 7. It's down the road from my old stomping ground.

https://goo.gl/maps/XKJ9pVeQrPF2
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I was never in Barney's when it was open, was it really as rough as I've heard?
Always felt like walking into a rough inner city bar, regulars only kind of place. Youd get some odd looks walking in if they didnt know you. Never had any real hassle tho other than a few mouthy young fellas trying to show off in front of their mates. They were never playing any games either ...nobody really was! Was just a hangout spot.

Few decent cabs but they were rougher than the locals before it closed... when did it close by the way? Was prob last there 03/04?
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So Barney's it was called. I was in it a lot of times around 1985/86. Wasn't a great spot for games and rough as sand paper alright.

Skerries in north county Dublin had some really good arcades in the 80s. I spent two Summers in them. '83/84.
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I used to go into Barneys during my college years and play King of Fighters 97 on an Electrocoin duet
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Would love to see some old pictures of the Atari Expo in the Square before it turned into just another casino. No idea how but they always had the latest machines and stuff that just never made it out to anywhere else by Dr Quirkies. I spent hours and probably a small fortune there playing Derby Owners Club, Top Skater, Prop Cycle, Star Wars Arcade and the rest of the big machines. They even had two Virtuality VR machines with Dactyl Nightmare at one stage.
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Would love to see some old pictures of the Atari Expo in the Square before it turned into just another casino. No idea how but they always had the latest machines and stuff that just never made it out to anywhere else by Dr Quirkies. I spent hours and probably a small fortune there playing Derby Owners Club, Top Skater, Prop Cycle, Star Wars Arcade and the rest of the big machines. They even had two Virtuality VR machines with Dactyl Nightmare at one stage.
Ah Dactyl Nightmare, powered by an Amiga 3000 or 4000 if i remember correctly.
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Would love to see some old pictures of the Atari Expo in the Square
First time I ever seen SFIII was in there
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