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ALCA were the kings of the British arcade, from electro-mechanical to video gaming, they cleaned up, but they fell as quickly as they rose. Today we find out why, and it's thanks to Alan Meades, author of Arcade Britannia.
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Alan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com
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00:00 Introduction to ALCA and Alan Meades
01:05 Who are PCBWay.com?
01:27 The origins of ALCA
09:20 Who is Martin Bromley?
12:05 ALCA hit the bigtime
13:28 ALCA discover Atari's Pong
15:18 A closer look at ALCA's Ping Pong
21:39 ALCA are on a roll
23:13 A return to video games in the '80s
27:20 The Law catches up with the Pirates
38:50 Bonus: The Story of The Pit
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