Etimología de la palabra Arcade

Estaba mirando por Google de dónde procede la palabra Arcade y he encontrado esto:

Web 1:

El término proviene del francés arcade (pero a través del inglés), palabra con la que se designan las galerías o soportales en los cuales solían ser colocadas las primeras máquinas recreativas de este tipo.1​ Posteriormente el término se empleó para nombrar a los salones dedicados a las máquinas recreativas y, con el tiempo, a estas últimas y a los juegos en sí mismos.

Web 2:

https://zonaarcade.forumcommunity.net/?t=37799082

Término que se refiere a las máquinas de videojuegos (“arcade machines”). Originalmente este tipo de muebles eran instalados en las galerías comerciales de los Estados Unidos, conocidas como “Shopping arcade”; nombre que procede de la forma arquitectónica de las mencionadas galerías, formadas muy a menudo por bóvedas en arco o “arcadas”. De esta manera, se gesta un nuevo término, que da lugar al género de los arcades en relación al entretenimiento electrónico de vídeo.

En la actualidad este término se hace extensible, no sólo a las máquinas de vídeo, sino también a otros muebles que comparten espacio con este tipo máquinas en los salones recreativos.

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Web 4:

https://www.quora.com/Why-are-arcade-video-games-called-arcade

Well, the term arcade doesn’t really refer to the game at all. The term “arcade” refers to the place that we go to actually play them. By definition, the word arcade means, “ a passageway that is covered with arches.” How does this tie into the creation of the game arcade? Well, in this thoroughly researched article we’ll find out.

History of the Arcade

*before we get started arcades came to be known as “arcades” due to the series of adjoining arches that typically connected to one another in amusement parks. Where exactly the word came from though? That’s the million dollar question.

An arcade can be referred to as either an amusement arcade or video arcade (obviously you can call it whatever you like but, these are the terms that will help you find information on the topic). As we know, the arcade is a place where people can go to play all types of games, ranging from video games all the way to merchandising games (such as the claw machines that you’ll find). In fact, you’ll often find that arcades (in some states) even allow for slot machines and other gambling devices to be played inside as well. The games in most arcades are housed in cabinets (which keep them safe and made them look pretty).

*fun fact: penny arcades were still coin operated establishments just with smaller coinage

The Penny Arcade

The term “penny arcade” came about as a way to describe arcades with games that took coins as payment – these games, as we’ve come to know arcades, were usually put in place as a form of enjoyment for customers. Tons of different types of games could be found in penny arcades. For example, the games below could be found at a variety of different establishments and actually became fairly popular: Bagatelles, pinball machines, fortune-telling machines, slot machines(obviously) amberolas, peep show machines (in a non-creepy way), Mutoscopes, Love tester machines.

A bit more modern arcade

With the development of the CPU in the late 1970s video games go to become a bit more popular – which led to them being placed in the arcades that we’ve come to know and love today. One would be able to find a variety of different video games such as Space Invaders, Galaxian, Pac Man, and the well-loved Centipede.

The reason arcade games got to be so popular is because of the simple and fairly straightforward gameplay that one was allowed to enjoy. The simple and enjoyable gameplay featured is actually one of the main reasons that you, to this day, can find people still completely immersed in these games.

The Golden Age of arcade games

The peak of arcade game popularity came about in the 1980s. This was the time period when color games got to be a bit more popular as well as when games could actually be found in places other than in the bowling alleys and bars. (In a sense, this was when the arcading industry began to reach critical mass). Arcades began to pop up all over the country and, between the years 1982-89 the number of arcades in the U.S. had doubled to 13000 arcades spread throughout the region. This was the period when arcade games had begun to increase in innovation, popularity, and earnings – you would find more and more color arcade games around as well as a variety of different games being stationed in unusual places such as bowling alleys and bars.

*other popular notes:

On 11/30/1982, the Mayor of Ottumwa, Iowa, Jerry Parker stated his city to be the Video Game Capital of the World (falling in line with the critical mass point). Once this was stated tons of innovations began to rear their heads. For instance, things like the Twin Galaxies Scoreboard and the U.S. National Video Game Team were formed.

There was the first ever video game parade on 1/8/1983

The first ever video game world championship on 1/8-1/9/1983

The first ever study of the brain of video game champion on 7/12/1983

The first ever billion point gaming performance on 1/16/1984

The Decline of the Arcade industry

While the arcade industry did enter a major slump in the year 1994, research suggests it was due to an adapting marketplace. The increased competition from other, more sophisticated and personalized gaming consoles took a huge toll on the bottom lines of Arcades and for good reason. The next question one should ask themselves is, “Are arcades really dying? Or has the marketplace simply evolved?”

That’s beside the point though.

Researchers also state that arcades were declining in popularity because of the ever-increasing popularity of the port. Ports allowed game publishers to release incredibly similar versions of a game which basically cut into the value offered by physically going to an arcade.

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Pasón con la ya expuesta.

Formidable @Dr_Pixel. Con leer simplemente el título me imagainaba que eras tú el creador del tema, y así ha sido, no me he equivocado.

Muy buena información, gracias majo.

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Si, hay un pueblo en Pontevedra que se llama Arcade

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En japon hay varias galerias de tiendas que tienen los techos con forma asi de arco…y el nombre en ingles es… Loquesea shopping arcade.

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Quiza tenga mas … raices una especie de raiz de la raiz… y es posible que tengamos algo en el latin con un significado loco pero que al final bien explicado tenga sentido como se ha llegado a esto… he leido solo que llega del frances… este tema es muy grande para no leerlo con detenimiento.

no tiene que ver pero me he acordado de la locura de la timologia de la palabra Guerra… claro encastellano es rara por que lo velico va por otro sitio no es guerreoso es velicoso… por ejemplo y guerra queda como una irregularidad raruna… y va y resulta que llega del ingles…

Muy interesante, la verdad. Alguna vez me lo había planteado, pero nunca lo había buscado.

Offtopic en toda regla: @Consul, guerra viene de un término germano, “werra”, que sustituyó al término latino “bellum” en todas las lenguas romances excepto en rumano, según leo en internet. Eso fue así porque al final del Imperio los romanos usaron tropas germánicas (“bárbaras”) en los ejércitos, y al final se impuso el término. Vamos, no viene del inglés, en realidad. Por eso tenemos palabras de esa raíz (guerra, guerrero, guerrilla) y otras de la raíz latina (bélico, belicoso).

Esto de las raíces de las palabras es muy interesante. También lo es el origen de las formas de expresarse: buscad el origen de “tirar los tejos” o de “poner la mesa”, por ejemplo. Hay muchas formas de expresarse que vienen de muy, muy, muy antiguo.

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