A Brief History of Time-Out.

Updated: Jul 25, 2019

(I hope you got the Steven Hawking joke.)

This video chronicles the legacy of our local Time-Out arcade:

These game rooms were at one time a nationwide chain. I grew up in this exact arcade, and I ended up working there for over six years; it's the longest I've ever stayed at one job. Since this video was published in 2010, the store went through a remodel and is now called "Bonus Round." It will always be Time-Out to me. I have such strong sentiment for the arcade that I sport one of its classic logos on my Kymco Like 200i LX scooter:

The following is my promised documentary of the arcade. In the immortal words of Nicki Minaj: "Check it out!"

This may be the only article ever to reference both Nicki Minaj and Steven Hawking.

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Dave Fife, a child of the '80s, is the driving force behind retroinjection.com. A nostalgia blog focusing on the pop culture of the '80s and '90s, Retro Injection places an emphasis on movie reviews, classic video games and vintage toys, and conducts celebrity interviews.

An authority on the 1980s and a member of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, Dave is the creator of the acclaimed documentary, Time-Out: History of a Small-Town Arcade. He also wrote the forward to the breakdance movie book, There's No Stopping Us/ The Untold Story of Breakin': From Australia to Venice Beach by Tony and Doug Pichaloff. Mr. Fife is a member of the Arizona Ghostbusters.


The New York Times revised an article pertaining to the Super Mario character after Dave sent them a correction. At that point, he was just showing off.

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