Kotaku discovered this killer Flickr group called Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989, in which, naturally, members are invited to add photographs of people hanging out at game centers and share their memories.

The group pool has some awesome images of old cabinets and pinball machines, and captures the atmosphere of arcades in their heyday, but it's also a great (often hilarious) look at the fashions of kids and teens decades ago.

My favorite shot actually isn't inside an arcade -- it's the one I've embedded after the break of the kids hanging outside Chuck E. Cheese as they celebrate one of the boy's tenth' birthday. You can see more photos here.