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  • noun video games A demonstration mode intended to attract potential players to an arcade game.


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  • "The ringing, squawking, flashing screens that pitch such a fit as you walk by actually have a name. They're called "attract mode," and their sole purpose is to make you stop and drop the first of many quarters into their slots."

    Salon's Machinist, Why is Facebook so addictive?, by Denise Caruso, August 7, 2008

    August 8, 2008

  • John, why are your excerpted article posts so addictive? ;-)

    August 8, 2008

  • Their sole purpose is to target the subset of weirdos who, when they walk by plain text on an otherwise blank screen, actually have to stop and read it :-)

    August 8, 2008

  • Oh. Busted. :-D

    August 9, 2008

  • *gulp*

    August 9, 2008