Retro-arcades protections & hacking

In order to be successful, old-school arcades had to be awesome. To be awesome, they were often running on dedicated hardware.
As they were awesome, it triggered an awesome level of piracy, for which bootleggers were ready to remake from scratch the whole hardware.
In order to fight that, the industry came with awesome dedicated protections, and some of them are still undefeated nowadays.

This talk introduces the world of old-school arcades, and explains what it took to prevent some of them to be lost forever.