Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Japanese Arcade Mania

In a country where Gundam is practically a belief system, hardly surprising that close to half a million arcade machines across 9,500 arcade halls are as popular as ever, with earning credibility seen as the key to forking out $2-$3 a game.

Image of Club Sega, Tokyo, nine floors of arcade heaven

Full Story from Newsweeks Brad Stone

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9 comments:

gnome said...

I want arcades back in Greece.... It's only fair...

The Elderly said...

(runs to hug gnome, having not seen him for yonks..... but an invisible barrier prevents the elderly getting within 3 feet of his gnome)

Great to have you back, i swear i could hear echoes in here.

gnome said...

(gnome throws dice... curses... tries again... smiles)

Barrier dispelled!

The Elderly said...

(elderlies legs go from under him and he falls to the floor) Gnome your not using the daedric hollow ivory dice by any chance are you?

gnome said...

Of course not!

I'd never! really...


...

well, only a bit...

The Elderly said...

i knew it.... we nee a double six... (moves lifeless legs into a more condusive position for healthy bloodflow)

gnome said...

got 'em


:)

The Elderly said...

brilliant...... thanks buddy, now i'll just put those away in a safe place......

:)

gnome said...

:)