Arcades

Cloud Catcher is a real Japanese crane game with real prizes that you play through your phone

Prizes of both the anime and edible varieties can be yours even if you can’t make it to the arcade.

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A visit to the best UFO catcher arcade in the universe!

A maze of around 450 weird and wonderful claw machines filled with amazing treasures. 

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Japanese arcade has special UFO catcher/crane games that guarantee you’ll win【Photos】

Victory is within your grasp!

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Arcade game coin slot capsule toys bring coin-op style to your home or office【Photos】

A clever way to preserve a fading part of video game design.

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Sega’s old arcade right outside Akihabara Station is closing, taking takeout cafe stand with it

Another summer, another closure announcement for a landmark Tokyo arcade.

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Sega’s old arcades are making money again as new owners announce 3.175-billion yen profit

Game centers are back in the black after a 2-billion-yen-plus loss just a year earlier.

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Sega name to be removed from all of its arcade branches in Japan as part of rebranding

Sayonara, Sega.

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”We came home.” Sega makes arcade comeback with new game center in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district

Dry your tears, Sega fans. They’ve missed us too.

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Japanese video game arcade entrance takes visitors on an adventure from the front door【Video】

Like clearing levels in a game before you get to the main boss. 

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Sega closes landmark Tokyo arcade, massive crowds gather, manager vows comeback【Pics, video】

Chapter of video game history comes to a close, but staff are still hoping for a new beginning.

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Sega closing iconic Tokyo arcade that’s been in business for almost 30 years

Sega Ikebukuro GiGO has been a landmark since the ‘90s’ golden era of Japanese arcades.

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Landmark Akihabara arcade Adores is the latest Tokyo game center to go out of business

Only a few days remain for the crane game specialist.

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Downtown Tokyo losing another arcade with closure of Shinjuku Taito Station

Chain managed by Space Invaders publisher pulls plug on game center.

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Shinjuku arcade breaks Guinness World Record for having the most crane games

If you want it, this arcade’s probably got it.

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Sega leaves arcade management like retiring idol singer, confuses, upsets Japanese Internet users

But in some fans’ eyes, this was the only way to go.

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Tokyo losing another iconic video game arcade as Ikebukuro landmark is closing for good

If you want to tip your hat to Silk Hat, now’s the time.

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Sega leaves arcade operation business, sells off management of all its 193 Japanese game centers

As the company celebrates its 60th anniversary, it says goodbye to one of its cornerstones.

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You can now rent Sega’s iconic Building 2 Akihabara arcade space, but it’ll cost you…A LOT

Even hanging some of those cool posters on the outside will cost you a small fortune.

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Japanese video arcade introduces free punching service for sore versus game losers

Tired of the dai pan problem, arcade seeks to channel fists towards more appropriate target.

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Fans farewell Akihabara’s iconic Sega building as anime poster removal begins

Poster’s final, poignant message has otaku everywhere shedding a tear.

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