Arcades

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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World record set for most crane games in one arcade with new game center in Tokyo

Guinness World Records representative awards honor at grand opening of new Taito Station.

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Move over, dartboards – Japan now has shuriken machines for ninja fun!

Ninja Trainer Arcade earns Japan Ninja Council’s blessing.

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Akihabara saying goodbye to landmark as giant Sega arcade announces it’s closing for good

Sayonara, Sega Building 2.

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Legendary Tokyo arcade gets massive fan support in coronavirus-prompted crowdfunding campaign

Fans band together to help save Mikado, one of the purest shrines to old-school gaming left in Japan.

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Japanese crane game serves up actual slices of cake – and we got some!【Photos】

Forget about stuffed animals and candy bars – now it’s time for gourmet prizes!

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One last visit to Japan’s craziest, scariest video game arcade: Warehouse Kawasaki【Photos】

The legendary arcade is closing down for good, but there’s still time to see this awesome piece of history for yourself.

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Creepy peeping video from Japanese arcade shows why men aren’t allowed in sticker booth section

Guy helps himself to a view under the privacy curtain.

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Japan’s craziest, most terrifying video game arcade is going out of business【Photos】

Warehouse Kawasaki is like nowhere else in the video game industry, and if you want to see it for yourself, you’ll have to move fast.

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Salaryman stranger at game center turns out to be ultimate video game ally for Japanese youth

Video arcades are places where chance encounters are born.

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Japanese arcade owner arrested for allegedly rigging crane games to be unwinnable

Japan’s first-ever crane game fraud investigation claims arcades used secret setting so prizes could only be won in employee demonstrations.

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Game-loving couple rents out Tokyo arcade for their wedding ceremony, battles it out on Tekken

Surely these are relationship goals for gamers everywhere.

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Criminal discovered living in between arcade games in a Japanese amusement arcade

Thief managed to steal 1,230,000 yen (US$11,184) worth of stuff.

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Japanese artist draws how to identify four types of gamers by how they sit at the arcade

Are you a serious forward-bender or more of a considerate head-cocker?

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Player wins prize after Japanese UFO catcher game performs miraculous move【Video】

This is the luckiest win at an arcade game we’ve ever seen!

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Real gems from Japanese arcade UFO catchers: Crane-caught riches, or a shiny scam?

We hit the arcade, then turned our winnings into cold, hard cash.

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This just might be the greatest UFO catcher game ever【Video】

Amazingly generous arcade makes the diabolically difficult game super easy in celebration of something that had the entire town feeling good.

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Sega’s been hiding a snarky message on its arcade bags for two years but no one noticed until now

After all, “playing it loud” was Nintendo’s thing.

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