Arcades

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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Japanese gamer turns room into awesome home game centre

The before-and-after photos of the room after a year of refinement show a gamer totally dedicated to his craft.

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Pro sumo wrestler walks into Japanese arcade, shows off amazing rhythm game drum skills【Video】

You won’t want to take this guy on in the ring or at the arcade.

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Looks like KanColle is a big hit in one of Japan’s oldest navy towns.

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How many prizes can you win from Japanese arcade crane games with 10,000 yen?【Experiment】

Our resident UFO catcher expert reveals six tips for when you’ve got your eyes on the prize in the glass case.

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Japanese kids finally reclaim right to go to video game arcades at night with their parents

After-dinner family sticker pictures will soon be A-OK in the eyes of the law.

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New sleeping bag Pikachu plush toys coming to game centres in Japan this May

Pikachu plushies snuggled up in Pokémon sleeping bags are the prizes we’ve all been waiting for!

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Hilarious terror ensues as contest with Japanese arcade UFO catcher ends in a tie 【Video】

Ever wonder what happens when neither you nor the crane game is the outright winner?

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Stingy Japanese arcade keeps schoolgirl from one of the greatest UFO catcher hauls ever 【Video】

Against the infamously difficult arcade games, sometimes you just can’t win, even when you just won.

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