Arcades

Downtown Tokyo losing another arcade with closure of Shinjuku Taito Station

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

Read More

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

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

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

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Ninja Trainer Arcade earns Japan Ninja Council’s blessing.

Read More

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

Sayonara, Sega Building 2.

Read More

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.

Read More

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!

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Surely these are relationship goals for gamers everywhere.

Read More

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.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2