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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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Video game arcade in Japan invites you to resist Christmas…with fists…

Three hours of resistance will get you five credits, and claiming you’re 21 gives you a free round on the punching machine!

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Lottery prize figurine of Dragon Ball Super’s hero Goku is also super expensive

You’d have to be almost as wealthy as the Briefs family to win all four of the different versions!

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Win real, natural gemstones at Saitama game center, which boasts over 300 crane games!【Video】

Score a real gem in this high-class crane game.

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Do actually useful prizes suck all the frustrating fun out of those UFO catcher crane games?

Japanese UFO catchers give the best prizes – if you’re talented or lucky enough to grab them. (Personally, I think it’s all about luck because after many hours and probably hundreds of yen down the drain, I’m still not any better at winning.) But the euphoria of a win is usually quickly forgotten, and you’re left with one more piece of tat to cram into your room. So what about if UFO catchers actually dished out useful goodies? Wouldn’t that be a real win-win situation?!

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