game centers

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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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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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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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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Gamer bandits steal Taiko No Tatsujin drum from Aichi arcade

Far from Tatsujin, these were a pair of straight-up Taiko No Twits.

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Elderly couple show off Dance Dance Revolution skills at Japanese video game arcade 【Video】

Proof that you can enjoy video games no matter how old you are.

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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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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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Japanese gamer “God of Akihabara” plays Taiko no Tatsujin Drum Master game with back to screen

One of Japan’s most famous gamers tops all other performances we’ve ever seen by marching and drumming up a storm, clearing the song without looking at the screen.

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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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“Kowloon Walled City” arcade is a dystopian cyperpunk-lover’s dream come true【Video】

Metal doors, steel tunnels, neon lights, rust everywhere—the end of the world never looked so cool.

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Move over, Ghostbusters! Help Luigi suck up the supernatural in Luigi’s Mansion Arcade 【Trailer】

As you made have already heard, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., and although we’ve seen all sorts of cool Mario collaborations, it was starting to look like Luigi was getting left out of all the action.

Fortunately Luigi fans will have something to look forward to as Capcom and Sega have teamed up create the first arcade version of the Luigi’s Mansion series, simply titled Luigi’s Mansion Arcade.
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