Game Center Archive

Chunithm: Unpronounceable Name, Indescribable Fun

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.  Chunithm, the sleeper hit Moving from the retro to the modern, let’s …

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Beatmania

Japanese Arcade Jungle: Throw Down a Beat with Beatmania

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Our last stops included MaiMai and Jubeat.    Beatmania: Fear and Inspiration In the Japanese Arcade jungle, few …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Putting the “you” in Jubeat

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba delves into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide. Last time, we looked at MaiMai.  Jubeat: it’s not pronounced how you think it is Continuing …

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Japanese Arcade Jungle: Break a Sweat with MaiMai

In the Japanese Arcade Jungle series, Around Akiba will delve into the world of Japanese arcade games with Tim Taylor as our guide.  Not just a plethora of bleeps and bloops The idea of an “arcade” may evoke quaint …

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Try Amusement Tower

Try Amusement Tower – Just try and beat all these games!

Hi guys, Nacco Okumura reporting for duty!  Arcades and game centers are some of my favorite places to spend time at, and so I wanted to introduce you all to one of the game centers in Akihabara, Try …

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