Game Center Archive

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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Brand New Arcade Game STAR WARS

Great news for all Game Arcade and Star Wars enthusiasts! Brand New Arcade “Game STAR WARS: Battlepod” has been brought before the sparkling eyes of the enthusiastic crowd at the “International Tokyo Toy Show 2015” that is being …

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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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IdolM@ster Girls Appearing Throughout Japan!

The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls are heading home for a special stamp rally through April 12th! Special displays of the 14 girls and their stamps will be available at game centers in their respective home towns throughout Japan.  Luckily, six of them …

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Giant cardboad figure prize in Akiba!

There’s a new prize at the game centers of Akihabara and it’s pretty awesome!   This awesome guy stands almost 1 foot (~30cm) tall and has moving arms, legs, and head! He’s great for posing with other figures as …

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