Amanda Mackay of GT takes “a look at some of the amazing arcades and their technology scattered throughout Japan.” Video after the jump. What are your thoughts?

Today’s arcades have found a niche in games that use special controllers largely inaccessible to home users. An alternative interpretation(one which includes fighting games, which continue to thrive and require no special controller) is that the arcade game is now a more socially-oriented hangout, with games that focus on an individual’s performance, rather than the game’s content, as the primary form of novelty

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Amanda Mackay of GT takes “a look at some of the amazing arcades and their technology scattered throughout Japan.” Video after the jump. What are your thoughts?

Today’s arcades have found a niche in games that use special controllers largely inaccessible to home users. An alternative interpretation(one which includes fighting games, which continue to thrive and require no special controller) is that the arcade game is now a more socially-oriented hangout, with games that focus on an individual’s performance, rather than the game’s content, as the primary form of novelty

[via Wikipedia]