If you're involved in the video game industry and find yourself in San Francisco, at one point you will stumble upon Chinatown's favorite late night hangout, Buddha Lounge.
Public relations representatives, game designers, journalists, whoever - most have experienced (or heard of) the dive bar at Grant Ave. and Washington St. in Chinatown while in the Bay Area.
Newsweek's N'Gai Croal puzzled over this phenomenon in the comments section of last week's column. "Why do so many game developers, journalists and publicists flock to the Buddha Bar?" he asked.