Arcades have largely been ripped from the pop culture landscape. There are a few mega-arcades left in the Gameworks or Dave & Busters chains. The resurgent Chuck E. Cheese offers a modest number of arcade cabinets amongst a sea of redemption games. And every once in a while, you happen upon a retro house that gets by on the strength of thirtysomething nostalgia. However, the hole-in-the-wall arcade that was a staple of the Reagan Era is forever gone.
But not here at IGN Retro. Not with their new Dream Arcades series, where they imagine the ideal arcade of the eighties, stocked with favorite machines on "free play." This week, IGN Nintendo's Craig Harris talks about his amusement parlor.