Gamasutra: "A new generation of console games equipped with internet connectivity has allowed for the return of a key feature of the arcade game experience: joining in a game with another human being you've never met before.
Combine this phenomenon with the thriving retro game scene and there could hardly be a better time for an overview of the past and present of the arcades.
Enter Arcade Mania!: The Turbo Charged World of Japan's Game Centers, a book by Brian Ashcraft and Jean Snow. While out in Japan since October, care of Kodansha International, the book arrives this week in English-language territories."