Looking At The Past, Present, And Future Of Arcades In Japan

Arcades or "Game Centers" as their known in Japan are a curious topic. Beyond Space Invaders and Street Fighter you have medal machines, card games like Square Enix's Lord of Vermillion, and Mahjong games - a topic few cover in English. Brian Ashcraft, Night Editor at Kotaku, gave all of them a look in his book Arcade Mania. Siliconera spoke with him to hear his perspective on the evolving culture of Japan's arcades and his thoughts on DJ Max Technika's US launch.

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