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Why the magic of independant stores should never be lost

The top floor was given over to contemporary titles, but downstairs was a den of delights; imported SNES and Mega Drive games lined one wall, while a corner was given over to slim jewel cases for mysterious PC Engine titles. And behind a glass window, in a small plastic cavern towards the rear, was where the real magic was: where Nomads and Mega Jets were arranged around a pristine arcade cabinet.

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b_one2259d ago

Sadly its all about prices...

neoMAXMLC2258d ago

Game Dude in North Hollywood, CA is the greatest independent retailer I have ever been to. From the Atari 2600 to the latest consoles today, they have literally EVERYTHING.

Perjoss2258d ago (Edited 2258d ago )

Quite sad that Game Focus closed down, I used to pop in there quite a few times a week on my lunch breaks, it reminded me of what computer exchange used to be like before it became a chain of pawn shops.

They used to have quite a big section of Japanese PS2 games which had quite amazing box art. They also had stuff like Dreamcast and PSone games.

karlowma2258d ago

+rep for Video Game Trader in Calgary! Moved away years ago but I still miss that store dearly.

SirNintend02258d ago

I miss the old Rhino stores. They had tons of classic games with modern ones, was always a treat to go there.

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