A frustrated crane game player called the police after he lost 200 times to the machine, called a UFO catcher, at a Sega arcade in Japan.
Twitter user Ogatun shared the frustrating moment on social media on Oct. 8 when he failed to catch a prize after 200 attempts, according to SoraNews24.
A video game bar in Tokyo’s Otaku culture epicenter, Akihabara, has become the first arcade to offer free-to-play licensed games in Japan.
Tokyo Video Gamers, located under the railroad tracks near Akihabara Station, is a type of “barcade” where paying guests can play for free, according to SoraNews24.
Last Sunday marked the end of an era for Anata No Warehouse (“Your Warehouse”), Japan’s most extraordinary arcade.
Run by the GEO Corporation, the five-story amusement facility in Kawasaki was designed to specifically resemble the back alley of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Walled City, reports Tofugu.
A 14-year-old boy from Beijing is going viral after he turned the 800 yuan ($119) he borrowed from his mother into over 16,443 yuan ($2,400) in a matter of 8 days by opening an ingenious mini arcade business.
Using the money he borrowed, the teen, identified only as Yang, bought 400 glass bottles and 300 ping pong balls and started a mini game arcade stall, according to China Press as translated by World of Buzz.
An arcade is a place where people have fun playing their favorite games, but for others, like this unidentified gamer, it’s a way to be on stage and perform Taiko no Tatsujin (“Taiko Master”) while blindfolded.
An elderly Japanese couple was recently caught on video playing “Dance Dance Revolution” at an arcade in Japan, and many netizens were impressed by them, earning them the unofficial title “DDR Grandpa and Grandma.”
The active couple was spotted at an arcade somewhere in Japan by Twitter user @XEP_BOSS.