While the video arcade culture of the 1970s and 80s has largely vanished from the American landscape, it’s alive and well in Japan–100 Yen: A Japanese Arcade Experience is a documentary exploring Japan’s still thriving arcade sub-culture.
The documentary explores aspects of Japan’s arcade gaming culture ranging from the current experiences of arcade gamers to the factors that bring them together (like limited residential spaces to game in and urban-centered lifestyles).
For more information about the film, hit up the link below. For quotes from the guys behind the documentary, hit up this article at Wired magazine.
100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience [via Wired]
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- Published 04/11/12