100 Yen Is an Intriguing Look at Japan’s Video Arcade Culture

By Jason Fitzpatrick on April 11th, 2012

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]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/11/12
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