Arcade Mania: The Turbo-charged World Of Japan's Game Centers

Arcade Mania: The Turbo-charged World Of Japan's Game Centers

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Home of Sega, Nintendo and Sony, Japan has a unique and powerful presence in the world of video games. This book introduces overseas readers to the world of the Japanese gemu senta. It deals with a different kind of game, starting with the UFO catchers and print club machines at the entrance and continuing through rhythm games and fighting games. Home of Sega, Nintendo and Sony, Japan has a unique and powerful presence in the world of video games. Another thing that makes Japan unique in the gaming world is the prevalence of game arcades - there are 9,500 'game centres'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 132 x 186 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • Kodansha International Ltd
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • English
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 4770030789
  • 9784770030788
  • 212,791

About Brian Ashcraft

Brian Ashcraft, based in Osaka, is the editor of Kotaku, one of the biggest gaming blogs on the net (one of the top 20 most popular blogs in the world, according to Technorati.com, with approximately 750,000 hits (2-3 million readers) per day. Tokyo-based Jean Snow's Art, Design, and Media-themed blog (www.jeansnow.net) has about 3,000 readers per day. Both are experts on the Japanese gaming scene, and are experienced writers: in addition to their blogging activities, Brian is a contributor to Wired Magazine and Jean has a column on design in The Japan Times.
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