Posted tagged ‘Arcade Collecting’

Hey look, another new book on arcades!

August 4, 2008

Just the other day I was talking about how there aren’t hordes of books about arcades written these days so naturally I have to come across some news about another book where arcades are the primary subject. This is making me want to write my own book about arcades but I’m not sure what I would focus on or what I could write about that would be any different from what you see here on AH everyday.

Anyways, the new book is called Invading Spaces: A Beginner’s Guide to Collecting Arcade Games and it will debut at the Oklahoma Video Game Expo on the 9th of this month. The book is written by avid classic game fan and arcade collector Rob O’Hara and offers tips, experiences and terminology for readers so that if they are getting into the hobby for the first time or they are still green with it, they can learn from someone who has already tread that path. Even though I have collected some games since 2000, I would like to pick this up myself as it sounds like a great read. To find out more you can visit the author’s personal website,

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9 Home Gaming Setups Better Than Yours

March 18, 2008


Now, I admit not all of these are completely arcade related, but these gaming rooms have to be seen to be believed. Personally the ones that look like luxury cinemas don’t do it for me, but the ones that look like they’ve been put together buy true gamers are amazing. One of these we’ve seen before of course and be sure to check out the video at the bottom.

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The Luna City Tour & Interview

February 17, 2008

A few weeks ago we picked up on a story on Kotaku aboutLuna City, Peter Hirschberg’s private 80’s arcade wonderland. Well now up on You Tube is a interview with the owner himself. Best quote has to be (and I’m not  taking the piss, I totally agree with him)…

“You can put one game in your living room and it draws your attention to it, like it has a presence you can feel. I know it sounds dorky but if you play that on your computer it just doesn’t have that, its like a recording of a live concert. You can feel the games in here, you can hear them and you can smell them.”

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