Friday, February 09, 2007
Wil Wheaton on the death of the video arcade. This article prompted me to check, and while I knew the Wunderland arcade I most frequently visited is no more, there is still a Wunderland in National City. I remember fondly many trips to Wunderland, including my first introduction to a little game called Dance Dance Revolution. It was also a great place to celebrate Christmas. The guy behind the counter was not happy he had to work Christmas Day, and really did not do a very good job guarding the prizes. We thought we were real slick, short-changing him on the tickets, until we realized we could just grab whatever we wanted, and he didn't care. And for the most part, they offered a very solid pinball selection (this changed in the latter years).