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Videogame arcades in China

not just for funzies

These are video game arcades for those with true grit.  Expertly crafted to fuel a passion for cigarette smoke, street fighter clones and discarded cabinets. 
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They're also generally abandoned, with never more than one or two people shouldered over a machine. 
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Except for the back corner, which is always humming. 
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This is where the 'fishing game' resides.  A table top game that allows 6 players to blast away at sea life while competing for the highest score. 
Of course this is about more than just points. Hundreds of $$$ trade hands here on an hourly basis. Players cash in with an attendee who then adds credits to their spot on the machine. Unrelenting tapping quickly follows in a process designed to circumvent gambling restrictions. 
When players have had their fill, they cash back out with the attendee.  Filming is a definite no-go here so I only managed a few seconds of faceless footage. 
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