Bits Arcade Brings Retrogaming to Water Valley, Mississippi

By Daniel Lee Perea Citizens of North Mississippi can now whittle away their disposable income on tokens thanks to Bits Arcade in Water Valley.  The brainchild of Scott Sisk and Brad Lyle, Bits is the first attempt to bring a complete arcade bar experience to Mississippi. Nestled in the green hills of the north half of the state, Water Valley is a picturesque, quaint small … Continue reading Bits Arcade Brings Retrogaming to Water Valley, Mississippi

Arcade Bars Attracting Mainstream Media

Although the industry has typically been covered regionally (usually when a new arcade bar opens, and a local media outlet covers the story), more mainstream national outlets are starting to take notice. The Hollywood Reporter put out a feature titled, How Arcade Bars Are Reviving a Decades-Old Subculture, noting: Thirty-five years after the sun set on the “Golden Age” of arcades, taverns touting cabinet gaming rigs … Continue reading Arcade Bars Attracting Mainstream Media

Mission Control: Orange County’s First Arcade Bar

The joystick jockeys of the OC will have a new haunt to sip brew and drop quarters. According to Time Out Los Angeles, Mission Control has opened its doors in McFadden Public Market.  McFadden has brought in one spot that’s sure to distinguish it from the pack: Mission Control, an arcade bar featuring vintage pinball arcade games. Mission Control is Orange County’s first “arcade bar,” combining … Continue reading Mission Control: Orange County’s First Arcade Bar

Attack Barcadium Brings Retrogaming to Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Attack Barcadium opened its doors in February, providing the denizens of Murfreesboro and the surrounding area with their very own arcade bar. Attack Barcadium is the brainchild of David Stansberry – the man behind Popcorn From Mars Theater (which provides top-notch food and entertainment alongside movies) and Frozen Treats From Mars (which sells handmade ice cream, Italian ice, shakes and smoothies.) His left-of-field entreprenuership has led him to … Continue reading Attack Barcadium Brings Retrogaming to Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sell More Beer!!

Beer, like pizza, remains a perennial American favorite—and it just so happens that the two go hand in hand. Even better, beer—particularly craft and draft brews—can be highly profitable all while satisfying today’s customer demand for variety and local options. Are you maximizing these profits? Experts share seven can’t-miss ideas for making your beer program an even bigger success. 1: Think and act local.  Local breweries offer … Continue reading Sell More Beer!!

THE GRID ARCADE & BAR TO OPEN IN OLD TOWN LANSING

Lansing residents will soon have a new joint to drop their tokens. The Grid Arcade and Bar is coming to Old Town and bringing with it craft beers from across the state and the nation, and retro video games. Corey Montie and Callie Mykut, co-owners, are putting the finishing touches on their unique venture and plan to be open for business some time in the spring. … Continue reading THE GRID ARCADE & BAR TO OPEN IN OLD TOWN LANSING

Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Dies at 91

Called “The Father of Pac-Man,” Masaya Nakamura was a pioneering figure in the world of video games. As the founder of Namco, the world has Nakamura to thank for bringing us Galaxian, Galaga, Pole Position, Xevious, and Dig Dug. As much as anyone else during the Golden Age of video games, Nakamura laid groundwork for the artform and technology to be what it is today. And … Continue reading Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Dies at 91