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

Underground Columbus: Inside the Bizarre World of Semi-Illegal Japanese Arcades, Drugs, Pinball Money Laundering, and Death Metal Spice Girls Karaoke

Story and photos by Daniel Lee Perea “Hey come back here. I wanna show you something. Do you smoke up, man?” I was following a strange and eccentric man I’d only just met into a dark alley behind a dumpster in a bad section of town. It led to an empty warehouse. Ordinary people think twice about this sort of thing, but I tend to … Continue reading Underground Columbus: Inside the Bizarre World of Semi-Illegal Japanese Arcades, Drugs, Pinball Money Laundering, and Death Metal Spice Girls Karaoke

The Eerie Stillness of Forgotten & Abandoned Arcade Games

PCMag.com has a feature and gallery of lonely, neglected arcade machine photos taken by a variety of photographers. Over the past decade, daring hobbyists called urban explorers have been documenting the world of abandoned buildings, often sharing photos of their journeys online. On the way, they’ve come across arcade video games that are slowly crumbling away, succumbing to those natural forces. And like rubberneckers at … Continue reading The Eerie Stillness of Forgotten & Abandoned Arcade Games