North Korean arcade upgrades to full-color displays, microprocessors

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Insular and poverty-stricken North Korea is known for its lack of modern technology. Wide roads are clear of traffic, the electrics go out at night, and outsiders are shepherded and carefully watched whenever they visit. And yet Pyongyang has a video arcade, and someone found it. Just in: Yie Ar Kung Fu!

Is this just a prop for tourists? If so, its grubbiness surely just makes N.K. seem all the more depressing. The last time I saw an arcade like this was is Rhyl, North Wales.

Do note, however, that its machines still look better than your terrible MAME cabinet.

Update! I missed Cory's post at the Motherboing.

INSIDE A NORTH KOREAN ARCADE [Spiel Macht Frei]

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