I’ve been having a ton of fun writing for Geek.com for the past few weeks, especially since it’s allowed to basically write about every single one of my interests. The game and film fan in me got to join forces with the New Yorker for this review of The Lost Arcade, a documentary on the last independent arcade in NYC. I enjoyed it but seemed to like less than most everyone else!
That may be because I actually remember the place. I only stepped foot in it once but that was enough for me to know that the fond remembrance of the place might be tinged by nostalgia, the same way everyone looks at dirty old NYC and feels nostalgic. It was funny to note that after posting this on Facebook a friend of mine noted the time he almost got jumped for beating someone in Street Fighter there, which further cements my point that things might not have been as rosy as they appear in the doc.
My full review is up on the site here.