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Arcade complex to spark gaming revival

posted 9 Jan 2013, 06:03 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 9 Jan 2013, 06:08 ]

They once enthralled the Capital’s youth, but for today’s video arcades it’s nearly game over as youngsters looking for entertainment turn to the internet and mobile phones.

Now, however, two entrepreneurs want to make one of Edinburgh’s historic districts the launch pad for a revival of arcade gaming after they announced plans for a massive, Tokyo-style complex in the Grassmarket.

IT developer Barry Cuthbertson and graphic artist Jeff Jaydee said their centre would feature 200 machines over three floors and predicted it would save classic arcade gaming from extinction.