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Beijing Arcades

Next to Beijing University, near the West Gate, there's a strip of restaurants and small kitschy stores. Taking an escalator underground, though, takes you to the Internet cafe and the arcade. The Internet cafe charges you not only by time, but by which area you sit at. Basically, some areas have better computers/chairs/peripheries, and others are just the standard set-up. Additionally, you can become a "member", and then you get discounts on rates and area prices. I noticed most people in there playing League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients. I didn't spend a lot of time in there because you need a government-issue ID, which in my case would be a passport, and I didn't have it with me.

So, I went to the arcade instead. One yuan=one token, and most games are 4-6 tokens. So like 75 cents to a dollar. I'm a sucker for toys, so I played the different claw machine and those machines that require super-human timing to win a prize. I didn't win. There wa…

Ultra Console Game #287

Ultra Console Game is the name of one of the only gaming magazines available in China. Its Chinese name is 游戏机实用技术or Game Console Practical Skills. In English they call themselves Ultra Console Game, or UCG for short.
This particular issue is a back-issue from December 2011. The cover is a picture of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, and below it says there will be thorough walkthroughs for: Assassin’s Creed RevelationsSaint’s Row 3Sengoku Basara 3And features for:
UCG Singapore Travel NotesSingapore GSC&Playstation Game Development Center Exclusive Coverage
Around Ezio there are cover lines for HALO Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, Legendary Difficulty Tactics Guide; Legend of Eternal Light, Halo’s 10th Anniversary; Special Delivery: Rayman Origins, Slime Mori Mori Dragon Quest 3; 3DS highlights Monster Hunter 3 tri G, Mario Kart 7. There’s also guides for Final Fantasy Type Zero, CoD Modern Warfare 3, Dark Souls, and Super Mario 3D Land. Hit the break to see inside.