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    Free Book Alert: Japanese Gaming Centers!

    By thomas | December 12, 2008

    Shane over at The Nihon Sun is giving away a free book. In her words:

    If you have ever been to a Japanese Game Center or want to learn more about the gaming scene in Japan then you need to read Arcade Mania!, The Turbo Charged World of Japan’s Game Centers.

    The book is filled with with great graphics and information about game centers, their popularity and history as well as interviews with game designers and top players in Japan. Written by Brian Ashcroft with Jean Snow, the book is as fun to read as it is to visit a game center in Japan and you can win a copy today!

    The Nihon Sun, an online magazine covering Japanese travel & culture, is offering readers a chance to win a copy of this book. All you need to do is read the review of Arcade Mania! and answer a couple of fun arcade trivia questions from the book in order to enter.

    Once again:

    Review: click here.

    Contest Details: click here

    Now go win yourself a free book!

    Are you holding a contest/giveaway on your Japan-themed blog?  If so, drop me a line and I can help spread the word.

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    4 Responses to “Free Book Alert: Japanese Gaming Centers!”

    1. Shane Says:
      December 12th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks for the plug Thomas – maybe this will help your readers hack their way to success in Japan’s game centers?

    2. X Says:
      December 12th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

      Just a heads up, the author Brain Ashcraft is one of the editors at Kotaku, a site about video games. It’s a great site if you’re into the whole video game culture thing.

    3. Chesu Says:
      January 25th, 2009 at 5:41 am

      I actually won a signed copy of the book from Kotaku, where Brian Ashcraft is the night editor.

      http://kotaku.com/5121863/your-three-favorite-dioramas

    4. GHDS Says:
      December 27th, 2009 at 5:08 am

      The book is filled with with great graphics and information about game centers, their popularity and history as well as interviews with game designers and top players in Japan. Written by Brian Ashcroft with Jean Snow, the book is as fun to read as it is to visit a ga

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