This North Korean Arcade Propaganda, My Goodness

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If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.

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You might remember seeing photos of a North Korean arcade when they first surfaced online in 2008. Some cabinets looked ancient!

[Images: UK:Resistance]

These images were originally published by the greatest Sega fan site ever created, UK:Resistance.

[Image: UK:Resistance]
[Image: UK:Resistance]

(For more, do check out UK:R.)

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In 2013, a new arcade apparently opened on the Rungna Islet in Pyongyang, the country’s capital.

Website Arcade Heroes recently dug up this clip titled “Playing Video Games in Pyongyang, North Korea.” It dates from 2013 and appears to show the Rungna Islet arcade. It’s hard to tell, though.

For those keeping tally, it does appear that Sega’s Let’s Go Jungle is playable in Pyongyang.

For some, at least.


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from Kotaku http://kotaku.com/this-north-korean-arcade-propaganda-my-goodness-1794484040

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