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Ten Favorite Arcades in Metro Phoenix

How's that new-fangled Wii U that you found waiting underneath the Christmas tree? Maybe a tad disappointing perhaps, especially when it comes to game selection? We're willing to bet that after giving launch titles like ZombiU and Assassin's Creed III a try and ultimately busting out a rage quit in frustration, you're likely to head down Castles and Coasters, Golfland-Sunsplash, or another local arcade for a far more fulfilling gaming experience.

Despite all the attention that's heaped upon the latest high-tech systems and peripherals, there's something to be said for the thrill of heaping the pwnage on friends and your fellow gamers in public at an arcade. Plus, you can play old school titles on bonafide arcade cabinets instead of downloading ROMs into the latest version of MAME on your PC.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.