Video Game Arcade in Congo

September 10, 2009 -

This photo from flickr user Tomas apparently shows a makeshift arcade in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is just one of numerous photos from Congo uploaded by Tomas.

The photo is tagged Kinshasa, so it was likely shot in the capital city, which has some 10 million inhabitants.

Source:  via boingboing


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Re: Video Game Arcade in Congo

why is this news

Re: Video Game Arcade in Congo

Simple.  Because it's interesting enough to the general readership to warrant reporting.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Video Game Arcade in Congo

How did you know that?  Did you poll the general readership first?

Just sayin', not trying to be a jerk.

"De minimus non curat lex"

"De minimus non curat lex"

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My psychic powers are vast.

But fair enough.  I should have said, "I imagine GP felt it would be interesting enough to the general readership to warrant reporting."

 

Andrew Eisen

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I'm taking its a PC arcade or they have consoles hooked up to the monitors. I wonder what games they have.

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Monitors? No dude... those are old fat TVs. Remember those?

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Cathode ray tube? What's a cathode ray tube?

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I'm guessing the makeshift Internet cafe's around the corner.

Re: Video Game Arcade in Congo

Donkey Konga?

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FIFA (soccer) for PS2 at least (that's what they all were playing when the photograph was taken).

 
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