I’ve mentioned Station Break, the long-vanished video arcade in the bowels of Penn Station, a few times here before. I remember several ill-considered expeditions to same with my friend Jeremy back in the early 80’s wherein we’d waste our collective weight in dubiously-earned quarters playing mind-numbing rounds of "Berzerk," "Tempest," "Joust," "Dig-Dug," "Defender" and several other favorites of the day. Places like Station Break just don't exist anymore, or not in New York City, at least.
At one point a couple of years back, I stumbled upon an article about someone designing a virtual Station Break, and that seemed like a cool link to build a post around, but I never got around to it and lost the link and blah blah blah.
Back in August, meanwhile, I penned a post about Penn Station, which prompted a reader named Fossil to post the below video of the very thing I’d original seen the article about. It’s a bit clunky, but the guy really did a nice job. Watching this video accurately captures the experience of walking around Station Break … albeit without all the noise, smell and glares from one’s fellow shifty patrons.
Cheers to Fossil for sending it my way.