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November 12, 2012

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arem

Wow, what a time warp. I rode in from Queens to blow my allowance at the Manhattan arcades many times. Total educational experience for an 11 year old. Do you remember the other arcade in Penn Station called Space Station? It didn't last as long as Station Break, but it was even cooler, with lights in the floor and stuff that made it look like it was a sci-fi movie set. It was on the same level, if you made a right out of Station Break and walked towards the A-C-E platforms.

Makeout

Wtf? No Paperboy?

Fossil

More than happy to help you out. Full disclosure: while I'm not the one who posted the YouTube video, I am the one who created the 3D model of the arcade used to make the video. It was based on a set of slides made by the company that owned all of the Station Break arcades, and which were rescued from a dumpster and posted on Flickr. Using them as reference, along with my memories of Station Break and the surrounding LIRR Concourse (as a frequent visitor from Long Island in the early 80's), I was able to constuct the model seen in the video. It's primarily a front end for arcade-game emulators, but it also serves as an interactive virtual museum-piece for nostalgic New Yorkers. The original artical was in XBOX Magazine, and can be viewed here:

http://www.oxmonline.com/back-womb

I also enjoyed playing bubble-hockey down the hall at the Space Station arcade, which was infamous for having Space Invaders machines, hanging upside-down while still plugged in, dispayed in its windows.

And no, sorry. No Paperboy.

Alex in NYC

Ha! Nice work, Fossil. I *do* remember the upside-down Space Invaders machines.

arem

Ah, the bubble hockey machine! I saw a guy get knocked out there because he was "announcing" someone else's hockey game like he was Marv Albert at top volume and annoying everyone around him. He warned to stop and didn't, so somebody shut him up the hard way. Scared the crap out of me!

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