Not that I’m a huge gamer, maybe just a regular gamer of occasional RPGing, Wii dancing, and hidden object finding. I’d probably devote more time to gaming if I had more time. Anyway, I wanted to check out the Akihabara arcades because I hadn’t done much more than watch people lose at UFO catchers in Japan. And there are plenty of UFO catchers in Japan. Maybe…too many. And there’s much more stimulating, intellectually satisfying gaming machines to be discovered.

I got up early, still in my jetlag mode, and made a beeline to Akihabara after breakfast. It was 9:00 a.m., and I figures most businesses would be open. But- the arcades aren’t most businesses, and they do most of their business at night.

But I would return…later!