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Oct. 22 2009 - 12:07 pm | 298 views | 0 recommendations | 4 comments

Inside the Least Fun Arcade Ever…In North Korea

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This set of photos (the rest after the jump) comes from an unnamed source supposedly behind enemy lines in North Korea. Outside photography is strictly prohibited there, so this intrepid photojournalist risked life and limb to bring us these pictures…of an arcade.

The photos show a rather barren place, with military themed games and a handful of children playing them. Not that I doubt, “unnamed source’s” credibility, but I have a hard time believing that these pictures are actually from North Korea, and not just some shitty arcade in South Korea. Why?

- You’re past the DMZ in North Korea, and you stop to take pictures of…a local arcade?

- Kim Jong Il owns every video game in the country.

- Not one of the games is Kim Jong Il-themed.

- Children are not allowed to wear bright colors.

- No one is allowed to have fun.

But on the other hand, these could be legitmate, because South Korea is a HUGE haven for gaming, and I can’t believe an arcade like this would stay open with all the Starcraft LAN cafes on every corner.

Check out the rest of the pictures below and decide for yourself:


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[via UK: RESISTANCE]


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  1. collapse expand

    Uh, a super-rare Western Gun and sit-down Monaco GP? I am beginning to re-think my stance on North Korea.

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