Category Archives: Reclaim Arcade

Return to Reclaim Arcade

“Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.” — Walter Benjamin In mid-May I took a trip back to Fredericksburg, which included a quick jaunt to Long Island to see family and … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade Repair Log: Mortal Kombat, Gauntlet, Make Trax, Karate Champ, and Gyruss Cocktail

On Wednesday of this week Tim and I caught up on some arcade repairs. Coming into Reclaim Arcade via robot I’m more a cheerleader/annoyance than help, but I learn a ton so at least one of us gets something out of … Continue reading

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An American Arcade in Italy: Arcade Story

What is it Madonna famously said in the 1980s? Something like “Italians Do it Better”? Well, after visiting Antonio Nati’s Arcade Story just outside of Vicenza, Italy I might have an idea of what she was talking about. Antonio is … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade: If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen with Your Eyes

Eyes are the neon shutters to the soul of Reclaim Arcade… Last weekend Tim Stahmer and Kathy Manley stopped by Reclaim Arcade with cameras in hand. Tim has been a big fan of the arcade, and I am thrilled he … Continue reading

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Posters are an Arcade’s Best Friend

Been a bit hectic around here as of late, so posting on the has been sparse. But given Trentino is going into full blown lockdown this week, I may have some more time on my hands. That said, my … Continue reading

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Reclaim Fotomat

Now that Reclaim Arcade is up and running I find myself looking for other things to dream about. My life has come to a beautiful moment wherein the things I imagine can actually come true, not sure how I got … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade’s Game of Maintenance

This is yet another post reflecting about the opening of the awesomeness that is Reclaim Arcade, I previously captured some general reflections, Reclaim Video, and the living room, and this one will focus on the meat and potatoes of the … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade’s 80s Living Room

I’m on a bit of a roll capturing some reflections of a recent trip back to the US to open Reclaim Arcade. You can read more about getting the Arcade open in this post or, if outdated media formats is … Continue reading

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Reclaim Video Reclaimed

I’m gonna try and break my posts about the grand opening of Reclaim Arcade up a bit given there’s so much to say one post would just be too imposing and never get written.  Views of ?@reclaimvideo?, the gateway drug … Continue reading

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Reclaim Arcade: Some Notes on the First Few Weeks

The Reclaim Arcade reviews are coming in! Yeah! Last weekend made it three weeks that Reclaim Arcade has been open to the public, and it has been pretty rewarding to have folks appreciating the space and all the thought and … Continue reading

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