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"Art-house" arcade

If you are old enough, you might remember going to an arcade to play video games.

But then consoles like Sega and Nintendo turned gaming into something most people do at home, often alone.

saleem.jpgThe Mount Royal Games Society and Concordia's TAG research center are aiming to get gamers out of their dark basements and back in public space.

They're planning a public arcade

And at this arcade, gamers and non-gamers alike will have a chance to discover something other than what the multi-million dollar gaming companies are offering.

Saleem Dabbous describes it as a sort of "art-house" game culture, where independent game makers push the boundaries of the sensations and emotions that can be experienced while playing a video game.

Listen to Jeanette's conversation with Saleem.  

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