Soviet-Era Arcade Museum Opens In RussiaS

In Soviet Russia...they had video games. Not particularly special ones, mind you, but they had them. And those dusty old machines now have pride of place in a new museum in the Russian capital, Moscow.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines (the Soviet ethic lives on in the place's name, then) is home to versions of 20 of the original 37 machines licensed for manufacture in the old USSR during the 70's and 80's.

The place is open to the public, and all the machines have been restored, so they're playable. Worth remembering if you're planning on taking a trip to Moscow! Or, you know. If you live there.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines [MSAM, via Hobby Blog]