It’s a place that I go to meet friends twice every month. At least that’s what it feels like to me.
He wants it to be a place where people can always come back to in order to get away from their troubles.
…and opening this new location was Ikeda’s way of defiantly shouting out that small arcades weren’t going to just die.
He also began holding many more fighting game tournaments, drawing players in with favorites such as Gundam EX Revue, Fatal Fury 2, and Samurai Shodown 2. And he streamed them all.
Ikeda remembers there being so many people packed into Hey to play CSV2 that they couldn’t all fit on the floor that it was on at the same time.