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Finally, An Arcade Game That Gets You Drunk

Fighting game Beercade: The Last Beerfighter rewards the winner with sweet, sweet booze.

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As anyone who has visited a bowling alley or Brooklyn's own Barcade knows full well, alcohol and arcade games enjoy a special relationship. Now, thanks to the advertising agency McKinney, that relationship has turned downright intimate:

What's more memorable: sampling a beer poured by a bartender, beer rep or festival worker, or sampling a beer poured from a video arcade machine after you defeat your pathetic opponent in a game called "The Last Barfighter"? Everything about the Big Boss Brewery Beercade was handcrafted in-house at McKinney — from the classic arcade-inspired frame construction to the typographical styling and illustrations to the video game itself. It takes beer trial from forgettable smell-and-sip to memorable gloat-and-guzzle.

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

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