PS2 Arcades Found In Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas

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This photo taken by the Washington Post is old. Three years old to be specific, which is prehistoric in the timeline of video game news. But, how often do we hear about video games inside the Favela of Rio de Janeiro?

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City of God paints one picture of Favela life while this PlayStation 2 arcade and associated Washington Post article paints another. On lazy weekends gamers who may not be able to afford buying a PS2 can head to a game center, pick a title, and play for the equivalent of 75 cents an hour. The wall behind the TV is filled with games that are hard to make out. Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories looks like its up there along with Sonic Mega Collection. Not only is this interesting to see it makes me even more appreciative of the PlayStation 2 I’m fortunate enough to own.


Images courtesy of Sony / Washington Post.

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