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Chris Kooluris spent $26,000 converting his apartment into an arcade, complete with candy dispensers and a physical high-score list.

Chris Kooluris realized a fantasy when he converted his apartment into an arcade. Unfortunately, that reality cost him a fiancée.

As reported by the New York Daily News, the 37-year-old Kooluris decided to sell his furniture–including his bed–in order to spend $26,000 transforming his apartment into an arcade that consists of games like Pac-Man, Punch-Out, and Street Fighter II. He did this after unsuccessfully trying to sell his Manhattan apartment when he moved into his fiancee’s apartment in Brooklyn. He began to feel uncomfortable living with her and her things, and after reading the Ernest Cline sci-fi novel Ready Player One, he had an epiphany of sorts.

“The book just blew me away,” he said. “It awakened something in me and I started thinking that I can’t believe I’m not surrounded by all these things that I grew up loving.”

Are you wondering the same thing I am? “How did this guy ever get engaged in the first place?”

Because that’s what I’m wondering.