By Allistair Pinsof
UT graduate Ryan Harvey loved Japan’s arcades so much that he recreated one in his hometown. Austin’s Arcade UFO is a Japanese-style, sit-down arcade featuring rare imports you won’t find at Dave & Busters or any other place in Texas. Its unique selection of Japanese arcade cabinets has made Arcade UFO a peculiar dating spot by day and the beating heart of Austin’s competitive fighting game scene by night. Harvey gave us a tour of his arcade and explained what makes it (and Japanese arcades like it) so special.