They say that the American arcade is dead, but I don't want to believe them. Spending a few tokens at the Barrel Of Fun arcade at my old hometown mall was a staple of my childhood, and sometimes I like to attempt to recapture that old feeling. Several weekends ago, my girlfriend and I decided to make the grand pilgrimage to a brand new Dave & Buster's that opened up in Orlando, FL, but we didn't consider that the place is located right in the middle of the largest tourist stretch in the region. The parking lot was packed to capacity and we weren't able to go inside. But that's fine, for earlier in the day we had the privilege of visiting the other arcade in the area: Fantasy Arcade in Festival Bay Mall. Festival Bay is dying a slow, protracted death (an overwhelming majority of the retail spaces were empty), and while the arcade still lingers on, it's a pitiful sight to see and reflects the state of the average modern independently run video game business. C'mon, everybody, let's visit a sad arcade!