I was recently in Paris again (for the MIRRIONTH time) and discovered a bunch of independent gaming shops. The lovely journalist, Chris Pepper, had given me directions to these shops before but, given that I have no sense of direction or spatial awareness, I could never find them.
On my most recent trip to Paris, I wandered down Boulevard Voltaire towards Republique (I was coming from Metro Voltaire, which is where I was staying), I stumbled across a string of videogame shops, all right next to each other. It was as if every independent game shop in Paris got together and went: “HAI GAIZ! YOU KNOW WHAT? WE SHOULD BUILD OUR SHOPS NEXT TO EACH OTHER, COMME ÇA! YEAH! YEEEEEAAAH!”. And that’s what they did.
It was kind of nice to see shops that weren’t GAME or Micromania. For a start, they stocked games that were actually interesting and kind of obscure. They also weren’t as cold and sterile as GAME and Micro. Here are pictures!