South Korea has lengthy been a significant middle of PC gaming tradition, and what helped launch Korean gamers into the mainstream was a relentless pursuit of aggressive video games — all fueled by quite a few gaming cafes known as “PC bang” in Korean.
These cafes provided top-of-the-line gear at modest hourly charges to permit younger Korean gamers to dedicate their non-study time into video video games; and the savvy PC gaming cafes in Seoul began providing extra than simply chips, sodas, and candies. They started serving among the identical meals that younger Korean gamers have been going to small eating places known as bunsikjip for, like kimchi fried rice, spicy rice truffles, and naturally, immediate ramen — positively not the form of meals I discovered once I went to PC bangs close by LA’s Koreatown within the late ’90s.
On this episode of Ok-City, I go to one in all Seoul’s hottest PC gaming cafes and order a bunch of snacks straight from my pc; all the pieces from cheese ramen to corn canines will get delivered to my tiny desk as I combat my method via a sport of Overwatch.
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