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MEGAbytes set to bring new retro arcade cafe to Glasgow

Gamers rejoice! Following a successful crowd-funding campaign a new retro-arcade cafe is set to be opened in Glasgow's Howard Street this month.

Published: July 14, 2015

MEGAbytes aims to combine a love of gaming with a love of great food and will be filled with retro-gaming gems including arcade machines, consoles and pinball machines.

Nav Saran, part of the team behind the project, spoke to STV about the venture and said that he hoped Glasgow's gaming community would embrace the venue and see it as a place for people to enjoy gaming, discuss the community or simply meet up with friends, all while enjoying a coffee or food from their kitchen, he said: ""We've grown up with video games - 90's for me especially - it was the golden era of gaming.
"Every week Danny (Corbett, co-director) and I have a night at my house with pizza and a bunch of video games and chill out - now we have our own place to do it."

MEGAbytes will offer gaming on a number of systems including sega megadrive, the original NES, SNES, Nintendo Gamecube and Playstation and feature classic games such as Street Fighter II, Mariokart and Goldeneye.

The cafe will offer an interesting range of Italian milkshakes, as well as paninis, rolls, sandwiches and a vegetarian/vegan offering.

The team also hope to host regular gaming tournaments, cosplay events, quiz and movie nights, and developer Q&A's.You can find out more on the MEGAbytes Facebook page.

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