by Brooke Dowd Sacco
I’ve heard a lot about bars with an arcade theme popping up lately, but this invention really takes the pint. The Last Barfighter is an arcade machine that lets you play a quirky and rudimentary fighting game, like Street Fighter. But when the game is over, the winner sees a pint of beer fill up his or her glass. It’s brilliant, really. Otherwise you win a bunch of tickets to turn in for some crap. Or worse, a spot on the machine’s high scorer list. Whoop dee doo. The Last Barfighter games were created by a Durham-based ad agency, and were commissioned by Raleigh beer company Big Boss Brewery. So they’re currently there, serving suds to thirsty customers and being played during special events.