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Arcade Game Sales' Robert Childs and Further Seems Forever's Steve Kleisath Talk Rick Ross, Galaga, and Their Retro Arcade Night

Kids waiting at the orthodontist play Galaga, guests at the Breakers run from digital ghosts, and Rick Ross is gaming at home, thanks to Robert Childs. 


The owner of Fort Lauderdale's Arcade Game Sales, Childs holds the second highest score in Tempest, according to Twin Galaxies, in the world. Close friend Steve Kleisath, drummer of Further Seems Forever, is also a successful gamer. He has the skills to rank as the second highest scoring player of Ms. Pac Man in the world. In the world! We sat down with the pair to talk about Childs' famous clientele and their oddly unique Retro Arcade Night. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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