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The Tech Deck

Podcast, Wednesday story profile owners of new Spokane arcade/church

Do you long for the days of the Saturday morning trip to the video arcade?

If so, you might want to check out "Jedi Alliance," a new nonprofit that is part toy emporium, part video arcade and part church devoted to the teachings of the knight order who serve as heroes in the Star Wars universe. Jedi Alliance held a grand opening earlier this month, and I had an opportunity to speak to owners Tim and Tyler Arnold this week about their plans for the nerd paradise.

An audio story and a discussion with city editor John Stucke about the history of arcades makes up the first segment of this week's Spokesman-Review Podcast, which you can listen to below. A story will be published later this week with more information on the brothers and what they hope to accomplish with the venture. We'll add the link to that story when it's available. 

Have you been to Jedi Alliance yet? Think arcades can still work in this age of console gaming? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for listening/reading/playing!

Kip Hill
Kip Hill joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He currently is a reporter for the City Desk, covering the marijuana industry, local politics and breaking news. He previously hosted the newspaper's podcast.

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