24-hour fighting game stream this weekend for Family Fun Arcade - Arcade Relief

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • December 11, 2012 at 11:45 a.m. PST
A 24-hour stream is taking place this weekend, December 15th, and many well known players and faces in the community are lending a hand to honor Family Fun Arcade, which will be closing its doors January 2013.

For 38 years, Family Fun Arcade has been a shining spot in southern California, and RedRapper put together this trailer to honor the establishment and promo this weekend's stream, hosted by Level|Up and Mike Watson.
If you'd like to contribute to the cause, you can PayPal your donation to donate@arcaderelief.com, or visit this page and click on the donate button.

For more information, hit the jump.


12pm – Event kick off and intro to FFA w/Alex Valle and Mike Watson
1pm – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 tourney hosted by Aris
3pm – Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tourney w/hosts Tomo Ohira and Jeff Schaefer
5pm – Street Fighter 4 AE w/Mike Ross
7pm – MvC2 hype matches and 2-man tourneys
9pm – UMvC3 w/hosts Clockw0rk and Viscant
11pm – 3s tourney hosted by Gootecks
12am – P4 tourney hosted by JamesXie
1am – MrWizard and Watts SHGL storytime and more prehistoric nonsense!
3am – Ask Dr Sub Zero Show LIVE w/John D!!
4am – 3s team tourney

Players and community members in attendance include: EG|Justin Wong, MRN|Marn, UltraChen TV, LA Akira, Killer Kai, Muffin Man, Sanchez, 5 Star, The Mix-Up and more.


Hi I'm Ralph and I own Family Fun Arcade.

For the past 38 years I have owned and run this place you know as Family Fun Arcade. It has been my pleasure ,my pain, my nights, my days, my frustration, my satisfaction, and everything in between. I have lived and breathed this business every day of those years. In short, Family Fun Arcade has has been my "Family"

I have watched the video game phenomenon from it's humble beginnings to the worldwide explosion.

I have seen little kids grow into adults who now bring their kids to Family Fun. I have made many lifelong friends and take great pride that I have been able to provide countless hours of fond memories to the people of Family Fun.

I have kept this place alive long after most real arcades have disappeared. Sadly, 38 years of hard work has taken a heavy toll on me. Now due to health and financial considerations I have been forced to step away from my role here As a result Family Fun will no longer be able to operate after approximately January 2013.

It has been a great long run and I hope to see many of my friends in the remaining time here. Family Fun is a second home to many and I hope you can all visit and support us now. Please watch for announcements of going away events and we are planning for a big gathering at Family Fun for our final "Family Portrait".

Tell your friends and we can all celebrate the end of an era.

Huge thanks and respect to all the employees who helped to make it possible,and thanks to you the customers who are all a big part of "The Family"

Additional information can be found on FFA United and Arcade Relief.

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