It was something like a geeky wet dream, or a Revenge of the Nerds scene brought to life. In the front room stood rows of vintage and new vinyl records, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and cassettes -- enough media to outfit even the most obsessive collector's shelves. In the back, dozens of classic arcade cabinet games lined up in rows, all newly restored and free to play. But the hundreds that turned out to the grand reopening of Logan Hardware in Logan Square Saturuday weren't just there to play games. They were there to watch.
Steve Wiebe, star of 2007 documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and video game folk hero, emerged around 4:30pm to greet an overflowing crowd of cheering fans.
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