Game Center CX, a collection of 'fake' old games from the 80s (usually well made 'ripoffs' of actual ones like galaga, star soldier, ninja jajamaru-kun, dragon warrior, and so on).
I knew it was based on a TV show, but wasn't really sure what it was like. Turns out the TV show is about a guy who tries to beat retro games that are usually either really tough or kusoge. He's just an avergae player, but he has determination (usually the show is highlights from a 13-hour marathon of playing the game), and is likeable enough.
Here's a youtube vid:
(assuming it hasnt been removed from youtube yet) Its the first part of the show where he does pretty bad at FC Makaimura (Ghosts N Goblins).
Anyhow, I enjoyed it enough to get the 4 dvd box sets, here's the amazon listing for them (and unlike for games, they ship these overseas, though they are region 2 encoded):
The box sets are much more reasonably priced than anime is in Japan; each box set is between 5 and 7.5 hours long for around 6000yen. They are not all of the episodes, or even the same format as the show; the DVDs are just, for example, his entire makaimura challenge, or his entire mighty bomb jack challenge, whereas the Tv show went back and forth between those challenges, interviews, highlights of games that had been released in 1986, and so on. The other thing included on the DVDs are the segments where he went to various game centers/arcades around Japan. But after the completionist in me was disappointed that they weren't all the episodes as aired, there was a lot of content that I really liked; I went through and watched all 25 hours or so in 1 week.
(oh, and yes, this could've gone under the 'tv' section, but its about games)