posted on Feb, 11 2007 @ 04:59 AM
Well the thing with that is people could do that from their home for free (assuming they have an internet connection). With the arcade, you get
a wide variety of games that you don't own.
to be the case. Not anymore. Arcades are now(at least in my area) 2-3 years behind the PC curve when it comes to Technology and
Games. Anyways, I got a computer at home and so do most of my friends and we still go out to the cafe to play some CS:S, WoW, or Starcraft. Arcades
are really expensive compared to Cafe's.
You can pick them up and put them down as you please with nothing but quarters to take with you.
Same thing with Internet cafe's. Except you don't even have to carry around Quarters.
What would give people incentive to either take their computer out and game with other people or go to an arcade instead of sit in front of
Excuse me? Computers are provided at Cafe's... You're thinking of a LAN party...
There was actually a gamers' group that was hosting an event in my building from noon until a half hour ago (2 AM), and I stayed in my room playing
Super Nintendo rather than drag my computer upstairs, check in, set it up, log into their system...
Yes. Now I'm sure you've never even been to a 'net cafe. In places like Korea and Japan, they have completely replaced the Arcade and some of them
house thousands of people. That is the future for N. America. We're just lagging behind for some odd reason.
The reason I ask what it would take is because I can't even think of anything that would get me there, though I would love it if there were
reason to go to an arcade or net cafe.
Arcades suck. They suck money out of your wallet, and they suck the spirit out of your body due to ridiculously hard games.
Internet Cafe's are cheap, usually have better than average computers and a fat fibre pipe, not to mention dozens, (and sometimes hundreds!) of games
that you can play at your leasure. At least the good ones do at that. They are usually much smaller than Arcades and also usually have a convenience
store counter to stock up on the Mountain Dew, (or bubble tea if that's your thing but that's a chick drink IMO).
[edit on 11-2-2007 by sardion2000]