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The Great Arcade Comeback & What it Means for Gaming

GenGAME writes: "If there’s anything that's worth taking away from the arcade revival, it’s that the positioning of video games in relationship to the lifestyle of the consumer – and most critically gaming’s role in social interactions – that creates the biggest success stories."

avengers19781360d ago

I used to go to the arcade all the time and play street fighter 2, mortal kombat, and killer instinct, it was like the place to go to test your skills, and at the time everyone played fighting games. There wasnt online back then so it was the best way to play games like that Player v Player.
I could see how Arcades could make a come back today but they would be much different then when I was a kid.
They could have lan line multiplayer games like COD and Battlefield and you pay by the hour, they would really have to offer up some kind of experience that cannnot be had at home...
GAMEING LEAGUE at the local arcade would be amazing.

from the beach1360d ago

It's not really an 'arcade revival' when they're only interested in old games.

You're better off trying to find arcades in coastal towns that still buy in new games - many do. Just be prepared to have to search for them through a maze of gambling machines.

CanadianTurtle1360d ago

I would do anything to see the arcades come back. Unfortunately, here in Canada I didn't get to experience arcades as much since they weren't typically "everywhere."

quantae061359d ago

I got a friend out in Cali, who told me their was a arcade in one of the biggest malls in the state. I was shocked because I though all arcades were pretty much diminished. I miss going to the arcades when I was little, but the ones I went to all closed down.