GamerFitNation: Arcades were once the ideal place for gamers to hang out and play video games with each other. There was friendly, yet intense, competition over getting the top score on leaderboards, and spectators would gather around to see the action. Arcades offered every genre: from your classic Space Invaders, to Pinball; there was a game for everyone. The appeal of arcades drastically dropped when home video game consoles came into the gaming scene. After Dance Dance Revolution, nothing new and deserving of playing came out, so people stopped going to arcades.