There once was a time when the arcade represented something important to the lives of youngsters: time away from parents, getting lost in a story, the thrill of competition. We had to take advantage of every opportunity to play. Nowadays a game machine in the corner is nothing more than an ironic piece of novelty art . Simply put, people these days don't look at arcades the same way they did 20 years ago. But they still have a lot to offer today's gamer.