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Make decent arcade games. Most arcade games are so shit-arsed bollucks that no one gives a fuck. And they're all (good + bad) available on console anyway, which is far more cost-effective for gamers (the only people who would go to an arcade for a social event, anywho).



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cut the price to free, maybe this could help



- Alotttt of good exclusive games and game types that can only be on the arcade
- Wider arcade cabinets so you wont have to touch elbows with your opponent
- All games to be no more than a quarter (sick of games that needs 4-8 quarters)
- More security guards because depending where you live, itll end up being another gang hangout



I think the problem is Arcade games are just boring. If I'm going to get higher quality games at home than why would I go to the Arcade?



How about this. Maybe to have the ability to have online play with other arcades country or worldwide, or even play against people on consoles, as well as someone on the same arcade. High scores can be universal among all arcades.



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To be worthwhile arcades would need to offer something that consoles and PCs can't. Light guns or arcade cabinets with joysticks and buttons just don't cut it anymore. Not very easy with stuff like DDR, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band coming to homes. =



vess13 said:
if arcades can get me to play a game after watching a movie then they can come back, in NA going and watching movies is part of the culture. If they can make arcades part of that, then why not?

It's interesting you should say that--my local Silver City pretty much did this recently.  Originally, they just had a couple of arcade machines to pass the time until your movie started, like most other theatres.

A couple of weeks ago, though, they ditched that, expanded the building, and now they have X-Scape and they're pretty much the place that you want to go for entertainment.  In addition to the movies, they're now pretty much a mini Dave & Busters, with at least 40 new arcade machines, plenty of recent console games to play, and a restaurant/bar to top it all off.  It's the whole shebang, too--you can win tickets and get prizes, and in order to play you need to buy a card similar to D & B or SEGA City. I'm interested in watching how popular it gets over the next little while.



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By offering a virtual reality-like experience:

- true 3-D vision
- 180 degree field of vision on screen (or in goggles).
- lots of rumble and shake under your seat
- motion controllers with camera feedback like in Natal, i.e gun/sword moves on the screen when you move the controller


But no, not even this would draw enough people to the Arcades anymore. The Arcades are dead.



Slimebeast said:
By offering a virtual reality-like experience:

- true 3-D vision
- 180 degree field of vision on screen (or in goggles).
- lots of rumble and shake under your seat
- motion controllers with camera feedback like in Natal, i.e gun/sword moves on the screen when you move the controller


But no, not even this would draw enough people to the Arcades anymore. The Arcades are dead.

I personally don't feel arcades are dead beyond the ability to come back. If people are given a valid reason to come out, they will.



RIP arcades