Why don't you go to your arcade anymore /v/? Do you hate fun? Are you a casual?
My friend and I still play Time Crisis 2.
We have all of the highscores as FAG & ASS.
Lots of the games are to old. The sensors are off on the guns, nothing new put in there in years.
They have one or two games that are way louder than the ones you actually want to hear. The grabbing machines NEVER pick up.
they're expensive as fuck here
in japan they were fun
Because they started charging for time instead of just using money.
Friend and I went in and because he was broke they wouldn't even let him watch me solo house of the dead. I offered to pay for him but we both agreed to boycott the dump and left.
>TFW you work in a shit arcade
>TFW your boss refuses to put in better machines
>TFW he only takes machines out
we went from a ghost squad to a target terror. Target terror is a "anti-terrorist" game where all the "Terrorists" are white, and plays like Area-51 meets Tim and Eric Awesome Show.
It's amazing how bad customers can get in both beligerene and stupidity. I'll post some stories after i take a poop.
We don't have an arcade around here anymore. What use to be full of awesome cabinets became DDR, gun games, racers and ticket machines.
I fucking hate what arcades became. That and the fucking price was 75 cents to a fucking dollar per play. Eat dicks
Seriously thogh /v/, why is it there is no market for arcades here, but there is in japan?
We have a mega billion dollar industry in the states, with huge events for gamers and cons that sport thousands of attendants. Hundreds of thousands of people here watch people play video games for fun on youtube.
Why wouldn't they go to arcades? Is it our cities? Is it that everyone drives everywhere, so the arcade is extra expensive? Is it just that everyone is a filthy casual who can't stand spending money on getting gud? Why are the Japanese capable of this masochism?
the culture over there is too different from ours
if i was with friends i'd totally play it
>the last time you went to an arcade was when you were 8 with your father
>any arcade within 50 miles of you has been closed since 2005
>your children will never experience the magic of an arcade with you
There were never any arcades near where I lived. But it didn't matter anyway, my family was poor so I knew it would be unwise to waste money on arcade games. When I saved up enough to finally buy a game, I made sure it was worth the money and I would get my time out of it.
there aren't any where i live
there is this one place that has a few pool and snooker tables, dart, airhockey and stuff but no arcades
otherwise i'd be there all day and become a pinball wizard
everyone was so nice and helpful
i really miss them
i have no idea what that was all about
it was like mugen
The only arcade nearby is 2 hours by train and it's DDR pads are always fucking broken holy shit can you just do some maintenance on those once a fucking day you useless cunts
That's mostly why I stopped going to mine. It's part of a tourist site, and shit just stays inoperable for months, since most people who go through there don't really care/notice if something is broken. The repair lady got mad at me and my friend when we told her the Technika machine was broken. It used to have a decent scene where every weekend we had a group that would get together and play CvS2 and Tekken 5 but everyone just kinda got fed up with it.
only 1 arcade left in my city, they closed the good one with all the good fightan games. the one thats left had the fist of the north star game wich was fucking great but some retard punched the screen and broke it. Now al thats left is shitty games and half broken stuff.
There's no market because people in japan are willing to play IIDX for months before passing a song. People over here want to win that card in stacker RIGHT NOW then leave. Only buttshit like stacker and redemption games make money, and to a lesser extend pinball because of the old-timers that come in.
>All dose PD:A
oh jesus take me now. Tried to buy one. Fuckin $17,000. I can get a used Pop'n for 1500! and that's expensive
Anyways, just yesterday i had one guy come in.
>HEY DIS PLACE TAKE TOKENS?
>no man we use quarters
>WHERE DO I GET THE TOKENS THO?
>we use Quarters
>he puts his bill in the machine
>HEY THESE ARE QUARTERS!
>Dave's not here man.
>he goes over to the fruit ninja, a decent game that absolutly barfs out tickets. Minimum 20 tickets for 50 cents.
>starts swinging his arms
>thinks it's a kinect game
>HEY THIS IZZUNT WORKIN
>it's a touch screen
>touches the screen and continues to swing arms
>SWIPE THE SCREEN
>he finally gets it
>gets 25 tickets
>Runs around like a dog that just got a bath.
>Shouts at me OMG I JSUT GOT 25 TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>Great! Would you like to cash them in?
>puts them on the counter
>"No bro, put them through the ticket eater"
>Puts them on top
>crumples them up and slams them on top
>no idea how someone can be this dumb.
>Holding in urge to tell him to gtfo, uncrumple them and feed them through
>Ask him what he wants
>Suggest a sucker
>sees punch balloon for 40 tickets
>HUH HUH HUH YOU CAN PUT NITROS OXIDE IN THAT HUH HUH HUH
>kid standing right behind him
>HEY IZZUNT DAT FUNNY? DAS A JOEK RIGHT THERE
>tell him to just take the sucker
>walks off like DON'Y UUU HAEB A SENSE OF HUMOR???
fuck i hate white trash.
someone broke his gun off
they showed gamecenter cx episodes in here
apparently arino visited it some time
>arcades so good hurr
>where's the magic durr
Niggers in here underaged as fuck. Nobody remembers the days when arcades were filled with degenerates and thugs. Having a cop in every arcade used to be the norm, fights broke out so much.
I've never seen an arcade here in Germany.
Wow that looks comfy as fuck. Location pls.
To get some goth poon, nerd.
I know its bait, but
>25 cents, one death run Metal Slug X, 30 mins of fun
>$60, broken single player game, $20 multiplayer expanshun, $30 DLC maps
All the arcades I've ever been to are shit.
They all have a bunch of shitty racing games, dance games and a few old ass shooters. Most of which are broken.
I have never once seen a fighting game in an arcade which is what I'd want to play.
top floor of super potato, akihabara
>mfw I have arcade machines at my job and I don't have to spend any money to play on them
>tfw remember the tekken tournaments at my old arcade
>all those sweaty, greasy hambeasts rampaging and smashign cabinets whenever they got rekt by skinny asian kids
>FFX-2 on Vita
I feel bad for my video game loving comrades over there. At least Vita isn't dead for you guys.
Because either the arcades switched to casual garbage(Doodle Jump, Angry Bird) or closed up.
The only good one in NJ burned to the ground last year
It involves the Funtown Fire picture
>that fucking arcade picture
I'm just bummed. I like the Japanese method of playing arcades, just playing until you get gud enough to get as much time as you want out of your credits. It keeps the places alive and bustling, and it encourages the creation of good new arcade games because all of the patrons are skilled gamers.
You won't find a self sustaining arcade nowadays and even the most popular ones need shit like kickstarter to stay afloat.. The business model is way to out of date. Why go to an arcade when you can just get a console. The only types of arcades that can exist now are "barcades" where you can just be in a drunken stupor while playing beat em up games.
For some reason in my country they are only alive in the touristic cities close to the sea, and they are huge as fuck and usually get a lot of new games every year, I go with my friends and play for some hours in there and have a lot of fun.
One of the worst parts of this job is unattended fucking kids.
>Little Nino comes in
>El Shit-pants-o finds it fin to climb up skee-ball and into basketball
>Fucking sits there
>Whitetrash McMethhead comes in with a beefmoon GF
>Just plays basketball with kid in machine
>Fucking beams the kid with a basketball
>Look over when i hear crying(i was helping customer with tickets so my back is turned to the basketball)
>Looks like he's one handed throwing basketballs at the kid
>Say not to throw balls so hard
>put two and two together
>see mexi-baby in machine
>Tell him he's got 5 seconds to get the fuck out before i call the cops
>Call mall security
>Kids their problem now
If anyone wantys to know where i am, Great lakes mall in mentor ohio. Don't fucking come here. this arcade is garbage.
Idk what magical place you lived in but arcades were basically breeding grounds for poverty ass niggas. I remember at my local arcade at least once a week there would be people fuckin in the bathroom.
I love how clean the Jap arcades are-
last arcade that closed down near me was a dump, old scratched floors, water-stained and missing ceiling tiles, filthy as fuck restroom...
Dat slime stack!! Why hasn't it been claimed??
Nah, you'd be surprised it was gangs or mobs that controlled most arcades. The gamling/money income of it was very popular for shady organizations, and there were counties or states that wanted all arcade zones banned because of the culture.
Back then you'd mostly find one or two machines in a diner or barber shop and that's where you'd get some peaceful vidya.
around the 90s things subdued, and places became more family friendly like Peter Piper Pizza or Chuck E Cheese.
>fostered violent customers
There aren't fights breaking out between the salarymen in Japan playing arcades. That is just because America is a violent shithole in which half of the people living in the cities are spontaneously criminal.
i wanted to buy so much shit but i wouldn't have place for it in my bag
>beams the kid with a basketball
I died. More stories.
Well that's just, like, your opinion man. I already told you this was during the 80's. I'm pretty sure Japan didn't even have arcades back then.
>tfw your country doesn't have arcades outside of a shit the house of the dead ripoff at bowling halls and ball pit places shit for kids
There's an arcade not too far from my uni, but managing my time for both doesn't sound easy.
Pop'n Tune Street looks damn fun though.
i'd probably get charged for importing stuff
rates are sky high over here
The last good arcade near me blew awaywith HHurricane Sandy. I used to jog there, get a soda, and play old vidya cabinets for two hours or so, and then jog home.
The beach sucks now.
There is a huge difference in cultures. Arcade games where a place where blue collar workers would go to pass the time in America during the boom of arcade games.
Then when SF2 came out, it changed the way arcade games were seeing and a toxic environment started to grow on arcade games because of it.
I only attend the arcade show that's held around here once a year. Pretty good times, although my wrists ache like a motherfucker afterwards.
>you will never live in japan and spend all your money on arcades and merchandise
Last time we had an arcade in my city (just a few miles out of London) was like 1997 or 1998. The 5th gen was like digging the grave, the 6th gen was hammering the last few nails shut on the coffin of the arcade era.
Used to regularly into 2d-fighting (various iterations of Street Fighter and Marvel) and racing (Daytona and Sega Rally).
Sad that those days had to end. I sometimes dream of moving to somewhere like Japan or Korea where I can rejoin that scene.
Taiwan was the primary manufacturer of arcade boards during the 70's and 80's, which were exported to Western countries. Kindly stop fighting over something you know nothing of.
truly the worst
i'm really gonna try to force my friends to go with me
>he cant visit the sega arcade, dragon palace and play all those games
Closest arcade is literally over 300 miles from me. I am not wasting 20 bucks worth of gas to pop a quarter into a machine that probably doesn't even work right anymore for snotty little kids with their stumpy little fingers pounding on it.
why the fuck would you go play pachinko
are you from Cali?
I remember when shooters took off sometime in mid-90s, they were always a crowd of Vatos at them pointing the guns sideways and shit.
no place for kids and decent folk.
Last arcade in the entire country (that I know of) went out of business somewhere around 2003-2004.
All that's left is random pinball machines here and there, and some arcades in an amusement park and on the cruise ships.
sometimes in the mornings, i play anime music to keep the mall walkers from waddling through
>But isn't that bad for business?
>Implying mall walkers ever spend money and don't just occupy parking spaces
I can confirm this. 8-balls fucking love arcades. They will ONLY play basketball if they find out you have it though. That said, they're here to have a good time, not cause trouble 999 times out of 1000. I've had trouble with 1 8-ball, and it's because i yelled at his kid not to shake the coin pusher machine. He wanted to hit me till i pulled out a baseball bat from under the counter. Then he walked off screaming honkey this cracka-ass cracka that. In the 5 years i've been here, that's the only 8-ball problem i've had other than littering. Good lord does tyrone love to litter.
Music game. Good one at that. I don't personally like it, but i can't deny it's an excellent game.
>Implying you can escape ohio
AH AHA HA!
there was even a twilight zone episode called "Last stop willoughby" which is the city next to mentor. Some dude misses his stop and ends up in ohio. The train from the episode is still there. It's walking distance from my house. Ohio is a black hole.
>Have old location near macys
>Retard home next to mall is having talent show
>Entire door blocked by people watching some retarded dude do a fucking moon-a and the june-a- and the spring-a cane twirling and tapdance act on the stage in the middle of the mall isle
>kid you fuckign not, some 60 year old retarded guy tap dancing
>Some lady comes in with some weird recumbant wheelchair for her warped birth defected son
>goes over to the DDR machine
>Uses the coat rack hooks i put up as a hook to give him an IV
>Gives the kid a fucking IV right in the middle of my fucking arcade
that's one of the few things we do have. Come up here and ask for your daily dose, and i'll give you some free games.
Damn son, that sounds like an interesting story. Care to tell more? Also it sounds like a great pick story with girls, don't look so down when talking about and you can also add spice to the story to make it more interesting.
for an original first party controller it's pretty cheap
because the only decent one I know of is way down in Miami
on the other hand, they do have some pretty good shit, no redemption shit, lots of imports, generally well maintained machines (not perfect, but better at keeping the machines in good condition than nearly any arcade I'd seen in my life)
anon for whiteland here, arcades are kind of popular, the other day i went to my local arcade with some friends, we played some virtua striker 2, virtua tennis, snowbros, House of the Dead, and Daytona USA, they also have a pool table so we played some eight-ball, it was a good day
Could that change now? It seems the culture would have changed by now. Blue collar workers clearly don't care about arcades anymore, they all died off.
But then again, I guess white collar workers don't give a shit about arcades either, and a big chunk of the arcade user base in japan are salarymen.
Arcade and weebo threads like this are the best threads on /v/.
I remember playing the shit out Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, dungeons and dragons beat em up metal slug and SF2 all the time.
Mexicans are my best customers. They send the eldest kid in, and he keeps the other kids in line. Sometimes they get excited, but mexicans cause the least trouble.
>MFW i get old timers in here mad that tickets don't equal money
ohio just got casinos last year. shit's infuriating becaust they get mega pissed at you. Throw the tickets at you, even though you can't throw tickets. One guy said he was going to call the cops because i wouldn't give him 5 dollars for 5 tickets.
>Take my brothers kids to Dave and Busters
>See some new fangled arcade shooter with 4-D graphis
>4-D MOTHER FUCKING GRAPHICS
>have to try it out
Consequences will never be the same
I AM SO FUCKING JELLY FUCK YOU
being yuropooor is suffering
My only arcade broke down
All i have within a 100 mile radius is a piss stained bust a move 2 machine
i'm europoor too, i was just there for vacation
i don't like rhythm games
>Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, dungeons and dragons beat em up metal slug and SF2 all the time.
Fuck I used to blew most of my money playing that when I was at school.
There are no arcades left on my tow now.
Ever get the customers who follow you around while you refill tickets?
>HEH HEH, CAN I HAVE ONE OF THOSE STACKS?
it's like they can't imagine that I hear that shit 10 times an hour.
Detroit fag here, strangely enough our arcades weren't violent murder traps like everything else in our fair city. the 8mile fun center used to have video games & go carts & mini formula one cars. the wonerland arcade was my favorite though
I like to enjoy my vidya at my own pace.
The only arcade game that I still play is Metal Slug X but on PC because I'm better with a keyboard.
I can finish up to mission 3 without dying once but I can't even finish the first mission without getting killed with arcade stick.
And I would love to try actual ARCADE IIDX
I would kill to get to play insane techniques on spada.
I can do IIDX 10's and some 11's at HARD lifebar pass, 10's in exhard
But yet I score like nigger.
>Why don't you go to your arcade anymore /v/?
Because we don't live in 1982 and I don't have to be around other people when I play my games now.
It's like going to a disco, fucking pointless.
i can't even last a second, my concentration skills are non existant
>Jewiest game ever
>Parts where you can NOT avoid getting hit
>Every enemy a bullet sponge
>Game moves slow as fuck
Namco shooters are shit. Sega>namco. Sega machines all use proprietary shit though, so they suck to own.
all the fucking time. Or when i empty the bill basket in the coin machine
>HURR HURR YUOS GOTSTA GIMME DAT!
Here's 50,000 tickets.
>Friend goes to some Arcade
>He's a total foot fetish faggot
>Takes his stanky ass shoes off
>Goes onto the DDR Machine and plays barefoot
>Security kicks him the fuck out
>He starts crying
>tfw your parents never took you to arcades because "muh violence"
>tfw walking past an arcade in the mall, seeing the bright lights, blaring music, explosions and sound effects permeating through your soul
I tried so hard to find that feel once I moved out. Not a single arcade within 200 miles of where I live.
>tfw I used to go to a GameWorks all the fucking time when I was younger
>tfw was a huge-ass fan of Sanic and was practically in heaven getting all that merch at the prize counter (I kept a Sonic shot glass and I still have it to this day. Took the first drink out of it in years in celebration of the SA2 PC port coming out.)
>tfw it got bought out and is now "GameRoom," which is shit and full of fucking phone ports
Do I have any Sawgrass Mills niggas in here that can feel with me? I miss Cheeburger Cheeburger too, at least Cheesecake Factory is still around.
i only drove through ohio to get to kentuky, it felt as bad as you described, that said, kentuky is a weird place, people treat their lawn like is a garage, but if you go to summerset, try baxters, their coffee is amazing
>Go to Arcade
>Little kids everywhere.
>Coin/Credit eating machines every where
>Fucking Iphone game machines are set up
>People keep looking at me funny, for obvious reasons.
I- I'll just stay home
holy fuck that game
>Can't buy it
>Have to LEASE it from konami
>they take percentage of profits monthly
>Refuse to lease it outside Nippleland
65% of my prizes.
you guys haven't lived until you've played this game with a bro
>tfw six story arcade machine building
i wish i could play sdvx2 already
i'm already burnt out on almost all of the sdvx booth tracks
well there's one arcade in the UK with spada, there's a few in italy too
too bad the one in the UK is a 4 hour train journey from where i live
i don't get to dictate what goes in. All of my machines suck except for my DDR Extreme, which is in good shape except the bottom 1P right arrow sensor.
>TFW finnbro gave me a SOWS invite and i'm too stupid to emulate
g-guess i-i'll just p-p-play some DJ max trillogy
Mars Attacks, the best pinball machine they had there, blew away in Sandy.
The only reason I went to the boardwalk at all this summer was for Steaks.
There's a new arcade at the very end of Casino Pier that has a few cabinets, but it's pay for time. I didn't actually go in, but I might make a day trip on Monday to check it out.
Was it your pinky?
>namco shooters a shit
it wasn't always like this
Seriously, >>260704396 looked like it was some US developed shit.
also, arcade operators like to jew up the difficulty to ensure you have to feed the machine at some point
>Company is building 2 more 30,000+ square feet arcades in the area
>They're probably going to be terrible
Because it's clear across town and I don't have a car?
I'm also currently unemployed,I don't have the time or money to go and play video game. I need to be looking for a job.
But I sure do have enough time to shitpost on 4chan
>Everywhere else is the epitome of Deliverance trailer trash Bible thumping good-ol-boys
The people suck but I've always enjoyed the landscape...
I live in Illinois and it's nothing but fields.
>tfw you bought your first shitty skateboard with 7 months worth of tickets saved from previous arcade shenanigans
>tfw all you did was play those shitty coin drop games to maximize ticket potential
>arcades are dead in the Netherlands
>went to Tunisia on vacation a long time ago
>the hotel had a metal slug 2 machine for some reason
>play that stuff as much as I can
>little kids come running in and start smashing on the P2 side of the arcade
>since the hotel made it so that 1 coin equals 2 credits they'd activate player 2
No wonder arcade culture is dead here. People see it as something for little kids. I just want to play games like metal slug and I really wanna play Blazblue at an arcade instead of at home. Even thinking about it right now makes me sad.
I tried to play House of the Dead at Cinemark the other day. Ate my credits. I didn't even ask for them back. I just fucking left. I was feeling good when I walked up to that machine, and it just reminded me that most "arcades" here don't even function.
Other is those sound voltex arcades.
To play arcade rip on PC you need endless analog input devices, that is knubs that do not end tracking to any point, they will spin or go endlessly to two different ways. That is hard to come by as windows compatible input device over 1000hz USB.
Well NOW they have 500usd controller out for that. Other is to have pivot monitor optimally.
And yeah the konami games are very ruthless. Starting out IIDX is not easy, not for anyone. Nobody can do it right the very first try not even in very easiest you will need some hours with the game to really get hang of hand coordination for it.
Good thing is that then it translates very well to pop'n music and so on as well.
but I am in finland
but I am in finland
Too bad I would need few hour flight to those places and it would not be cheap.
Screw it I'm going to look into starting an Arcade in NJ. One that doesn't appeal to casuals.
>Skill based pinball
>No iPhone games
>the ticket machines require work to earn tickets
I live about 15 minutes from the seaside, so theres a bunch of Arcades in a long line down there.
Not that theres anything worth while to play anymore.
I have a memory of playing The Simpsons Arcade Game down there with some of my older family members when i was about 6 and being really pissed i had to play as Lisa.
Theres still an Outrun 2 machine there which is probably my most played arcade machine up to a point were me and a friend had the majority of the high scores for all the routes on Outrun mode, but now one of the screen has become blurry and one of the seats wont slide back to fit my long ass legs.
I did notice one arcade has a Mario Kart GP machine now, i don't know which one but i haven't been able to give it a try yet.
The only basketball courts are located in Owensboro due to the annual Dustbowl competition and its black population. Everywhere else is devoid of bball courts because guess why.
>Dave and Busters in Philly
>Entire building is on the river next to the Ben Franklin bridge
>Has every Time Crisis but 1 and every House of the Dead
Too bad everyone I went with was going for tickets only.
I can confirm
>lived in Bethel and Amelia
>Moved out to Louisianna due to living situation
>Move back north with GMA in shit hole KY
>Have to move back to CIncinnati (really Newport KY) to get decent employment/ living situation
>Too comfy to leave, too UN-comfortable to live
Machines usually have sound dividers in between them which blocks out some sound.
>arcade operators like to jew up the difficulty to ensure you have to feed the machine at some point
fucking this. When i was in the navy, they did this at the arcade on base. STILL beat max 300 in gov. issue boots. Personally, i make everything as easy as possible so everyone feels like a winner and tells their friends how awesome of a time they had.
i'll kill you if you bring that in here.
>HUGE eared kid brings popcorn in
>stands by the towel i put down for drinks and takes big lip smacking handfulls of popcorn
>Gets crumbs all over the floor
>Eyeballs me the entire time
>mfw there was a nickel arcade when i was a kid
>mfw its now an asian beauty salon
BECAUSE THE ARCADES HERE ARE FUCKING SHIT
Managed to try 4 player Pac-Man, MGS arcade, Afterburner, F-Zero, and some fun tank game though. It's great. I want to try those weird, new rhythm game but some hardcorefags was hogging it.
Also because I hate how you can't use real coins for the arcades. Need to use some paid card. Shit sucks
>mfw most of the arcades here in SoCal are shit, they're Chuck E. Cheeses, or they're trying to cash in on said franchise's success.
>pay like $5 for a few hours of fun
>pay $60+ for a shit game that you play for 10 hours
you'd only see it as a scam if you suck at games and can't make the most out of your playtime
There's a Pizza Hut right next door to my arcade and people are constantly bringing that shit in with them. Found an entire months-old pizza under Let's Go Jungle once.
Clean ice cream off of everything you own every day for a month, fuckface. Shit gets old immediately.
>in northern LA
LA is the arcade capital of the US bro. it's got the only project diva machine in america.
ok then, you can clean all the grime off the machines when people bring sakio japan in and spill it all over the fucking deal or no deal.
>live near disney
>one of the arcades in one of the hotels has f-zero ax
Everything else in those arcades is shit, though, other than the star wars stuff.
>Finnbro gave invite
You talking 'bout me?
The only good Arcade I ever went to was in Cape Cod; had Wangan MT3, Tekken 3, and Virtual On
Nothing beats the VO arcade experience
Opening an arcade.
So far my name options are
* The Arcade De Triumph
* Outer Heaven
Anyone have any other good names for my arcade?
Preachin' to the choir. Closest to my area is All Amusement Fun Center, and their selection is crap. Nothing but FPSs and ticket munchers, with a small passage in the back leading to a hall of broken Neo-Geo and Tekken cabinets. Makes me wish I was back in Santa Cruz; at least they have a better arcade up there.
I heard they were testing the market. Thought they would've pulled the cabinets by now. Tell me more of this lone machine.
thats pretty much why owners dont want food in their arcades - people don't care if they fuck shit up and the owner has to clean up everything.
The only acceptable way is to let only regulars which are registered club member to have food with them. Also those people should watch out for nasty people and report them.
I've been there so many times....I might go back tomorrow. Fucking Sega Arcade.
Worst part of arcades is when the game you love has a community that just doesn't care anymore...
... fuck the East Coast.
At my local Dave and Busters they have this game. It's pretty damn fun, though it's so different from console Mario Kart that it isn't even funny. You get a random roll at the beginning to determine your kart and the 3 items you can use throughout the match, which will randomly be chosen when you hit a block.
Lots of fun, just a bit strange. They also have a bunch of the house of the deads there as well, even though one 3's shotguns is broken.
We had some kind of plumbing box from the Starbucks upstairs rupture and leak old drinks onto our carpet for about a month straight. I guess the sink or something ran through it and when they poured out milk and shit it would collect in that.
I clean all the screens and panels and shit every day. I just don't want to have to scrub each fucking pane of glass for 5 minutes. People get their fucking ice cream on vertical surfaces somehow, constantly.
I got banned from my arcade for being underage drunk and playing House of the Dead obnoxiously loudly and violently. Fucking faggits went out of business and got turned into a bowling alley soon after.
I think the fact that western gaming culture evolved to online also helped kill whatever remnant of arcades there were.
Didn't really help that seedy types started using arcades as a home base, like to sell drugs and such.
i thought that place was pretty mediocre
Playing VO with the sticks is amazing. And those real Sega Model 2 graphics -- even the (extremely good) PS2 Sega Ages port doesn't look as nice as seeing it on a real medium-res monitor.
if there's one thing I desperately wish, it's to find a VOOT5.4 cab somewhere
>arcade de triumph
go with this one
>friend obsessed with ddr
>has been taking add meds since childhood
>have no idea of knowing this at the time
>walk by arcade, his eyes lock on the ddr machine
>3 hours later still there
man i hate those fucking ddr fags
>MFW people get butt furious when i say they can't have their ice-cream and coffee syrup concoctions in because i don't want to clean syruprings off every machine hourly
they stopped testing in june/july 2013, i went in Nov. 2013, and i hear they upgraded it to a future tone. It's at round one in the lakewood center. Pic is my ugly ass face with the machine. I was afraid to take too many pictures as i'd look like a tourist and get mugged. I've cut the hair.
you don't even need a G27 for it. a Driving force pro would work just as well. Extreme stage has no clutch support.
oh christ if i banned every drunk that comes in here i'd go out of business. I just kick you out and if you come in again another day you've got a clean slate
Arcades died in the '80s. Even if I found one still open it'd be like playing in a corpse. I'm old enough to remember what they used to be like, so seeing one filled with DDR machines and racing games would just make me remember how much was lost.
Also, for all those people that are hurting for an arcade near them but there aren't any, you should really get into pinball. Not exactly the same thing, but if you're looking for a quarter eater then that's the way to go. Got your highschools, flashing lights, and it's pretty skill based.
It's only a replacement for actual video entertainment, but trust me that pinball is fucking sick.
Send me something in steam, I can at least tell you basics about bemanitools.
BTW it isn't emulation, the konami games run default on windows. You just need certain windows stuff for the game and the tools to work right.
If you are interested getting tips and help. Sorry I just know way too many people online and what not to keep conversation with everyone daily and I am very sure I neglected to help out bemanibros I added some months ago.
>1st floor UFO games, card games for babbies
>ah okay, probably upstairs
>2nd floor fightan games, two initial d games
>well, that's cool, probably more variety upstairs
>3rd floor, metal games
>4th floor, metal games
>5th floor, slot machines
>must be something awesome at the top
>difficult to see due to the smoke
>16 player horse racing game
I was expecting better.
Probably the way to go. I have a place with a Simpsons Pinball Party within a few minutes drive. Of course, I'd give my left nut for a place with Addams Family or Black Knight 2000
Next Level, though that isn't much of an arcade as it is just a console place. But I go there to play one of their two arcade games and it drains my wallet... but goddamn do I get a deal out of it!
But Extreme Stage is a port of prepatch V4 and V4 is fucking trash, god damn. Fucking corner speeds what the fuck, if I can make the fucking turn at Y speed just because it's faster than the devs say X should be doesn't mean you should lock my fucking controls you piece of shit
fucking sega rosso rossi whatever FUCK V3 was the best version
Closest place to me that has Addams Family is like a 45 minute drive. They have an entire wall of pinball though, so it isn't so bad if you go out there with like 20 bucks.
There's a place close to me that has a Medieval Madness and Attack From Mars machine. I can spend all night on those fuckers. Attack From Mars has crazy amounts of Multiballs, so if you ever find a place that has one I'd say check it out.
>Game is 75 cents
>can get 10 games for 5 bucks
>vs 9 hours
freeplay thursdays were a social thing back in the day. they're actually a pretty good deal, especially for people trying to AAA songs so they can instantly restart at the first great like the fags they are.
I think he meant it was TOO good a deal. Like, a bunch of people would want it at the same time and there'd be disputes. Plus there wouldn't be much money to be made.
Good idea if you have multiple machines and aren't hurting for money though
reminder that Pinball is fucking amazing and never gets enough respect
Oh no, thursday is a slow day, and if anything the machine wouldn't of made 5 that day anyways. If i get 5 people in that day for freeplay, that's 25 bucks. that's like an entire weekend.
Georgia person here. There's a place about 40-50 minutes from my house, and it's full of other negroes playing console games.
Every day the place uploads gameplay of fighting games onto youtube. I wish I wasn't too much of a poorfag to not own a car. I'm not good at being social and I end up hyping too much when things happen. If I looked better I'd try to do casting for games.
Think there's a Dave and Busters that's closer, but I've never looked in there.
>People keep looking at me funny, for obvious reasons
I know that feel.
I had a dream last night that the only arcade left in town got turned into a laundromat that had 1 DaytonaUSA machine instead of 6 linked together.
Then I bought a Ferrari for $1500 and could only drive by doing doughnuts.
I haven't been in a while because they don't really have any games I care for anymore Other than Time Crisis 2.
I haven't seen a working Wing Wars, Tokyo Wars, VR Racing, Star Wars Trilogy Arcade or Virtua-On since those machines left that arcade and the other two I used to go to closed down.
Zaanstad mustard race here. That's way too much travel time for video games.
This, plus the fact that you can always find a pinball machine at a bar somewhere is great. Takes some skill too, so those highscores are properly earned.
Does pinball discussion belong here or on /tg/? I got a feeling that either way would work
I'm not too far from PAPA (Professional Amateur Pinball Association) in Pittsburgh. Christ the variety was staggering and all I wanted to play were so 70s machines and an absurdly small Super Mario World pinball machine i remember seeing in NJ as a kid. Probably the same one for all i know.
the only thing remotely close to an arcade where I live is with some local go karting place, but the machines are set where even if you win you still have to feed credits. Some of their racing games are fun though.
I managed to track down some theater or something that has an original R-Type machine so I'll go down there sometime to get a highscore.
>Then I bought a Ferrari for $1500 and could only drive by doing doughnuts.
You seem to be implying that I live around any within reasonable driving distance. Do arcades even exist anymore? I don't think I've even seen one in the past 5 years or so.
Los Angeles fag here.
There's 3 arcades that I know of here but non really motivate me to go.
The first one is at Santa Monica Pier, that arcade charges anywhere from 50 cents to 75 cents to a dollar to play shitty broken arcade cabinets. It's mostly just a scam to get tourist money.
The second one is in downtown LA on Broadway, in a run down building called Sassony Arcade. It's actually decent but all the rail shooter games are not calibrated. Lots of gang members go there to play pool, and all the mexicans hog the fighting gams.
The Third one is called Family Arcade, it's on vermont, it's okay I guess, It's kinda ghetto, lot of the cabinets have sticky buttons, grafftiti on the screens, and a lot of gang members.
So eh, I'd like to spend my weekends going to them but there aren't even that many or at least any decent ones.
There use to be an arcade in my area called Video West Arcade, it was actually a pretty good arcade but they got closed down and it turned into some pop art museum. Kinda gay really. Here in glendale.
So yeah, no.
The only good place to really have arcades open is in tourist areas that see lots of traffic daily
People drop their little shits off with money to the arcade while they shop and you're pretty much always filled
>tfw hipsters opened up an arcade in Amsterdam
>tfw it's actually pretty good!
The only thing I'm self-concious about are
my moobs. I have a decent semi-radio voice at least, but I can't come up with much to say other than black person hype noises.
If I wasn't a NEET I could just drive to the damn place and just play fighting games. Hopefully I find a guy who likes the stuff and offer to pay for gas.
They're dead in Belgium too.
My town had a pretty big one and after it went out of business the building didn't get a new tenant for years.
You could see a single dust and cobweb covered machine in back from one of the windows when you walked by
There was a pizza place near me that had tekken, pacman, and time crisis but it is now a flower shop and the only other place I can think of that has an arcade is hershey park but I don't want to pay to get in there just to go to the arcade. I also don't know how good it is now.
because the arcade owners in my country are jews, that's why most of them closed.
They lowered the 'lives' on shooting games and increased the cost on most of them. you can buy a good quality drink or a huge 3L cheap brand drink with 1 play
Never heard of 'em until now, I'll have to check them out.
>Two Round 1 locations with one of 'em being in City of Industry.
But man, I'm going to have a hard time resisting temptation
AKA crane games when I go to Round 1.
>Dave and Buster's
The only time I actually enjoyed a Dave and Buster's was last year when I managed to get enough tickets from redemption games for 36 PTCG booster packs.
I suppose I should be thankful (and lucky) that I managed to convince the employee working the prize area to give me a sealed box.
>The only 2 good arcades around were Dave and Busters and this place called Nickel City
>The rest are shitty chuck e cheeses and arcades that fucking want profit
>I head to Nickel city every month
>One time, i head to the freeplay section
>I play some MVC2
>Some other fucking kid picks spiderman starts mashing the buttons
I just wanted to play MVC. Not this bullshit.
Tell me more, it takes me 20 mins to get to the centre
I want to Hershey's the year before last; the only thing that was really of interest in the one actual arcade I found was the dual Initial D machines and they didn't have fuckin' card readers.
Yeah man, I live on Adams street, and there's a laundromat on Lomita where they have Metal Slug 2, I went there 2 days straight to get the top score board and the fucking armenian owner of the place started yelling at me. I fucking hate armenians and their bad vehicle driving.
Where's Round 1? I'd like to get out of my shitty room for a change and take a drive somewhere.
Time to become pic related then, except a guy that's both black and asian.
Does being black and asian make you double good at fighting games?
>Living in Amsterdam
Ik woon in Zaanstad. Ga de A8 op, coentunnel door en ben meteen in Amsterdam. Of ik pak de trein naar centraal want studentenOV
Sorry bro, you know I actually don't hate armenians, I have a lot of armenian friends, and the ones I'm friends with are actually white washed too, usually the ones that are FOB are the ones that I don't usually care to hang out with, and come on dude, you know glendale has some shitty ass drivers.
Because I haven't been to Florida for a while.
Seriously though if you're in the area check out Disney Quest. It's like 5 floors of games all on free play once you get in including these weird co-op interactive ride ones.
It's a pretty big collection as well, when I was there there was Dragons Lair, like 8 of the Mario Kart machines and H20 Overdrive. For $35 bucks its worth a go, unless it's full of fruit ninja shit now.
>love jap arcades because all those fightan games
I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND I'M SUFFERING LOOKING FOR A GOOD ARCADE PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHERE THE GOOD SHIT AT, B0SS
>500 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, CA 90712
Shit dude I'm have to plan this for next week because thats too fucking far right now, gotta wait for my paycheck next week. The one in City of Industry seems even further away. All the good shit always has to be far from me :( I'm all the way in glendale.
I don't know, anon. I just don't know.
I did play a few races with the group of friends I was there with, though, albeit with stock cars; they, not knowing much about cars or anything beyond whatever newest exotic is in the headlines and MUH FERD VERS CHEBBY HUHRUHRUNGHGH, lost and failed to understand how to a 30 year old Corolla shitbox.
>Live in southern Georgia
>Have only one Arcade in the area
>Has Soul Caliber and Tekken 4
>Tekken broke and SoulCal's buttons don't work well
>Some stupid fuck opened up SoulCal
>they put roller blades in it
The machine's motherboard is about to fall out of it due to dumb shits fucking with it. Why do white trash have to destroy everything?
Yes. The Master Chinegro race can control the rhythm game AND action game like nobody's business.
there wasn't any where I lived. only arcade machines that I saw was in my father's favorite bar, had also one-armed bandits in there.
>played the shit outta metal slug with my sibling while my father was getting shitfaced
Is Nickel Nickel! 5c games still alive? I used to love that place.
They had a nice selection of free games to play in the back and was open until 2am.
They also had this really fun F-Zero machine that you actually had to put a seatbelt on for.
>Live in Newfoundland
>Some guy just outside of town owns a warehouse packed to the brim with arcade machines
If I had the money, I would totally go for buying one. There's a Mario Bros. and Pac-Man in there too if I recall.
>you will never be as sportive as these girls
sucks to be a shut-in
Because the Star Wars arcade cabinet has been replaced by some utter shite called "Wartran Soldiers."
Wartran Motherfucking Soldiers.
>TFW the mall in my town died years ago, and the closest arcade is a Chuck E. Cheese 30 minute drive away
huh it's a little bit south of miami. I'm in psl, which is about a couple hours from miami. I go to miami sometimes to visit family anyways. I'll see if I can get down there sometime and check it out.
DJMax in general is dead, Pentavision retired the series outside of the mobile games.
>tfw the only arcades in the New York area are Pleb & Busters, Cuckold Cheese and Chinatown
I want more like Chinatown in Queens
Since the IDAS3 machine was taken away.
So long, my token-eating friend. Many hours of gitting gud was spent on you.