I like this idea. But there is nothing like that around me. If there was one down the street however, i would hit it up. The odd occasion when i'm out somewhere at a restaurant or shop and find like a rush or cruis'n' arcade machine, i'll sit down and play for a good 20 min by myself haha.
About 5 years ago now we used to have a comic shop down the street from me...it had everything from trading cards, comics, warhammer, video games and arcade machines. I used to hang out there all the time, smoke weed with the kids and play video games and free games of warhammer and shoot the shit with other 25 year old weirdos about gaming, hobbies etc. ahhh good times. The place closed down though and moved to the other side of the city though which sucks.
There's one near me but I'm not too interested in it. Photos on Yelp seem to indicate they mainly have old games like Galaga and Ms. Pac-Man and whatnot. Those games are cool but I am more interested in games from a few years after that, when like scrolling stages and such were normal.
>>2938682 Not him, but I never play games drunk besides multiplayer games when I'm drinking with others because then it's a bit more fair. Otherwise I just watch myself run into bullets that would have been easily avoided if I was sober. So watching anime is a lot more fun, because being drunk lets me forget about how stupid it is and just enjoy it.
>>2938216 The ones with older games are nice. There's one an hour away from me I have gone to that has free play once a month and the Final Fight machine is always open but it's otherwise way too crowded and a few games need joystick repair badly. Wish there were a closer viable alternative.
There's a Round 1 near where I live and it's not a bad place. The arcades are pretty good overall and it has other options too - A snack bar, alcohol (for the normies), Karaoke rooms, a bowling alley, and pool tables. It's a pretty good time.
There are a few around where I live and they are awesome and in my opinion better than regular arcades. They don't have shitty redemption games, they are all quality old school arcade games. One of them has a few newer games like DDR and some lightgun games but also skeeball and airhockey. The best part is they all have pinball. And you can drink there. They are way better than bars to me because they can be really social fun hangout spots where you can meet people over a game of Tetris and Simpsons or just go solo and still have an awesome time just playing some great games.
>>2939005 As someone who doesn't own any arcade machines, I would be pissed too but without these barcades there wouldn't be anywhere I could play them. And between the few in my area, all the drunk dipshit bros only go to one of them, the rest are actually really laid back and don't think too much damage is done to them. There is also the idea that adults, drunk or not, know what they are doing and aren't trying to damage the machine like some shithead teenagers.
There's one where I live in the downtown area, but I am 5 years sober and have severe dietary restrictions. So I would feel like an asshole just going there to drink water, order zero food and only play arcade games.
>>2939014 >ruined the scene You know home video games killed arcades right?
>>2939035 Go! Honestly that is what is cool about them, you're not an asshole because you're still spending money on games. I often drink when I go but have been plenty of times when I'm feeling cheap and just get water. Going to a regular bar and doing that is way more noticeable.
>>2939050 Here in México what destroyed arcades were those shit hacks of king of fighters 2002 and poorly done multigame arcades, then came out the xbox arcades of 5 minutes pper peso, and those fucking gamblin slot machines.
>>2938862 Same person here. I just came back from Round 1. I'm surprised how much I enjoyed my time there right now. I mostly played rail shooters though, but that's my comfort zone. It's strange seeing so many "normies" there since I would think they'd just be spending time at the bar/karaoke/bowling/pool areas. So many hot girls, but are accompanied by boyfriends :( Anyways, I plan on getting good at House of the Dead 4.
re sobriety my post was edited by a mod(?). I never had a drinking problem, never really drank really because it aggravates my condition. there's a supplement called NAC that's super cheap and easy on the body that has been shown to significantly reduce cocaine use in rats, and gambling cravings in humans. lots of anecdotal evidence that it helps addiction (which is most likely largely the same across substances.) I would give that a try along with being overly cautious... remove all alcohol from the house, don't go into bars, don't be with friends that are drinking, etc. My aunt was an alcoholic for years and is totally fine now, but she had to do that shit for a while to get straight.
>>2938369 Isn't Scott Pilgrim a story about some idiot who ends up doing a bunch of unrealistic nonsense for some damaged goods type slut, and he has to beat up all the other guys who fucked her or something?
yeah there's something really freudian and disturbing about that
>>2941164 I understand that video games are mainstream as fuck, but I highly doubt those people I'm talking about care about video games beyond playing the occasional CoD, Halo, or BF match or playing on the phones.
>>2941681 Kid obviously is a liar or lives in a shithole.
I've lived in Northern BC for most of my life, people are just fucking nicer then down south. I imagine it's the same if you go to the Yukon and such. Sure, there are some rough guys, but most of them aren't going to actively seek out a guy just casually drinking, they usually end up finding the other rough guys looking for a fight.
First few months were hell. I was physically dependent on alcohol as well as occasionally abusing other drugs and there were lots of withdrawal symptoms and anxiety issues. Moeshit cute girl shows probably saved my life, I would watch entire seasons of crap like a-channel or sketchbook in a night because the fear would get so bad and it would be the only thing to take my mind off of drugs or suicide. I basically just over and over started thinking alcohol = poison, and went out of my way to cut it out of my life.
After the first few months, and making an effort to improve your shitty life, the mental issues start to go away, and you just need to keep up the idea that this stuff is poison and it will destroy you. For myself, I know that even one beer will lead to excuses to have another, and the mind will just automatically start to try repeating all the unconscious behavior one did when they drank. So I never have that one beer, and I never have to make those chains of decisions that leads to drinking. It also gets a lot easier as it turns from forcing habits into just how you live your life.
The one thing that still impresses me is how deep the roots for addiction go. Five years on, I still have dreams about drinking or cravings for alcohol or drugs. I accept them for what they are and just go on with my life. Some people can handle drinking, but I'm not one of those so I don't let it enter my life.
Strangely I find myself often able to smoke or drink as much or as little as I want, but I end up getting anxious and restless about being sober.
However, it's my opinion that I was pretty high strung and neurotic even before substance use, and the usage of them to self-medicate is more of a lifestyle problem than an addiction.
On the other hand it is a fact that the only time I feel happy and alright and enthusiastic about life is right after I do a fat line of cocaine.
on the other hand, I only started doing coke recently and before that I was just never happy period so
I guess I just wish I had more money to buy more blow. the main two reasons I cut back on drinking are to lose weight and to reduce the damage and tolerance level for cocaine use (apparently alcohol and cocaine activate the same enzyme)
>>2939209 Because Neo Geos were popular since they were cheaper than CPS and other arcade boards. My cousins and friends who are straight outta mexico love KOF 98 and 2002. I used to be a big capcom fan but slowingly moving over to SNK but Garou is the best fighter they've made In Leon back in 2007, I remember there was this big arcade in el centro had a cabient of Marvel super heroes vs Street fighter, anyone know if its still there? also good arcades in Morelia? might visit family there in the future and really feel like testing my KOF skills.
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