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#1 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

If you live in anywhere expect Asia (and maybe South America), arcades are like 2-door cars: a dying breed. This puts them in a similar place to comic book shops. If you do happen to have one near you, what do they have? Is it actually an arcade arcade or a low-rent Chuck E. Cheese? Can you add pictures? How long has it been there? Do you frequent it?

#2 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10130 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope

#3 Posted by NovaRichRider (327 posts) - - Show Bio

Does Dave & Busters count?

#4 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

@novarichrider: eh, I guess. Sadly, it is usually the closing thing to an actual arcade. It is to real arcades what Bayformers is to Transformers.

#5 Edited by King Saturn (225164 posts) - - Show Bio

Yep, they are still at Chuck E. Cheese !

#6 Posted by Nefarious (22932 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes.

#7 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn: eeeeeewwww chuck e. cheese

although Ive heard that they have some decent chicken wings

#8 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah.

#9 Edited by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#10 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@jointron33:

It's called All Star Adventures. It's a big arcade fused with a mediocre amusement park.

#11 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Posted by sagejonathan (2027 posts) - - Show Bio

I consider a legit arcade one that has street fighter machine. That being said, I live in NJ and I think the closest legit arcade is in Brooklyn.

#13 Posted by Shavo (2061 posts) - - Show Bio

used to till it got robbed 15 times then sadly had to close

#14 Posted by SideburnGuru (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

Most arcades around York,PA are closing. Can't think of any.

We have a huge place called The Colliseium but it's not in York. It's like, 20-40 minutes away. It's huge though. It has a nice sized arcade, a pizza resturant, a bowling alley, and pool tables.

The arcade in the closest mall just closed. We have a Chuck E Cheese that still runs great, but the machines are just ticket grabs honestly.

Arcades are becoming close to non-existant. And it's sad.

#15 Edited by RedLantern23 (890 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a decent one in the mall in my area. Has a few decent cabinets like Tekken, MvC, etc. But mostly shooters and claw machines.

There's also this place called Nickel-A-Play. Name is pretty self explanatory. Its kind of run down and its mostly classic cabinets like Pac Man, Galaga, etc but you its fun to go with like 5 bucks and kill an afternoon.

There's also a bar called The 1Up that is an arcade. Its easily the best. Has every good cabinet you can think of. Same with pinball machines. And each play is a quarter. Beer is decently priced too.

#16 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn: damn you i miss Chuck E. Cheese and it's glow-in-the-dark stamps...

#17 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (6109 posts) - - Show Bio

We had one that would be open until 2am. I no longer think it's there. But we do have Dave and Busters.

#18 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#19 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

@redlantern23: if by shooters you mean shmups, then that is a true blue arcade

#20 Edited by judasnixon (7224 posts) - - Show Bio

We have an arcade bar!

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#21 Posted by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes but I'm in Asia so I guess I don't count, huh? Booooooo!!!!

#22 Posted by Shavo (2061 posts) - - Show Bio
#23 Posted by russellmania77 (15842 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes. Not as much as there was when I was lil but still a good amount

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#24 Edited by JediXMan (31313 posts) - - Show Bio

There's an "arcade" in most movie theaters near me. I don't count that, though.

I do know of a bowling place that also has arcade games, however. So that probably counts.

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#25 Edited by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Dabee (2399 posts) - - Show Bio

I live near a few Chuck E. Cheeses and Dave and Busters. Like, 3 hours a way or so, there are a ton of arcades at the closest beach. The main one with the haunted house and everything else big has been there since I can remember. No sign of it closing down anytime soon.

#27 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6540 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know of any dedicated arcades close by, but there are arcade games at amusements and bowling alleys etc, usually in amongst grab machines, penny pushers, puggies and stuff.

#28 Edited by Aiden Cross (15526 posts) - - Show Bio

Ehhh there used to be one but nowadays it's more focussed on gambling.

#29 Posted by inferiorego (28309 posts) - - Show Bio

There's a few in the Chicago suburbs... All of them are really good, but the best one, which I filmed a CV video for, years ago is Galloping Ghost Arcade.

Here's a vid from two years ago where I talk about Judge Dredd arcade.

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#30 Posted by Black_Claw (3109 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, does the bowling alley count?

#31 Posted by Shavo (2061 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingjames447: the fact that it went kaput

i could care less once the arcade closed they built a chick-fil-a so i say it was a big improvement

#32 Posted by Pyrogram (41341 posts) - - Show Bio

noooooooooo

#33 Edited by logy5000 (6167 posts) - - Show Bio

I see them in restaurants, but other than that, no.

#34 Posted by nerdork (4039 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really, but there's a Dave 'n' Buster's. But, to be honest, arcades nowadays arent really that fun anymore, based on the experineces i have had in them in recent years. Half of the games are Apps you can get for the iPhone or iPad, and I never want to see, or have to pay to play,Fruit Ninja in an arcade ever again. What ever happened to the great arcade style games like; C.O.W. Boys of Moo Mesa, Battle Toads, Double Dragon, The Neo-Geo Machines, Metal Slug, Bushido Blade, MK and SF, TMNT: Turtles in Time, X-Men, Area 51, Rush, Tekken, Gauntlet Legends, NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, Cruis'n USA, Crazy Taxi, Time Crisis, Marvel v Capcom, The Simpsons, Captain America and the Avengers, Soul Calibre, House of the Dead, Carnevil....you ge the point.

Games are just not very adaptable to an Acrade format any more. T'is a sad sad realization.

#35 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (12479 posts) - - Show Bio

I only go to arcade when I visit Japan

#36 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Arcades are mad popular here in Asia. Nearly any mall will have one. Nothing beats Initial D racing, House of the Dead, or that dance thing that people love.

#37 Posted by Ciriel (410 posts) - - Show Bio

I live in Atlanta, and there are 2 that I have seen. I've only been to one. It had some pretty standard things. I saw: Super Street Fighter IV, Tekken Tag 2, a billion racing games, a pinball machine, Pac-Man, some old space shooter, and some first person shooter.

#38 Edited by Samimista (21050 posts) - - Show Bio

I've never been to one but recall my brother and his friends would go to one nearby. It's been closed for a few years though.

#39 Edited by umbrafeline (5217 posts) - - Show Bio

yes my local truck stop plaza has a small arcade, plus one of my local malls has an arcade

#40 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

There is a Playdium (think superhuge video game emporium) and like other people mentioned, Dave and Busters and Chuck E Cheese and bowling alleys with dedicated arcade rooms and even little kid playhouses which usually have a bit off to the side for the older crowd. Back home there used to be a lot of them (in malls or strip malls) but I haven't noticed if they've disappeared or not.

Also, hotels here have arcade rooms for supposedly younger guests. Especially in the Niagara Falls area.

#41 Posted by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

Two left where i live, very small

#42 Posted by Decoy Elite (29923 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly no.

#43 Posted by jointron33 (1813 posts) - - Show Bio
#44 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6540 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, service stations seem to have little arcades in them.

#45 Posted by frogdog (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

Only the bowling ally. The last arcade place was re-made as a casino.

#46 Edited by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog said:

Only the bowling ally. The last arcade place was re-made as a casino.

i remember going to the bowling ally or to the theatres for the sole purpose of playing TMNT or Tekken Tag Tournament... damn those times...

#47 Posted by frogdog (3549 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog said:

Only the bowling ally. The last arcade place was re-made as a casino.

i remember going to the bowling ally or to the theatres for the sole purpose of playing TMNT or Tekken Tag Tournament... damn those times...

Time crisis, house of the dead, crazy taxi, tekken 3 on the arcades was the s***.

#48 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

@frogdog said:

@warlock360 said:

@frogdog said:

Only the bowling ally. The last arcade place was re-made as a casino.

i remember going to the bowling ally or to the theatres for the sole purpose of playing TMNT or Tekken Tag Tournament... damn those times...

Time crisis, house of the dead, crazy taxi, tekken 3 on the arcades was the s***.

nostalgia train just hit me hard

#49 Posted by Edamame (28397 posts) - - Show Bio

There is only one arcade that I know of in my area. It is near a movie theater. I love that place. They have almost everything there. Cruisin' World, Tekken, Star Wars, Air Hockey, Laser Tag, Rollerblading, Ice Skating, Bowling, Pool (not the Swimming Pool), etc. It really is an amazing place. I hope that it stays in business. Playing at the arcade is much more fun than console gaming. That's for sure.

#50 Posted by CaptainLantern76 (584 posts) - - Show Bio

There's arcade games where I live, but only in a few restaurants.