Personally, I have a huge soft spot for the arcades. I would love to see them make a return in the industry. I think they died off during the early to mid 90's. I was one of those kids that didn't get to experience the joy of being in an arcade simply because there weren't that many near where I lived, which was really surprising. I used to live in Toronto, one of the biggest and most widely known cities in Canada, but I still couldn't find an arcade near my area. There was one near a mall, but it was at a drive distance.
I personally think that if at least half the restaurnats around NA owned just one arcade cabinet. That would be enough for the arcade industry to get back in business. A game like MvsC3 as an arcade cabinet would be a great idea to attract newcomers and familiar gamers alike to spend a few quarters on some fun.
Sure it's great to play online on a pc and console. But I miss the pop culture of having arcades in the industry. Playing games like Metal Slug with friends at an arcade would be unforgettable moments as a gamer. Do you think there's a chance that they'll ever come back?
I personally think they could make a huge return if at least half the restaurants in North America decided to spend their money on a cabinet with a worthwhile game. Sure it's expensive at first, but imagine the money that they can make in the long run. I think it's worth it.
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