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    Hey everybody just wanna know what's everybody's favorite game at the arcade right now.

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      Where I live now there are no arcades but I remember when I was a kid in the 90s living in California there were a bunch of places with arcades. Even convenient stores had arcades. I remember a convenient store Circle K across the street from where I lived had a Super Street Fighter 2 machine and I would just go there to watch others play or just stare at the screen and watch the demo. I knew that it wasn't a good idea to play because chances are the difficulty was cranked way up and I would get smoked quickly and be out of my money. There were also arcades in the mall that later became extinct. Then there was another place that I discovered in the late 90s that was a room filled with arcades. Being in the there was euphoric as there were plenty of arcades that were $.25 per play for me to get my money's worth. Arcades started to become more and more extinct as the years went on and I only knew a couple of places that still had them into the 2000s.
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        RomanBlade86 wrote:
        Where I live now there are no arcades but I remember when I was a kid in the 90s living in California there were a bunch of places with arcades. Even convenient stores had arcades. I remember a convenient store Circle K across the street from where I lived had a Super Street Fighter 2 machine and I would just go there to watch others play or just stare at the screen and watch the demo. I knew that it wasn't a good idea to play because chances are the difficulty was cranked way up and I would get smoked quickly and be out of my money. There
        were also arcades in the mall that later became extinct. Then there was another place that I discovered in the late 90s that was a room filled with arcades. Being in the there was euphoric as there were plenty of arcades that were $.25 per play for me to get my money's worth. Arcades started to become more and more extinct as the years went on and I only knew a couple of places that still had them into the 2000s.


        8) Well that's because we have This XBOX,PS2,PS3,XBOX 360,PSP etc But You can never beat the Arcade Version because it is the real thing....
        That's something that some little kids will not understand...
        But if you grew up in the 90's and early 80's you would understand it.
        right now where in a New Generation of Video Games and to be real honest I'm a HUGE fan of this New Generation stuff of Video Games i kinda like the old games better than the new ones...
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            arizvega wrote:
            RomanBlade86 wrote:
            Where I live now there are no arcades but I remember when I was a kid in the 90s living in California there were a bunch of places with arcades. Even convenient stores had arcades. I remember a convenient store Circle K across the street from where I lived had a Super Street Fighter 2 machine and I would just go there to watch others play or just stare at the screen and watch the demo. I knew that it wasn't a good idea to play because chances are the difficulty was cranked way up and I would get smoked quickly and be out of my money. There
            were also arcades in the mall that later became extinct. Then there was another place that I discovered in the late 90s that was a room filled with arcades. Being in the there was euphoric as there were plenty of arcades that were $.25 per play for me to get my money's worth. Arcades started to become more and more extinct as the years went on and I only knew a couple of places that still had them into the 2000s.


            8) Well that's because we have This XBOX,PS2,PS3,XBOX 360,PSP etc But You can never beat the Arcade Version because it is the real thing....
            That's something that some little kids will not understand...
            But if you grew up in the 90's and early 80's you would understand it.
            right now where in a New Generation of Video Games and to be real honest I'm a HUGE fan of this New Generation stuff of Video Games i kinda like the old games better than the new ones...


            I agree. Modern video games were definitely the downfall of arcades here in the U.S. but in other places of the world, especially in parts of Asia including Japan, arcades are alive and well. From my experience I enjoyed arcades in the 90s because the graphics in arcades were way better than that of home consoles. Street Fighter 2 and its other versions were way better in the arcade than on the Genesis or SNES. The Panasonic 3DO for example had the best version of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo at the time but no way most people were going to shell out the cost for that system to get a near arcade version of the game. Now consoles are affordable and the graphics are matched on the consoles and often can produce arcade perfect results. The Dreamcast was the system that blew me away when I first saw it in action back in 1999. The first game I played was Powerstone and I couldn't believe how awesome the graphics were for a home console and the game was practically arcade perfect along with all the other Capcom and SEGA games. The Dreamcast provided arcade perfect graphics at an affordable price and it's a shame the system failed. Then you had the PS2 and XBox which boasted some impressive graphics and people would rather just save up and buy the games for home use than waste it on arcades. The gap between arcade graphics and home consoles was getting smaller and smaller and there was no point for most people to go to play in the arcade. Then came XBox 360 and PS3 and now a new generation of consoles are coming this year. Arcades, just like movie theaters, are a thing of the past for me as I would rather just sit at home and play games on my XBox 360 and PS3 on my 50 inch Panasonic plasma and also watch Blu-rays in the comfort of my own home. Now that most people have these luxuries at home there's no need to go out and seek them out. The internet also provides plenty of convenience since that's where I buy my games, systems and movies for the best prices compared to stores and tax free along with free shipping. I like to look back at a time before all of this was possible but modern technology and affordability has made many of these attractions of the past obsolete but I do enjoy being nostalgic.
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