Remember arcades?

They were great. It wasn't even the games so much as it was the community.
I remember once when I was playing (and losing) at MK3 some dude came by and put another quarter on the machine for me to try again. That kind of thing is gone in the modern era.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what the frick is an arcade

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >and put another quarter on the machine for me to try again.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Covid killed the last arcade near me and it's been replaced by some claw machine shop.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Covid killed the last arcade near me
      Same. It was a shame because you could pay like $10 and just play all day. They had the good shit too.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no one puts quarters in my arcade machine
    >the west has fallen

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's him! This guy is the lefty/misc/ brained zoomer who didn't get the joke! Everybody, laugh at him!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous
  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microtransactions are not "gone in the modern era", your owners just changed the method and context in which you pay.
    What you're really missing here is the social interaction, because you conflate the Arcade with an area where you got to be social despite being a weird, introverted, gamer. Your thread would probably go over better on >>>/vr/ instead of Ganker which is full of zoomers and doomers who don't give a shit about videogames, they just want to b***h about the culture war.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >put another quarter on the machine for me to try again.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That guy was trying to have sex with you moron. Jesus Christ, did your parents not teach you anything about stranger danger.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >some dude came by and put another quarter on the machine for me to try again
    I thought the quarter etiquette meant they were lining up to play next.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to go to this one arcade but then black people started frequenting it and there were so many fights and a couple of shootings that it eventually closed down. I stopped going there when I saw my 2nd fight between black people and realized it was not a safe place to be. They would always try to cheat the machines and would often destroy them or spill drinks on them or just straight up punch them for the lulz. Once they showed up the arcade sticks were always greasy and the buttons or had gum pressed into it. Another time they fricked up the coin machine trying to pry it open and it was down for like 4 days. Idk why they were so destructive but they would just do shit for no reason at all.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black folk have more destructive power than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Lincoln was going to have them all sent back but israeli merchants said no refunds they won't use their ships to move them so they assassinated him.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Source for that lie?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Idk why they were so destructive
      Purely socioeconomic factors, goy. :^)

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it was so fun not being able to play because you were younger and the older c**ts just used force to make you frick off instead
    Miss me with that shit. Arcades were crap.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Miss me with that shit. Arcades were crap.
      Skill issue.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >wanted to play the SF, Tekken 3 and MK machines
      >always taken up because of a bunch of sweaty adults and teenagers queuing up for them unless I went to the arcade at a weird hour
      >end up having to use that machine that is mostly ignored

      And that's how I ended up turning into a SNKgay.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >turning into a SNKgay.
        You're better off for it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When I was growning up I never saw those red SNK machines in actual arcades, but they were everywhere else like in gas stations and in laundromats.
        That and this other game called Area 51 iirc had cabinets all over.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Area 51 was pure kino and alien mode would always wow people who had seen the game a lot but never the easter egg

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >put another quarter on the machine for me to try again

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly, I can understand people not seeing an entire business model relying on arcade machines as viable, but there is zero excuse for cabinets to not be in laundromats, theaters, malls, and corner stores anymore. They can at least manage have a single one. They eventually make their money back over time.
    >they take up too much space. muh space is valuable
    okay, but giant ass claw machines can still be everywhere???
    >everybody has games on their phones
    Okay, asians are 10x more mobile homosexualy than america is and can still have arcade machines
    >muh maintenance
    Wow, you can't check on one machine a couple times a year? That's too much, really?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >there is zero excuse for cabinets to not be in laundromats, theaters, malls, and corner stores anymore

      lunch time rowdies is your anmswer

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      in the west I've never seen an arcade machine, not be in a dedicated arcade, and survive longer than a year without something broken on it. Black folk ruin all these cabinets if you're in a region with em. I remember sadly watching an MvC2 cabinet slowly disintegrate over the years in a movie theater arcade.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Black folk ruin all these cabinets if you're in a region with em

        yeah its the black people doing it.....

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not that anon but it absolutely is. I have seen pavement apes punch a screen because they lost at Soulcaliber due to button mashing and I have seen nogs trying to break into the quarter dispenser on at least two occasions that I can remember. If you don't see how destructive they are you are either ignorant, delusional, or a liar.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ok? and if youre gonna tell me youve only seen black people be destructive at an arcade then i know youre a liar. old biker looking dudes were always going extra hard on machines back in the day, not to mention straight up kids swinging from the sticks like an amusement ride

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >biker looking dudes
              What fricking bikers? Do you live in 1971?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                early to mid 90s. there must have been a base nearby. doesnt change the fact that they were incredibly destructive

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I have never in my life seen a biker much less one destroy shit in an arcade. I have however, repeatedly seen Black folk destroying things in arcades. And most everything else they come into contact with as a matter of fact.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                im sure you did

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Do you deny that young black males are the most destructive and dangerous demographic alive today and more likely to commit acts of criminal damage than any other demographic ? If you refuse the evidence of your own eyes and ears then you can't avoid the statistical data.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It wasn't even the games so much as it was the community.
    nah Idgaf about the community or playing multiplayer.
    For me it was the fact that arcade games were a full generation ahead of what was available at home - with ridiculously advanced graphics and sound.
    And they had RGB monitors that looked amazing and had visible scanlines.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't go into arcades because of the obsessive urge to deep throat every joystick

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not fair. Why do chicagochads get to have the best arcade?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Assumedly because their community supported it?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what cab did they hack apart to add sfv?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I think SFV has an actual cabinet with an HD display.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          And it looks nothing like that

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they usually use vewlix cabs for most modern arcade games, that isnt one of those

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Why are those so common? They look ugly while taking up even more space.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i dont know about the space issue but theyre easier to move around and can house a lot more games rather than the one western arcades used(mvs systems nonwithstanding)if i had the money, id much rather get a vewlix or any other japanese candy cab over those lame ass arcade 1ups

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Can't you just mod the 1ups?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’m very fortunate to live about a half hour away from Galloping Ghost. Actually planning on going this upcoming Thursday.
      So far, I’ve been there three times. Last time I went was in late December.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imagine the smell

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not fair. Why do chicagochads get to have the best arcade?

        never meet your heroes, Anon
        >the realization that you're in the same room with bearded wojaks, their goblina wives, and their fricking offspring breaking joysticks left and right, smearing the buttons with syrup from their hands from consuming over-sugared juiceboxes
        >now you can't play your favorite arcade game because the buttons don't work or the dpad doesn't register an input thanks to the shit zoomers that ruined the original arcade cab controls

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if those people are your heroes i shudder to imagine what your villains are.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based Chicago represent! Best arcade in the nation!

      Too bad the Bears are such shit though

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This place is so good. Sucks for the people missing out.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I worked at a mom n pop arcade in a mall. half the games were ticket dispensers the other half were actual games. It was fun but annoying how some parents treated the place as a day care

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >quarter
    It would be $5 a play now thanks to Biden. Maybe it'a good they're dead.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used to get hit on by gay pedos all the time.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My Mother took me to a big arcade in the local mall every weekend when I was 8. It took us about a year to save up 10,000 tickets which I then used to buy a giant Jurassic Park Brachiosaurus plush.

    But the best part? There were no Black folk to be found anywhere in nice places back then.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's a local arcade that's pretty good. Ton of machines from different eras, and the basement has wall to wall pinball. Problem is, dudes keep bringing their girlfriends, so I get distracted thinking about pussy when I just wanna play Sinistar.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It wasn't an arcade but a taco shop. I was in the 8th grade playing Metal Slug 2 after school. I was on the final mission and I ran out of quarters but this 7th grader showed up and said I can have all the quarters I wanted as long as I kept playing. Thanks to him I finished and we both watched the credits. We've been buds ever since.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The ones that are around here have mostly broken machines. The barcade being the worst offender. I wanted to play Sega GT, but the wheels were so loose it was impossible to drive the car. It's like "why would you keep this on if you're not fixing it?" But I guess a lot of drunk adults don't give a shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >barcade
      Who started this homosexual hipster trend? I don't think a single one has good machines

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mine had Tekken 3, 4, Area 51, Mario Kart (newest version, weirdly), HotD 1-3, and a few other titles. Which was impressive, but the fact that the machines are like most arcades where the controllers are slightly broken doesn't help.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >arcades are actually steadily dying in japan
    it's over...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >steadily
      90% are already claw machines stores.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sprout like weeds and destroy arcades in every country
    nothin personnel

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can just make an arcade in your house and the experience will be much better.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >It wasn't even the games so much as it was the community.

    Why do zoomers believe this?
    There was no "community" unless you're talking about the three guys who always played fighting games. People just went there to play video games, then got the frick out.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      nta but thats not entirely true. my arcade had snk and capcom cliques that would frick with each other

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds pretty gay.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The arcades in the 2000's fricking sucked. Every machine asked for 4 quarters. One entire dollar of only a few minutes of game time. Frick that shit.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I only really played metal slug, some fighting games and light-gun co op games with some friends. The single player cabinets barely even existed in the places I visited. And honestly in the "arcades" air hockey was my real jam.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Somebody please explain the OP joke to me, I didn't get it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People put quarters on machines to reserve the next game when the current player died.
      OP was taking people's quarters and using them to prolong his own game.

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I live by Galloping Ghost so I obviously remember and still have that community with the people and regulars there

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it was killer instinct. But Fighting games never changed, only you did. You can still fight other people as much as you want, only it's not reliant on quarters any more but your own diligence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You can still fight other people as much as you want
      In the past, you were limited in competition to who went to the arcade. If your locals sucked you just crushed them until they ran out of quarters and then you were bored. I remember in the 90s I would drive 22 miles to the Pittsburgh arcade (where they shot Dawn of the Dead) just because actually good people went there on the weekends.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Arcade near me specializes in Japanese imports
    >Come off of work and hit a few hours on the Project Diva machine
    >Go home
    >Repeat

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Same.
      Based Round 1. I even have Mai Mai and the best machine.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >go to arcade
    >spend $10 in quarters just to play shit games for a few hours
    >repeat everyday until you run out of quarters
    arcades SUCK but if you really like them just hang out at barcades with the other millenial homosexuals

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Remember arcades?
    Yeah they sucked.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy moly

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That kind of thing is gone in the modern era.
    still super popular in japan

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