Pacing the Cage

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Do you miss the arcade?

Posted by ptcgaming on April 23, 2009

The lines to play "Street Fighter II" at the arcade were usually pretty long. (Screenshot from Wikipedia)

The lines to play "Street Fighter II" at the arcade were usually pretty long. (Screenshot from Wikipedia)

I remember many moons ago, while growing up, how every shopping mall had an arcade. There was even at one time a standalone arcade in the town I lived in. There was wall-to-wall video games and pinball machines (you know, those things young kids say grandpa played).  I remember lines waiting for turns at machines, and how you put your quarters on the console shelf to proclaim “I got next.”

Sadly, those days are just about gone, at least where I live. While the local movie theater has a few games, the nearest “arcade” is in one of those arcade/pizza party/goofy golf-type places a half-hour away. And I’d have to purchase a movie ticket to even have access to the mini-arcade at the theater!

So my question to you today is “Do you miss the arcade?” Answer the poll below, and leave any additional comments in the “Comments” area.

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One Response to “Do you miss the arcade?”

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