Do Amusement Arcades Still Have a Place?
I remember when I was growing up in the 80s and 90s, amusement arcades were highly popular. These were places where you could find rows and rows of arcade games, all of which can be played for just 25 cents. At that time, hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, and other places where people would gather carried arcade games as well. Especially popular were games like Pac-Man and later on, Mortal Kombat, among others.
Over the years however, I've seen the number of amusement arcades dwindling. The main reason for this, I believe, is that with today's console games like Xbox and Playstation allow gamers to have just as engaging an experience with games they play at home. Moreover, many games today last many hours, and at arcades, the games tend to be over much quicker. This probably ends up feeling a bit underwhelming to gamers who are used to having an engaging experience last a long time.
So do amusement arcades still have a place? I believe they do, and depending on the environment, they can still be quite fun. Many people have incorporated arcade style games with bars, and this is a great idea, as it gives people something to do while enjoying their favorite games.
But for most people, I believe investing in a good console and playing games at home with friends can be just as much fun. If you own a console, you can now rent as many games as you want by using a service known as Gamefly. This service will make it possible for you to rent games and have them delivered to your address. Gamefly memberships start at $14.95 per month, but you can try out the service for free. Just use this Gamefly Free Trial offer from Free Trial Spot if you're interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
As of this writing Gamefly has over 8000 titles available for rent. I expect this number to keep rising as Gamefly adds more and more video games in the future.