The March issue of Nintendo Power has a survey in which they asked readers if they missed arcades or not. Only 43% said yes. 30% said not really. 27% said they never frequented arcades.
For any younglings in the room, arcades were popular in America from the late ’70s to mid ’90s. Although they still have a place in Japan, the closest thing you’ll find here is Chuck E. Cheeses, which isn’t exactly a “video” arcade.
Do you miss arcades? I know I do. And I’m pouring out a little soda for my favorite spots as a kid: LeMans, Aladdin’s Castle, the OSU student center in Stillwater, and Coney’s Island. Thanks for the good times, guys.