One of my dreams has always been to start up a two-story arcade. The first floor would be nothing but pinball machines, the 2nd floor would be the greatest arcade games of all time - especially great multiplayer ones. And the other catch? NO MACHINE CHARGES MORE THAN A QUARTER.
Also, arcades are still huge in Japan, but here in the U.S., they've died out as home consoles have become more advanced. I miss the warm glow of old arcades and all the joy it brought my friends and I when we were young. Video-gaming used to be such a social thing, but nowadays it feels like we've lost some of that. Sure we have multiplayer online games 'n all, but that's not the same as meeting up with a friend in a public place to see if you two can beat a game together with only $5 worth of quarters.
In addition to the two floors of arcade & pinball games, there would be snacks & drinks to buy and probably a projection screen somewhere constantly playing old video game show episodes (such as "Starcade").
If I had the money to do such a project, I'd jump on it in a heartbeat!
At 4/14/10 11:41 PM, TomFulp wrote:
So those are some of my ideas. What would be the store, museum, service, etc. that would make your town awesome?