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Cum Dignitate Otium et Ludus


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Arcadya Anonymous 11/12/2021 (Fri) 20:11:00 No.1400
'90s arcades had the comfiest aesthetics. Anon's favorite cabinet? Not just the game itself but the entire thing. Mine is pics related. An excellently put together machine from Sega. As you can see they took a regular arcade cabinet and attached a small frame add-on with curtains, two player seat and gun holsters. A simple thing, really, but it worked wonders in a dark smoky room, especially when you're a kid. The idea was to make it feel like you're in a jeep of sorts as that's the perspective of how the game is played. And they definitely succeeded in that. It is only much later in life that I realized what a simple construction this actually was, but as a kid I thought it was a full scale jeep model. Getting inside, pulling that curtain behind you, taking a gun from a seat side holster - all of that was an atmosphere building prelude, boosted by great sound design that was always emanating even from a vacant cabinet. I remember in circa '98 when it came out there was a queue around it, and that feeling of agitation to get inside fast and in a rush with some other guy next to you only added to the immersion. The game itself was great as well and emulated everything you want to get from a Jurassic Park experience. This was made in an era when licensed games didn't have the stigma of cheap lazy garbage yet and a lot of movie based games were actually pretty good.
Despite not being my favorite games i have to say i have very fond memories of Daytona and Cruisin' USA, quite comfortable seats, blasting music and in the case of the latter it had a steel shiftbox with very heavy duty rubber that also felt like leather. Many people kick Cruisin' games for being not good but the cabinets were a show themselves, very loud too, that's why it had 2 sequels "for no reason" like some imply. And for some reason i don't remember the box being besides the wheel, i remember shifting besides my lap kinda like this Cruisin' flyer/ad here but i certainly don't recall the cabinet being a tiny car like there.
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>>1407 >Many people kick Cruisin' games for being not good Who are those normalfags?
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>not a single arcade left anywhere near me Are normalfags just too lazy to go and play vidya games outside now?
>>1409 Probably the people who played only the N64 ports, they are close but miss the entire show the cabinet was with its big rugged construction and loud speakers. >>1417 I think the generation gap nowadays is too big from when their were last seen, the nigger cattle nowadays are too focused on medium-paced gameplay in relatively long sessions against tons of people compared to the much more quick sessions with quicker gameplay although against only one, maybe max. 4 people unless you had a Sega-tier row of 8 machines which were rare even back then. Head 2 Head in single sessions is really not that popular like back in the day aside from fighting games, even sport stuff like FIFA went for the mini-tournament or league format with fantasy card players rather than specific pre-established squads against a random dude in a single session which rewards merely by level or Wins/Losses rather than experience points and points to buy more cards and so on. My local arcades are simply big machines like whack-a-moles and throwball stuff with the odd arcade cabinet, in the case of one the place sustains itself with the KoF and Street Fighter 3 machines which a small group uses all the time, the guys playing are hardcore so nobody can enjoy them with another friend as one of them is always competing. They practically pay the rent by also buying the expensive food there so can't be that angry at them, the other place is often closed and has broken machines all over the place, it's not out of business merely because the owner does suffer from nostalgia and pays the costs out of his pocket but have to say i haven't heard anything since the plandemic happened. Hell now that i think of it the nigger cattle don't even play air hockey anymore, not even if the table has neon lights.
>>1421 >nigger cattle nowadays are too focused on medium-paced gameplay in relatively long sessions That's probably the culprit here, every game nowadays is open world story driven cinematic walking-talking experience™. Can't expect these people to go and play games that are short skill based arcady fun. And competitive genres like fighting games are dead anyhow, they don't even make new games like Tekken for arcades at all now. >a small group uses all the time, the guys playing are hardcore so nobody can enjoy them with another friend as one of them is always competing. They practically pay the rent by also buying the expensive food That sounds like the best case scenario that I wish was more common. But usually the best case scenario is some barcade populated by hipstersoys. >not even if the table has neon lights Then it's truly dead.
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>>1425 >But usually the best case scenario is some barcade populated by hipstersoys. lol i didn't want to mention that case because that's often the success when a more-than-usually expensive place with new trims appears, and the cabinets are also not even the classics but even older stuff from NES days or at most a Simpson cabinet, they usually avoid the Gen 6 stuff due to costs. Although the very original concept behind those dudes who trademarked Barcade isn't that bad (beer hall with cabinet games rather than darts or billiards) i think it did evolve into something that at the end of the day spiked the prices up in the US and attracted the other kind of userbase rather than the beers and fun scene. But I tell ya, the newer places designed for that concept survive not because of the soy playing the games or even the drinks, i suspect swinger parties happen there because i saw the plans for a couple of them and the backrooms are way too big, and in arcades dead space not in the machine hall or for storage of cabinets in non-functional state is lunacy management so they must be used for something else not beer and the degenerate soymen i don't think drink heavy prepared alcohol while playing Simpsons beat-em-up at 2am. Or maybe they do, can't say because my town still doesn't have those kind of investors, soys here buy bicycles, comics and stlll only drink overly hoppy beers, when i went to Las Vegas i found the equivalent bar + arcade pretty damn small for the advertisement towards it.
>>1431 Do soymen have swinger parties? Do they sit and watch as niggers plow their girlfriends?
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>>1438 It's french-style parties, they gather any kind of people, dim the lights, close their eyes and stick it until it's done so they can say later they have a healthy sex life despite lacking any kind of actually meaningful social interaction aside from getting a bit drunk beforehand. There's pictures of such kind of events but i will spare the details, sometimes the soy will post pictures of places with too many sofas and rugs, sometimes while shirtless, so it does happen but mostly in the really big cities where morals went completely out of the window from the top of a tall building. ...and hey how about them arcades, did someone here in the west had chairs/stools in their locals? i've never seen it other than in pictures and movies from Japan and Hong Kong. They look almost like a pachinko parlor.
>>1441 Truly degenerate, most of them are fags no doubt. >did someone here in the west had chairs/stools in their locals? Sometimes. Other than the ones that require you to sit down like vehicle based games, I've encountered cabinets with a sofa in front of them. There was this chinese knockoff cabinet in a movie theater I frequented that had a bunch of games in it like Tekken 3, where you could get comfy in front of it.
Anons.......
>>1431 >i suspect swinger parties happen there Baste.

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