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Poll Results: Would you gaming at a modern arcade?

Poll expired: May 27, 2011  
  • 37% (28)
    Absolutely!
  • 62% (47)
    Nope have my own rig.
75 Total Votes  
post #31 of 54
We have a barcade where I live, and I know they're big in NYC. If there is demand, and you execute it well, it should succeed.
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Thanks for all of the honest opinions!
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post #33 of 54
They call what you are looking at doing a LAN center here in SW Michigan. A few places have given it a go but I think that due to their location they did not do so well. Give it a shot and see how it goes. Can't hurt. Just be sure that you are in a good populated area and you are not over charging for your computer access. If you could get close to a Game Stop and arrange for tournements with them you will be doomed to succeed.
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post #34 of 54
persionaly i love the idea but i dont see it taking off. not to get you down or any thing but i see that most people would rather game at home. you may be able to start off as a pc repair shop with weekly lan party's then slowly add some systems and business picks up.

there was a tread some one was going on about this for a school project a few months back that i will try to find.
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They call what you are looking at doing a LAN center here in SW Michigan. A few places have given it a go but I think that due to their location they did not do so well. Give it a shot and see how it goes. Can't hurt. Just be sure that you are in a good populated area and you are not over charging for your computer access. If you could get close to a Game Stop and arrange for tournements with them you will be doomed to succeed.
There are three Game Stop store in the area and i know managers at two of those stores.
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post #36 of 54
Go for it, even if it fails horribly it'll be worth it. You'll wish you had for a long time if you don't.
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post #37 of 54
Go for:
1 Play/test new games on all 3 main platforms
2 LAN parties
to lure customers inside... then find out what else they need and take it from there.
Advertise System of the Month builds on the walls, do a website etc.
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There are three Game Stop store in the area and i know managers at two of those stores.
That's great. You could make some kind of deal with them as the person above mentioned.
post #39 of 54
found it, guess it was more like years back xD


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What I want is a modern day arcade/ pc repair shop . 15-20 computer,3-5 ps3, and 3-5 xbox360 and maybe a few arcade machines( just an estimate). A long time friend of mine just got his master in business and we will sit down this weekend and draw out a business plan to see if this would work. I still have plenty ideas for this place but here is what i need to know. As the idea stands if this were available in your area would go for the right price?
There was a place like that that went commercial around Philly in the last two years. As soon as it was here it was gone though... Not enough of a crowd to do it... And thats here in Philly and around. No market for it.
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