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I would rather be in my own house in my birthday suit.
Fixed.
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1) computer hardware is cheaper
2) greater buying power
3) Internet access for longer
4) Larger geographical area


Some other possible reasons:
5) Parential overprotection
6) Poor mass transit
Especially 5 and 6, parents here are so worried (and for the most part they have a point) America is a slum and people will not only kick you when your down, theyll rob and rape you while theyre at it. Plus alot of people have internet at home and decent enough computers.
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Especially 5 and 6, parents here are so worried (and for the most part they have a point) America is a slum and people will not only kick you when your down, theyll rob and rape you while theyre at it. Plus alot of people have internet at home and decent enough computers.
While I dont agree with the way you phrased it, I cant help but agree on some level.

Most area's in the united states where there are enough people crammed together to make such a thing feasible also happens to be an area where you probably wouldnt want to put one, and the area's nice enough to where you would want to set one up is probably financially well off enough to where computer gamers will sit at home on their own nice stuff.

Living and raising a son in one of the more populous area's and see what today's youth do to their own neighborhood let alone other peoples stuff tells me it wouldnt work so well.
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oh i remember the pc bang ...
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Many are replying with the excuse that they can PC game at home instead. That may be true in some cases, but hanging out with group of mates playing some video games is awesome in person. It's like a lan party without the hassle of bringing your gaming laptop or arranging it someones house. Also sometimes you get interruptions at home with family and all, its nice to escape from all that by going out an PC gaming.
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There was this place called CyberJocks in Buffalo when I lived there. I'm not sure if theyre still in business anymore but my friends and I went there dozens of times to play cod2 when it was new lol.
 
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Theres only one main one here in Chicago. I do have a better machine but it's fun to take a group of friends and play all out in the same room. Yea my pc is better but we go 1-3 times a month and fun for a few hours face to face.

Ill give a quick shout out to these guys. The guys that run the place are all pretty cool.

Check them out!
http://www.ignitenetwork.com/
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but hanging out with group of mates playing some video games is awesome in person.
ugh. no thanks. I dont want to hear a bunch of mates saying "thats bull I shot him 30 times, OMG this place is so laggy, nice spawn kill"

plus smell everybody elses farts? bahh
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It's probably because it would be a lot more expensive over the long run for the end user.
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ugh. no thanks. I dont want to hear a bunch of mates saying "thats bull I shot him 30 times, OMG this place is so laggy, nice spawn kill"

plus smell everybody elses farts? bahh
Unless you hang around 13 year old kids, remarks like that are rare. We mostly go for enjoyment nothing really that competitive - the whole point is to chillout after all. Sometimes we're playing completely different games, from SC2 to MMO's. We just chat while we play, have drinks.

Of course at home we play each other online, but its the difference between chatting over the phone with a mate compared to going out for lunch with mates. Its more enjoyable in person.

Also if you go to a Gaming Internet cafe chances are they'll have good connection. The one i go to has 50 meg line so no lag whatsoever.

Not sure where the farts come into this. Either you go to an internet cafe in some run down part of the city with Obese men pretending to be a 10 year old kids online or your friends (or you?) have severe bowel issues.
Once again dont confuse internet cafe with a gaming internet cafe. Theres a huge price difference and as a result different kinds of people go there - at least thats the case in London.
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