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Poll Results: Would you visit an Intenet Gaming Cafe to play games and participate in tournaments?

 
  • 46% (31)
    Yes, I would go to play games and also participate in tournamanets.
  • 20% (14)
    Yes, but I would only go when there was a tournament.
  • 10% (7)
    Yes, but I would only play games (not participate in tournaments).
  • 22% (15)
    Nope
67 Total Votes  
post #21 of 37
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Originally Posted by Heavymetal.fan View Post
This for sure. Also you might want to open a little mini shop or something for games and stuff. But take it easy in the beginning no need to waste money for something that wont be used.
Our business plan includes doing trade-ins / used games and PC repair. However, this is a little later on once we get established and such.

Thank you for your opinion.

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post #22 of 37
Have you hired employees or something like that?
    
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post #23 of 37
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Have you hired employees or something like that?
Yes, we have a dedicated staff.
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post #24 of 37
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I think you should try to give us more insentives, like try and get a liquor licence and sell beer and drinks as well as snacks and other food.

I would try and set it up like a bar with an open consept but designed so that groups can have some privacy.

When I think of gaming places like this I think of old school arcades that were simply a bunch of machines lined up in a hall that are only meant to suck up my money.

If you make it a place where people will want to stay there all day and just play games im sure you will make a killing on the booze and snacks. There should also be a place where people can sit and eat food like a lounge area or tables. A bar setting would be much better than only a big room with a bunch of computers and tv's.
Drunk people playing on expensive equipment you own...

Liquor licenses are not cheap, and it could easily become more trouble then it's worth. Plus you'd probably have to restrict attendance to only those over 21, as it's now a bar.
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post #25 of 37
Not trying to be a pain in the ass, seeing it was me who realised that you had a tv in the toilet in your original plan, but in your homepage of the website, it says "Prove your the best gamer in our CyberSquad Gaming Leauge (CSGL)", it should be "you're". Just thought it'd make your website look a little more professional.
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i would only buy 360s, drop the ps3s and wiis
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post #27 of 37
I used to go to a lot of Cyber Cafe's back when i was in middle school. But I lost pretty much all interest when I hit high school as I started getting my own computer and realised how easy it was to match the same computers as they cyber cafe's.

I'm not trying to bash on you more as I'm saying, try to market towards mostly Middle school kids and try to be close to the school as possible. Middle schoolers can only walk/bike wherever they go. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!
post #28 of 37
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Not trying to be a pain in the ass, seeing it was me who realised that you had a tv in the toilet in your original plan, but in your homepage of the website, it says "Prove your the best gamer in our CyberSquad Gaming Leauge (CSGL)", it should be "you're". Just thought it'd make your website look a little more professional.
O man, what would I do with out you? Thanks!
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post #29 of 37
there are 2 gaming lounges i know of in my town. One is shut down whilst the other is...shut down to think of it. As mentioned, do repair services, sell rigs, components, get a drinks/food vending machine etc.

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post #30 of 37
OP, I'd ask this guy

http://www.arena-gaming.com/

He seems to be doing really well. I've personally gone to this cafe and participated in pseudo Postal 2 LAN.
    
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