No Country for Old Arcades – Keystone II

Shaggy February 2, 2008 1

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Jared Reas of Gametap continues his journey across the country to check out great arcades that most of us would otherwise never hear about. In his latest article he visits Keystone II, an invite-only arcade in San Jose, CA that sounds a lot like Fight Club in the way that it works. With many fighters and a base of hardcore players that come to compete every Friday night, this is one arcade that truly emphasizes the kind of social competitive gaming that arcades are all about. The owner even makes a point to discuss arcade maintenance, and how serious players hate having to play broken down machines at places that just don’t seem to care. It’s a great read, hit the link below for the full story.

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  1. SaraAB87 February 2, 2008 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Its true, we really don’t like playing broken down machines, or machines with problems. Sometimes it can be nearly impossible to find staff at an arcade, the owner of the arcade or even just a maintenance person, it can take months or even YEARS to find staff at certain arcades. You cannot tell them whats wrong unless there is staff there. I just stop putting money into machines that are broken, I figure they will get the message eventually when earnings drop. Its probably the best way to tell them a machine is broken if no staff is present.

    I suggest putting up a sign or piece of paper on the wall of the arcade for customers to list problems with the machines if it is unstaffed so issues can be taken care of.

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