(Thanks to Jarett for the tip!)
Well this is a pleasant change – we get to discuss an article on a mainstream media site that paints modern arcades in a positive light and more then that, showing how they are still relevant. They take a look at some big arcade chains like Dave & Busters, Gameworks and Chuck E. Cheese. They also point out why arcades still have appeal, particularly with the idea of playing games in a social setting.It’s not completely perfect – House of The Dead 4 that they mention was released at the end of 2005 and Sega has released plenty of games since then, as have numerous other companies which if you read this blog with any frequency you are well aware of. Still, I’m happy to see an article like this to point these things out as one reality I like to point out is that when we see the other argument based upon poor research, ie. “arcades are dead”, that isn’t helpful to the many small businesses out there trying to make it in this industry.