This comes right on the heels of the Capcom post below comes another article that is sort of related to what that is talking about although this is focusing on what it is about an arcade fighter that helps itself stand out from playing virtually the same game online – the personal experience. It’s a great article that gives us the story about Alex Valle and his view on arcades and growing up playing Street Fighter II and now playing online against people on SFIV. Perhaps the best line from the whole thing that gets the point across: “In short: Play online if you want to practice, play in arcades if you want to fight.” Sadly many newer players didn’t grow up in arcades like many of us did and the concept seems to escape them, but we have to keep beating that drum despite that.
Of course this idea can be applied to other types of arcade games beyond fighters although the fighters generally carry with them the most loyal players.But if there is one thing that arcades do with excellence, it’s multiplayer gaming and that has been true ever since Pong.
For the full feature, check out the article at Kotaku