Sometimes in political debates, video games are accused as being the culprits of causing abhorrent, violent behavior in young people. That argument usually doesn’t hold water since stronger factors show up after the knee-jerk hyperventilating is over. So it isn’t often that you see the opposite being argued in the same media space – that games could be used to keep kids out of trouble.
That is the case with this new arcade called Game Central, which has opened up in New Mexico. Here is the local news report from KRQE13, which touches on the arcade almost a minute in:
I’ve done some searching and have not found any online presence for this arcade yet so the video here is all we have to go off of. Most of their current game selection is from the 90s up until very recent times: Big Buck Hunter Pro; Dirty Drivin’ (which by the way, has just been discontinued in manufacturing); F355 Ferrari; Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man combo; Guitar Hero; Maximum Force; Outrun 2; SF Rush 2049; The House of the Dead 1 and 4; and Time Crisis 4. They have an air hockey table along with some cranes and offer a snack bar. If you are in the area, go and check them out!
And what do you think of the argument that arcades can help keep kids/teens out of trouble? Yea or Nay? Comment below!