…I do NOT want to be the person to ask this. But…
Isn’t there anything we can do? I don’t want to say things like get off your asses and do something about it. Because I know that it would be hard to, and that it’s basically asking people to spend their lives on something they may not have seen themselves doing in the future. Telling people that you’re an arcade owner, really isn’t much of a carreer to be proud of.
And we can’t just tell arcade owners to keep shit fixed or else we won’t play their machines. Arcade owners will just ‘not care’. Arcade owners, aren’t gamers it seems. I really don’t get it. If they aren’t gamers, then why are they arcade owners? It’s kind of like every gaming store you walk into. The managers don’t seem to be gamers, so why’d they take the job?
I live in NYC, and I play at Chinatown fair, so I’m lucky to have Huey, Henry and Akuma who actually care about our arcade [Save Except Huey]. So, I haven’t had the same suffering of faulty controls that you guys have had. But I know what it’s like.
I’m still wondering though. Here, we’ve got hundreds of people. We all see that the arcades are dying.
Not just the arcades, but our “Way of Life”. Not that gaming is our lives, but being able to walk into a place where everyone does the same thing you do. Keeping arcades alive for the next generation. Which happens to be me.
It’s just like what they said with Jab Strong Fierce productions. In arcades, any sort of people come to the same place and they have a simulated conflict. And then they share ideas. Streetfighter makes people think in the same lives. It even simulates alot of real world conflict if you really think about it. About the ONLY kind of game you can get. Where you don’t break the game, or the game doesn’t break you.
It’s not about leveling up to level 55 and watching your character fight. It’s not about getting the diamond key to open the diamond room to get the water medal. All players have characters that are equal, and it’s up to the choices of the PLAYER to win or lose in streetfighter. It’s a test. A test that NO walkthrough, or NO amount of time ONline can save you from.
And it’s not against a computer. It’s against a player. You translate yourself to another player by the way you play. Unpredictable, or predicting.
And that’s not something I want to lose later on. I don’t want it to become a dying thing. Because it’s better than the games we have now. What will replace the arcades?
Is there anything at all though, that we can do.