zass and myself killed a few hours at the U-District Pink Gorilla on Saturday. It’s a cozy little shop with a nostalgic feel. It brought back memories of the old AVE arcades of yore like Gamespace–which used to be just a few meters north of where PG currently resides. The MvC2 and ST sticks were in excellent condition, and I was seriously tempted to drop a grand or two on some classic games that I coveted during my insolvent youth.
No SFIV variations as of yet, so that might turn off some of the people who can only play that game.
We were wondering whether people would be interested in meeting there on a regular basis. The atmosphere of playing in an arcade environment cannot be matched with home or online play. When you have to defend your quarter or get to the back of the line, the feel of the game morphs into something altogether different. By different, I mean better.
How’s about once a week or bi-weekly. Saturday or Sunday afternoons? They are open till a later hour on Saturdays, but I’d rather spend Saturday evenings doing non-gaming things. My vote would be for Sundays, so that you can make peace with God before coming to cast quarters over my robe.