Just out of curiousity I would like to poll the SRK Midwest forum prowlers on a business concept.
Say a place existed that ran weekly tournaments for every conceivable game and genre. Where people could come and play their favorite games (console or PC) as a group for a small hourly fee, a value similar to catching a movie or a fast food meal. Where people of like mind and hobbies could congregate and share strategies and learn from one another. Where competitive and casual gaming is encouraged and accepted.
A place where one could lounge with a soft drink and mingle or read an interesting magazine, enjoy a snack or catch the big game. Play and trade card games (Pokemon, Magic). Where “Competition Seasons” (Akin to a ladder) existed for big games (Halo 2, Smash, racing games, fighting games and sports titles)?
Where on a weekly basis specific clicks of usual customers can challenge groups from other LANs nationwide and just chill in a pleasing atmosphere. Bi-yearly mega tournaments.
Does this sound like a place in which you would be interested? Would you be willing to support such a venture that enhances your neglected culture, condensing the population into one small zone that is IT? If so, please take my poll.