attention h-town (and others)
a long anticipated time for change is now on the horizon and this post is to give everyone a brief heads up.
the last time i made a post like this was over 2 years ago when i announced on the houston thread that i was coming home from L.A. to start “the stargate”.
well now i’m announcing that a new era is coming, and an entirely new concept will be taking effect at the SG.
the stargate will be diversifying into console gaming format.
this concept has been anticipated for quite some time now, and has always been somewhat in the works. there are many advantages which will come with the console arcade format, and of course… there will be some negative aspects. i strongly believe that the goods far, far outweigh the bads though.
all of the details have not been worked out as of yet, and nothing is set in stone. these are just the broad strokes.
unlimited play is the main concept
players will be admitted by membership
memberships will be based on 4 types (daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly), with scaled discounts.
players will have the choice of bringing their own controllers or using house controllers.
all the main consoles will be represented, along with all of the various games.
players will basically be able to play as many different games as they please, for as long as the arcade is open.
unlimited play means players could literally play hundreds of games per day. (easily the equivilant of $30-$40 in quarters per day) tons of practice, and no excuses.
with the current state of arcade games and the heavy focus on console platforms, it is simply becoming obvious that the arcade sector will soon be out of date. it is already less convenient and more expensive for everyone.
it will probably be a gradual change at the SG, and we’ll just have to see how things go. this notice is simply to get everyone prepared and ready. change is inevitable and it is sometimes for the better. in this case it is both neccessary and inevitable.
i believe that this change will benefit the players in numerous ways, with the most obvious being “more bang for the buck”. lesser players will be able to keep playing and learning, without killing their wallats. good players can get unlimited practice as well. there will be so many other console games available to play, such as madden, halo, etc.
i hope this new phase will continue the legacy of the SG, and improve it’s overall success.