We can send people to space….
One thing leads to another leads to another and so on. Thatâ€™s how this episode starts out and we take a little walk down memory lane. Mostly just how badly we all miss arcades. I mean, I say we miss them but I can easily remember being in them and wish I could play those things at home. Now I can and I want to go back to where they came from. I guess we canâ€™t actually have it both ways. But really, we can. Arcades were about playing games with friends on systems we didnâ€™t have at home. You couldnâ€™t. It was just too top of the line and consoles werenâ€™t there yet. But they caught up. Still, at the arcade you had the big machines – ones you could sit in that moved. You had some of the physical games like skee ball or the basketball hoops and you had redemption games (some are fun, Iâ€™ll admit), and you had pinball too.
A lot of those games you couldnâ€™t replicate at home on a console, but now…arcades are dead. Youâ€™ll find a few here and there but mostly arcades exist to be mostly exactly what I mentioned above, and mainly the redemption game part. Itâ€™s what keeps the money coming in.
Iâ€™m not sad about that, but I am a little in the fact that a lot of people now wonâ€™t get that feeling of what an arcade was (stand by for an old man statement) back in my day.