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The PimpDragon
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Re: A sad story....

on Friday, July, 09, 2004 8:30 PM
What's sad is that something I dearly love has destroyed the arcade - which I also dearly love.

Home console systems. As sad as it makes me to say it, our Nintendos, X-Boxes and PlayStations are what killed off the arcade.

People would rather stay at home and play games without depositing endless amounts of quarters and either pay a $50 one-time fee for a game to own, or only $4 to rent a game.

Now, I'm guilty of this as I loves me some home consoles. But I dearly miss the atmosphere that was present in arcades back in the day. I sigh every time I watch Tron and they show Flynn's Arcade.

Damn sad, but I guess they had to fade away sometime, just like VHS.


 
DaveTRON
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Re: A sad story....

on Friday, July, 09, 2004 9:43 PM
I like my solution, buy them both and keep themalive right alongside my consoles! I love my babies!

If anyone is ever in Burbank and wants to play, look me up.


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Traahn
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Re: A sad story....

on Sunday, July, 11, 2004 4:05 PM
*sigh* I wish I had Tron arcade games in my house! One of these days I shall!!!

I'd wake up every morning before work and instead of having a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper, I'd bust open a can of Coke and play Tron!! hehehe

You're always doing your best to help out the Tron community, DaveTron! U rock.



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Nikster
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Re: A sad story....

on Wednesday, July, 14, 2004 12:38 PM
The PimpDragon Wrote:What's sad is that something I dearly love has destroyed the arcade - which I also dearly love.

Home console systems. As sad as it makes me to say it, our Nintendos, X-Boxes and PlayStations are what killed off the arcade.

People would rather stay at home and play games without depositing endless amounts of quarters and either pay a $50 one-time fee for a game to own, or only $4 to rent a game.

Now, I'm guilty of this as I loves me some home consoles. But I dearly miss the atmosphere that was present in arcades back in the day. I sigh every time I watch Tron and they show Flynn's Arcade.

Damn sad, but I guess they had to fade away sometime, just like VHS.


Sad but true

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Blue Hero Kid
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Re: A sad story....

on Sunday, May, 15, 2005 1:19 PM
yojimbo Wrote:15 or so years ago, there was a "dime store" in town with several arcade games...Star Wars (upright), Pac-Man, Dig Dug, etc. There was also a Disc of Tron cabinet. The shop was not doing well, and the owner commited arson, trying to collect the insurance, destroying all those great games with the shop.

So I'd reccomend to play X-Box Tron instead. It is better than the DOT, you know?

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Boingo_Buzzard
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 12:27 AM

Sorry to say this, but I have to. That was an absolutely asinine response.




 
Nikster
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 1:24 AM
BHK, have you ever BEEN to an actual arcade???


The Xbox and PS2 are cool and all, but the arcade was an experience in and of itself. It was a culture. Sure, there are places like Dave & Busters and some other 'family amusement centers' still around, but it's not quite the same.


I have MAME on my PC, but as fun as it is to play those old classics on my computer, a keyboard and joypad is just no replacement for a sticky joystick in a smokey room with a pool table in the corner.


Ok...I feel old now

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DaveTRON
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 1:25 AM
I'd rather play my TRON and EDOT any day over the Xbox.

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Boingo_Buzzard
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 1:32 AM
DaveTRON Wrote:I'd rather play my TRON and EDOT any day over the Xbox.


Pfft! Amen brother. What I wouldn't give for a stand-up Tron game. :P I have been looking for them in local arcades..and nary a one to be seen. Not even in Vegas.


I am sorry but Tron cannot be emulated, and the ONLY way to play Tron is on the original arcade game.




 
Sketch
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 1:58 AM
While I've never played a DOT machine in actual person, though research and many pictures of the machine, thank you glorious internet, the DOT machine is a true marvel of arcadeism. (Yay a new word!)

I know I want a DOT machine one day in the future! I also want to expirence one of these arcade beauties in person.

Just my 2 cents. *Plink, Plink*

This is coming from some one who wants a Atari 2600 more than an X-Box. Aint I a stinker.


 
DaveTRON
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Re: A sad story....

on Monday, May, 16, 2005 2:08 AM
Sketch, come to LA, I have the hook up!

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CalvinSpiff II
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Re: A sad story....

on Saturday, July, 09, 2005 10:08 AM
yojimbo Wrote:The shop was not doing well, and the owner commited arson, trying to collect the insurance, destroying all those great games with the shop.

What does arson mean? Does it mean that whoever commits suicide, then someone destroys it?

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Sketch
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Re: A sad story....

on Saturday, July, 09, 2005 10:14 AM
Arson is the crime of setting a fire to something to inflict and cause damage.


 
Qix77
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Re: A sad story....

on Saturday, July, 09, 2005 10:21 AM
I can't comment. Those of you who know me... know about me and my bro in the arcade bussiness (mainly pinball).

This just makes me sick... There are a limited amount of cabs of Discs-of-tron, Starwars, etc... that are no longer (and haven't been for a long time) in production. It's a true shame to hear that some of them burned up. Sad shame...


 
Hale-XF11
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Re: A sad story....

on Saturday, July, 09, 2005 11:15 AM
I'm gonna travel to downtown Madison one of these days soon and visit the local arcade which I have yet to do. I'm told they have a DOT there. If they don't mind me doing so, I'll take pics of the cabinet and the outside of the arcade just for the heck of it. It would be interesting I think maybe if we all documented where our favorite Tron arcade machines still reside in playable form today.


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