Sweet Places we'd like to game
In today's day and age of technology, there's no reason why anyone would or should want to leave their house to go game with friends in a public place. Or is there?
The days of classic arcades have come and gone, but some venues still run strong. What is that little extra thing that they bring to the table? What are these venues and how could the Phoenix gaming community benefit from them?
Ah, nothing goes together like caffeine and video games. Is there any other place that you can go to get your game on while sipping on an expertly made latte? Of course, there's Gotham Comics in Mesa, but they aren't a game place exclusively (but totally worth checking out). Imagine sitting down to your favorite warm or cold beverage, on comfy sofas, playing some of your favorite games while checking out some sweet game art, and just chilling. Maybe pick up a game themed snack or drink. Whether it's during the cold season, or in the heat of summer, there's sure to be something for every gamer at a game cafe.
Phoenix's Sky Harbor is not only an international airport, but also one of the biggest in the country. It's surprising that there's not a single arcade machine or game console to be found anywhere around here. Say you're on a flight and you have a layover in Phoenix. What will you do during that time? What if it's just a couple of hours? I don't know about you, but when I'm gaming the time goes by pretty quick. No longer will passenger be burdened and bored by mundane in-between time when they can pump some quarters into an arcade game or two.
Oh yeah, like you didn't see this one coming. Much like #1 up there, it's safe to say that games and drinks are a match made in heaven. It's pretty much been proven that it's a successful venture with gaming bars around the world (UK, Australia, Las Vegas, etc) popping up and making a killing while providing a safe and fun environment for gamers to hang out and socialize. Downtown Phoenix would be a perfect location to open a gaming bar for sure. Maybe even Mill ave could see a nice amount of traffic. Phoenix is growing and new businesses are booming, there's no reason why we shouldn't have a video game bar.
If you like the idea of any of these venues, be sure to contact everyone you know and let them know because ideas can turn into actions, and something magical might happen!