Death of another arcade

BY Andrew Miesner / January 20, 2009

Unfortunately, one of the signs of our times is the closing of many arcades around the world.  Recently a big one closed in New Orleans:

The latest victim: New Orleans Novelty.

After more than 30 years running arcades and placing gaming machines at locations around the city, Jack Boasberg is shuttering his business.

“When they make a new machine and it costs the arcade $20,000, people expect to pay a quarter to play it, not to mention they can play all the games on their console at home on their big screens and all, so they don’t even want to go to the arcade anymore,” Wagner said. “So I don’t know what the future holds for arcades.”



Source: Kotaku