Skip to content Skip to main navigation

Lifestyle

Get RSM on your side at tax time.

Canberra Gaming Arcades?

By stonedwookie - 28 June 2009 32

Since intencity was cut in half at belconnen mall the arcade scene in canberra has been pretty lame.

Anyone know of any other good arcades around canberra?

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
32 Responses to
Canberra Gaming Arcades?
Roma 11:21 am 29 Jun 09

dvaey said :

Paying money for a games console isnt a much better investment than paying money for a go on an arcade game. You still cant do anything but game with it.

Actually i use my XBOX 360 for Gaming, watching DVD’s and storing music / movies / tv shows on (thanks to the 20gb hard drive inside it). I agree that the consoles are a better investment. That said, you cant get many ‘classic’ arcade games on XBOX or PS.

martyo 10:45 am 29 Jun 09

Woden Interchange greasy cafe was my school haunt for a few years – when a dark back-room behind the counter was the place to be before the school bus.

20 cents per game!

MAME is ok – but the games are never really the same – after playing GTA/Fallout3/Bioshock etc. Even the kids turned their noses up at what we think are all-time classics!

niftydog 9:09 am 29 Jun 09

Yeah! Why go out and hang out with friends and have a good time when you can sit on your ass at home all alone and pretend you have friends on the LAN!?!

p1 8:39 am 29 Jun 09

Can’t play air hockey on a xbox. Intencity was better when it had a bar in it though.

eyeLikeCarrots 8:31 am 29 Jun 09

I’m a long time fan of mame, but its hard to forget the days long past when you could stand at a machine with your friends watching someone rock a machine to a new highscore..

Ah youth… where did you go ?

dvaey 7:33 am 29 Jun 09

grunge_hippy said :

why go out and pay $1 or more for 30 seconds of a game when you can get a better experience at home with xbox’s playstations and wii’s etc…

Or for those who dont want to spend a weeks food budget on a computer game disc, MAME will let you play all your favourite old arcade games for free, and you dont even need a super expensive console either.

Paying money for a games console isnt a much better investment than paying money for a go on an arcade game. You still cant do anything but game with it.

BerraBoy68 said :

I can’t understand why anybody would want to visit an arcade any more.

Must be like those same people who’ll go spend $7 to hire a new release DVD or spend $30 on the new Britney Spears CD or Hollywood movie, when there are cheaper (sometimes free) alternatives.

BerraBoy68 6:26 am 29 Jun 09

grunge_hippy said :

why go out and pay $1 or more for 30 seconds of a game when you can get a better experience at home with xbox’s playstations and wii’s etc…

+1. I can’t understand why anybody would want to visit an arcade any more.

shiny flu 4:04 am 29 Jun 09

Timezone… various locations around Australia. Except Canberra.

Sign of the times.

utah 10:43 pm 28 Jun 09

One word: MAME

farnarkler 6:48 pm 28 Jun 09

Grunge_hippy’s right. The video game arcade is history.

jessieduck 6:35 pm 28 Jun 09

The arcade scene in Canberra is pretty lame… shouldn’t that just the arcade scene is pretty lame full stop?

grunge_hippy 6:28 pm 28 Jun 09

why go out and pay $1 or more for 30 seconds of a game when you can get a better experience at home with xbox’s playstations and wii’s etc…

Brindabella 6:09 pm 28 Jun 09

Bring back the the pinballs!?

BerraBoy68 6:08 pm 28 Jun 09

Well, I consider Bailey’s Arcade to still be pretty nice.

Aeek 5:35 pm 28 Jun 09

Zone3 in Weedon Close has a few machines, its not their core business so just some classics. If you like shooting arcade games, then Zone3 itself might be worth a try.

1 2 3

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site