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Posted by TheJollyRajah

Before people freak about prices, I urge you to check out the Virtual Console and ask yourself if Nintendo is any better. 

Posted by Faint

krome studios aye... AUSTRALIAN POWA? not to mention just being about 20 minutes from where i live.

Posted by Quacktastic

It's easy to call a Home rip-off but it could turn out to be pretty cool.
 
If others can watch your screen as you play; or, if you are in a game with a two player option a stranger might walk up and jump in.
But if it's just like, you're alone and comparing high scores.. what's arcade about that?

Posted by ax3m4hn

i dont get it, people who are too young to even have played or heard of these games arent gona care, including myself. they need 2 implement the other arcade games aka shadow complex and the like
Posted by Spongetwan

I am looking forward to this update! i was sooo excited to have HOME on the PS3 only to be disappointed by "Zombie town", lol. This smaller scale might be the right direction for XBOX to go in.

Posted by bjorno

its like mame on my pc except not better in any way!!!!!!!! yay!!!

Posted by Slab64
@Dany said:
" @Slab64: Nope, I havn't. 17 and live no where near an arcade or any golf coarse or whatever that has one. "
Well as incredible as that seems, I'll refrain from mocking you good-naturedly and say that yes, for your 50 cents/2 credits/whatever, you get a set amount of lives (or "mans") which could possibly be just one, but that depends on the game. You might be able to die a few times before Game Over.
Posted by Winternet

No Time Pilot, no way.

Posted by Dany
@Slab64: Nope, I havn't. 17 and live no where near an arcade or any golf coarse or whatever that has one.
Posted by Slab64
@Dany said:
" I'm confused. Is it 50 cents for just one play. Does that mean until you die? "
Way to tacitly admit you've never played an arcade game
Posted by Racer_X

Sweet! Now my little Wii avatar knock-off can play a 25 year old arcade game knock-off in a PSHome knock-off AND I get to pay for it, too? Where do I sign?!!>?!1

Posted by Bgrngod

I am really digging the potential here, but I think the execution might end up going wrong.
 
These old school Arcade games are NOT games that should be sold for 400 points each.  At the most, individual games should go for maybe, MAYBE 80 points each.  This would make it a lot more likely that users would buy $10 of product if they were getting 10 games out of it instead of just two.  There are so many arcade games to choose from that this really needs to be structured as a "dollars per customer" model instead of a "dollars per game" model.  There is going to be a certain range of money that people are going to be willing to spend for this experience as a whole.
 
This should be looked at the same way that Netflix is structured.  Dollars per customer, not dollars per item.

Posted by iam3green

cool i guess. i don't plan on playing any arcades as i hate the money that microsoft has. i would like it maybe if they actually made it equal to each other, 40 points = .50.  i don't like home from this is what it seems to be happening. home doesn't seem to have anything all that exciting to have.

Posted by agentboolen

Ehhh I'm not really into the .50 cent price tag to try these games.  Looks like it could be cool but in the end I don't think I'll be spending much time in this world.  I was thinking it was a answer to Playstations Home but do they make you pay to play the games in that virtual world???

Posted by lilarchie232

The concept behind this is super interesting.  But I am a little skeptical as to whether or not this will be interesting to newer gamers who don't necessarily have the same nostalgia and affinity for these type of games.

Posted by fatwreck

I can see why they won't, but this would justify the Live annual fee. Or at least they can add value to the Gold account by giving subscribers a break.  
 
An hour a week free play in the arcade? I'd totally accept that.

Posted by sup909

I see the appeal in this, for sure, but I personally don't have an interest. 

Posted by Milkman

Though I'm definitely getting a scary Home vibe here, at least in this you'll actually have something to do.

Edited by OldManLight
@Jeff: 
Not to split hairs, but i'm gonna here.  I thought to a certain extent emulation was legal.  as long as you posessed the physical media, roms and other digital backups were as well.  I get your point as it relates to the article but was hoping you could clarify on this.    i have emulators on my pc and a few other platforms but the roms i have i actually have the physical media in a box in my basement.  Does that make me a dirty pirate?
Posted by MannAlive
@morningdrive said:
" Why are people bagging on Home? this is the same exact thing that Home is doing. So if you wanna play a arcade game..what if someone is playing it? Are you going to have to wait in a virtual line? I don't see this working either. "
Looks like this will only be open to people you invite in XBL Party style.  The only line would be behind the friends you told to come over.  This isn't some janky Second Life rehash.  I'm more worried about what MS will charge me to "trick out my arcade."  If it's more than 0 points, I'm going to have one dull ass looking arcarde.
Posted by MannAlive

So how does this work with games I already bought?  I'm already 400 points deep for Gauntlet, Ms. Pacman, Pacman, Frogger and Centipede/Millipede.  Give me some love, Microsoft!

Posted by Dany

I'm confused. Is it 50 cents for just one play. Does that mean until you die?

Posted by vinull

$3 to play a MAME game? I guess the plan here is to make Avatar clothing look like a deal by comparison?
 
Microsoft already has a horrible interface for searching though the 200+ XBLA games, and the 600+ XLBIG - I wonder how bad it will be when they have 1000 titles in this section.

Posted by Shuborno

Meh.
 
I didn't buy a 360 to play old arcade games with a crappy D-pad.

Posted by TheHBK

i like how people are saying 3 bucks is ridiculous.  We were paying 5 bucks when this stuff was coming out as XBLA games, now they are cheaper and not just that, what was the last $5 game on XBLA that wasn't on sale?  Yeah, today 3 bucks really is not much for a game. 
As for the hub, seems unnecessary but is not like home.  You dont have to talk to unknowns, seems like just friends hang out in your arcade.  WE have to wait and see.  Seems like this thing will be ready to go soon.  Part of Home's failure is the undeserved hype Sony gave it then failed to deliver anything but a Beta.

Posted by ptc

They need "Gauntlet" on that list too...
Edited by CptBedlam

3 bucks each for these old games seems way too much for me. I'd pay 5 bucks for a pack of 10 games or something like that. But those prices are hilarious.

Posted by stinky

these games had a time, that time is over. 
i even have fond memories of most, but charging money for any of them is a bit strange now.

Posted by Cerza

The concept sounds cool, but I can't shake the feeling that this will be a total let down just like Home was.

Posted by get2sammyb

I actually think this looks alright.

Posted by Niall_Sg1

No good without Doom 2! 

Edited by WinterSnowblind
@morningdrive said:

" Why are people bagging on Home? this is the same exact thing that Home is doing. So if you wanna play a arcade game..what if someone is playing it? Are you going to have to wait in a virtual line? I don't see this working either. "

Nope, this is simply part of the dashboard you can access like XBLA or Indie games.  
You can invite friends to play your games, but there's no interacting with random strangers.

Only here you can pay to play one game, or purchase the machine and play it as much as you like.  It's not really anything like Home.  It's just like XBLA is now, or Steam.. but with a 3D interface.  And again I feel the need to point out that Sony were far from the first people to do something like that.
Posted by Captain_Insano

why are they doing it this wasy? cause they saw how 'successful' home was and have to compete?
 
*facepalm*

Posted by ez123

Hooray, a thing I can ignore!

Posted by thecleric
@John1912 said:
" Those games all pretty much suck, where are classics like Spy Hunter, off Road, APB....I mean jesus, Out Law?  Christ You can only play that for about 5 mins before your board to death.  Someone needs to at least get Tunnel Runner thrown in there.  That at least was a awsome 3d maze pacman that you could play for a long ass time.  They need to get the hell out of the Atari era of games. "
They just need to tap into the Midway games. 
 
Mortal Kombat 2, Blitz, Hydro Thunder, NBA Jam . That's their target demographic afterall.
Posted by John1912

Those games all pretty much suck, where are classics like Spy Hunter, off Road, APB....I mean jesus, Out Law?  Christ You can only play that for about 5 mins before your board to death.  Someone needs to at least get Tunnel Runner thrown in there.  That at least was a awsome 3d maze pacman that you could play for a long ass time.  They need to get the hell out of the Atari era of games.

Edited by thecleric
@DrRandle said:

" I guess I'm the only person who's actually a fan of avatars. :/ At least in theory. I think a lot of what Microsoft has been doing with them is weird, and the complete lack of sound when dealing with props like a guitar is just plain unnerving, but over all I love the concept. 
 
Now people need to stop just putting them in puzzle games with the same tired animations, and put them in games where they actually, I don't know, do something. "

I love my avatar now that he has Dead Space gear. But I hate their faces, they all need masks. 
 
@mattysen said: 

" You really can't have the "Classic Arcades" without games branded from Nintendo, which will never happen on this  "Games Room" per-say "


 Because Nintendo was known for their Arcade games. 
Posted by Sunjammer

Road fighter!!

Posted by ajamafalous
@Brackynews said:
" Yahbut, a quarter in 1985 is worth 50 cents now.  No joke. 101% inflation.Pity a quarter minted in 1985 isn't. Economics, man. "
Research!
Posted by DrRandle

I guess I'm the only person who's actually a fan of avatars. :/ At least in theory. I think a lot of what Microsoft has been doing with them is weird, and the complete lack of sound when dealing with props like a guitar is just plain unnerving, but over all I love the concept. 
 
Now people need to stop just putting them in puzzle games with the same tired animations, and put them in games where they actually, I don't know, do something.

Posted by jonnyboy

Playing and enjoying the game is the most important thing to me.The manner in which it's presented isn't going to convince me to play a game I don't like.

Edited by mattysen

You really can't have the "Classic Arcades" without games branded from Nintendo, which will never happen on this  "Games Room" per-say

Posted by Druminator

This still doesn't allow me to spend my 20 MS points that have been sitting there for years.

Posted by MeatSim

Interesting to see how much it compares to home and if it will turn out better or worse.

Posted by Zabant

Please god no voice chat for all in the lobby, i dont want to be called a faggot while trying to play some tempest.

Posted by DukeTogo

Reminds me of an idea I had several years ago, a virtual arcade that you actually walked around in and all the games were modeled from old arcade cabinets.  While the idea is clunky for those just wanting to play some games quickly, making it a place where you could interact with others via chat or voice, would make it a social site.
 
But my idea was more for a type of retro arcade experience for those that remembered and those too young that missed out.

Posted by Rowr

Some of these appear to need wiki's
 
Go Go power comunity.

Posted by stephengotlost

Arcade machines in virtual space?
2010 really is the future.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

None of those games are Street Fighter Alpha 2. Thus they suck.

Posted by chililili
@MatthewMeadows said:
" Wow, this looks way better than PS Home. "
yes, but it's still not a good thing
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