What is your impression of Game Room?
GameRoom 2011: Got NextsI love the GR concept but as an application it is all the way jacked.
Actually I wonder if Destination Arcade proves popular, they could potentially merge the two apps and roll your Game Room content straight in to it.
Despite all the dumb nickle and dime DLC, charging the same rate for bad Intellivision and good Arcade games is where I shake my head. Even Ninty's Virtual Console says that different platforms have different price ranges. Seeing a Dreamcast Power Stone s tanding next to Intellivision Frog Bog is a weird pipe dream. (Hey, Pipe Dream...)
I have spent maybe 5 minutes in there in total. For what it is, the games cost far too much. They cannot possible hold my attention for more than 10 minutes at a time without resulting in me going mad. Hell, I wouldn't even play them at all after those 10 minutes. Sorry, MS, but you should've spent your money on another season of 1 vs. 100
I'll admit that I dabbled with MAME and other arcade emulators for CPS-1, 2 and 3. Those were also the games I encountered at arcades for the most part.
And honestly, a lot of the stuff on Game Room so far has been stuff I wouldn't even bother to look.
Hell, I buy games that I played on emulators just because of that fact I can play them on a proper console. I buy DS ports of SNES games. So the issue isn't because I need to pay money.
I don't care for Game Room because, A. Some look fun but most look basic or down right terrible. B. That's not my arcade scene, I went to the arcades throughout the late 80s and most of the 90s, current GR games would usually be in a small dinky corner at best. C. Four Companies with only a few hardware, and one of em is the Intellivision, who cares about that sucker.
I bought quite a few games over the first few gamepacks. However my interest has torpedoed lately. They HAVE to get back to releasing arcade games, not obscure Atari 2600 games. If they would just focus on arcade games from the mid to late 80s Game Room would be great.
"HI IM GAMEROOM I COMPLETELY IGNORE THE 90S ARCADE SCENE EVEN THOUGH THATS KIND OF WHAT PEOPLE WANT Im still working on the impression. "
There was a 90's arcade scene? Arcades died in the 80s. I know companies made a machine here and there and they were released but arcades didn't exist. All that remained were bars that would put a machine or two out and family entertainment restaurants.
As for gameroom, There were thousands of arcade machines released in the 80s and they have only put out a few from 2 companies. its really depressing. I love the Atari 2600 and intellivision but the emulation has been poor and most of the games ported have been the worst of each system (with a few exceptions)
Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II (all 15 of them), Killer Instinct, Time Crisis, Lethal Enforcers, NBA Jam, Blitz... Western Arcade in Corona, CA had those and more when I was a kid in the 90's and I don't think my hometown was particularly unique in having an arcade. I think the 90's were the death of the arcade because the fidelity of the console ports got more and more faithful to the arcade versions, but there was definitely a 90's arcade "scene," for lack of a better term :)
I definitely agree that Gameroom even does a terrible job representing 80's arcade games, what a failure.
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