Someone said, in reference to today's bombcast:
"Another aspect of my young age (I'm actually only 19) is that I'm so so so glad that I missed the arcade thing, because paying 200-1000 dollars for, basically, a single game makes no sense to me. All it is is nostalgia I guess"
It there really that much of a disconnect with people that young, who don't get that, when arcades actually existed any a meaningful way, video games weren't really just something you did, they were more of an experience that you, more often than not, had to go and hunt out. The "Wake up, throw on my gaming machine of choice, play whatever game I want" kind of thing didn't really exist, there were a ton of great games that you simply couldn't play unless you had an arcade with that machine in your home town.
I dunno, I totally "get" the whole buying an arcade machine thing, but then I'm a crusty old guy in the eyes of that guy I quoted :/