Archive for July 23, 2009

Games too Violent for NY Chuck.E.Cheese?

July 23, 2009

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A New York state Chuck.E.Cheese is in danger of losing it’s license for it’s games room after town officials raised concern over the type of games that can be played by youngsters.

Council Member Shelly Schratz said she was disturbed by several “action-packed shoot-and-kill games” that were accessible to children as young as 4.

“When I see 6-year-olds, 8-year-olds playing those games, when all the time we’re opening the paper and seeing those stories on youth violence, do we need those games to make money?” she said.

I have to say this has always been something that has interested me. Are arcade games rated by anybody? In general they are all pretty tame compared to many console games. For example you never see any graphic violence in arcade games. Usual an enemy is non-human (i.e. zombies or aliens) and if they are human and are shot, you don’t see  physical injuries on them when they are hit.

Games like these have been around for a while in arcades, but perhaps the increasing concern of kids playing violent console games has made people look at arcade games a little closer. Could we see these games being toned down, or perhaps enforced over 18′s areas in the future? What are your thoughts?

[Discuss on the Forum] [via Kotaku from Buffalo News]

Another big FEC opens in Indiana – America's Incredible Pizza Co.

July 23, 2009

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I’m not sure what it is about Indiana lately, but it seems to be attracting a lot of entertainment facilities as of late. The newest facilitiy – America’s Incredible Pizza Co. opens today with 55,000 sq. ft. of space and will employ 200 people in a 1950′s era themed structure and in addition to a restaurant, kart racing, minibowling, mini-golf, bumper cars and of course an arcade. There is no word on how large the arcade part of it will be but as an FEC with a strong restaurant side, it certainly will pull in the customers.

[Via IndyStar] [Discuss on the Forums]

Another big FEC opens in Indiana – America’s Incredible Pizza Co.

July 23, 2009

amerincrepizza

stinger

I’m not sure what it is about Indiana lately, but it seems to be attracting a lot of entertainment facilities as of late. The newest facilitiy – America’s Incredible Pizza Co. opens today with 55,000 sq. ft. of space and will employ 200 people in a 1950′s era themed structure and in addition to a restaurant, kart racing, minibowling, mini-golf, bumper cars and of course an arcade. There is no word on how large the arcade part of it will be but as an FEC with a strong restaurant side, it certainly will pull in the customers.

[Via IndyStar] [Discuss on the Forums]

Images from Insert Coin '09

July 23, 2009

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stinger

Kevin Williams has sent us a link to a large number of images from the Insert Coin 09 event and by all appearances, it looks like a great success. There are too many to post here but if you want to take a look, click here.

Here are some interesting ones I found and cherry-picked (click to enlarge):

hotdlindb sfiv darkIC blazIC stormpin ddr cosIC iclines

[Discuss on the Forums]

Images from Insert Coin ’09

July 23, 2009

ic09a

stinger

Kevin Williams has sent us a link to a large number of images from the Insert Coin 09 event and by all appearances, it looks like a great success. There are too many to post here but if you want to take a look, click here.

Here are some interesting ones I found and cherry-picked (click to enlarge):

hotdlindb sfiv darkIC blazIC stormpin ddr cosIC iclines

[Discuss on the Forums]


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