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Remember the halcyon days of the video game arcade? The 21st century is beginning to grow a new, more modern crop of video game "lounges". In her latest column, Genese Davis takes a look at the rise of video game lounges. See what you think before heading to the comments.
It’s no secret that gaming culture shifts as technology advances. Take the arcade days for example. Unfortunately, I was born after the golden age of arcades, so I don’t know it personally, but I know it as a cultural icon. Even though I didn’t grow up in that time, I appreciate the environment and gaming culture arcades provided, and I continue to seek out venues that have classic arcades. The same applies to traditional LAN parties. Some may assume since friends can play online together, LAN parties have fallen out of favor in gaming culture. But LAN parties are still popular throughout the world, despite the inconvenience of packing up all your gear. Neat fact: DreamHack located in Sweden holds the world record for the largest LAN party at 12,754 connected systems.
Read more of Genese Davis's Video Game Lounges On the Rise.