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Old 08-26-2010, 02:30 PM  
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Arcades?

What happened to LeFun, what happened to Einsteins? I miss the old school arcades. Are there any left in Austin? I went down a couple of years ago to the drag and was asked by a fat man at the Church of Scientology if I was happy. No you guys took over LeFun, LeFun made me happy.
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:27 AM  
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No clue. I work on the Drag. When they Scientologist took over I lost my video game fix too.
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I wonder what happened? The LeFun in WellsBranch closed down years ago too. Maybe they just went under and then the property was sold?
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I wonder what happened? The LeFun in WellsBranch closed down years ago too. Maybe they just went under and then the property was sold?
Remember the discount theater? It was the first in Austin. I used to have to have my Mom drive me about as far north as you could go and still be in the city in city for all day $.50 movies. It was great.
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Remember the discount theater? It was the first in Austin. I used to have to have my Mom drive me about as far north as you could go and still be in the city in city for all day $.50 movies. It was great.
I do, for some reason I started going the month that Super Mario Brothers the movie came out, so I managed to see that 2 dozen times without wasting all my allowance. They also had a few games but having LeFun right there was awesome. If I had a time machine I would go visit the early 90's and let little Austin know to enjoy it. I was a morose kid.
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Just as video killed the radio star, modern gaming has killed the Arcades.

Kids spend more time linked up to PC based or advanced portable gaming. It's easier for them and more advanced.

Poor kids will never know the feel of stepping up against a pin ball machine or using a flight simulator.
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Just as video killed the radio star, modern gaming has killed the Arcades.

Kids spend more time linked up to PC based or advanced portable gaming. It's easier for them and more advanced.

Poor kids will never know the feel of stepping up against a pin ball machine or using a flight simulator.
And that's sad. I thought it was the console games that destroyed it, I just didn't want to admit it. I remember there was a place you could go to play PC games, but I hated it, I liked the uprights.
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And that's sad. I thought it was the console games that destroyed it, I just didn't want to admit it. I remember there was a place you could go to play PC games, but I hated it, I liked the uprights.
Console games put a bit hit on them, but Arcades still pulled a lot of the college kids in. Then the online gaming started and heel, who wouldn't want to kill commies while talking to your buds. Not to mention getting drunk and staying up late enough to play with the eur kids. Nothing like being called a wanker that early in the morning.

I could see the arcades coming back eventually, but with the economy the way it is, it would be a long time. Texas is fortunate enough to still be stable, but everyone I know is holding back on frivolous purchases.
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Console games put a bit hit on them, but Arcades still pulled a lot of the college kids in. Then the online gaming started and heel, who wouldn't want to kill commies while talking to your buds. Not to mention getting drunk and staying up late enough to play with the eur kids. Nothing like being called a wanker that early in the morning.

I could see the arcades coming back eventually, but with the economy the way it is, it would be a long time. Texas is fortunate enough to still be stable, but everyone I know is holding back on frivolous purchases.
I did that at Arcades growing up. I never had one tell me to quiet down and out my flask away.

Everyone I know is cutting back too. If I had more to spend I would cut back.
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I'd guess D&B is probably the closest thing left to a real arcade type situation... That's all I can think of... Accept for the bowling alley out on 183 but... ehh... Rather have good food and booze vs bowling...
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