Quote: Tell you what... go buy a $43,000 game, and try to make money on it. And Mame will intentionally emulate it in 3yrs time. We shall see how you feel about this, at the 3rd yr, when you are not even 3/4 way to paying the machine off. Every quarter Counts... and every Lost quarter, is a dent in YOUR Wallet.
Instead of dropping 5 figures on some Harley Davidson piece of crap or whatever it is that nobody cares playing, why not heavily advertise or interview all your past customers and conduct polls relating to there favorite Arcade games or what they still wish to currently play and support, then spend the money on the top few machines that got the most votes/interest as requested by your customer base or majority of people nearby the establishments area.
Quote: Both my location, as well as 2 other busier arcades, all closed down within the last 10yr period. Namco's arcades are closing all over the USA, and arcades as a whole, are almost completely gone. Many of the Ops who put single games in shops... are getting out of the Business, if they havent left already.
Advancements in technology and more choices in electronics give the mass majority of the public less reasons to leave the house and support Arcades. When they do wish to leave the house then it's to do something else rather than visit and support Arcades. Blaming MAME for this is wrong.