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Posted 3/12/15
We all know what the Red Cross is... I don't think there needs any explanation to what they are... But if you don't know then they're a international charity organization that operates in most countries.

Anyhow, the Swedish part of the red cross have decided to make something fun, so what have they done? WEll, they've placed arcade machines in Swedish airports that allows you to play on them while you wait for your bags.



You can watch a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eIRP68PQvo

So, what do you think about this?


I personally think it's a nice initiative that will help more people into giving to charity... Unless there's such a long line of wait at the arcade. I'd also like to know if the airports or the red cross is paying for the electricity...!
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So I can play Pacman and feed starving children in third world countries at the same time? We need more of this!
Posted 3/12/15
who carries coins any more in this day and age?

wish all machines could read credit cards...
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Posted 3/12/15 , edited 3/13/15

PhantomGundam wrote:

So I can play Pacman and feed starving children in third world countries at the same time? We need more of this!


Then maybe you should contact and suggest this or something similar to your countries red cross. I'm sure they will at least consider it, it may help if you share a link to the video.
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I think it is a great idea, I'd love to see something like this in the Las Vegas Airport or in any US airports for that matter.
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Posted 3/12/15

TheOmegaForce70941 wrote:

We all know what the Red Cross is... I don't think there needs any explanation to what they are... But if you don't know then they're a international charity organization that operates in most countries.

Anyhow, the Swedish part of the red cross have decided to make something fun, so what have they done? WEll, they've placed arcade machines in Swedish airports that allows you to play on them while you wait for your bags.



You can watch a video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eIRP68PQvo

So, what do you think about this?


I personally think it's a nice initiative that will help more people into giving to charity... Unless there's such a long line of wait at the arcade. I'd also like to know if the airports or the red cross is paying for the electricity...!


Actually works pretty well since everyone that is of a certain age enjoys those games.
Posted 3/12/15
The idea behind it is interesting but i think its about 10 years too late.

1. Coin op games are notoriously bad as breaking down. That means you have to have someone either able to fix it at the airport or have someone come pick it up and take it back to a shop and repair it. With what security is today with airports that could really be difficult finding someone who is willing to deal with background checks and the likes just to come repair a game.

2. Coins are a issue you have to provide a coin machine and keep it stocked or else it won't get too far.

3. The cost, depending on how much they are to play will be a major factor in if people will play them. I see a few coin op games around here n there and most of the time they're .50-1.00$ to play.

4. Depending on the type of games you have will make a big factor in if people play them.

5. 3 out of 4 people have access to the mobile app market and will most likely choose to play for free on their phones/tablets over a coin op machine.
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Yes yes oh god yes please yes I need some other way to pass the time other than to make awkward eye contact with people.
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Hey ,why not, amiright?
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Freakin' Pewds,

Goals, life goals.
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Posted 3/13/15

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Freakin' Pewds,

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what?
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Posted 3/13/15

KyotoTofu wrote:

The idea behind it is interesting but i think its about 10 years too late.

1. Coin op games are notoriously bad as breaking down. That means you have to have someone either able to fix it at the airport or have someone come pick it up and take it back to a shop and repair it. With what security is today with airports that could really be difficult finding someone who is willing to deal with background checks and the likes just to come repair a game.

2. Coins are a issue you have to provide a coin machine and keep it stocked or else it won't get too far.

3. The cost, depending on how much they are to play will be a major factor in if people will play them. I see a few coin op games around here n there and most of the time they're .50-1.00$ to play.

4. Depending on the type of games you have will make a big factor in if people play them.

5. 3 out of 4 people have access to the mobile app market and will most likely choose to play for free on their phones/tablets over a coin op machine.


To be honest I think the red cross probably have someone inside all the time... So I don't think getting in is an problem. And yes, coins are going out and I think they should've opted for an card solution. They've got Pac-man and a few other classics, I think they'll get people into playing them.

A touchscreen won't be able to give you the same responsiveness since there's a 100 mili second delay on touchscreens... Most people probably doesn't care, but if you're a serious gamer then you do care... Plus buttons feel superior compared to touch.
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