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PostSubject: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Sun 14 Feb 2016 - 10:29

Hey Guys,

I actually realized that I never introduced myself here although I have been lurking around here for quite a while. (I am doing this in English as I don't know how many people know Dutch and my French is non-existent).

My name is Pieter and I live in The Netherlands. I started the arcade hobby somewhere in 2012 by accident. I always loved arcade machines but forgot about them until I found Nozomi.nl looking for airhockey locations to play. It ignited my arcade love and as of then been buzy with it and loving it.

The line-up I have is a New Astro City, Naomi Universel Mame sitdown for Shmups, MVS Woody and just recently bought a new project sitdown racer to switch it into a Outrun 2 (SP?).

Furthermore early this year I have started to put arcade location on a map globally to get everyone of their couches and start enjoying games as it was intended, with family and friend and experience games, not just play them. So far I managed with input of the arcade community to map 165 locations and counting so if you have any additions please let me know. You can find all the locations here: http://www.arcadeuniverse.net .

Last but not least I am a husband and a father of 2 sons. I have too many hobby and too little time so I am trying to reduce these to spend more time on the remaining hobbies like Arcade!

Regards,

Pieter

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PostSubject: Re: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Mon 15 Feb 2016 - 22:23

Hi Sphere!

Very nice introduction!

And very nice website too!

This is how we started our website 12 years ago, by listing all places hosting arcade games in Belgium: http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?r=loc&p=list

We limited the scope to Belgium because we thought we couldn't monitor all locations if we included other countries. Unfortunately, we never fully developed the location database the way I envisioned it.
But the idea of promoting arcades games grew to a whole new level throughout the years with keeping up with the latest news, selling and renting new arcade machines to operators (preferably brand new titles players can enjoy for the first time), bringing arcade games at conventions and parties, ... While still a hobby, it's eating all our free time but I don't regret it! We support a noble cause. Seeing first time players discovering and enjoying arcade games is very rewarding!

I saw you already have the main arcades in Europe on your map.
Congrats for your work! You have our full support!
I'll contribute if I find a worthy location.

Please could you consider a link exchange? http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?r=lin&p=linksarc

Thanks in advance. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Mon 15 Feb 2016 - 22:41

Nomax wrote:
Hi Sphere!
But the idea of promoting arcades games grew to a whole new level throughout the years with keeping up with the latest news, selling and renting new arcade machines to operators (preferably brand new titles players can enjoy for the first time), bringing arcade games at conventions and parties, ... While still a hobby, it's eating all our free time but I don't regret it! We support a noble cause. Seeing first time players discovering and enjoying arcade games is very rewarding!

I did not know that, you have my deepest respect! thumleft The whole reason I am more actively involved in arcade is that I want to contribute my part of keeping this alive and showing younger generation what this is. Not to be nostalgic and tell them they good old days were much butter but cause arcade gaming is a fun and exciting experience sharing that with other. It is old and it is new, it is an experience that has been lost and needs to get more attention.

Nomax wrote:
Hi Sphere!
Please could you consider a link exchange? http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?r=lin&p=linksarc

Thanks in advance. Wink

I will consider no such thing, I will do a link exchange with you guys! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Mon 15 Feb 2016 - 22:53

Sphere wrote:

Nomax wrote:
Hi Sphere!
Please could you consider a link exchange? http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?r=lin&p=linksarc

Thanks in advance. Wink

I will consider no such thing, I will do a link exchange with you guys! Very Happy

Done! http://www.arcadeuniverse.net/links/

Let me know if you want to customize the text.

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PostSubject: Re: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Tue 16 Feb 2016 - 21:43

Sphere wrote:
I did not know that, you have my deepest respect! thumleft The whole reason I am more actively involved in arcade is that I want to contribute my part of keeping this alive and showing younger generation what this is. Not to be nostalgic and tell them they good old days were much butter but cause arcade gaming is a fun and exciting experience sharing that with other. It is old and it is new, it is an experience that has been lost and needs to get more attention.

Amen! sunny

I'm happy to meet someone who thinks exactly like us! bounce

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Done! http://www.arcadeuniverse.net/links/

Let me know if you want to customize the text.

Thanks! We added your link on this page: http://www.arcadebelgium.be/ab.php?r=lin&p=linksarc

About the text, we would rather like something like "Arcade Belgium is an unincorporated association founded in 2003 to promote coin operated video games. Their website features worldwide arcade news, charts, trade show reports, an event agenda, game tips, places to play arcade games in Belgium and community forums with second hand arcade market."

Is it ok? What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: After all these years finally an introduction   After all these years finally an introduction Clock_9Thu 18 Feb 2016 - 22:17

Yes, it looks good, I changed the text but if you want to make any future changes just let me know.

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