We all know about Video game arcades. They been around since the 1980s and provide people a source of quick enjoyment as well as a good source of money for investors. With the appearance of the internet in the late 90s and beginning of the 2000's era, they serve as a compliment to game arcades since there are arcades combined with internet cafe. But lately after the year 2006 , more people could afford to buy their own computer and game consoles.
Now the game arcades began to face decline in the early 2000s when the home consoles and PC hardware become superior. Internet cafes began a slow decline starting in the year 2006 since most people have broadband internet and own computers.
Back in the year 2004, there were a lot of internet cafes/arcades but most close shop after 2007.
You might say Internet cafe is useful if your home all of a sudden has no internet but would you really pay a few bucks an hour to use a public computer that might have a virus? Internet cafes has limited privacy and video game arcades are really a dying breed of entertainment since casual phone games for iphone and android provide a better option for videogames.
So, does a video game arcade and an internet cafe still have some uses left in this early 11s era (2011 -2020)?
Is the Video game arcade and the Internet Cafe obsolete today?