Aah memories. My first encounter with the arcade was when I was still 7 or 8 years old. And it left a big mark as I was fascinated by the place, games, music, (despite it being annoying) and food like popcorn and such. It was a place of gathering for some and for others, it was a place to be alone.
Sure technology nowadays has enable us to bring the arcade back to our home with playstation, wii, xbox or whatever it is that you play but nothing could ever replace the arcade completely.
These places are now far from its glory days and usually left empty even during peak hours. Yet it never dies.