As video game arcades across the country blink out like lights on an artificial discount store Christmas tree, commenter Blessrok asks us to imagine the arcade of our dreams in today's short but sweet Speak Up on Kotaku.

I have an interesting question for everyone. Arcades, I love em, you love em, but they're all going out of business. If you were to start an arcade in this day and age what would it be like? How would you attract customers? What types of games would you stock it with? I miss arcades; they were a huge part of my life growing up. I'd love to see an arcade resurgence.

How about all of you?

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