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Special thanks to Gameworks in Schaumburg for giving us the opportunity to play and review newly released arcade games. Gameworks is one of the few locations to feature Terminator: Salvation with the full 100" screen.
2009 brought legions of rabid Terminator fans the sequel they had simultaneously longed for and feared, Terminator: Salvation. The film itself received mediocre reviews…it wasn’t the critical hit the studio had hoped for, but it was leaps and bounds above the abomination that was Terminator 3. However, as Terminator is such an iconic brand, such a release was bound to be accompanied by as much merchandise and cross-marketing as possible. As a result, we are presented with Terminator: Salvation, the Arcade Game.
Special thanks to Gameworks in Schaumburg for giving us the opportunity to play and review newly released arcade games. Gameworks is one of the test sites for new games, and at the time of this writing, they were the only arcade in the United States with Grid.
The pendulum of gaming is swinging. For years, and perhaps I’m dating myself when I say this, the arcade was the place to go to play graphically intensive, original, and exciting games. However, as the pendulum moved forward, the home console revolution eliminated the firm grip the arcades had on the gaming market and sought to bring the arcade experience to the comfort of our homes; however, has the home gaming console replicated and replaced the arcade experience? The answer is no.