Can You Help Me.... my Friends Are really Closed minded to this!I am trying to convince my friends to play a game with me at the gaming arcade called Roll of tech,But My Friends Don't like to...

Can You Help Me.... my Friends Are really Closed minded to this!

I am trying to convince my friends to play a game with me at the gaming arcade called Roll of tech,But My Friends Don't like to go to the Arcrade they think its a waste of time when they have psp and xboxes. I have been trying to get them to go with me.What can i  say to be argumentive for playing the  Roll of tech game to tell them it is fun and its just better than sitting in the house playing video games?.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Tell them about how arcades are part of an old-school American teenage tradition. At the very least, challenge them to play your game so they can prove that theirs is better. If they are hesitant to pay for each game, offer to pay for them. Maybe they'll be hooked!
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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that you have to prove to your friends that going to an arcade and playing the video game is more worthwhile that at home gaming.  This is a challenge, but it is the same analysis that applies to online shopping versus actually going out to shop.  There is an experience in the real world and not solely in the virtual one that cannot be replicated.  To be able to spend time with one another outside in the real world, interacting with a component of the world that is not in our own immediate settings, and the notion of camaraderie are all points that need to be made in order to validate the external experience as opposed to the internal one.

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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If I were you, I'd brainstorm a list (either mentally or physically) of why you go to the arcade to play this game, instead of playing XBox or PSP or the Wii.  Is this game only available at the arcade?  If the answer is yes, that's a great place to start.  The next question is, Why is this game better than any game available for PSP, XBox, Wii, etc?  What makes it so much better.

The key to winning this argument, is to convince your friends that Roll of Tech at the arcade is not only better than any other video game they've played so far, but the fact that it is at an arcade is what makes it better.  Perhaps the social atmosphere at the arcade enhances the experience... the fact that there are other people (strangers) there to watch you succeed...

If nothing else, tell them to come watch you play.  Perhaps when they see it for themselves (without spending any money) they'll want to try it.  Or, if you are so convinced they are going to love it, do what many product advertisers do: pay for their first game.

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