gaming for bacon

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Getting older doesn’t mean you outgrow video games.  But you do outgrow the tickets that come out of games at places like Chuck E. Cheese (or our local Larry’s Pizza).  Most (if not all) of the prizes are worthless to adults.  But imagine if instead of a ticket, you received a similar-sized piece of bacon…

As awesome as that would be, obviously there are some logistical issues with the machines distributing bacon.  So instead the machines could spit out bacon tickets which could be exchanged for actual bacon strips.  And if you were to break the weekly or monthly high school, you could win other prizes like nachos or pizza or milkshakes.  They could also occasionally give out vouchers for more gaming tokens.

Why hasn’t someone done this?  Of course these prizes are more expensive than the stuff you get now, but they would also be increasing the audience by a large factor.  Plus they get food at cost, so it’s not as expensive as you might think.  More adults would play the games, which would mean more revenue, which would also fund the purchase / renting of games that adults would enjoy more.  It’s a win-win situation!  Someone definitely needs to make this happen!

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3 responses »

  1. This should be on that TV show where you pitch your idea and investors give you hundreds of thousands of dollars. If they’ll give me the money to do it, I’ll give them a cut of the profits.

    Guys already are prone to playing “just one more game” when they feel they have a chance to beat a game or get a high score. How much more would they do that if you could win great food? Not only would there be the satisfaction of winning, but you could win part of your money back in food.

  2. another variation (for pizza joints like chuck e. cheese or Larrys) would be a ticket/voucher to have bacon added (for free) to any purchase.

  3. THIS IS A MUST FOR MANGOMAN’S FUTURE RESTUARANT!!!!!

    a very grand idea, indeed. This is the kind of thinking that can pull a man out of a recession.

    Listen up politicians! Here is an idea that is too big to fail!!

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