Evolution of gaming: Scunthorpe preps for Arcade Warehouse

Arcade Warehouse Scunthorpe opening
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Pride in their home town, reviving their local economy and bringing family entertainment to their high street – what’s there not to like? Local entrepreneur Caton Airey has unveiled plans to deliver amusements, gaming and sports into a new format combining the old, the new, and the very entertaining. Arcade Warehouse is coming to Scunthorpe.

 

Lincolnshire is bracing itself for what looks set to be its first ever esports venue, as Arcade Warehouse in Scunthorpe announces it is just weeks away from opening.

The site will be home to a wide variety of both modern and retro arcade games, pool tables and air-hockey stations, but will also tout a VR suite in addition to 10 brand new e-sports gaming stations drawing on the latest in PC technology.

The venture is the brainchild of local outfit PSCuk Technology Centre, who laid the groundwork for Arcade Warehouse by establishing themselves as Scunthorpe’s leading independent tech support and supplier service back in 2012.

Speaking to Grimsby Live last week, company co-founder Caton Airey said that opening an entertainment centre in the Lincolnshire resort-town was “something we’ve always wanted to do.”

“This is the first of its kind anywhere near our area really, and that’s a big reason why we’re doing this,” he remarked. “I’m a Scunthorpe lad myself. I have three kids, and whenever we want to go on a family day out we usually find ourselves leaving town – which is a shame. This is a great town, and we just want to bring something that it doesn’t really have.”


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