MAT (200529) on Aug 23, 2019
Wait, game on a CD or DVD-ROM are not played on arcade machines of any kind but on a computer, right? Just because someone charges you for playing them doesn't make them arcades. If the arcade machine would accept CD-ROM as a media, then that would be a game for an arcade platform.
If these are simply played on Windows, for example, then that's Windows platform, nor Arcade.
I find it a bit of a strange rule that Arcade platform means money-required-to-play-the-game. I thought it's more defined by the types of devices the game is played on. Honestly, I don't see why we don't treat those big arcade machines that are sold to be played at home without money as arcades rather than dedicated something. What if someone would charge them for playing in a public place like a cafe or game arcades but you wouldn't need a coin to insert, just pay the manager or bartender a dollar or something, would that suddenly be treated as an arcade?
I wish we have some page for each of our platforms with description of a platform as how we perceive it and what sort of games are treated as games for that platform. That we have dos and don'ts written and all that necessary info for someone to understand what it okay to add under that. And how we even separate platforms since some platforms are no more than hardware upgrades of existing platforms :P
Ah... at times like this, I miss the good ol' days when this site featured only PC platforms (OSs) and everything was pretty straightforward, lol.
(Edited by MAT (200529), Aug 23, 2019)