Dragon's Lair Fans - Arcade Lifestyle
April 05, 2020, 08:34:22 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: ALS'/DLF' : your daily dose of Arcade Life Style...inside the Dragon's Lair!
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Gallery Login Register  
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
Author Topic: I want to tell you a story...  (Read 3435 times)
vernimark
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 1549



View Profile WWW
« on: October 30, 2017, 12:29:08 AM »


Twelve years ago I moved to Bologna for a new job. I was quite excited because I had the opportunity to work with the greatest arcade actors made the Italian arcade history, as Zaccaria and many others you probably don't know.
I designed gaming machines as slot machines and fruit machines for many years but this wasn't the job of my dreams and during the last 3 years I suffered more and more.
So in the beginning of last summer I left my workplace and transferred to Milano where I opened "Vernimark Noleggio Videogiochi" that we can translate as Vernimark Videogames Rental service.
I'm offering now the possibility to have classic arcades in corporate events. Companies, event managers or communication agencies can organize events using my arcades or pinballs. I'm available for shootings or video clips too.
This service is quite new here in Italy and I have few competitors and some of them are friends.
Here is the web site
http://Http://Noleggiovideogiochi.vernimark.com
And these are the available arcades at the moment
http://www.vernimark.com/noleggiovideogiochi/tutti-i-videogiochi/
And you can find Vernimark Noleggio Videogiochi on facebook.
It's in Italian, i m sorry.

Now I'm setting up a showroom and with the few money remained I will try to find some classics I still miss (my collection has my favourite games, not the most wanted).

Let's cross the fingers!
 Grin

« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 12:31:48 PM by vernimark » Logged
DarthNuno
Administrator
ArcadeLifeStyler'
*****
Posts: 11621


Singe's castle


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 07:35:22 AM »

I wish all the best to you and "Vernimark Noleggio Videogiochi".
This is something I would love to do too, but as a side work. As this would demand a certain amount of time I unfortunately don't have anymore.
Anyway, all the best (and wow... what a games collection!)  Space Ace Space Ace Space Ace
Logged

Andreas_AUT
Member
**
Posts: 300


hello world


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 08:59:11 AM »

Wish you the best, Vernimark!
Its really fantastic if you can make your hobby to your job.
Logged

Belike
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 4707


Budapest, Hungary


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 01:25:51 PM »

Great idea, I think most of us have the same "dream work." Cheesy
Good luck!
Which games are you looking for?
Logged
ckong
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 3176


The Netherlands


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 01:49:26 PM »

It's always great if someone is doing what he likes most, trying to realize his 'dreamjob'. I wish you all the luck, joy and success Venimark.  Smiley
Logged
Luigi
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 1666



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 02:18:03 PM »

To be honest, this is not what I would like to do. Getting called in the late evening and someone yelling into my ears "two of the three machines you put here stopped working" is not a dream but a nightmare!  Grin Wink

Good luck with your business, crossing fingers you don't get such calls!! Smiley
Logged
biasini
Jr. Member
*
Posts: 34



View Profile
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 04:35:45 PM »

"I want to tell you a story
About a little man...
If I can..."

Good luck!  Smiley
Logged
vernimark
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 1549



View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2017, 09:43:27 PM »

thank you  Grin

Luigi, I agree with you but It's a pity to have a lot of machines and leave them off most of the time.
During all events I did, a lot of people came to me to thank for the opportunity to play with those games...
and in this way the hobby is self-financed Smiley

Bela, first of all I miss a pac-man or mrs pac-man cab. I know it's ridiculous but it has never been my game but now every time someone asks me cabinets for event Pac-man is always in the wishing list! Cheesy
Now I have not thousands euros to invest in a new cabinet so I hope to find one in the future (obviously a project is enough)
then a crazy kong, a galaga. and (it's a shame) I haven't an original space invaders UR!!

Out of the business I'd like to fine tons of vector games ahah
Logged
old school
Member
**
Posts: 194


Read more = post less


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 12:57:20 AM »

Good luck

 Wink
Logged

"Winners Don't Use Drug " but to loop Ghost & Goblins it help !!
jammatt
Jr. Member
*
Posts: 35


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 01:43:48 AM »

You will do it! All the best my friend.
Matt
Logged
Belike
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 4707


Budapest, Hungary


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 01:49:25 PM »

A Zaccaria Puckman would be perfect in your collection for the Pac lovers. Grin
Hope you find some soon. Cheesy
Logged
vernimark
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 1549



View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 01:34:35 AM »

Ahah I agree!!
Logged
Frame
Member
**
Posts: 114



View Profile
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 07:36:09 PM »

Restarting, with the cards you have in hand, is a courageous choice.
Turning it into a new work, even more..
It might be a "dream work" as Bela says.....or a terrible nightmare like Luigi said.
The hobby could not be a source of relaxation in everyday life, but a daily source of stress at the rhythm of the motto "time is money"...
I do not know what you did before the last 12 years ago, but I can tell you that the Italian bureaucracy kills 2 times the self employed: sometime I often envy the employees of large companies ..

..for to widen the business, you should also consider non-corporate events..

.. the most popular games, of course are the most required by profanes ..
.. if you want I alert you if I sight a Space Invaders (Italian Model Racing probably..)

Good luck.
Logged

Searching for Astro Wars glass
Level42
ArcadeLifeStyler'
***
Posts: 13547


Ridderkerk, arcade capital of Europe !


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2017, 11:17:28 PM »

Wow, that is exciting and courageous for sure !!!

I hope it rolls the way you like it to see Smiley

I fully understand the feeling you describe about enthusiastic people....it was what made the two RGE's in Hilversum brilliant to do.....

About the machines going down: just rip out all the old junk, install a 48in1 board and a LCD....... Grin
Logged

zyxman
Jr. Member
*
Posts: 3


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2017, 03:57:48 PM »

Cool, wish you the best! Italy is a good place for this Wink
Logged
Pages: [1] 2
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!