These days, it seems like everyone is a casual gamer. Even your Gran has attempted Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road on the Nintendo Switch. And we’ve seen a number of retro arcade bars pop up full of old consoles to enjoy. But there’s still a very serious culture surrounding gaming – the eSports market is currently worth billions – and purists know PC is king.
The likes of Four Quarters and NQ64 are great for those with slow reactions (like us). But a new PC gaming cafe headed to Bristol City Centre is set to become the perfect gaming spot for those after a bit more competition. Dexx Cafe will open in the Broadmead area, although there are no specifics as to when this will happen. (There’s a current Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the gaming cafe, but the opening of Dexx Cafe is said not to be reliant on its success.)
Dexx Cafe will provide a premium gaming experience in Bristol. Expect top spec PCs and monitors, delicious food and drinks, as well as extended hours for those looking to play into the early hours of the morning. It also aims to offer in device maintenance and expert technical support, providing “a superior experience by eliminating common issues such as overheating, screen burning, and input lag.”
Most of all, however, the gaming cafe intends to be an inclusive space where gamers of all backgrounds can socialize. “We know it can be a daunting experience to go outside and socialise at times, that is why we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for gamers of all paths of life to have an uplifting gaming experience!”
How will Dexx Cafe work?
No membership is needed. For £5 an hour, you’ll be able to turn up and play hundreds of games from Xbox Game Pass, RIOT Games, Call of Duty and Steam. Want to use your own peripherals? No worries! Just come along and plug it in, but Dexx Cafe will also have Xbox and Playstation controllers available for free. Also expect table service for immersive gaming, LAN parties, eSports tournaments and more when it finally opens. To learn more head here.