All things gaming ….
We love games, we really do. In fact it was one of the main reasons we opened an internet café back in 1996! Remember Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein? We loved and played ‘em all, and we still get as excited now about new games as we did when we were kids, even though we’re now very old. Well, in our thirties. ;(
Things have moved on somewhat since then of course, with new hardware and smart guys with big foreheads writing clever code that gives physics engines to die for and immersion sound systems to add real depth. All very lovely, and nothing beats that feeling of getting a headshot from an impossible distance when your mate is least expecting it.
PC vs Xbox
We’re PC gamers at heart, but there is an Xbox One with 43" TV and comfy sofa set up ready for your enjoyment, and if that's your bag, go here for details. We’re set up for casual gaming, with a load of games good to go at a click of a button, but we can also organise team events, late nights and LAN parties. Over the last few years, we've seen more and people hosting birthday party LANs (and not just for kids!) as well as Stag Parties and even corporate team building events. These are great fun as you get the place to yourselves on most packages, and can be very noisey - just the way we like it!
Retro vs Modern
These days we specialise in the classics - modern retro gaming - and there's lots of reasons for that listed in our blog article called 'Why Retro Gaming?'. This means even groups of newbies can get stuck in very quickly to classic games with timeless play ability. Some of the games are almost impossible to get running on Windows 10, the Operating System we currently use, but we've found a way. So, if thought your days of 8 player Age of Empires II were over, think again! What about CS1.6? Warcraft III? Red Alert 2? They're all here, networked, and ready to go.
Of course, there's some modern games such as Diablo III, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, League of Legends etc which we keep up to date with all add ons, but the truth is, most gameplay is old school at Quantum and we make no apology for it!
A typical desktop in the gamezone at Quantum. They're tweaked regularly and this photo was taken in January 2017
How does it work?
Roll up (either by yourself or with your mates), sign in, play. That’s it. You pay for the time you use and don’t forget the discount schemes if you’re planning to stay a while or come back often. All Day Passes are particular popular for gaming, but don’t forget these need to be bought in advance. We’ll wait on you too, so if you need drinks, beers, grub, you name it, just shout and we’ll bring it to you.
These come along from time to time, and sometimes we stay open late for, well, the hell of it really. We usually post the details of special offers on our Facebook page, and if you’re a gamer, it’s a good idea to join us to take advantage. Even more so when you consider that sometimes offers are ONLY made to Facebook fans!
What’s the kit?
Here’s a photo of a typical PC and what’s in it.
What’s your Games List?
Once upon a time it used to change very regularly, but these days many new games are either only released on consoles or are 18 rated which you can't play, by law, in a public place. So we took the decision to install just the classics and certain popular online games and keep those running beautifully at all times - no mean feat we can tell you! Put it this way, if the Quantum Games Zone was an album, it would be called 'The Essential Collection!' To find the list, simply click on one of the categories above. We use the same system on our PCs too, so you'll be able to find whatever you're looking for easily.
A word on STEAM accounts
Each PC has its own Steam account that will automatically log in when you launch it, but you can also use your own Steam account by using the alternative launcher on the desktop. Of course, your own games won't be installed and can be downloaded temporarily, but, by arrangement with us, we'll happily permanently install your favourite games on our PCs and save the local content for future use. No-one else can play these as the local content is accessed by the Steam account control, but it does mean you don't have to download them each time. And as most games are many gig these days, that's a good thing! Drop us a line here if you would like to do this and we'll set it up.
Want to see a game that we don't currently have? Make a suggestion here and we'll see what we can do.