​Travellers Can Now Enjoy Video Game Lounges In Airport Terminals

An airport in America has unveiled two new video game lounges in a bid to "make airports entertaining," but it's not looking good for any travelling PS4 fans.

The Dallas Forth Worth airport in Texas stocks 36 Xbox Ones for people to use whilst waiting for a flight. Players can even sign in with their own Xbox accounts so they can keep any progress.

"Each station features a leather chair, 43' flat-screen 4K television, noise-cancelling headphones, and a charging station for electronic devices," according Gameway's official website, the guys behind the new gaming lounges.

Call of Duty: WWII, Fortnite, and Minecraft are just some of the 19 titles installed on the airport's consoles. However, these special areas are only found within two terminals.

Terminal E Gate 16 (22 consoles), and Terminal B Gate 42 (14 consoles) is where you'll need to go if you want that airport stop-over to go a little bit faster - and no, they're not free.

Players will be charged $10.99 for 30 minutes, $19.99 for 60 minutes, $34.99 for 120 minutes, or $44.99 for 'unlimited'. We say 'unlimited' because the game stations actually close at 9:30pm, which is disappointing for those flying late.

Credit: Gameway
Credit: Gameway

Here's what Gameway president, Jordan Walbridge, said about the new lounges [via GameByte]:

"With 50 percent of Americans playing video games at least three hours per week or more, and the average gamer being a male who's 35 and a female in their mid 40s, this demographic perfectly aligns with who is travelling at the airport.

"When you look at the average traveller coming through here, it's about the same and this gaming community has come up playing Nintendo, maybe as early as Atari."

Well, it certainly beats looking round the same shop 300 times whilst waiting for your gate to open. And to people who don't regularly visit this Texas airport, don't worry - it's coming worldwide

via GIPHY

"We think of Gameway as a global company, so we want to first expand to JFK or LAX or to Chicago, but also London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing. Those are places also that have boring airports and we can bring the excitement to there as well."

What do you think about this news? Do you wish your airport had this feature? What other lounges should terminals have? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Gameway

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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