December 24th, 2006

Gaming centers?

I'm in Iowa for the holidays visiting my family, and I've been hanging out at our family business, which is a gaming center. It's a lot of fun to be in a place where people are killing each other in a digital fashion.

Does anyone know if a gaming center exists in Seattle? Not GameWorks, which is pretty much an arcade. I'm looking for a place where I can pay to play video games on PCs by the hour. They usually have LAN games, like Counterstrike, and online games, like World of Warcraft.

Any ideas?
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Photo Scanning

Has anyone here ever paid for professional photo scanning?

I've got about 800 ancient polaroids and other photos (carefully removed from super old family photo albums) that I don't have the time to deal with myself. I'd like to find a reputable company (that I can trust not to be clumsy with liquids, etc) to scan them for me so I can start organizing custom discs for Christmas presents next year.

Doing a Google search really only brought up these guys:

Most of the others I saw in the area charge something like $25 per image under 50MB.

(Edited to add: looks like they're in Arizona... not sure why they came up for a Seattle search.)

I need a place that is experienced in DigMyPics' kind of bulk archival.
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