Video-game enthusiasts tired of their cat constantly unplugging the controller every time they start losing can make new play pals with today's Groupon: for $10, you and a chum get two hours of gaming (a $24 value) and energy-sustaining grub and drinks (a $12 value) at Net Heads in Carmel. Each gamer will be able to snack on chips (a $1 value), a drink (a $1 value), and a main bite (a $2–$4 value) such as a bacon cheeseburger, chicken fingers, or a super-sized pretzel. Everyone can purchase up to three, but those in the know can get 30 if you hit up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start at the time of purchase.
Net Heads boasts Xbox 360s, Wiis, and PC gaming stations to let button-mashers of all ages and stripes take on the surrogate personality of a golfing Italian plumber, rock star, extraterrestrial Master Chief, or a four-unit Tetris piece. Inside the large and chicly modern gaming environment, slick lighting, custom furniture, and a plethora of video monitors will make any joystick jockey feel as if they've been transported to a video-game mothership. A fleet of 45 gaming stations is networked together to allow adventurers to virtually compete against each other or anyone else across the intertubes. Office workers on a corporate outing can learn the value of teamwork by getting systematically pulverized by a birthday party of fourth-graders in Call of Duty, and Grandma can show off her patented Wii bowling trick shot to her entire church group. The convivial company of fellow gamers makes level-grinding in World of Warcraft far less tedious and also makes it a lot easier to play all the instruments in Rock Band at the same time. The freedom to explore dozens of games is yours to share alongside a playing and snacking friend for what can be a game-changing experience.
A gamer's skills are often directly proportional to his or her surroundings. Net Heads' social, state-of-the-art environment lets pixel-pushers test their skills against new buddies while pumping fresh confidence into their Y-Y-B-A-B-X-X-A trigger finger. Reservations are suggested on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Escapist has included Net Heads:
- For a few bucks an hour you can game, and drink to your hearts content. This could possibly be the best two things that anyone could enjoy in one day. – Araon, The Escapist