US GAMING ArenA, metro Atlanta, Georgia
Video gamers in metro Atlanta are blessed with a state of the art, 1 gigabit networked gaming paradise
featuring popular titles such as World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Halo, Call of Duty 4 and many more you may not have heard of, but your teens have. XBox Live Console gaming is featured, as well as Wiis outfitted with a Rock Band stage, Guitar Hero & High-End Dance Revolution platforms.
The US Gaming ArenA is a modern, 13,000 sq ft facility combining the best aspects of video console gaming, computer gaming, education, and social networking. The venue also sponsors special events, provides meeting space and an internet cafe, making it the largest facility of it's kind in the U.S.
The US Gaming ArenA (USGA) is located at 10895 Alpharetta Highway Roswell, GA, 30076.
The web site address is http://www.usgamingarena.com. The lower level consists of a large computer & console gaming arena with over 80 networked stations, 30 high end gaming PCs with over 120 games on each system, 23 Xbox 360s, 1 PS3, 2 PS2s, 2 Wiis, 2 Xboxes, 4 game cubes, 2 N64s with more than 130 games for these console systems. They also have 2 pool tables, 1 poker table, 1 arcade machine, chess board, cards & backgammon. There is room for 200+ networked gaming stations if demand requires. The cafe' serves food, beverages, beer & wine and includes a 50' bar with an outside deck that is visible from the street. There is a stage for live music, a back room capable of holding tournaments, seminars & special events, as well as a smaller private room & a classroom for meetings, training & educational functions.
Entrepreneurs Britt and Leann Stephens are focused upon providing a fun, exciting, & comfortable environment for individuals & groups to interact with state-of-the-art technology to learn, play, compete & be entertained. USGA provides a monitored, comfortable & educational venue for parents to leave their 10 - 17 year old youths for an extended period of time. Currently Leann & Britt are developing a game design and media development curriculum with the Georgia Economic Development Film, Music & Digital Entertainment, and local universities such as Southern Polytechnic State University, Art Institute of Atlanta. that will give students 11-17 a head start towards a career in Game and Media Development with courses available at their facility as well as local public and private schools. USGA provided its first Game Design & Development Camp in the summer of 2009 & the response from the students was overwhelming. It will also be available to charter & public school campuses. One such charter school is the High School for Media and Recording Arts being proposed for development in downtown Atlanta.
USGA has been host to numerous events by local businesses, game development companies, organizations, and associations. In addition to providing a special event venue, USGA has also established strong working relationships with prominent technology based organizations, such as the Georgia Game Developers Association, SIEGE (Southern Interactive Entertainment & Gaming Expo), Digitainment, the Atlanta Music Convention, the Game Developer Meet-Up & the Street Fighter IV Game Meet-up groups.
The Alienware ArenA Challenge Counter Strike 1.6 5 v 5 Tournament, sponsored by iGames, Alienware and US Gaming ArenA will be taking place at USGA on October 17-18. Cash prizes up to $2,500 will be provided to the winning teams. You can see the overall web site at www.alienwarearena.com. You can see specifics about this event at http://www.alienwarearena.com/event/usga-atlanta-regional/
USGA is the largest & most unique facility of its kind anywhere in the United States, contributing to
Atlanta's evolution as a hot spot in the video game industry. . It is an important resource to the city of
Roswell, the Atlanta Metro area & the State of Georgia. Equally importantly, USGA provides a wholesome, family oriented oasis of entertainment and education, and serves as a bright light during a period of economic challenge.
US GAMING ArenA
10895 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076
Gaming and Education
Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00am - 2:00am
Friday & Saturday Night Lockin 10:00pm - 8:00am
Sunday 1:00pm - Midnight