Timezone Revisited

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a major Timezone (amusement centre), so long that I was joking with a friend that eventually they’ll have direct links into the credit system so you just present your Timezone Visa to the machine and it’ll either debit your account or ask if you’d like to arrange a loan for your evening’s entertainment. To my horror he presented a Timezone ‘swipe’ card: only one step away from that very idea! You can aparrently buy these cards and top up your credit as you need to. Scary stuff: Timezone credit cards.
Another idea: how long will it take for Timezone to network its franchises and offer games like a networked Doom where the guys in Perth can take on the guys in Sydney and Singapore? I can’t believe it hasn’t happened yet!