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Frequently Asked Questions

Some people call these FAQs for short, but we might refer to it as The Codex from time to time. Hey, we’re gamers!

 

How old do I have to be to game at 1Life2Play?

Everyone is welcome here!  We do have some rules in place to make sure everyone has a good time.

If you are 12 or younger, you must be accompanied by a person 18 or older at all times.  Your group must have at least one 18-year-old, or older, per four 12 and under kids.  All equipment will be held under the government issued ID of the adult.

If you are 13 to 17, you must be accompanied by 18 or older person at all times unless an Offsite Guardian form is completed by a parent or legal guardian while in the lounge.  Your group must have at least one 18-year-old, or older, per four 13 to 17-year-olds that do not have the Offsite Guardian form completed.  All equipment will be held under the player’s school or government issued ID.

We like to make things as easy as possible, so we’ve made this form available to complete online HERE.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Absolutely!  We encourage it.  While we provide everything you need to have a complete gaming experience, we understand you have your favorite controller or mouse.  Feel free to bring any accessories you like, and as long as they are compatible with our equipment, we will make it work for you.

If you have your own console, even that retro machine you do not have the hookups for at home, bring that in and play it at one of our stations.  There is a $5.00 charge for making these connections for you.

Do you have a handheld or laptop you want to play here?  Bring that in as well!  We have an area just for you with Bring Your Own Device.  Connect to our 1 GB fiber internet, plug in for power, and relax on one of our comfy couches.

Please keep in mind, 1Life2Play is not responsible for any damages to your own personal equipment while you are using it in our lounge.

Why do I have to bring my ID with me?

We know that it might seem weird, but we have some expensive stuff here.  We know you would not do anything on purpose to our things, us holding your ID while you are playing insures both of us that everyone leaves with their own items.

Can I use my own logins on games and systems?

Yes!  Feel free to use your own information to play on any of our systems.  Every night, our hardware is cleared of information that is not ours, so you can be assured no one else will have access to your account.

What is 1Life2Play?

We offer an arcade like experience in a modern world where high-end gaming is paramount. With over 30 stations and access to all next-gen consoles and PCs, space to bring your own device, room-scale VR, and gigabit speed fiber internet, there’s nothing like 1Life2Play in Northeast, Ohio. Our space can be utilized for birthday parties, corporate events, tournaments, and gaming meetups. You can play on your own profile or our “house accounts” and access the latest and greatest game titles available today! We offer hourly, daily, weekly or monthly rates.

Can I bring my own food and/or drinks?

We do not allow outside food and drinks, but we do have drinks and snacks available at the lounge as well as Marco’s pizza delivered fresh when you order!

If you choose to have an event here, we have catering options that we can provide to you to make sure your event has just the right taste!

What VR equipment do you have?

We currently have two VR headsets in a walled off 10 foot by 10 foot space.  We do have plans to expand in the future.

We have a Sony PlayStation VR connected to a Sony PlayStation 4 Pro.

We also have an HTC Vive with room scale setup connected to an MSI Nightblade gaming desktop.

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-7400 Quad Core 3GHz 6M Cache
  • Motherboard: B250 chipset
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB DDR5
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4 2100Mhz
  • Hard Drive: 1TB 7200RPM
What gaming consoles do you have?

We currently have 25 Sony PlayStation 4 Slims, 25 Microsoft XBox One Ss, 4 Nintendo Switches, 1 Sony PlayStation 4 Pro, and 1 MSI Nightblade gaming desktop.

You do not have a game that I really want to play. Will you get it?

Please tell any Game Keeper what game you are looking for and we will put it on our request list.  If a few people are looking for the same game, be sure we will get it in here.  Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for notifications of new in-house titles.  If you have the game on your account digitally, feel free to download it to play.

What internet connection is available?

We have a 1GB full-duplex fiber optic connection with Everstream.  All our in-house equipment is hard-wired with CAT 6e wiring.  If you are bringing your own device, we do have a 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz wireless internet connection through our Netgear Nighthawk wireless routers available that you can buy access to.

Are there adult only hours?

We do not have 21+ hours currently, but we do have events that are dedicated specifically to adult gamers.

I want to have a tournament. How can I set that up?

Come in, call anytime at (440) 305-5111, or email events@1life2play.com and we will work with you to figure out what we can do to make your tournament happen.

Can I stream my games?

Of course, you can!  Please know, we do not have a camera for each station, but our headsets do have a built in microphone.  If you want to use your own stream as well, feel free to sign into your account.  Otherwise, we do have accounts for you to use.

Do I need to make reservations?

You do not have to make reservations, but it is recommended to guarantee you get the spot you want.  You can book up to a week in advance right here.

What happens if I am late for my reservations?

We hold your reserved station for five minutes beyond your reservation time.  We understand how I-80 and 480 can be. If it is any longer then that, however, we can not guarantee that we will have your station available.  We will, upon your arrival, work to find a comparable station for you to game at.

Can I drop my kids off and leave?

Kids under 13 must always have an adult (age 18 or older) with them.  Kids 13-17 must have an adult (age 18 or older) with them, unless a legal guardian has filled out an Offsite Guardian form in the lounge and presented their government issued ID.  Kids 13-17 must have a school or government issued ID if they are left without an adult.

We like to make things as easy as possible, so we’ve made this form available to complete online HERE.

Do you have any special offers?

All the time!  They are always changing too.  Visit our Facebook or go right here on our website to find out what we have currently available.

Can I work at 1Life2Play?

We are always looking for the next awesome Game Keeper.  While we might not have a position open right away, feel free to email contact@1life2play.com with your resume and we’ll be happy to take a look at it.  If there is a spot for you, we will get back to you.

Can I rent the whole space for my event?

Yes, you can!  Come in, call anytime at (440) 305-5111, or email events@1life2play.com and let us make your party happen!

Do you have gift certificates?

We do, sort of.  If you know the player’s username, we can add money onto the account.  Make sure you are 100% sure of the username because once money is added, we can not remove the money and move it to the correct account.

Where are you located?

Can I bring my own games?

You sure can.  Just understand, we are not responsible to any damage to your disks while they are at 1Life2Play.

Can I fill out all my paperwork before I get there?

We do have our forms available here on our website.  The only form that must be filled out at the lounge is the Offsite Guardian form.  That must be filled out on site and be presented with the legal guardian’s government issued ID.

Please keep in mind, you only need to complete the paperwork once per year.  We will keep track of the date for you and let you know when you need to complete the forms again.

What do you do with my information?

We take all the physical paperwork and put it in a locking file cabinet in a locked office in a locked suite of offices.  After a year, when the paperwork is expired, we shred it all and make sure no personal information can be shared from it.

Your digital information is kept locally on our network behind two firewalls and is never, ever shared.

What do I get at a single player station?

We currently have three different set ups between our 24 single player stations.

  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless Xbox One controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
  •  Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless Xbox One controller, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
What do I get at a multiplayer station?

We currently have three different set ups between our 24 single player stations.

  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless Xbox One controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
  •  Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless Xbox One controller, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 1 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controller, a wired headset, and a Sceptre 24-inch 1080p LED 1ms monitor.
What do I get at a VIP station?

We currently have two different set-ups between our 2 VIP stations.

  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless Xbox One controllers, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controllers, a EUG HD 1080p 3600-lumen LCD projector, a soundbar, and a 120-inch 8K Ultra HDR matte white projector screen.
  • Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless Xbox One controllers, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controllers, a Nintendo Switch connected via HDMI, 2 left Nintendo Joy-Con controllers, 2 right Nintendo Joy-Con controllers, a EUG HD 1080p 3600-lumen LCD projector, a soundbar, and a 120-inch 8K Ultra HDR matte white projector screen.
What comes with the private room?

A large event table, seating for 16, Microsoft Xbox One S connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless Xbox One controllers, Sony PlayStation 4 Slim connected via HDMI, 4 new style wireless PlayStation 4 controllers, a projector, and a 110-inch motorized 16:9 projector screen.

Can I have my event at 1Life2Play?

We would love to host your event here!  Any event, corporate, birthday, anniversary, wedding, or just a fun get together, we can handle here.  For events 6 to 34 gamers fill out our questionnaire on our website.  For anything larger then that come in, call (440) 305-5111, or email events@1life2play.com.

Is this just a place for hardcore, competitive gaming?

Absolutely not!  Some of the best games are casual, laid-back single player games.  Come play anything you like here.  We built this space for all types of gamers.  We do not care if you have never even held a controller in your life. We will work with you to figure out a game that you love.  We also offer table top gaming so whether you love Monopoly or Yu-Gi-Oh, you can play it right here.

Do you watch what I do online when I am on my own device?

We understand you want to keep your private stuff private.  We do too!  The only information that our network keeps is your device’s MAC address for tracking data usage.  Our firewall will flag any sites that are visited that could be malicious as well as halt any malicious software trying to be loaded through our network.  If your device is found to be loading malware or viruses through the network, it will be blocked and will not be allowed back onto the network.

Are T-Rexes welcome?

We always have our doors open to any theropods that would like to visit 1Life2Play.  Please keep in mind, if you are a tyrannosaurus, or any other member of the order Saurischia, space is much more limited in our lounge than it was in this area during the Cretaceous period.  You are responsible for any damages to either yourself or our equipment caused by your tail.