I have been critical of the lack of arcade coverage in GameInformer in the past so when they do give some coverage to arcades it’s only fair that I point that out as well. In the latest issue of the game magazine they have a small preview of the upcoming arcade fighter Blazblue on pg. 77. So kudos to them for pointing it out but there is still room for improvement as Japan is not the only place releasing new arcade games these days.
And onto another game magazine, HardCore Gamer Magazine. I still write for them and in the latest issue there is a review of Sega’s Primeval Hunt (check the very last page). Naturally what I originally wrote had to be trimmed down to fit but nothing important was lost. You can download a PDF of the issue for free here. While the magazine only publishes something quarterly now (they are focusing more on the online aspect of gaming news instead of the publishing realm) I’ll still write arcade stuff for them as often as I can. In this issue prior to this one I reviewed GlobalVR’s NASCAR and I am thinking that for the next one I’ll do something from Raw Thrills’.
UPDATE: I also am told that the latest issue of Gamepro has an article on arcades showing the best places in the US to go and play. I’ll have to find a copy of it and check it out.