DJ Max Technica coming to the US

Shaggy November 8, 2008 4

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(Thanks to Phil on the forums for the tip!)

We first talked about DJ MAx Technica a few months ago but we had not heard anything about it since so I wasn’t sure what was going on with the game. But surprisingly, game blog site Joystiq (not well known for their arcade coverage, so much that they muse about American arcades being dead, like we haven’t heard that one before) got the scoop on DJ Max Technica coming to the States by a company called PM Studios and it’s coming next month. This might be their response to Konami bringing uBeat to the States since both games share the similarity of providing a bemani experience controlled with touching a screen. The US version is supposed to support internet connectivity (leaderboards) and even IC cards which is a plus and soon they will reveal some location tests for the US version within the next few days.

I’m glad to see another gaming blog (Kotaku is usually good about posting arcade stuff) that generally focuses on consoles covering this information but they really need to get with the times as there is this ‘little’ event called IAAPA in the next few weeks where quite a handful of new arcade titles are going to be showing up and perhaps if more game news outlets started covering arcades again, these things wouldn’t be such a surprise. That and it doesn’t help those of us actually running an arcade in the US for media people to constantly beat the “arcades are dead” drum, like that is supposed to help us increase sales somehow.  I’m just saying…

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4 Comments »

  1. King November 14, 2008 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Hey where is the Galaxy Arcade report that was here in AH few days ago i dont` see it.

  2. Shaggy November 14, 2008 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    go to the main site (just http://arcadeheroes.com) and look down about four posts. You can also find it on the right hand side of the screen under location reviews. 🙂

  3. Danke November 19, 2008 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I think you guys fill the arcade void left by other gaming sites rather well. And while it would be nice to see Kotaku, Joystiq and the like covering arcade stuff at length, that’s not really their thing. Just like, as well as I can tell, you don’t really cover the console side of things. Keep on doing what you’re doing, and leave those guys to do what they do. 😉

  4. an March 24, 2009 at 10:33 am - Reply

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