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"Enuain Perfect World" joins the chorus of 2D fighters

Shaggy April 30, 2010 2

While 2D games aren’t impossible to find anymore, they certainly aren’t as common as they used to be. It seems like one genre that happily embraces the old art of using hand-drawn characters is

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Konami unveils new Bemani title Reflec Beat

Shaggy April 30, 2010 0

When checking the AM-Net Blog this morning, they had an announcement regarding a new Konami title that we had not heard about previously called Reflec Beat. I thought that it might be another update

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Challenge Arcade announces "World Record Weekend II" competition this December

Shaggy April 30, 2010 0

If you are a competitive arcade gamer then this announcement should give you plenty of time to prepare for a tournament coming up this December, called World Record Weekend II. The event will be

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Taito opens new flagship arcade in Yokohama Japan

Shaggy April 30, 2010 2

Via Taito has a new six story arcade to check out if you happen to be in Yokohama Japan, and they were happy to start it off with a bang. Company executives showed up

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Namco shows off Gundam Extreme Versus (UPDATED)

Shaggy April 30, 2010 0

(Thanks to ECM for the tip) At AOU 2010 Namco Bandai said that they were working on a new Gundan arcade title, called Gundam Extreme VS. At the time they didn’t reveal many details

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Catching up with new games from China: Dogfight Moto, tropical Ocean 3, Bloody Taierzhuang

Shaggy April 30, 2010 0

Today I decided to do a little research on some companies that generally go under our radar, not because we have no interest in covering the games they produce but because they aren’t very

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DJ Max Technika 2 location tests in South Korea

Shaggy April 28, 2010 1

Pentavision’s DJ Max Technika 2 was recently seen on a location test in South Korea and a couple of sites (Bemanistyle.com and Ruliweb.com) have the rundown on what the sequel will bring to the

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Exclusive: the last coin-op project at Midway Chicago, RIP SQUAD: Raids Against the Reich

Shaggy April 27, 2010 9

Back in 2001, Midway made a decision to dump their long standing coin-op division in favor of focusing developments on console gaming.  When that decision came down, there were still some arcade games floating

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Konami rolling out new arcade payment system in Japan: Paseli

Shaggy April 27, 2010 1

How do you prefer to pay for your arcade experience? Coins? Magnetic strip cards? RFID tags or some other e-money service? We ran a poll on this long ago and while we didn’t get

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Blast from the past: When Arcades used to make more money than movies did

Shaggy April 26, 2010 0

Remember the golden age of games when arcades alone used to make money hand over fist, making about three times more money in a year than movies did? Good times. Take a trip down

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GlobalVR releases NASCAR Team Racing kit, cabinet versions soon to follow

Shaggy April 25, 2010 0

First revealed to us at IAAPA, and later seen at Amusement Expo 2010, GlobalVR has released their latest update to their arcade exclusive NASCAR Racing title called NASCAR Team Racing. If you missed out

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Weekend videos: Atari' Hercules Pinball and Taito's Ice Cold Beer

Shaggy April 25, 2010 1

What do you do when there’s not much news to discuss? Find some videos showcasing the stranger or cooler products found in arcade days past. here are two videos from TNT Amusements, who has

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