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The Brief Life of Arcade First Person Shooting Games

The Brief Life of Arcade First Person Shooting Games

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I hope that everyone is having a happy summer if you are in the Northern hemisphere and if in the Southern, an acceptable Winter. Arcade news has been relatively slow for the past little

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Dave & Busters Launches A Search For “The Next Big Game”

Dave & Busters Launches A Search For “The Next Big Game”

arcadehero June 25, 2013 13

What will the next game changing sort of game be? No one really knows that exact answer although someone out there may be formulating a plan on that right now. If so, the restaurant/arcade

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Namco’s Sonic Storm Now Testing In Japan

Namco’s Sonic Storm Now Testing In Japan

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A little while back we received a tip that Namco had a new arcade game that they were testing out at a Dave & Buster’s in Illinois called Sonic Storm. If you missed that

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Raw Thrills Launches the Big Buck HD Summer Training Tour

Raw Thrills Launches the Big Buck HD Summer Training Tour

arcadehero June 20, 2013 1

For regular players of Raw Thrills/Play Mechanix‘s Big Buck HD, hearing of a tournament to play on the machine is nothing new. But with a new “Summer Training Tour” promotion that begins tomorrow and

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Golden Tee 2014 Shown Off

Golden Tee 2014 Shown Off

arcadehero June 19, 2013 2

It’s been said before here on Arcade Heroes, that it’s that time of year again for a look at the newest Golden Tee. We all know it’s coming, it would only be a shocker

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Backstage Retro Arcade Now Open in Ludington, MI

Backstage Retro Arcade Now Open in Ludington, MI

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Among the many points I made in my book about arcades, one was that arcade machines are not limited to being placed just inside of facilities called arcades. Just about any business can find

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Wrapping-Up The Week: Arcades At E3; Metallica LE Pinball; Big Buck World Championship 2013, Pirates of Monster Island + More

Wrapping-Up The Week: Arcades At E3; Metallica LE Pinball; Big Buck World Championship 2013, Pirates of Monster Island + More

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If you’ve been sloshing through the work week, it has finally come to an end to begin sloshing through the weekend. Here’s a review of some stories that have taken place this week that

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The Place Retro Arcade Opens In Cincinnati, OH

The Place Retro Arcade Opens In Cincinnati, OH

arcadehero June 12, 2013 1

A new retrocade type facility has opened their doors in the US, this time in Cincinnati, OH. Called The Place Retro Arcade, they celebrated their grand opening on June 8th (the same date as

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IGS Shows Off Overtake

IGS Shows Off Overtake

arcadehero June 10, 2013 1

New game news has been spotty for a while and this story will not take exception to the larger stream of news we’ve had coming from regions like Japan, Taiwan and China for the

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Newsblend Today: XCOM Arcade Cab; Gauntlet Design; New Videmption; Sonic Storm In Japan

Newsblend Today: XCOM Arcade Cab; Gauntlet Design; New Videmption; Sonic Storm In Japan

arcadehero June 9, 2013 1

It’s been a busy weekend for me as I’ve been handling 5th anniversary dealings with my arcade, The Game Grid Arcade. According to the conventional wisdom, the business should not even exist, much less

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Sega’s Wonderful Simulation Games Over The Years

Sega’s Wonderful Simulation Games Over The Years

arcadehero June 6, 2013 9

On June 6th 1964, Sega began selling arcade games. They had been in business prior to that dealing with vending machines but they recognized the value of electromechanical amusements at the time. This path

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Boardwalk Arcade To Be Open July 6th-Sept 8th in Rochester N.Y.

Boardwalk Arcade To Be Open July 6th-Sept 8th in Rochester N.Y.

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(Image Source) Newsfeed 1313 via The Strong Museum of Play is in the news again, this time they will have an exhibit that appeals to the nostalgic feel of a boardwalk with retro games

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