It’s been a pretty slow news week, which I will chalk up to post trade show doldrums. In case anyone is interested, I just posted a new montage video of arcade games from 2011 here. I’ll be working on a 2014 video soon.
We’ve always seen a bit of interest in the situation surrounding the arcades located at the Trocadero facility in the center of London, UK. News came around that the final arcades operating in the area would be shuffled out by the end of this month and Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, which is based in Purley, UK has dropped by to take one last look at the location before the closure takes place. It appears that depsite the closure announcement, whoever is operating the games there is going to keep some of them going right up to the very end; thanks to Kevin for the pictures below.
The arcade machines that are seeking for every last coin that they can get while at this location. Some games are headed to the Las Vegas Soho which is in London, although I am not sure exactly which ones yet.
Now for the post-apocalypse sadness as tear down begins….
With a new hotel venue opening up in the place of this facility, I imagine arcades will find there way back, although not in the same quantity.