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Name That Game #3 & A Projection Mapped Arcade Game Wedding Cake

Name That Game #3 & A Projection Mapped Arcade Game Wedding Cake

arcadehero May 31, 2014 6

Welcome to the weekend and with that, Name That Game #3. Per suggestion, I will not be posting the game names this week – I’ll leave it up for you to guess until #4

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First Look At The Preliminary Playfield For Dutch Pinball’s The Big Lebowski

First Look At The Preliminary Playfield For Dutch Pinball’s The Big Lebowski

arcadehero May 29, 2014 0

As mentioned in a recent post, I am cautiously optimistic about the newcomers to the pinball manufacturing business. I would love to see them get their tables finished and into distribution but until they

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Great Arcade Attract Modes That Don’t Drive You Crazy

Great Arcade Attract Modes That Don’t Drive You Crazy

arcadehero May 29, 2014 10

Anyone who has worked at an arcade for more than 2 hours will know what I am talking about when it comes to irritating attract modes. I’ve wondered if some designers have really sat

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Redbull Article: “Play Mechanix The Saviours of the Arcade Scene” + Evolution of Arcades Timeline

Redbull Article: “Play Mechanix The Saviours of the Arcade Scene” + Evolution of Arcades Timeline

arcadehero May 29, 2014 3

Admittedly I didn’t know that Red Bull, makers of the famous energy drink, were in the game blogging business. There’s nothing wrong with that, it just caught me by surprise when I saw Play

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Vonnie D Pinball Hopes To Join The Ranks of Pinball Manufacturers

Vonnie D Pinball Hopes To Join The Ranks of Pinball Manufacturers

arcadehero May 26, 2014 1

I wasn’t expecting any news to come along an share on Memorial Day (US) but sometimes you are surprised. Today I came across a recently launched Facebook page for a company by the name

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Name That Game #2 + Allied Tank Attack Graphics Upgrade

Name That Game #2 + Allied Tank Attack Graphics Upgrade

arcadehero May 24, 2014 1

Good weekend everyone! If you are in the US then it is Memorial Day weekend and many are already out and about travelling. This also is where domestic arcade news has been slow as

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Left 4 Dead Survivors Arcade Begins Testing In Japan

Left 4 Dead Survivors Arcade Begins Testing In Japan

arcadehero May 23, 2014 6

12/11 UPDATE: This game is now available in Japan This isn’t a surprise as news keeps trickling out about Taito’s vision of the popular Left 4 Dead game but location tests have begun for

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Kriss Sport Releases Catch The Light/Neuron Race For Arcades Worldwide

Kriss Sport Releases Catch The Light/Neuron Race For Arcades Worldwide

arcadehero May 22, 2014 7

Kriss Sport, a Polish developer of reflex/physical games like boxing machines has released a new competitive reflex game to markets in Europe, Japan and North America called Catch The Light. This is similar to

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Left 4 Dead Characters & Better Cabinet Shot

Left 4 Dead Characters & Better Cabinet Shot

arcadehero May 22, 2014 36

Normally I wouldn’t spend a lot of post space on games that seem to be pretty much locked into the Japanese market but it’s a rather slow news week so here you go. Although

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Now Chuck E Cheeses Is Testing Out Oculus Rift VR

Now Chuck E Cheeses Is Testing Out Oculus Rift VR

arcadehero May 20, 2014 2

(Thanks to Luis Canon for the tip) First it was Dave & Busters setting up a “VR Lab” where they tested out some VR concepts, now Chuck E. Cheeses is doing the same¬†with “Chuck

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What Was The Name Of That One Game? + Arcade Dominator Returns

What Was The Name Of That One Game? + Arcade Dominator Returns

arcadehero May 17, 2014 1

Happy Saturday everyone. Nothing as far as “news” to speak about so I’ll just go with some fun items. Also if anyone cares, I’ve started a little blog on the side to talk about

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Stern Offers Their Factory To Build Medieval Madness Pinball Remakes

Stern Offers Their Factory To Build Medieval Madness Pinball Remakes

arcadehero May 15, 2014 5

It looks like the Medieval Madness Pinball remake is just around the corner. The announcement last October that Planetary Pinball Supply had acquired the rights to the game and would be remaking it was

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