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New Location News: GAMA Ride Open in Belmont, CA; Summer Street Arcade in Denver, CO

New Location News: GAMA Ride Open in Belmont, CA; Summer Street Arcade in Denver, CO

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(Thanks to Jon Cox for this first tip) A new FEC venue has opened their doors in Belmont, CA by the name of GAMA Ride (corrected from San Francisco, thanks for the point Sean).

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Mortal Kombat Reunion, Japan Arcade Games On Test + Name That Game #7

Mortal Kombat Reunion, Japan Arcade Games On Test + Name That Game #7

arcadehero June 28, 2014 5

It’s hard to believe we are pretty much at July already. Speaking of the date, yesterday was Atari’s anniversary which I think we could consider National Video Arcade Day. So Happy Belated Video Arcade

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The Big Buck Hunter World Championship 2014 To Take Place In Minneapolis, MN

The Big Buck Hunter World Championship 2014 To Take Place In Minneapolis, MN

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For the past few years, Play Mechanix & Raw Thrills have held an annual world championship for their headlining arcade title Big Buck Hunter. It has become the tournament with the biggest prizes at

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Vonnie D Pinball Announces Pinball Gremlins, Seeks Funding

Vonnie D Pinball Announces Pinball Gremlins, Seeks Funding

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A short time ago we ran a story about a new upstart that was looking to jump into the pinball game, VonnieD Pinball. They want to “bring pinball back” using innovative ideas, designs and

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Primal Rage II Prototype Finds A Home At Galloping Ghost Arcade

Primal Rage II Prototype Finds A Home At Galloping Ghost Arcade

arcadehero June 23, 2014 9

(Thanks to those that sent this in) We’ve mentioned a few times when prototypes have found their way to a location but it isn’t the kind of news that we hear about all of

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Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

arcadehero June 21, 2014 14

It might be hard to believe but Blue Laws banning certain types of games still exist out there. Today comes news that Oakland, CA is finally going to remove their ban on pinball machines

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The Strange, The Unusual And The Surprising Arcade Cabinets of Huataibaishun Ltd.

The Strange, The Unusual And The Surprising Arcade Cabinets of Huataibaishun Ltd.

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(Sent in by Kevin Williams of ) The arcade market of China never ceases to amaze and today you will get a look at some arcade cabinets that should fulfill that amazing requirement – for

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Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

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(Thanks to Nik Thorpe of Retro Gamer Magazine and formerly a writer of Arcade Heroes for sending this my way) This morning I was sent a video on Facebook that is another in the

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Name That Game #5 + TRON Joystick Shifter

Name That Game #5 + TRON Joystick Shifter

arcadehero June 15, 2014 0

Normally when you think of TRON and vehicles, motorcycles come to mind first but here is a new product that shows both a TRON and arcade element for your car – the TRON Arcade

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New Indie Arcade Game Coming Soon: Flytrap

New Indie Arcade Game Coming Soon: Flytrap

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It was mentioned on the blog previously (I can’t remember exactly where) that 2014 was shaping up to be a good year for independent/small developments in the arcade sector. Today, Coate Games has shared

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Jersey Jack Pinball Unveils Playfield Art For The Hobbit Pinball

Jersey Jack Pinball Unveils Playfield Art For The Hobbit Pinball

arcadehero June 12, 2014 0

With E3 week we usually don’t get a lot of arcade news but Jersey Jack Pinball has something for us – a look at the artwork which will grace the playfield on their upcoming

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World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

arcadehero June 11, 2014 2

Back in 2002, I was in Brazil when the World Cup was taking place. The Winter Olympics had already happened back home but being in Brazil, I barely heard that event being mentioned. For

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