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Newsbytes: New Barcade; Silver Ball Planet; TRON 3; NTG#45b

Newsbytes: New Barcade; Silver Ball Planet; TRON 3; NTG#45b

arcadehero May 30, 2015 4

Welcome to the last weekend of May 2015. It is out-of-school/graduation time for many, hope everyone has a fun and safe time. It’s also the perfect time to visit some arcades if you have

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New Locations: Round 1 Santa Ana, Nightowl Toronto; Emporium San Fransisco

New Locations: Round 1 Santa Ana, Nightowl Toronto; Emporium San Fransisco

arcadehero May 29, 2015 3

Busy day for some arcade news, all of the sudden. Thanks to Michael Louie for the tips on all of these news items, all involving new locations. Round1USA Opens In Santa Ana, CA –

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Star Wars Battle Pod Gets A Special Home Release

Star Wars Battle Pod Gets A Special Home Release

arcadehero May 29, 2015 6

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) I meant to get to this yesterday but was occupied with working on the latest podcast(which we also forgot to mention on the podcast…whoops). Here’s the headline:

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And Now A Video Of The New Stern Pinball Factory

And Now A Video Of The New Stern Pinball Factory

arcadehero May 28, 2015 0

The other day we ran an article about the new Heighway Pinball UK factory and their current production. Back over in the USA, the largest and best-known pinball maker in the world, recently moved

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Heighway Pinball’s Factory Fired Up To Produce New Pinball Games

Heighway Pinball’s Factory Fired Up To Produce New Pinball Games

arcadehero May 26, 2015 0

(Thanks to Scott Flear for the tip) Stern factory visits are well-known, having become a tourist draw into Chicago for a number of years. ¬†There haven’t been many pinball factories to be found around

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Newsbytes: Polybius Doc; Walking Dead Update; Heighway Pinball Update; NTG#45

Newsbytes: Polybius Doc; Walking Dead Update; Heighway Pinball Update; NTG#45

arcadehero May 23, 2015 0

In the US many are out and about thanks to it being Memorial Day weekend, which is (or at least should be) one of the more solemn holidays. For most it also marks the

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Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

arcadehero May 22, 2015 13

Today marks the 35th anniversary of a legend in video gaming, particularly in arcades. That would be the arcade release of Namco’s Pac-Man to Japanese arcades. There is a big celebration going on at

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Video Tuesday: New Pixels Trailer; Say What You Want Pinball Vid; KISS Pinball Footage

Video Tuesday: New Pixels Trailer; Say What You Want Pinball Vid; KISS Pinball Footage

arcadehero May 19, 2015 1

Ok so the words ‘video’ and ‘Tuesday’ don’t rhyme but let’s not keep that from sharing some news. New Pixels Trailer – Skip if you want to avoid a few spoilers, like many near

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The Pinball Lounge Open In Oviedo, FL; Tappers Arcade Bar Coming to Indianapolis, IN

The Pinball Lounge Open In Oviedo, FL; Tappers Arcade Bar Coming to Indianapolis, IN

arcadehero May 18, 2015 0

Welcome to Monday everyone, let’s start the week out with some new arcade location news! The Pinball Lounge – First, a location that just opened their doors this past weekend near amusement park central

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Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

arcadehero May 16, 2015 2

It’s been another slow news week and today’s bundle of news reflects that as I had to really scrub the internet just for small news items. In the mean time if you haven’t listened

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Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

arcadehero May 13, 2015 9

Since the beginning of the video arcade industry, popular games and their creators have had to deal with the piracy dilemma. If a game sells well then someone will try and copy it exactly

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Newsbytes: Yoshimitsu; GTI Asia Taipei 2015; Wahlap; NTG#43

Newsbytes: Yoshimitsu; GTI Asia Taipei 2015; Wahlap; NTG#43

arcadehero May 9, 2015 2

Good weekend everyone and to the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. My mom is not a gamer by any means but she put up with my little obsession, among other things that

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