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The Making of Galaxian 3

The Making of Galaxian 3

arcadehero August 31, 2016 7

Back in 1990, Namco had begun to dive into the development of 3D graphics and motion simulator technology. As their way of showing that they had the expertise to compete in these fields, they

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Next From Stern Pinball: Batman 66 (UPDATED)

Next From Stern Pinball: Batman 66 (UPDATED)

arcadehero August 29, 2016 2

UPDATE BELOW This has been an interesting year for Stern so far and the news today will only build on that. A flyer has been shared from a pinball distributor that explains exactly why Adam

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Newsbytes: Aliens Pinball; MaxiTune 5 US; Round1 Opens In Concord,CA; CEC Drops Tokens

Newsbytes: Aliens Pinball; MaxiTune 5 US; Round1 Opens In Concord,CA; CEC Drops Tokens

arcadehero August 27, 2016 5

Welcome to the ‘dog days’ of Summer as August is on its way out and September is at our doors. This week was very slow for news up until the other day. If you

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Shooty Skies On Test In Canada

Shooty Skies On Test In Canada

arcadehero August 26, 2016 2

(Thanks to Jdevy for the tip) One popular trend that we have covered in arcades in recent years is the conversion of popular mobile games over to videmption game pieces. That list has included

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Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

arcadehero August 25, 2016 0

Frogger. Q*Bert. Ryu. Pac-Man. Mario. Mention any one of these names in a conversation about video games to a random person on the street and they will instantly know what you are talking about.

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New trailer for Star Wars Battle Pod Showcases The Force Awakens Level

New trailer for Star Wars Battle Pod Showcases The Force Awakens Level

arcadehero August 25, 2016 0

A little while ago, we reported that the Star Wars Battle Pod by Bandai Namco would be receiving a new level update that was based upon Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The

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Newsbytes: Domino’s Pizza Pinball; Star Wars Color Pinball; Pac-Dog; NTG#92

Newsbytes: Domino’s Pizza Pinball; Star Wars Color Pinball; Pac-Dog; NTG#92

arcadehero August 20, 2016 1

I’m not sure why but in my area it was back to school week for most districts. Seems a bit early for that as the schools also got out the 2nd week of June.

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Golden Tee 2017 Arcade Let’s You Play As Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

Golden Tee 2017 Arcade Let’s You Play As Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

arcadehero August 19, 2016 0

With each new year, Incredible Technologies adds more content to their Golden Tee arcade game including courses, modes and more. With the US in the middle of another heated Presidential contest, the update is

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Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

arcadehero August 17, 2016 1

(Thanks to Venumspyder for the tip) It goes without saying that Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution arcade series has been a phenomenon all over the world since it was introduced in the late 90s. Interest has

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New Arcades: Tilt Studio (AZ); Flynn’s Retrocade (UT); High Scores #2 (CA)

New Arcades: Tilt Studio (AZ); Flynn’s Retrocade (UT); High Scores #2 (CA)

arcadehero August 17, 2016 0

While I just posted about some new arcades opening their doors out there, we’ve got more to discuss as the arcade growth trend continues! New Tilt Studio Opens In Tempe, AZ – This is

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Stern Pinball To Throw A 30th Anniversary Bash This October

Stern Pinball To Throw A 30th Anniversary Bash This October

arcadehero August 15, 2016 0

In this business, everyone knows the name Stern Pinball. They were the only company to keep the art of designing new pinball machines alive through the ’00’s and they are still considered top dog

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Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

arcadehero August 13, 2016 2

It’s been a time for travel and vacations so things have been kinda slow around here lately. That doesn’t mean that news has stopped though, let’s look at what is going on in the

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