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Sega Amusements Returns To Amusement Operations With Sega Prizezone In Hertfordshire, UK

Sega Amusements Returns To Amusement Operations With Sega Prizezone In Hertfordshire, UK

arcadehero December 31, 2016 6

News via  This will most likely be the last post of 2016 and given the news through the year, it is fitting that it is about another facility opening their doors. This one has

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2016 Year-In-Review – New Games, New Locations, Top Stories

2016 Year-In-Review – New Games, New Locations, Top Stories

arcadehero December 27, 2016 1

We are in the last week of 2016. With that, it’s time to look back at the past 12 months to remind us of what went down in the wonderful world of arcades. 2016 Year-In-Review

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New Trailers For Alien Pinball: Jonesy Mode & Ambush Multiball

New Trailers For Alien Pinball: Jonesy Mode & Ambush Multiball

arcadehero December 23, 2016 0

As expected, news has been a little slow in the IAAPA 2016 afterglow/run-up to Christmas. Fortunately there are still some new things to talk about so let’s take a look at some updates for

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Pump It Up Prime 2 2017 Arcade Details

Pump It Up Prime 2 2017 Arcade Details

arcadehero December 21, 2016 4

With Pump It Up Prime 2 shipping out soon, we’ve received some additional details on the game to discuss so let’s get to it! Thanks to Ryan at Andamiro for the information. Pump It

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Newsbytes: Indiana Town Unbans Pinball; Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots; AVATAR Pinball Color; NTG#102

Newsbytes: Indiana Town Unbans Pinball; Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots; AVATAR Pinball Color; NTG#102

arcadehero December 17, 2016 0

Hello again fellow Arcade Heroes! It has been a little while since we did Newsbytes so let’s see what quick items have been happening out there. Let’s get to the news: Kokomo, IN Repeals

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An Off-Site Interview With Paul Williams, CEO Of Sega Amusements International + OutRun 3

An Off-Site Interview With Paul Williams, CEO Of Sega Amusements International + OutRun 3

arcadehero December 16, 2016 4

(Thanks to Mauro Zangirolami for the tip & info – Mr. Paul Williams is the player at the front on GRID in the image) A new interview with the CEO of Sega Amusements International (the

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Bar/Arcade Watch: Coin-Op SF (CA); Akihabara Arcade & Bar (CO); Two Plumbers (MO)

Bar/Arcade Watch: Coin-Op SF (CA); Akihabara Arcade & Bar (CO); Two Plumbers (MO)

arcadehero December 13, 2016 0

Hot on the heels of our recent post about new arcades are a few other locations that were almost overlooked. Thanks to you the readers for sending these in. As it works out, each

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US Edition of Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX To Receive Final Update

US Edition of Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX To Receive Final Update

arcadehero December 12, 2016 4

We have been following the 3rd arcade installment of Mario Kart since it was first shown in Japan in 2013. Since then, a US version was released and various online updates were offered for the

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New Arcades: Round 1 USA Expansion; X-Treme Fun Center Expands (FL); Power Play Arcade (FL)

New Arcades: Round 1 USA Expansion; X-Treme Fun Center Expands (FL); Power Play Arcade (FL)

arcadehero December 10, 2016 0

Often when the end of the year hits us, we come across news for new venues. So let’s get you up to speed: Round 1 USA Opens In Exton, PA; Coming Soon To South

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Alien Pinball In Production; Headed Towards January Release

Alien Pinball In Production; Headed Towards January Release

arcadehero December 9, 2016 1

Alien Pinball has long been known to be the second title for UK based company Heighway Pinball. We’ve been following updates on it for a while now and news had not been abundant about

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Cruis’n Blast Arcade Now Available

Cruis’n Blast Arcade Now Available

arcadehero December 9, 2016 9

We’ve been covering the latest edition of Cruis’n for a little while now and earlier this week, I received confirmation from Betson (a major arcade game distributor) that they have received Cruis’n Blast units

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Location News: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach Needs Help; New D&B In Ontario, CAN

Location News: Playland-Not-At-The-Beach Needs Help; New D&B In Ontario, CAN

arcadehero December 5, 2016 0

Playland-Not-At-The-Beach In San Francisco, CA Looking For Funding (Thanks to Jdevy for the tip) On occasion we hear about non-profit arcades. They are certainly uncommon as the operating costs for any arcade tends to

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