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Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Quad Pokey Replacement; Star Wars

Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Quad Pokey Replacement; Star Wars

arcadehero May 6, 2017 1

Hey. How are you? Wanna read some Newsbytes? I knew you did. Granted, arcade news has been rather slow all year and this week there wasn’t much to report on either, even in ‘quick’

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New Locations: John & Jay’s Arcade (MA); Konbo Arcade Cafe (UK); Quarter Horse Arcade (NC); Free Play #2 (TX); Arcadeology (MD); R1USA (NY)

New Locations: John & Jay’s Arcade (MA); Konbo Arcade Cafe (UK); Quarter Horse Arcade (NC); Free Play #2 (TX); Arcadeology (MD); R1USA (NY)

arcadehero May 1, 2017 3

I know it hasn’t been very long since our last post about new arcade locations opening their doors out there but right after that post was finished, tips came pouring in about other locations!

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Newsbytes: Battle of the Arcades; Alien Day; Heart of Gaming; Vid.Me

Newsbytes: Battle of the Arcades; Alien Day; Heart of Gaming; Vid.Me

arcadehero April 29, 2017 0

Hello and welcome to Newsbytes, our weekend collection of quick arcade news. Let’s get to it as we enjoy the last weekend that April 2017 has to offer: Battle Of The Arcades Begins A

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Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

arcadehero April 28, 2017 1

Prototype news was rather steady last year, thanks to a slew of discoveries from arcade collectors out there. For the news on this one, it was something we almost posted about last Summer but

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Spook-O-Tron Coming To Playchoice-10 Arcades In Late 2017

Spook-O-Tron Coming To Playchoice-10 Arcades In Late 2017

arcadehero April 18, 2017 2

We have covered the development of new content for old arcade hardware before but it isn’t something that we come across very often. With a large selection of arcade boards to choose from, interested

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Thoughts: Touching Sound, A Documentary On The DJ Max Technika Arcade Game

Thoughts: Touching Sound, A Documentary On The DJ Max Technika Arcade Game

arcadehero April 1, 2017 1

A Brief History Of DJ Max Technika In covering arcades here on this blog since 2007, I’ve seen a lot of games come and go over the course of time. Likewise in operating an

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Big Buck Wild Receives DLC With Gemsbok, 3 New Bonus Rounds

Big Buck Wild Receives DLC With Gemsbok, 3 New Bonus Rounds

arcadehero April 1, 2017 0

Happy April Fools Day everyone! Let’s just get that out of the way for starters and state that so far I have not come across any arcade April Fools jokes…yet. If you want to

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Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

arcadehero March 30, 2017 3

The site has been sort of quiet lately as I have been out and about travelling in the warm state of Florida, then a visit to Dallas for Amusement Expo. Not to mention spending

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The Games Of Amusement Expo 2017

The Games Of Amusement Expo 2017

arcadehero March 20, 2017 9

Another amusement trade show came and went this week and I had the opportunity to make a visit. It wasn’t a huge show but it is always good to reconnect with people and to

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Cineplex Rec Room to open several large Entertainment Centers across Canada in 2017 and beyond

Cineplex Rec Room to open several large Entertainment Centers across Canada in 2017 and beyond

SaraAB87 March 9, 2017 0

Cineplex, a popular Canadian entertainment brand based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada, is set to open 10-15 large entertainment centers called Rec Room in 2017 and beyond. Cineplex is a popular brand of movie

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The Skylon Tower Family Fun Center Arcade (Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada) Updates and additions

The Skylon Tower Family Fun Center Arcade (Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada) Updates and additions

SaraAB87 March 8, 2017 4

As you may remember I visited the Skylon Tower Family Fun Center Arcade (Also known as Skyquest) last year. I had a chance to visit 2 more times since then so I thought I

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Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

arcadehero February 20, 2017 7

This past week, I had a few readers point out an article by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku entitled Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. It offers up that writer’s perspective as to why the

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