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Quick Preview: Amusement Expo 2017

Quick Preview: Amusement Expo 2017

arcadehero March 14, 2017 0

Every March, the amusement industry holds a tradeshow that is sponsored by the AAMA and the AMOA. While a smaller event than what we see at IAAPA every November, this gives us a chance

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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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Video Arcade Games Turning 20 In 2017

Video Arcade Games Turning 20 In 2017

arcadehero February 25, 2017 8

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on games that will be celebrating a certain anniversary during this calendar year of 2017. With going back to 1997, we will be looking at games turning

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Atari Pong Coffee Table Project Raising Funding For A General Release

Atari Pong Coffee Table Project Raising Funding For A General Release

arcadehero February 24, 2017 2

(Thanks to Michael L. for the tip) Back in May of last year, we mentioned a very cool electromechanical Pong project. It received quite a bit of media attention, using an old but proven

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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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Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

arcadehero February 17, 2017 2

With a new year and various game releases upon us, it is well past time for a new developer interview. The last time we talked with Eugene Jarvis, CEO of Raw Thrills, it was

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Newsbytes: Art of Atari; JAEPO 2017; Aurcade; Ninja Turtles Redemption

Newsbytes: Art of Atari; JAEPO 2017; Aurcade; Ninja Turtles Redemption

arcadehero February 6, 2017 0

The work on remodeling a space to move my arcade continues, as such I have not been able to keep news flowing on the site. I have been slowly working on another look-back in

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New Arcades: Lefty’s Alley & Eats (DE); Pasáž (Tel Aviv); Tilt (MN)

New Arcades: Lefty’s Alley & Eats (DE); Pasáž (Tel Aviv); Tilt (MN)

arcadehero January 27, 2017 0

As mentioned in a recent Newsbytes, I have been very busy and unable to scour the net for daily stories…this week was also a little quiet after Monday. That said, we have more locations

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EAG 2017 Part 2: Splash; Daytona USA; Big Galaga; Pinball; + More

EAG 2017 Part 2: Splash; Daytona USA; Big Galaga; Pinball; + More

arcadehero January 20, 2017 4

The EAG International Expo 2017 event has come to a close and with that, we have some more media to check out of the arcade games at the show. Many thanks to those that

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Video Arcade Games Turning 30 In 2017

Video Arcade Games Turning 30 In 2017

arcadehero January 19, 2017 1

Continuing upon our reflections of games past, we jump forward from 1977 to 1987. A major difference you will notice between the two lists is the explosive influence of Japanese game makers had. This

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EAG Expo 2017 Day 1: Disney Crossy Road; Choppy Wood; Aerosmith and More

EAG Expo 2017 Day 1: Disney Crossy Road; Choppy Wood; Aerosmith and More

arcadehero January 17, 2017 5

The first major amusement/arcade trade show following IAAPA is upon us, the annual expo that graces the city of London that is presently known as the EAG International Expo or EAG Expo for short.

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Newsbytes: Make Believe FEC Opens In OH; MagFEST 2017; New Guilty Gear; Is It Art? + More

Newsbytes: Make Believe FEC Opens In OH; MagFEST 2017; New Guilty Gear; Is It Art? + More

arcadehero January 14, 2017 0

January is pretty much half way over if you think about it. This week had the big news of the Nintendo Switch unveil (it is getting some Neo Geo MVS titles) but as expected,

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