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New Locations: The Grid Arcade Bar (MN); Big Al’s (CA); Little Big Thrills (MN); 1up Arcade (AU); Rock N’ Fun (HI)

New Locations: The Grid Arcade Bar (MN); Big Al’s (CA); Little Big Thrills (MN); 1up Arcade (AU); Rock N’ Fun (HI)

arcadehero April 21, 2017 1

Time for new arcade locations and updates! These have been accumulating for a few weeks as I’ve been very busy with other things, mainly in remodeling my own location. Let’s jump into the news

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Daytona Championship USA 8-player Spotted In Florida

Daytona Championship USA 8-player Spotted In Florida

arcadehero April 17, 2017 1

The release of Daytona Championship USA is right around the corner although we haven’t heard much since an 8-unit appearance of the game at Amusement Expo in Dallas last month. The game was stated

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Newsbytes: Chuck E Cheeses Turning 40; The Walking Dead Launch Party; PinballFX2 Star Wars & More

Newsbytes: Chuck E Cheeses Turning 40; The Walking Dead Launch Party; PinballFX2 Star Wars & More

arcadehero April 15, 2017 1

Happy Easter weekend everyone, it’s time for Newsbytes. Chuck E. Cheeses Being The “Biggest Birthday Ever” Events As They Mark 40 Years Earlier this week I saw an ad on TV for Chuck E.

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Newsbytes: Ironsights Big Buck Doc; Pirates @ Dave & Busters; ColorDMDs & More

Newsbytes: Ironsights Big Buck Doc; Pirates @ Dave & Busters; ColorDMDs & More

arcadehero April 8, 2017 0

Welcome to this week’s newsbytes, where we distill some pieces of arcade news into one post for your reading or viewing pleasure. Ironsights – Twitch Produced Mini-Documentary On Big Buck Champ Sara Erlandson Play

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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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New Locations: Cidercade (TX); Ready Player One Bar (MI); Token (Ireland); Round1USA (IL)

New Locations: Cidercade (TX); Ready Player One Bar (MI); Token (Ireland); Round1USA (IL)

arcadehero March 29, 2017 0

When we started the month of March, we did so with various posts covering new arcade amusement locations that are opening their doors out there. So it is fitting as we reach the end

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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 3

(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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