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Newsbytes: Heighway Pinball Shake-up; Firepower Pin Upgrade; Holy Grail; The Simpsons + More

Newsbytes: Heighway Pinball Shake-up; Firepower Pin Upgrade; Holy Grail; The Simpsons + More

arcadehero June 17, 2017 1

Happy weekend to you all out there. With that comes another Newsbytes, our collection of arcade news from around the world. Andrew Heighway Leaves Heighway Pinball Let’s start with the biggest news first –

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Location Watch: VR Zone (JP); N2 Arcade (TN), The Garcade (WI) Sega Prize Zone Hatfield (UK); Round1USA (NY)

Location Watch: VR Zone (JP); N2 Arcade (TN), The Garcade (WI) Sega Prize Zone Hatfield (UK); Round1USA (NY)

arcadehero June 13, 2017 1

It’s E3 time again, which means that the gaming world has their focus on new developments for the console side of the business. Outside of that, developments continue in the arcade sector particularly with

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Location Watch: Coin-Op Game Room (CA); Strike Zone Entertainment Center (FL); 2 New Dave & Busters (GA, LA)

Location Watch: Coin-Op Game Room (CA); Strike Zone Entertainment Center (FL); 2 New Dave & Busters (GA, LA)

arcadehero May 24, 2017 2

Who is ready for another round of new arcade location news? I knew you were. 4th Coin-Op Game Room Coming To The Gaslamp Bar – San Diego, CA (Thanks to TJ for correcting me on

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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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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 2

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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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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From one historic landmark to another, The Story of a Sega R360 and my 14 month search to find the long lost game from my childhood

From one historic landmark to another, The Story of a Sega R360 and my 14 month search to find the long lost game from my childhood

SaraAB87 March 14, 2017 6

This article will chronicle my 14-month search to find a long lost arcade game from my childhood. As many of you already know the Sega R360 is my favorite arcade game ever made. I

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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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New Arcades Watch – Rupert’s Kids (IN); Barcades For Richmond; D&B Opens In SC; R1USA in GA

New Arcades Watch – Rupert’s Kids (IN); Barcades For Richmond; D&B Opens In SC; R1USA in GA

arcadehero February 13, 2017 0

Time for another look at some new locations that are opening their doors out there! Thanks to Michael L. and George R. for the tips on a couple of these. Rupert’s Kids Arcade Opens

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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 1

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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