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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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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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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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The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

arcadehero June 23, 2016 3

It is June 23rd and that marks a milestone in video gaming as one of the most popular game mascots turns 25 years old. That would be Sega’s speedy blue fuzzball, Sonic The Hedgehog.

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2016 Big Buck World Championship Qualifiers Begin May 1st

2016 Big Buck World Championship Qualifiers Begin May 1st

arcadehero April 18, 2016 1

In October 2015, the biggest tournament for arcades took place thanks to Play Mechanix, Raw Thrills and their popular Big Buck Hunter series. The Big Buck World Championships have been going on for several

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Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

arcadehero April 16, 2016 2

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was reported a short time ago that Bandai Namco was launching a new but temporary VR-arcade style facility in Japan by the name of VR ZONE

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Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

arcadehero April 7, 2016 3

With each year that passes, we take a look at games celebrating a certain anniversary via a post. This year however, I decided to go the video route and make these long videos covering

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Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Turns 9; Namco & Hooters In Japan; Sonic Showcase; Dragon’s Lair; NTG#67

Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Turns 9; Namco & Hooters In Japan; Sonic Showcase; Dragon’s Lair; NTG#67

arcadehero December 5, 2015 2

It has been a very busy week so there are a couple of things I overlooked – fortunately the compilation we get from the Newsbytes post is here to save the day. 😉 HAPPY

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Newsbytes: Rocket Amusements; Sarah Spain Hosting Big Buck World Event; UNIS IAAPA Line-Up; NTG#60

Newsbytes: Rocket Amusements; Sarah Spain Hosting Big Buck World Event; UNIS IAAPA Line-Up; NTG#60

arcadehero October 10, 2015 5

I hope that everyone is having a good weekend so far, loaded with arcade goodness if at all possible. Let’s get to our news: Rocket Amusements Launches First Game, Crazy Claw – We see many

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Newsbag: Videmption, Pinball, New Locations and More

Newsbag: Videmption, Pinball, New Locations and More

arcadehero March 21, 2015 3

In North America, our winter nightmare has come to a close with Spring finally here. For the arcade business, in my particular situation, that has seen the typical slowdown that occurs when people can

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Arcade Games Turning 40, 30 & 20 Years Old In 2015

Arcade Games Turning 40, 30 & 20 Years Old In 2015

arcadehero January 6, 2015 4

With a new year having come upon us, it means it is time to look back at some games that are enjoying an anniversary in 2015. For the same thing we did last year,

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IAAPA 2014 Mega-Post: The Latest Arcade Games Coming To The West

IAAPA 2014 Mega-Post: The Latest Arcade Games Coming To The West

arcadehero December 4, 2014 1

With this post I can finally breath a sigh of relief as it means that my IAAPA 2014 coverage is wrapped up. The amount of video to edit and comment on was significant this

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