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Play Meter Magazine Publisher Retires; Final Issue Was June 2018

Play Meter Magazine Publisher Retires; Final Issue Was June 2018

arcadehero August 8, 2018 0

When I first began to research the arcade industry around 2005, there were two trade magazines that I had access to for putting together my business plan. One of those was Play Meter Magazine,

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Dave & Busters new Jurassic World VR Expedition Experience Delivers on the Fun

Dave & Busters new Jurassic World VR Expedition Experience Delivers on the Fun

SaraAB87 July 31, 2018 2

Wondering whether or not you should shell out the cash to play Dave & Busters new Jurassic World VR experience? I recently checked it out at my local Dave & Busters so we can

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Newsbytes: RIP Ted Dabney & Bradley Chawgo; Kraut Buster; Video Updates; Arcadrone & More

Newsbytes: RIP Ted Dabney & Bradley Chawgo; Kraut Buster; Video Updates; Arcadrone & More

arcadehero May 26, 2018 0

Welcome to our latest round-up of arcade related headlines. Atari Co-Founder & Game Designer Ted Dabney Passes Away Unfortunately we have some bad news to start off today’s Newsbytes with. Ted Dabney passed away

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Adrenaline’s Rampage Headed To The Wide Arcade Market In June

Adrenaline’s Rampage Headed To The Wide Arcade Market In June

arcadehero May 14, 2018 2

Happy Monday readers (if there is such a thing). We’ve got a quick piece of news to share with you today about the new Rampage arcade game. As you might recall, Dave & Busters

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Open For Business: Another Castle: Arcade Edition (WA); Xplore Kids (NY); GameTime #4 (FL) & More

Open For Business: Another Castle: Arcade Edition (WA); Xplore Kids (NY); GameTime #4 (FL) & More

arcadehero April 19, 2018 1

Time for another look at new arcade locations to open their doors out there – or who soon will. Another Castle:Arcade Edition Expands To Another Location (Marysville, WA) (Thanks to Logan N. for sending

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Connect 4 Basketball Game Spotted On Test

Connect 4 Basketball Game Spotted On Test

arcadehero April 18, 2018 0

This has been an abnormally slow time for news lately and I would pad things up with interest articles – if I had the time. Fortunately, something worth discussing has been indirectly spotted on

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Amusement Expo 2018: Transformers Shadows Rising; Mystery Island; Tomb Raider; VR and More

Amusement Expo 2018: Transformers Shadows Rising; Mystery Island; Tomb Raider; VR and More

arcadehero March 3, 2018 4

The AMOA/AAMA Amusement Expo is upon us for 2018, albeit a little earlier than usual – generally this trade show happens around the third week of March as opposed to the end of February.

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New Locations: Walt’s Bar (CA); Punch Bowl Social (IL); Dave & Busters; Sega Prize Zones (UK)

New Locations: Walt’s Bar (CA); Punch Bowl Social (IL); Dave & Busters; Sega Prize Zones (UK)

arcadehero February 23, 2018 0

New locations for arcade enjoyment are always opening up out there; here’s the latest collection of such news as I have found it while exploring the interwebs. That and thanks to those that sent

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ExA-Arcadia To Introduce New Kit System At JAEPO 2018

ExA-Arcadia To Introduce New Kit System At JAEPO 2018

arcadehero February 7, 2018 5

Conversion kits were the bread & butter of the arcade industry around 1984 when operators already had more cabinets than they really wanted to deal with. With the introduction of the JAMMA wiring standard

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Newsbytes: Billy Mitchell & Nolan Bushnell Controversies

Newsbytes: Billy Mitchell & Nolan Bushnell Controversies

arcadehero February 3, 2018 0

Well the end of this week turned into a weird roller coaster of news for arcade stuff. As the two main items ended up soaking up all my time, that’s all we’ll be discussing.

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New Arcades: Neon Retro Arcade #2 (CA); Appalachian Pinball Museum (NC); The Arcade (KS); Keg & Coin (FL); Pinz (MA);  State Of Mind (CA); The Game Works (OR)

New Arcades: Neon Retro Arcade #2 (CA); Appalachian Pinball Museum (NC); The Arcade (KS); Keg & Coin (FL); Pinz (MA); State Of Mind (CA); The Game Works (OR)

arcadehero January 26, 2018 1

It has been a little more than a month since we had out last look at new arcade businesses opening their doors out there in the world and as it so happens, I’m going

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Just for Bar/Arcades In 2018: Tipsy Raccoons

Just for Bar/Arcades In 2018: Tipsy Raccoons

arcadehero January 8, 2018 5

We’ve been following the “bar/arcade” trend for what seems like an eternity now and contrary to some expectations (including my own), such businesses continue to hold on or in some cases expand their operations.

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