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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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8-Player Arcade Gaming – A History

8-Player Arcade Gaming – A History

arcadehero May 18, 2017 7

With the upcoming release of Sega’s Daytona Championship USA and the news of an 8-unit location test, it gave me an idea that should have been covered before for those slow news days… The

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Atari’s Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command To Become Board Games

Atari’s Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command To Become Board Games

arcadehero May 11, 2017 3

If you were a child of the late 70s or early 80s then you very well might have come across board games based upon arcade games. The likes of Berzerk, Defender, Frogger, Pac-Man Popeye and

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Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Quad Pokey Replacement; Star Wars

Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Quad Pokey Replacement; Star Wars

arcadehero May 6, 2017 1

Hey. How are you? Wanna read some Newsbytes? I knew you did. Granted, arcade news has been rather slow all year and this week there wasn’t much to report on either, even in ‘quick’

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A Closer Look At The Indie Project Cosmotrons

A Closer Look At The Indie Project Cosmotrons

arcadehero April 10, 2017 5

On the last post to AH, the Midwest Gaming Classic event was mentioned, along with the presence of a new “Asteroids like” arcade game called Cosmotrons. Thanks to Sean of All Castle Games, we

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Newsbytes: April Fools; Taito VR; Arcade Easter Eggs; Skycurser;

Newsbytes: April Fools; Taito VR; Arcade Easter Eggs; Skycurser;

arcadehero April 1, 2017 0

It has been a little while since our last Newsbytes but this is due to the large amount of time I’m needing to spend remodeling a new spot for my arcade business to move

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Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

arcadehero March 27, 2017 0

It has been a while since we have mentioned an auction of arcade games and/or parts. While arcade games individually or as lots pop up every now and then, it isn’t all the time

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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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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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Arcade Games Turning 40 in 2017

Arcade Games Turning 40 in 2017

arcadehero January 11, 2017 4

With a new year upon comes the opportunity to reflect on games past. As usual we will start with the 70s and games turning the ripe age of 40. Prepare to feel old! Here

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Newsbytes: CES 2017; MAGFest 2017; StepManiaX; SF Rush Beta; Hoopla; NTG102b

Newsbytes: CES 2017; MAGFest 2017; StepManiaX; SF Rush Beta; Hoopla; NTG102b

arcadehero January 7, 2017 5

Welcome To The First Newsbytes of 2017. Let’s Start With VR It’s been a busy week in tech with CES 2017 in full swing. Interestingly enough, while VR was trying to make a splash

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