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AOU 2008 Famitsu report – arcades bringing new innovations to the scene

AOU 2008 Famitsu report – arcades bringing new innovations to the scene

Shaggy February 16, 2008 0

With the flurry of news coming around with AOU, it’s hard to post about all of them on the current schedule I have (although Arcade Renaissance is doing an excellent job at that) but

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AOU 2008 – Videos of Jubeat, Action Cop, BlazBlue, Gundam and KOF XII

AOU 2008 – Videos of Jubeat, Action Cop, BlazBlue, Gundam and KOF XII

Shaggy February 15, 2008 0

From youtube user Gigazine comes some videos from AOU 2008. I have to say that it’s nice that so much attention is being given to arcades right now because of AOU but at the

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AOU 2008 – Street Fighter IV to be released in July

AOU 2008 – Street Fighter IV to be released in July

Shaggy February 15, 2008 0

[Via AM Net] AM Net reports that Capcom has announced a release date for Street Fighter IV in Japan. The game is scheduled for “late July” or possibly mid-August in the event of a

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No Country for Old Arcades Video – Arcade Infinity

No Country for Old Arcades Video – Arcade Infinity

Shaggy February 14, 2008 0

We have mentioned Jared Rea of Gametap a couple of times already – he is going around the country visiting arcades and giving them some mainstream coverage, proving that arcades aren’t “totally dead”  as

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Arcade Exhibit to run in Arizona later this year

Arcade Exhibit to run in Arizona later this year

Shaggy February 14, 2008 0

If you live in Arizona (particularly in a city called Chandler) and spent some time playing classic arcade and home console games of the 70’s and 80’s, then a historian Jean Reynolds is looking

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More positive arcade coverage

More positive arcade coverage

Shaggy February 14, 2008 0

Today I have come across two positive arcade articles, one from Forbes magazine and the other from a blog discussing the state of arcades in the Philippines.  The Forbes article focuses primarily on the

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Missing in Action: Puzzle Games

Missing in Action: Puzzle Games

Shaggy February 14, 2008 7

Missing in Action is an editorial mini-series we are running discussing genres that have all but disappeared in today’s arcade releases, taking a backseat to light-gun shooters or racers. We do not think that

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Konami's Action Cop cabinet on location test

Konami's Action Cop cabinet on location test

Shaggy February 10, 2008 0

(Click on the image above to enlarge) Thanks to the Stinger Report we have a first look at the cabinet Konami’s new motion-based controller arcade title Action Cop ‘in the wild’. It is currently

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Street Fighter IV on Viewlix cabinet – uses Taito Type X2 hardware

Street Fighter IV on Viewlix cabinet – uses Taito Type X2 hardware

Shaggy February 8, 2008 4

So I was poking around the Famitsu site a little more to see if there was anything more on SFIV and I had overlooked this article where the editors of that magazine had a

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Closure of A Few Japanese Arcades does not signal that the end is near

Closure of A Few Japanese Arcades does not signal that the end is near

Shaggy February 8, 2008 1

I can’t help but feel somewhat amused at all the attention online news sources are giving to the news that Namco Bandai will be closing 50-60 of their arcades in Japan due to “high

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More Atarigames.com updates

More Atarigames.com updates

Shaggy February 8, 2008 3

I know I just mentioned some updates to the Atarigames website not too long ago but it looks like just a few days later they posted some more stuff that to anyone that enjoys

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Original Street Fighter IV characters in action

Original Street Fighter IV characters in action

Shaggy February 8, 2008 0

First we had scans and now we have full screen shots of the original Street Fighter characters of how they will appear in the the upcoming arcade game Street Fighter IV. Japanese magazine Famitsu

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