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Bowl Expo ’18 Report: Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash; Connect 4 Hoops; Transformers Shadows Rising & More

Bowl Expo ’18 Report: Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash; Connect 4 Hoops; Transformers Shadows Rising & More

arcadehero June 23, 2018 1

This week as Bowl Expo ’18 and as I had mentioned on the previous post, I wasn’t planning on attending until a last minute change took place. Granted, with Las Vegas being as close

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Pac-Man Goes AR With Pac In Town

Pac-Man Goes AR With Pac In Town

arcadehero January 5, 2018 0

If you’re into the somewhat obscure parts of arcade history, then you might recall that during the first run of VR amusement tech in the 1990s that Pac-Man VR was a real thing. It

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Newsbytes: Weird Al Sings Pac-Man; GALACTIKA Opens in Colombia; Donkey Kong Advanced & More

Newsbytes: Weird Al Sings Pac-Man; GALACTIKA Opens in Colombia; Donkey Kong Advanced & More

arcadehero February 18, 2017 2

Happy weekend fellow Heroes! I’ve been so busy that even getting newsbytes completed has been a task but here we are with some arcade related news for you to chew on. Let’s get to

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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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Bandai Namco Unveils Partial IAAPA 2016 Line-Up Including Maximum Tune 5

Bandai Namco Unveils Partial IAAPA 2016 Line-Up Including Maximum Tune 5

arcadehero November 9, 2016 3

One company that we had been waiting on regarding their IAAPA line-up news was Bandai Namco Amusements America. Now thanks to two images that have come out of BNA HQ, we have an idea

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AAMA Gala News: Maximum Tune 5; Pac-Man Smash Slim Line

AAMA Gala News: Maximum Tune 5; Pac-Man Smash Slim Line

arcadehero September 15, 2016 1

It is that time of year for the AAMA (American Amusement Machine Association) Gala and with that some news on upcoming video arcade pieces. The selection is usually limited when compared to larger events

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World’s Largest Pac-Man Gets A New Promo Video

World’s Largest Pac-Man Gets A New Promo Video

arcadehero July 11, 2016 1

It has been a little while since Bandai Namco Amusements America had uploaded a new video to their Youtube channel but today that changed with this very sleek trailer promoting their new World’s Largest

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World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Now Available

World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Now Available

arcadehero May 27, 2016 4

One surprise that was found at IAAPA 2015 was the presence of a new Pac-Man game at the Bandai Namco booth – World’s Largest Pac-Man. With a 150″ screen that uses multi-color LEDs, the

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Ms. Pac-Man Designer Steve Golson Gives The Game A New Spotlight

Ms. Pac-Man Designer Steve Golson Gives The Game A New Spotlight

arcadehero April 27, 2016 0

(Thanks to Dean Wenzel and Mike Louie for both providing a couple of tips here) Ms. Pac-Man- the most recognizable game characters and names in the arcade business. There are plentiful reasons for that, one

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UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

arcadehero February 16, 2016 10

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Unfortunately exaggerated death reports of the arcade industry have existed in some form or another since the industry crash back in

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Round-Up Of The Latest Video Arcade Games Coming To The West (Early 2016)

Round-Up Of The Latest Video Arcade Games Coming To The West (Early 2016)

arcadehero December 3, 2015 1

The dust has settled on IAAPA 2015, the big industry trade show where the latest products and ideas for the US arcade market are shown off in all their glory. Since that is a

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Newsbytes: The Hobbit Update; Pac-Man Clock; Pink Panther; D&B Upstate NY move; Raiders of the Lost Arcades; NTG#59

Newsbytes: The Hobbit Update; Pac-Man Clock; Pink Panther; D&B Upstate NY move; Raiders of the Lost Arcades; NTG#59

arcadehero October 3, 2015 2

I missed out on doing a Newsbytes last week since I was much too busy but no Comic Con this week so let’s get to it. Lots of videos for today’s post. The Hobbit

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