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Tracking down the Namco Galaxian 3 6 Player Theater from Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada and Beyond

Tracking down the Namco Galaxian 3 6 Player Theater from Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada and Beyond

SaraAB87 August 8, 2017 9

Here at Arcade Heroes we like to track down arcade games to find out what happened to them if they are no longer on location, especially if its a game that is rarely seen

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IAAPA 2016 Pre-Game Show

IAAPA 2016 Pre-Game Show

arcadehero November 12, 2016 3

Things are about to get busy around here as we finally hit the biggest trade show for the arcade industry that there is every year. But first, some quick headlines Sega’s MaiMai Pink is

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The Making of Galaxian 3

The Making of Galaxian 3

arcadehero August 31, 2016 7

Back in 1990, Namco had begun to dive into the development of 3D graphics and motion simulator technology. As their way of showing that they had the expertise to compete in these fields, they

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Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

arcadehero August 13, 2016 2

It’s been a time for travel and vacations so things have been kinda slow around here lately. That doesn’t mean that news has stopped though, let’s look at what is going on in the

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Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

arcadehero August 2, 2016 2

There has been plenty of excitement over the upcoming return of Cruis’n to the arcade scene here in the States but over in Japan, they are keeping their racing scene plenty strong. Let’s take

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Knowing Your Rs: SR, VR, AR and MXR

Knowing Your Rs: SR, VR, AR and MXR

arcadehero July 20, 2016 1

With the return of VR onto the scene, we’ve begun to cover the subject on the blog recently as “VR Arcades” and other out-of-home applications of the technology find their way into amusement. The

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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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UNIS’s Strike Pro Fishing Shipping Soon; Bandit Express Doing Well

UNIS’s Strike Pro Fishing Shipping Soon; Bandit Express Doing Well

arcadehero February 19, 2016 2

Chinese arcade game manufacturer Universal Space (UNIS) had a strong showing of product at last year’s IAAPA and they’ve sent along some information about a couple of those games to promote how well they

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Eleetus Announces Availability of Project CARS For Their ‘Motorsport’ Motion Platform

Eleetus Announces Availability of Project CARS For Their ‘Motorsport’ Motion Platform

arcadehero January 15, 2016 0

We have covered motion simulator companies before, generally due to their presence at tradeshows like IAAPA. At previous IAAPA events, one US-based company by the name of Eleetus has shown off their equipment for

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Newsbytes: Q*Bert Returns; Formula Zeta; NTG#65

Newsbytes: Q*Bert Returns; Formula Zeta; NTG#65

arcadehero November 14, 2015 2

While I can’t do anything about world events and the atrocities that vile reprobates commit against innocents, I can find positive or good news to share. Here is what is going on in the world of

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Countdown to IAAPA 2015 – The Pre-Game Show!

Countdown to IAAPA 2015 – The Pre-Game Show!

arcadehero November 10, 2015 1

As I have done for the past few years, this post is to give you a preview of what to expect next week as we head into what I call “the e3 of the

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Bandai Namco Unveils Real Drive At The Tokyo Motor Show

Bandai Namco Unveils Real Drive At The Tokyo Motor Show

arcadehero October 21, 2015 8

Happy Back To the Future Day – a day where we look at the present with more nostalgia for the 80s, when the ambition was more ‘a spaceship in every home’ than ‘a computer

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