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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

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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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Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

arcadehero April 28, 2017 1

Prototype news was rather steady last year, thanks to a slew of discoveries from arcade collectors out there. For the news on this one, it was something we almost posted about last Summer but

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Thoughts: Touching Sound, A Documentary On The DJ Max Technika Arcade Game

Thoughts: Touching Sound, A Documentary On The DJ Max Technika Arcade Game

arcadehero April 1, 2017 1

A Brief History Of DJ Max Technika In covering arcades here on this blog since 2007, I’ve seen a lot of games come and go over the course of time. Likewise in operating an

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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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The Games Of Amusement Expo 2017

The Games Of Amusement Expo 2017

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Another amusement trade show came and went this week and I had the opportunity to make a visit. It wasn’t a huge show but it is always good to reconnect with people and to

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UNIS Opens VR Amusement Division Called Fun VR Tech

UNIS Opens VR Amusement Division Called Fun VR Tech

arcadehero February 27, 2017 0

Back at IAAPA 2016, I had the chance to try out a new Virtual Reality amusement setup by Virtuix and Universal Space called the Omni Arena. Using Virtuix’s innovative multi-directional treadmill design and player

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Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

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This past week, I had a few readers point out an article by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku entitled Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. It offers up that writer’s perspective as to why the

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JAEPO 2017 Day 2: More New Arcade Games, More Videos

JAEPO 2017 Day 2: More New Arcade Games, More Videos

arcadehero February 10, 2017 1

Welcome to the second day of JAEPO 2017. Today is heavy on the video so take that as a warning in the event that your connection is running slow (like mine has been today,

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JAEPO 2017 Begins: Bombergirl (Konami); Soul Reverse (Sega) & More

JAEPO 2017 Begins: Bombergirl (Konami); Soul Reverse (Sega) & More

arcadehero February 9, 2017 3

New Arcades –  JAEPO 2017 The annual JAEPO (Japan Amusement Expo) trade show is upon us and with that, a fresh look at what Japanese game developers are looking to bring to the arcade

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The Jetsons Pinball Announced By The Pinball Company & Spooky Pinball

The Jetsons Pinball Announced By The Pinball Company & Spooky Pinball

arcadehero January 30, 2017 0

Pinball news has been hitting the wires like never before over the past year and for now, it seems that will continue. Not all makers of new pinball machines are looking for mass production

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Space Invaders Frenzy By Raw Thrills Is Shipping Now

Space Invaders Frenzy By Raw Thrills Is Shipping Now

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A few weeks ago we ran a post about the new Space Invaders Frenzy video game by Raw Thrills. You might have noticed that the post disappeared shortly after that as some information changed,

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2016 Year-In-Review – New Games, New Locations, Top Stories

2016 Year-In-Review – New Games, New Locations, Top Stories

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We are in the last week of 2016. With that, it’s time to look back at the past 12 months to remind us of what went down in the wonderful world of arcades. 2016 Year-In-Review

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