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The Zone Dome As An Arcade Display

The Zone Dome As An Arcade Display

arcadehero October 14, 2014 4

A short time ago, I mentioned an interesting new product by the name of Zone Dome in a weekend news collection post. I couldn’t find out if this was designed to also work in

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Article: Looking At VR From A New Perspective

Article: Looking At VR From A New Perspective

arcadehero March 11, 2014 4

The video game world is teasing with VR once again but it is hardware that still has plenty of potential in the arcade/amusement space. A year ago this month saw the release of the

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Videos From IAAPA 2013 + More Details on Congo Bongo

Videos From IAAPA 2013 + More Details on Congo Bongo

arcadehero November 29, 2013 1

Generally speaking, the week after IAAPA is not one with a lot of news. A lot of people are traveling in the US for Thanksgiving and for a lot of companies in the business,

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Alterface Launches Vanguard For The 5Di Gamebox

Alterface Launches Vanguard For The 5Di Gamebox

arcadehero August 28, 2013 0

In 2011 we ran a brief story about a “5D” multi-player theater called Alterface. They create interactive motion theaters and “dark rides” (usually interactive indoor roller coasters or rides). To try and summarize what

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Sega’s Wonderful Simulation Games Over The Years

Sega’s Wonderful Simulation Games Over The Years

arcadehero June 6, 2013 6

On June 6th 1964, Sega began selling arcade games. They had been in business prior to that dealing with vending machines but they recognized the value of electromechanical amusements at the time. This path

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Sega’s Orbi Unveiled as A Virtual Zoo Amusement Facility

Sega’s Orbi Unveiled as A Virtual Zoo Amusement Facility

arcadehero May 28, 2013 5

For the past couple of years I’ve seen some issues made about a trademark requested by Sega by the name of Orbi. A very small minority of fans made some pretty broad assumptions based

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Namco To Open 200 Amusement Centers For Teenage Girls  (UPDATED )

Namco To Open 200 Amusement Centers For Teenage Girls (UPDATED )

arcadehero April 1, 2013 5

Update: Yes this was an April Fools joke. I had wanted to do another one again but that didn’t come together but fortunately Namco decided to do one. There is a notion about arcades/amusement

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Namco Opening New Theme Park In Tokyo This Summer; JAEPO Website Launch

Namco Opening New Theme Park In Tokyo This Summer; JAEPO Website Launch

arcadehero January 3, 2013 3

Newsfeed 1280 via For our first Stinger newsfeed of the year, they pointed us to a story about the development of a new Namco Bandai indoor theme park that is set to open its

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Past Glory: The Sega Super Circuit Amusement Setup

Past Glory: The Sega Super Circuit Amusement Setup

arcadehero November 29, 2012 2

Taking a look back at one of Sega's interesting ideas from 1989, Sega Super Circuit

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What is IAAPA?

What is IAAPA?

arcadehero October 5, 2012 4

Thanks to some great coverage Arcade Heroes has received this year, we have a lot of new readers here. If I haven’t welcomed you already, then I offer a welcome now. I hope you

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A Look At the Past, Present And Future of VR

A Look At the Past, Present And Future of VR

arcadehero April 13, 2012 2

Newsfeed 1190 & 1191 via As a kid I remember hearing news that a new facility had opened its doors that was all about Virtual Reality. I can’t remember the name of the place

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The Bionic Bopper Cars

The Bionic Bopper Cars

arcadehero November 12, 2011 0

Newsfeed 1135 via Here’s a type of amusement device we don’t see too often. In particular this device is called the Bionic Bopper Car. It takes the concept of rock’em sock’em robots and applies

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