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Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Subscription Service; Cosmotrons; Knights In Armor; KOF XIV

Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Subscription Service; Cosmotrons; Knights In Armor; KOF XIV

arcadehero June 3, 2017 2

It’s a wonderful day in June, at least where I am at, so make the most of it and drop by an arcade for a gaming break. Until then, here are some news items

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Video Arcade Games Turning 20 In 2017

Video Arcade Games Turning 20 In 2017

arcadehero February 25, 2017 8

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on games that will be celebrating a certain anniversary during this calendar year of 2017. With going back to 1997, we will be looking at games turning

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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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Arcade Games Turning 40 in 2017

Arcade Games Turning 40 in 2017

arcadehero January 11, 2017 4

With a new year upon comes the opportunity to reflect on games past. As usual we will start with the 70s and games turning the ripe age of 40. Prepare to feel old! Here

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Newsbytes: Galaga Turns 35; SkySkipper Project; Final PIU Prime Update; Golden Tee 2017; NTG#96

Newsbytes: Galaga Turns 35; SkySkipper Project; Final PIU Prime Update; Golden Tee 2017; NTG#96

arcadehero September 24, 2016 5

Hey fellow arcade fans, welcome to your new seasons – Fall if you’re up North, Spring if you’re down South. We have some big news coming soon on Raw Thrills’ Cruis’n Blast (I know I’ve

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Looking Back At The Cruis’n Arcade series

Looking Back At The Cruis’n Arcade series

arcadehero September 10, 2016 2

This was an incredibly slow week for news, enough that I’m not really finding anything to throw together for your typical weekend Newsbytes. So instead of that, let’s do an article instead. We know

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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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Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

arcadehero August 25, 2016 0

Frogger. Q*Bert. Ryu. Pac-Man. Mario. Mention any one of these names in a conversation about video games to a random person on the street and they will instantly know what you are talking about.

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Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

arcadehero August 17, 2016 1

(Thanks to Venumspyder for the tip) It goes without saying that Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution arcade series has been a phenomenon all over the world since it was introduced in the late 90s. Interest has

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The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

arcadehero June 23, 2016 3

It is June 23rd and that marks a milestone in video gaming as one of the most popular game mascots turns 25 years old. That would be Sega’s speedy blue fuzzball, Sonic The Hedgehog.

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The Arcade Experience, A New Book From Arcade Heroes

The Arcade Experience, A New Book From Arcade Heroes

arcadehero March 14, 2013 19

I've got my book finally out, details inside

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Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

arcadehero June 11, 2011 22

Given the recent slow news cycle, it’s given me some time to sit down and continue upon my editorial series I call “Missing In Action”. I take a look at a particular genre of

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