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Book Review: Atari Inc. Business Is Fun

Book Review: Atari Inc. Business Is Fun

arcadehero January 17, 2013 1

Well here is a rarity for us, a book review. It’s not that there aren’t any books about arcades out there, just that I have not got my hands on one until recently. The

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Stanford University’s Collection of 80s Arcade Photographs; New Arcade History Blog

Stanford University’s Collection of 80s Arcade Photographs; New Arcade History Blog

arcadehero October 23, 2012 0

(Thanks to Kevin Williams of for the tip on the pictures) It’s been a little while since we’ve come across some photos archiving the arcade culture of the early 80s, one of the more

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Zap Arcade Opens in Jordan, MN

Zap Arcade Opens in Jordan, MN

arcadehero July 16, 2012 0

Well I think we can safely say that the opening of vintage arcades is officially a trend now as when ti comes to the various location openings we are reporting on these days, this

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40 Years of Arcade Games – Part 2(1990-2012)

40 Years of Arcade Games – Part 2(1990-2012)

arcadehero June 28, 2012 9

So the 40 Years of Arcade Games post to celebrate Atari’s 40th anniversary had so much content on it that I had to split it up to keep the post from crashing. See Part

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Atari Trivia #3 plus More Atari Promo Videos

Atari Trivia #3 plus More Atari Promo Videos

arcadehero June 18, 2012 0

We’re fast approaching June 27th, the official day that Atari was founded 40 years ago. Leading up to that I published a history on Atari’s Arcade Prototypes and here is the next Atari Trivia

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Atari Prototypes Over the Years Mega Post

Atari Prototypes Over the Years Mega Post

arcadehero June 15, 2012 15

One thing Atari became famous for over the years were its prototype games. As we celebrate 40 years of Atari this month, it is a fascinating avenue to go down. Many never made it

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Article: What’s Happening With Western Arcades – My Thoughts

Article: What’s Happening With Western Arcades – My Thoughts

arcadehero April 3, 2012 28

Through the day I’ve been following a popular article that was published by Ars Technica, “Whatever Happened To the American Arcade?“. I was contemplating commenting on it and Kevin Williams then sent me the

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IAAPA 2011 Pics Part 2

IAAPA 2011 Pics Part 2

arcadehero November 17, 2011 4

Continuing the IAAPA 2011 trade show coverage with twice the pics and half the salt! In case you missed it, pictures of games like Bejeweled can be found here. All of these pictures are

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Konami launches an arcade community site, e-Amusement Gate

Konami launches an arcade community site, e-Amusement Gate

arcadehero November 11, 2011 4

Newsfeed 1134 via As an effort to provide Japanese gamers with a portal for everything revolving around their arcade games, Konami has launched a new site that focuses on bringing game information, player rankings,

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Meet GHOST Squad’s biggest fan

arcadehero October 15, 2011 6

Sure it’s easy to cosplay these days but it’s one thing to dress up as your favorite game character and entirely something else when you play the game acting out all of the actions.

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Actual Yahoo! Headline: “Arcades Making A Comeback”

Actual Yahoo! Headline: “Arcades Making A Comeback”

arcadehero October 8, 2011 5

(Thanks to Jarett for the tip!) Well this is a pleasant change – we get to discuss an article on a mainstream media site that paints modern arcades in a positive light and more

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Taito’s Densha De Go! Returns in 2012

Taito’s Densha De Go! Returns in 2012

arcadehero October 8, 2011 1

(Via AM-Net Blog) Back in 1997, Taito released a coin-op “train simulator” video game called Densha De Go!. That basically translates to “Let’s go by train!”. It was successful enough in Japan to warrant

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