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Another look at Robo Restle as it arrives for a release

Another look at Robo Restle as it arrives for a release

arcadehero October 7, 2011 3

So today a new film is making it’s way to theaters called “Real Steel”. I haven’t seen it yet, not sure if I will be seeing it but there are a lot of commercials

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Plastic Mini-Cabinets by HobbyWave

Plastic Mini-Cabinets by HobbyWave

arcadehero September 29, 2011 1

(Thanks to Shinichi for the tip!) Need something to spruce up your arcade or gameroom? Mini-cabinets are always nice. These cabinets in particular are something you can put together yourself and it’s all molded

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Space Invaders/8-bit Playing Cards

Space Invaders/8-bit Playing Cards

arcadehero September 28, 2011 0

(Thanks to Joe for the tip) These aren’t an official Taito product but in case you like playing cards and you want an “8-bit” deck of sorts, this looks like it has you covered.

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The Games of EAS 2011 in London

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Today in London there was an event to show off some of the latest creations in the arcade/amusement/out-of-home entertainment sector. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report was there at EAS 2011 to snap some

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Doing the laundry, arcade style

Doing the laundry, arcade style

arcadehero September 23, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1117 via One place where you might come across an arcade game that isn’t an arcade, FEC, or bar is a coin-op laundry. Usually it’s just a couple of games tucked away in

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Leftover arcades wasting away at the Nara Dreamland

Leftover arcades wasting away at the Nara Dreamland

arcadehero September 23, 2011 8

Newsfeed 1115 via and GameSetWatch When an amusement park or other large FEC goes out of business,they often leave some stuff behind. Perhaps there wasn’t enough interest from buyers at the time or the

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Sega releases RaceTV to R-Tuned conversion kit

Sega releases RaceTV to R-Tuned conversion kit

arcadehero September 21, 2011 3

It’s been a little while since we had a kit release to discuss but Sega Amusements sent out a release today for one. If you happen to have a Sega RaceTV unit, you can

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The Konami Arcade Championship 2011 coming to Japan next week

The Konami Arcade Championship 2011 coming to Japan next week

arcadehero September 20, 2011 2

Newsfeed 1114 via One strength of arcade games is that their skill-based nature allows for great competitions, some of which are worthy of dramatized documentaries. Some games are more skill-based than others and when

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JAMMA ’11: Sega shows Virtua Tennis 4; Various Namco titles; Taito TypeX3 + more

JAMMA ’11: Sega shows Virtua Tennis 4; Various Namco titles; Taito TypeX3 + more

arcadehero September 14, 2011 2

The 49th Japanese Amusement Machine Show (better known as the JAMMA show) is upon us and as expected, new games are here to be seen. News will be trickling out in waves over the

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From Australia: IKEA tests Manland; Insert Coin(s) retro arcade event a success

arcadehero September 12, 2011 1

Newsfeeds 1110 & 1111 via Let’s start the week off with a couple of news items coming from the land down under, more specifically from the city of Sydney. First is an interesting development

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Namco to debut Dark Escape 3D at JAMMA ’11

Namco to debut Dark Escape 3D at JAMMA ’11

arcadehero September 6, 2011 12

Next week in Japan, the JAMMA Expo will take place and with it, new games will be announced. As is typical, some of those announcements come before the show and today Namco has unveiled

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Dido Kart 2 and Project X-Pher now available from InJoy Motion

Dido Kart 2 and Project X-Pher now available from InJoy Motion

arcadehero September 6, 2011 0

As we get into the end of the year we can now expect to start seeing more game releases coming along, just in time for the end of the year holiday season. Today, Taiwanese

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