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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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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

arcadehero September 27, 2011 9

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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