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New Locations: The Grid Arcade Bar (MN); Big Al’s (CA); Little Big Thrills (MN); 1up Arcade (AU); Rock N’ Fun (HI)

New Locations: The Grid Arcade Bar (MN); Big Al’s (CA); Little Big Thrills (MN); 1up Arcade (AU); Rock N’ Fun (HI)

arcadehero April 21, 2017 2

Time for new arcade locations and updates! These have been accumulating for a few weeks as I’ve been very busy with other things, mainly in remodeling my own location. Let’s jump into the news

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Coming To IAAPA 2016: Games By Australian Based Arcooda

Coming To IAAPA 2016: Games By Australian Based Arcooda

arcadehero October 25, 2016 0

IAAPA is the largest tradeshow for the arcade & amusement industry and it is only a few weeks away. In the run up to that, we begin receiving press releases and more to showcase

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Guest Post: “The Death Of Melbourne’s Arcade Industry”

Guest Post: “The Death Of Melbourne’s Arcade Industry”

arcadehero July 25, 2016 4

I received an article from Anthony Cocking, former employee of the Galactic Circus in Melbourne, Australia. Recently, the “largest indoor interactive theme park” in Australia that has been open since 1999. They were recently

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Newcastle Pinball Fest Coming to Newcastle Australia in September

Newcastle Pinball Fest Coming to Newcastle Australia in September

arcadehero July 25, 2012 4

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) While it has been difficult to quantify, it seems that pinball has been having a resurgence of late. With more developers jumping into the pinball manufacturing pool,

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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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New Timezone opens in Australia

New Timezone opens in Australia

arcadehero April 21, 2011 7

News via The chain of Family Entertainment Centers known as TImezone has now opened nearly 20 stores in Australia, with many others in other parts of the world.  The latest one in Australia is

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Lobster crane machines being shut down in New Zealand

Shaggy February 10, 2010 8

I going to try and not use this post to debate the merits of whether lobster crane machines are cruel to the animals but it was only a matter of time before someone, somewhere

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A look at the not-yet-opened Aussie Pinball Museum

Shaggy July 18, 2009 0

Ah museums. Some are boring and dull, some are exciting and fun. Of course that is relative according to your interests, but for me, the museum where you can go and actually interact with

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Location Review – Galaxy World, Sydney

Twisted Supreme February 23, 2008 0

(More picture after the break) The second arcade I visited whilst I was in Australia, which was called Galaxy World, had a great selection of games. The most exciting for me had to be

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