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New Update For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX In Japan

New Update For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX In Japan

arcadehero April 21, 2016 0

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was originally mentioned that Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX was an online game and as a part of that, annual content updates would be

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Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

arcadehero April 16, 2016 2

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was reported a short time ago that Bandai Namco was launching a new but temporary VR-arcade style facility in Japan by the name of VR ZONE

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Namco Launches Their Star Wars Battle Pod Game Locator

Namco Launches Their Star Wars Battle Pod Game Locator

arcadehero April 4, 2016 11

Back in February, we reported that Bandai Namco Amusements America (the US arcade wing of the BN company) was working on building a Star Wars Battle Pod game locator. One frequent complaint I hear

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Videobytes: Crusin’; VR Zone; Sega Promo; NTG#79

Videobytes: Crusin’; VR Zone; Sega Promo; NTG#79

arcadehero April 2, 2016 4

For this weekends newsbytes it was so heavy on the videos that I figured to call this Videobytes instead. I hope you are all having a good start to your April! Cruisn’ – It’s

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Bandai Namco Opening VR Zone Project i Can In Tokyo This April

Bandai Namco Opening VR Zone Project i Can In Tokyo This April

arcadehero March 28, 2016 2

There have been “whispers” about more out-of-home amusement VR projects coming their way although it hasn’t entirely been clear who is working on what. With today’s news we can remove Bandai Namco Amusements off

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Newsbytes: DDR A Announced; Bandai Namco Facebook; New Arcade Openings; NTG#75

Newsbytes: DDR A Announced; Bandai Namco Facebook; New Arcade Openings; NTG#75

arcadehero February 20, 2016 1

One of the nice things about February is that it always seems to fly by…although this year will have that extra day to it 😉 Here’s a round-up of some arcade news for the

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JAEPO 2016 #1: The Japanese Arcade Market Struts Their Stuff

JAEPO 2016 #1: The Japanese Arcade Market Struts Their Stuff

arcadehero February 18, 2016 4

That time of year has arrived where Japanese arcade game makers gather together at the JAEPO event (JAEPO 2016 to be precise) to show off to their market and the world what it is

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UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

arcadehero February 16, 2016 10

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Unfortunately exaggerated death reports of the arcade industry have existed in some form or another since the industry crash back in

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Star Wars Battle Pod Adding An Episode VII Stage This Summer

Star Wars Battle Pod Adding An Episode VII Stage This Summer

arcadehero February 15, 2016 13

We’ve been speculating for a while now about additional content coming to Bandai Namco’s Star Wars Battle Pod. Given the success of the latest film installment, it only makes sense that the big new

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New Releases: The Hobbit Pinball; Galaga Assault

New Releases: The Hobbit Pinball; Galaga Assault

arcadehero February 12, 2016 1

February generally isn’t a time where a lot of  new releases take place in our business but that doesn’t keep them from ever happening. New Games For The Modern Arcade Market The Hobbit Pinball

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Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

arcadehero February 6, 2016 5

Happy weekend arcaders! News has begun to pile up finally so perhaps we are out of the doldrums of Winter…in that regard. Let’s get to it: Silverball City Coming To Johnson City, TN In April

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Bandai Namco Building A New Star Wars Battle Pod Location Directory

Bandai Namco Building A New Star Wars Battle Pod Location Directory

arcadehero February 2, 2016 7

Today Bandai Namco Amusements sent out the following e-mail, looking for information on where to find Star Wars Battle Pod arcade games out ‘in the wild’: To owners of: Star Wars: Battle Pod and

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