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Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

arcadehero August 2, 2016 2

There has been plenty of excitement over the upcoming return of Cruis’n to the arcade scene here in the States but over in Japan, they are keeping their racing scene plenty strong. Let’s take

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World’s Largest Pac-Man Gets A New Promo Video

World’s Largest Pac-Man Gets A New Promo Video

arcadehero July 11, 2016 1

It has been a little while since Bandai Namco Amusements America had uploaded a new video to their Youtube channel but today that changed with this very sleek trailer promoting their new World’s Largest

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Namco Announces Pre-Orders For Star Wars Battle Pod The Force Awakens Update

Namco Announces Pre-Orders For Star Wars Battle Pod The Force Awakens Update

arcadehero June 28, 2016 5

As we knew from a report earlier this year, Bandai Namco had planned to release a new level for their Star Wars Battle Pod arcade this Summer. That would be based on a battle

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Star Wars Battle Pod Episode 7 Level Seen In Action

Star Wars Battle Pod Episode 7 Level Seen In Action

arcadehero May 30, 2016 5

A little while ago, we reported that Namco was developing a new level to be added to their Star Wars Battle Pod arcade game. Not much was said about it, other than it would

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World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Now Available

World’s Largest Pac-Man Arcade Now Available

arcadehero May 27, 2016 4

One surprise that was found at IAAPA 2015 was the presence of a new Pac-Man game at the Bandai Namco booth – World’s Largest Pac-Man. With a 150″ screen that uses multi-color LEDs, the

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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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