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IAAPA 2017: Raw Thrills booth with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Injustice Arcade; X Games Snow Boarder

IAAPA 2017: Raw Thrills booth with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Injustice Arcade; X Games Snow Boarder

arcadehero November 14, 2017 4

The first official day of IAAPA 2017 is over and with that, I have had a chance to play some of the latest games that are headed to the amusement industry. For American developer

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Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

Touring Orlando & Dallas Arcades + A Quick Visit To Disney Quest

arcadehero March 30, 2017 3

The site has been sort of quiet lately as I have been out and about travelling in the warm state of Florida, then a visit to Dallas for Amusement Expo. Not to mention spending

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Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

Arcade Parts & Game Boards Go Up For Auction in Michigan

arcadehero March 27, 2017 0

It has been a while since we have mentioned an auction of arcade games and/or parts. While arcade games individually or as lots pop up every now and then, it isn’t all the time

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Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States

arcadehero February 20, 2017 7

This past week, I had a few readers point out an article by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku entitled Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. It offers up that writer’s perspective as to why the

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More Bar Arcades: Recbar (KY); Harrogate’s Lounge (TN)

More Bar Arcades: Recbar (KY); Harrogate’s Lounge (TN)

arcadehero March 25, 2016 2

Hot on the heels of our story yesterday on four new places to play arcades comes two more locations – the more the merrier 🙂 These two locations are bars with arcades, which continues

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Amusement Expo 2016: The Wrap Up

Amusement Expo 2016: The Wrap Up

arcadehero March 19, 2016 0

Amusement Expo 2016 has come and gone and as we find with any trade show, we come away with some videos of new games. If you live in the Western USA and didn’t get

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BayTek Games Acquires Skee-ball Amusement Games

BayTek Games Acquires Skee-ball Amusement Games

arcadehero February 23, 2016 0

When it comes to fixtures in the amusement/arcade industry, Skee-ball is certainly up there, having sold their legendary Skee-ball machines beginning in 1914.  While that type of game is supposed to be known as

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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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The Unreleased Arcade Concepts Of Amazement Machines

The Unreleased Arcade Concepts Of Amazement Machines

arcadehero January 9, 2016 2

Prototype and unreleased concepts have always been fascinating to me, particular in the video game arena. There are a plethora of reasons as to why a product might not ever make it out of

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Sega Amusements Europe Now Called Sega Amusements International Ltd

Sega Amusements Europe Now Called Sega Amusements International Ltd

arcadehero October 14, 2015 6

This is more of an ‘inside baseball’ post but for those in the industry it is newsworthy. When it comes to Sega there is often confusion in the public at large about the different

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Article: Running An Arcade in 2015

Article: Running An Arcade in 2015

arcadehero September 8, 2015 2

(Thanks to everyone that sent this in) I don’t have a lot that I think I can add to this article entitled “Running An Arcade in 2015” over at Polygon.com – just that it

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Super Arcade Denied A Permit To Operate In the City of Azusa, CA

Super Arcade Denied A Permit To Operate In the City of Azusa, CA

arcadehero June 25, 2015 1

(Thanks to @supcat and @mosesplan on Twitter for the tip) When people ask me for advice on opening an arcade, I try to always point out that you need to look into the laws/rules/regulations/taxes/fees

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