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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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Article: What Really Happened To Arcades

Article: What Really Happened To Arcades

arcadehero April 7, 2015 19

Thanks to ‘Venumspyders’ for the tip. I was just going to briefly mention this in addition to something else but then I started writing and it became its own thing (cue, “It’s aliiiiive!” here).

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Arcade Location News: Super Arcade Moves; Hollywood Connection (UT) Closes

Arcade Location News: Super Arcade Moves; Hollywood Connection (UT) Closes

arcadehero December 17, 2014 5

‘Tis a day for some arcade location news. First off… Super Arcade (Walnut, CA) To Move Locations – Thanks to CD ageS for the tip on this; Shoryuken.com has an interview with the owner

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So You Want To Open Up An Arcade: What About “Profit-Sharing”?

So You Want To Open Up An Arcade: What About “Profit-Sharing”?

arcadehero December 9, 2014 1

Among articles people said they liked reading on the site, stuff that hits the “inside baseball” string of the industry seem to be of high interest. I have people asking me about this particular

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IAAPA 2014 Day 1

IAAPA 2014 Day 1

arcadehero November 17, 2014 3

IAAPA 2014 is here although with Monday, the trade show floor doesn’t open until tomorrow. Today is about seminars and such but many booths are completely setup and ready to go. Thanks to social

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Peter Piper Pizza Acquired By Chuck E. Cheese’s Parent Company

Peter Piper Pizza Acquired By Chuck E. Cheese’s Parent Company

arcadehero October 16, 2014 3

  (Thanks to Jonathan Leung from Arcade Repair Tips for the tip) Some quick arcade business news here. With almost 600 locations around the world, Chuck E. Cheeses is quite famous for their blending

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Dave & Busters Goes Public With IPO

Dave & Busters Goes Public With IPO

arcadehero September 29, 2014 1

(Thanks to Michael Louie for the tip) I don’t have a whole lot to add to this since I am no expert on investing like this but Dave & Busters offered up their first

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Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

Arcades Are So Dead That They Are Packed With Customers…Wait, What?

arcadehero June 17, 2014 24

(Thanks to Nik Thorpe of Retro Gamer Magazine and formerly a writer of Arcade Heroes for sending this my way) This morning I was sent a video on Facebook that is another in the

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California Venues: Ultimate Gaming Center Open; Powersurge Closes

California Venues: Ultimate Gaming Center Open; Powersurge Closes

arcadehero May 13, 2014 11

Thanks to Edward Castillo for the tip, here is a little news regarding locations in California to discuss. First let’s talk about the closure. About 4 years ago I had a post here on

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