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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 4

‘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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Saturday Arcade: Massachusetts Unban; Sonic: Rise Of The Hedgehog; Atari VP Talk

Saturday Arcade: Massachusetts Unban; Sonic: Rise Of The Hedgehog; Atari VP Talk

arcadehero May 3, 2014 3

Happy weekend everyone, where it’s Saturday I hope that you’ve found some arcade fun to enjoy out there. Here are a few stories wandering the net out there to share, starting with: Polygon: Massachusetts

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Weekend Bytes: RIP Geoff Edwards; Glendale Arcade Auction; Industry Rants

Weekend Bytes: RIP Geoff Edwards; Glendale Arcade Auction; Industry Rants

arcadehero March 8, 2014 0

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Just a couple of brief news items and then a long rant. First off, news about a former host of the arcade-centric TV game show Starcade.

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Chuck E Cheeses Agrees To a $950 Million Buyout Deal

Chuck E Cheeses Agrees To a $950 Million Buyout Deal

arcadehero January 16, 2014 16

(Above: Chuck in happier times) Interesting news among locations lately – while chains like Dave & Busters and Round 1 USA expand, a more famous arcade chain looks to be in some trouble. Chuck

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Dave & Busters Aiming To Open 7 New Stores in 2014

Dave & Busters Aiming To Open 7 New Stores in 2014

arcadehero January 14, 2014 12

(Image from a D&B location in the Northwest, USA) There are not many big chains of arcades or FECs in the Western world but there are a few. One of those, Dave & Busters,

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Review 2013: New Arcade Openings/Closures

Review 2013: New Arcade Openings/Closures

arcadehero December 23, 2013 11

This has been a slow month for news, although in part I’m sure there are items I have just overlooked as I’ve been busy handling many other things in life and business (and several

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