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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 10

(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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Weekend News: SALEX Brazil; Fun Fair Bash, Pac-Man Headphones, Pitch to Pixel 2

Weekend News: SALEX Brazil; Fun Fair Bash, Pac-Man Headphones, Pitch to Pixel 2

arcadehero July 26, 2013 3

Welcome to the last weekend of July. This week has given us some new game announcements with Raw Thrills’ Batmobile and Namco/Nintendo’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX. There was some arcade news at the

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DNA Announces Growth & New Book: The Out Of Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier

DNA Announces Growth & New Book: The Out Of Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier

arcadehero July 20, 2013 1

The Digital Out Of Home Interactive Entertainment Network Association is on the move again with some news about their growth as a group and plans for launching a new book about the industry this

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Begin the Week with Saving Rusty Quarters, Arcade UFO Re-opening & Mario Kart Arcade DX Footage

Begin the Week with Saving Rusty Quarters, Arcade UFO Re-opening & Mario Kart Arcade DX Footage

arcadehero March 4, 2013 3

The weather is starting to warm up in my locale, hopefully it is in yours if you happen to be in a cold region but either way don’t forget to support a local arcade

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Editorial: No Everyone Doesn’t Agree On The Death Of The Arcade

Editorial: No Everyone Doesn’t Agree On The Death Of The Arcade

arcadehero January 16, 2013 16

It’s been a while since we’ve seen an article that directly looks into what they call the “death” of arcades but there is a pretty popular article that was published on The Verge today

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Editorial: Where’d The Japanese Arcade Makers Go?

Editorial: Where’d The Japanese Arcade Makers Go?

arcadehero December 20, 2012 6

We haven’t had an editorial piece in a while but Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report felt it necessary to address the subject of what is going on in the Japanese amusement space, which

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Two Bits Retro Arcade And Bar Opens In NYC

Two Bits Retro Arcade And Bar Opens In NYC

arcadehero December 11, 2012 0

In a post earlier today I brought up the trend in retrocades opening up this year and almost as it were on cue, here comes another location that has opened its doors with that

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Family Fun Arcade to Close in January 2013

Family Fun Arcade to Close in January 2013

arcadehero September 24, 2012 6

(Thanks to Tom for the tip!) So far this year we have been running a lot of stories about new arcades opening their doors, more than I have been accustomed to doing which has

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Galaxy FEC Opening This Fall In Millbury, MA

Galaxy FEC Opening This Fall In Millbury, MA

arcadehero August 16, 2012 1

A new FEC location with plenty of entertainment options including an arcade is coming soon to Millbury, MA USA. Check inside for more details!

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