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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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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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