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New Locations: Cidercade (TX); Ready Player One Bar (MI); Token (Ireland); Round1USA (IL)

New Locations: Cidercade (TX); Ready Player One Bar (MI); Token (Ireland); Round1USA (IL)

arcadehero March 29, 2017 0

When we started the month of March, we did so with various posts covering new arcade amusement locations that are opening their doors out there. So it is fitting as we reach the end

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Japan To Receive “Go! Go!” Update To Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

Japan To Receive “Go! Go!” Update To Mario Kart Arcade GP DX

arcadehero March 2, 2017 0

At the end of 2016, news came down that Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX games in the West would be receiving their final update. This update would add some content to the

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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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Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern Arcade Industry

arcadehero February 17, 2017 2

With a new year and various game releases upon us, it is well past time for a new developer interview. The last time we talked with Eugene Jarvis, CEO of Raw Thrills, it was

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JAEPO 2017 Day 2: More New Arcade Games, More Videos

JAEPO 2017 Day 2: More New Arcade Games, More Videos

arcadehero February 10, 2017 1

Welcome to the second day of JAEPO 2017. Today is heavy on the video so take that as a warning in the event that your connection is running slow (like mine has been today,

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JAEPO 2017 Begins: Bombergirl (Konami); Soul Reverse (Sega) & More

JAEPO 2017 Begins: Bombergirl (Konami); Soul Reverse (Sega) & More

arcadehero February 9, 2017 3

New Arcades –  JAEPO 2017 The annual JAEPO (Japan Amusement Expo) trade show is upon us and with that, a fresh look at what Japanese game developers are looking to bring to the arcade

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Newsbytes: Art of Atari; JAEPO 2017; Aurcade; Ninja Turtles Redemption

Newsbytes: Art of Atari; JAEPO 2017; Aurcade; Ninja Turtles Redemption

arcadehero February 6, 2017 0

The work on remodeling a space to move my arcade continues, as such I have not been able to keep news flowing on the site. I have been slowly working on another look-back in

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Bandai Namco’s Fishing Spirits Gets A Pokémon Sun & Moon Promotion In Japan

Bandai Namco’s Fishing Spirits Gets A Pokémon Sun & Moon Promotion In Japan

arcadehero December 5, 2016 1

Good morning all! Just a quick news item here. The Fishing Spirits/Pokémon Cross Promotion You might recall a few IAAPA’s ago that Bandai Namco had brought their own fishing videmption game to the West.

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Taito Announces NESiCAxLIVE 2 For Japan; KOFXIV Will Be A launch Title

Taito Announces NESiCAxLIVE 2 For Japan; KOFXIV Will Be A launch Title

arcadehero October 17, 2016 7

News out of the Japanese arcade market has been a little slow this year compared to years previous. So today’s news about Taito coming back with something is welcome to see. Taito’s NESiCAxLIVE 2

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Newsbytes: Arcade Revival; Monkey Magic; Densha De Go!!!; Polybius

Newsbytes: Arcade Revival; Monkey Magic; Densha De Go!!!; Polybius

arcadehero October 8, 2016 2

I hope you have enjoyed the news this week. October is always a better time for news than September as we get close to IAAPA so more new game announcements come to light. Let’s

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Newsbytes: Magician’s Dead Coming To Round1USA; BattleZoneVR; Golden Tee 2017; CPS2; NTG#95

Newsbytes: Magician’s Dead Coming To Round1USA; BattleZoneVR; Golden Tee 2017; CPS2; NTG#95

arcadehero September 17, 2016 2

Hey, this weekend has enough newsbytes for a post! Let’s get to it: Magician’s Dead Coming The US via Round1USA: The Tokyo Game Show has been in full swing this week and from there

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New Website For Magician’s Dead Arcade Game

New Website For Magician’s Dead Arcade Game

arcadehero September 14, 2016 1

Japanese developer Byking has been working hard on a unique and original arcade concept by the name of Magician’s Dead. This game is an arena battle title where the player takes the role of

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