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Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

Mini-documentary: Inside Tokyo’s Long Love Affair With Dance Dance Revolution

arcadehero August 17, 2016 0

(Thanks to Venumspyder for the tip) It goes without saying that Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution arcade series has been a phenomenon all over the world since it was introduced in the late 90s. Interest has

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Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

arcadehero August 13, 2016 2

It’s been a time for travel and vacations so things have been kinda slow around here lately. That doesn’t mean that news has stopped though, let’s look at what is going on in the

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Happy 8-6 Day! Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Toyota Corolla from Initial D

Happy 8-6 Day! Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Toyota Corolla from Initial D

SaraAB87 August 6, 2016 2

Happy 8-6 day! August 6th is known as 8-6 day (Hachiroku) in Japan (and anywhere else you wish to celebrate), a day that honors the 1986 Toyota Corolla. Today is also the 30th anniversary

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Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

arcadehero August 2, 2016 2

There has been plenty of excitement over the upcoming return of Cruis’n to the arcade scene here in the States but over in Japan, they are keeping their racing scene plenty strong. Let’s take

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Zero Latency & Sega Japan Team Up On VR

Zero Latency & Sega Japan Team Up On VR

arcadehero June 7, 2016 4

Brought to you by  This year the news has been increasingly dominated by VR and related amusement/arcade applications for the technology to be found in out-of-home entertainment. Not long ago it was announced that

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Prototypes Update: Bygone; Hangzo; Bombs Away; Sushi Bar; Street Fighter x Tekken & More

Prototypes Update: Bygone; Hangzo; Bombs Away; Sushi Bar; Street Fighter x Tekken & More

arcadehero May 30, 2016 7

You might recall that not long ago, a unique prototype of was discovered of a SegaSonic Bros. game, a puzzle title starring Sonic The Hedgehog designed by the creator of Bubble Bobble. Well the

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How To Play Magician’s Dead

How To Play Magician’s Dead

arcadehero May 25, 2016 4

While there is no indication at the moment that Japanese developer ByKing plans on giving their upcoming arcade title Magician’s Dead a Western release, the concept behind this original game is intriguing. They aren’t

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Meleap’s AR Technology ‘Hado’ Expanding Into The Arcade Space

Meleap’s AR Technology ‘Hado’ Expanding Into The Arcade Space

arcadehero May 2, 2016 1

A lot of the chatter regarding new technology has been centered around VR (Virtual Reality) but it is hardly the only new tech that is looking to change the way we entertain ourselves. In

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Japanese Game Updates: Wonderland Library; Crossbeats REV. Sunrise & Pump It Up Prime Ver. 1.12

Japanese Game Updates: Wonderland Library; Crossbeats REV. Sunrise & Pump It Up Prime Ver. 1.12

arcadehero April 25, 2016 2

Let’s start the last week of April off with some news that is mainly focused on the Japanese arcade scene. Wonderland Library Now Available – Sega has launched a new addition to compliment their

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Newsbytes: AH Podcast; Skycurser; Retro Arcade Japan; Project Arena & More

Newsbytes: AH Podcast; Skycurser; Retro Arcade Japan; Project Arena & More

arcadehero April 23, 2016 3

The end of April is approaching (already?) and it’s been an interesting month for news so far. Here’s a round-up of some arcade items that you might like: Arcade Heroes Podcast #13 – Our

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New Update For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX In Japan

New Update For Mario Kart Arcade GP DX In Japan

arcadehero April 21, 2016 0

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was originally mentioned that Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX was an online game and as a part of that, annual content updates would be

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Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

arcadehero April 16, 2016 2

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was reported a short time ago that Bandai Namco was launching a new but temporary VR-arcade style facility in Japan by the name of VR ZONE

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