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Derby Owners Club 2008 8 1/2 minute training video

Shaggy July 13, 2008 5

Most arcade games are pretty simple and anyone can figure out how to play them after a round or two but on occasion a game comes along that is a little more complex than

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Neo-Arcadia's booth @ Japan Expo 2008

Shaggy July 12, 2008 0

Japan Expo 2008 was recently held in France and arcade-related website Neo-Arcadia was there with a booth and plenty of screenshots to boot. The arcade presence at the expo brought many games into one

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Guitar Freaks v5 & DrumMania v5 hit arcades in Japan

Twisted Supreme June 24, 2008 4

  [Kotaku via IT] Good to see that Konami’s instrument games are still going strong. It’s just a shame we don’t get to see these games that much in the UK. I’d like to think

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DoDonPachi Dai Fukkatsu released

Shaggy May 31, 2008 2

[Image via Killercabs Forum] I am a little late on this as i wanted to research it a little if I could find the time but forum member Molloy pointed out that the new

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Robot Boxing returns to Japan with "GearRobo"

Shaggy May 25, 2008 1

I never played with a Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em robots game as a kid, it seemed ok but too static for my tastes. Now here is an arcade game coming out this summer in

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Crane games and lobsters

Shaggy May 9, 2008 1

When it comes to bizarre games, Japan never fails to impress and in fact I found out about this crazy crane game at WeirdAsianews.com. This certainly classifies as weird (I’m sure not many people

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Short footage of Counter Strike Arcade

Shaggy May 9, 2008 0

Before I get too far along, for those that were unaware of this, Count Strike was brought to arcades in Japan a few years ago by Namco and is called Counter Strike Neo (a

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Article: Arcade Perfect

Shaggy April 26, 2008 0

One thing that we have been preaching about for a long time is how arcades can and need to progress beyond the typical fare of racers, light-gun games, dancing titles, etc. That is a

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Action Deka special site and VF5R hits testing

Shaggy April 16, 2008 0

Some more Japan news here with Konami gearing up the marketing on Action Deka with a new special site for the game that offers some more concrete details on the game including character, story,

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Konami's HorseRiders – an interesting twist on the card-based video game

Shaggy April 9, 2008 0

Of the games I had been hoping to catch at ASI this year was Sanguozhi War 3 by Sega. It had been tested in Chicago but had since disappeared on the US scene. The

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Upcoming game from Namco – AFREC!

Shaggy April 4, 2008 1

[Via Oga in Japan] While Namco had hinted at some interesting developments going on for their arcade division, they didn’t specify what it was that they were working on and honestly I didn’t expect

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Income results on Japanese arcade games

Shaggy March 12, 2008 1

One thing that operators always want to know about before buying a game is “Did it test well?”. Good testing generally (but not always) indicates how well a game will do elsewhere although publishers

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