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Our Japanese Arcade Friend

Twisted Supreme February 23, 2008 0

We received an email the other day from a fan of ours who comes all the way from Japan. He sent us a few links to some strange looking arcade games as well as

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Taito expands their FEC business in Japan

Shaggy February 21, 2008 0

The internet lit up last week when news came of Namco closing a bunch of their arcades and news sites were quick to jump on the news that between the Nintendo Wii and high

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AOU 2008 ends on a high note and AOU Booth Babes

Shaggy February 18, 2008 1

(Image via Famitsu) AOU 2008 is over now and one thing is certain – there is still plenty of interest in arcades despite the presence of the Nintendo Wii in people’s homes. The lines

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Would you wait 90 minutes in line to play SFIV? (AOU 2008)

Shaggy February 16, 2008 0

Just a friendly reminder from us and The Stinger Report that if scenes like the one above means that the arcade scene is totally dead (even in Japan – my guess is Namco probably

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AOU 2008 Famitsu report – arcades bringing new innovations to the scene

Shaggy February 16, 2008 0

With the flurry of news coming around with AOU, it’s hard to post about all of them on the current schedule I have (although Arcade Renaissance is doing an excellent job at that) but

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AOU 2008 – Videos of Jubeat, Action Cop, BlazBlue, Gundam and KOF XII

Shaggy February 15, 2008 0

From youtube user Gigazine comes some videos from AOU 2008. I have to say that it’s nice that so much attention is being given to arcades right now because of AOU but at the

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AOU Pamphlets of Street Fighter IV, Blazblue, Jubeat, more

Shaggy February 15, 2008 1

One site has posted scans of some pamphlets of several games being showcased at AOU. All the text is in Japanese of course but you still can get an idea of what’s going on.

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Delta32 – new generic cabinet out of Japan (AOU 2008)

Shaggy February 14, 2008 0

Among the many new things we’ll be seeing out of Japan over the next few days, here is a new generic cabinet that is making it’s debut. Arcade cabinets in Japan have their own

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Couple of new games in Japan – BlazBlue and Trouble Witches

Shaggy January 26, 2008 0

[Via Arcade Renaissance] Go ahead and put these under the “We’re not sure if they’ll ever be released outside of Japan” category. OK, you might see it as an import but it seems that

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AOU 2008 info site – Street Fighter 4 for arcades on the list

Shaggy December 22, 2007 1

AM Net has posted their AOU 2008 site and with it some interesting information. Probably one of the big ones: Street Fighter 4 is expected to be exhibited at the show. AFAIK, Capcom has

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The Lord of Vermilion – new 'Squenix' arcade game creates lines in Japan

Shaggy December 7, 2007 2

SquareEnixs’ new coin-op game The Lord of Vermilion began it’s testing phase in Japan today and as seen on Game Watch, it’s already a smashing success. A line of people eager to play the

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Sega wants to massage your feet!?

Sega wants to massage your feet!?

Twisted Supreme January 11, 2007 0

Found this bizzare Sega creation over at UK Resistance Dear UKR, there is a Sega arcade in Shibuya that has this bizarro Sega-made foot massage machine called Ashipuri. You insert your money, stick your

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