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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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Street Fighter IV pricing (in Japan)

Shaggy March 9, 2008 16

While many operators (including myself) are looking to get their hands on Street Fighter IV when it comes out to arcades this summer/fall, one factor that will determine which arcades will be able to

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An arcade by women for women

Shaggy March 6, 2008 0

Perhaps if the translation of the page made more sense I could make a more complete commentary on this but in Japan there is an arcade that is “made by women, for women”. This

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76 "Mom and Pop" Japanese Game Centers

Shaggy February 27, 2008 1

If you enjoy checking out the many arcades that are out there(or have been in the past), this may be of interest. Oga from Japan pointed us to a site that covers information on

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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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