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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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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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