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As you Contemplate The Rampage Movie, Here Is A Weird Pac-Man Dance Video

As you Contemplate The Rampage Movie, Here Is A Weird Pac-Man Dance Video

arcadehero June 23, 2015 0

When I heard about the Rampage movie today (starring Dwanye Johnson, AKA The Rock), I wasn’t sure if that warranted a post but then Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report sent me this link

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Star Wars Battle Pod Gets A Special Home Release

Star Wars Battle Pod Gets A Special Home Release

arcadehero May 29, 2015 6

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) I meant to get to this yesterday but was occupied with working on the latest podcast(which we also forgot to mention on the podcast…whoops). Here’s the headline:

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Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

arcadehero May 22, 2015 13

Today marks the 35th anniversary of a legend in video gaming, particularly in arcades. That would be the arcade release of Namco’s Pac-Man to Japanese arcades. There is a big celebration going on at

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Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

arcadehero May 16, 2015 2

It’s been another slow news week and today’s bundle of news reflects that as I had to really scrub the internet just for small news items. In the mean time if you haven’t listened

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Newsbytes: Yoshimitsu; GTI Asia Taipei 2015; Wahlap; NTG#43

Newsbytes: Yoshimitsu; GTI Asia Taipei 2015; Wahlap; NTG#43

arcadehero May 9, 2015 2

Good weekend everyone and to the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow. My mom is not a gamer by any means but she put up with my little obsession, among other things that

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Enjoy 30 Minutes of AOU/AM Show Footage from 1991 & ’92

Enjoy 30 Minutes of AOU/AM Show Footage from 1991 & ’92

arcadehero May 4, 2015 1

These days we all expect to see footage of arcade games from trade shows or venues since cameras are found everywhere. But that wasn’t the case from the earlier days of arcade gaming when

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Arcade Commercials & Promos Of The Past

Arcade Commercials & Promos Of The Past

arcadehero February 19, 2015 0

It has been a sloooow week for arcade news, thanks to the vacuum any trade show leaves in its wake. So here’s an arcade interest related article. One thing the arcade industry has not

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JAEPO Preview Update: School of Ragnarok; Crossbeats REV.; Pokken + More.

JAEPO Preview Update: School of Ragnarok; Crossbeats REV.; Pokken + More.

arcadehero January 29, 2015 1

The next arcade tradeshow for the Japanese market is only a couple of weeks away but the hype machinery in Japan is in full swing to promote what will be there. Here’s the latest

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Entretenimientos DIANA Celebrates 80 Years Of Arcade Fun In Chile

Entretenimientos DIANA Celebrates 80 Years Of Arcade Fun In Chile

arcadehero October 17, 2014 5

(Thanks to Sebastian Moraga for the info) Statistically speaking, most businesses are lucky to make the 1 year mark; 5 years is a real milestone but what about 80 years in business? That can

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Exclusive: Screenshots & More Details on Bandai Namco’s Star Wars Battle Pod

Exclusive: Screenshots & More Details on Bandai Namco’s Star Wars Battle Pod

arcadehero October 10, 2014 3

A lot of information has come out about Bandai Namco Amusement’s Star Wars Battle Pod so far, but there is always a little bit more to uncover with these arcade games. In checking in

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The New Arcade & Pinball Games As Seen At EAS2014

The New Arcade & Pinball Games As Seen At EAS2014

arcadehero September 25, 2014 4

Among the trade shows that take place around the world, there is an IAAPA run event called EAS, which stands for the Euro Attractions Show. This year’s EAS started a couple of days ago

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Newsbag: Pac-Man Restaurant, The One Up Grand Opening, Initial D8 USA, NTG#15

Newsbag: Pac-Man Restaurant, The One Up Grand Opening, Initial D8 USA, NTG#15

arcadehero September 13, 2014 6

I haven’t been able to do a weekend “newsbag” for a few weeks due to various personal and business matters going on in life but this morning I get a breather so here we

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