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Namco Announces Pre-Orders For Star Wars Battle Pod The Force Awakens Update

Namco Announces Pre-Orders For Star Wars Battle Pod The Force Awakens Update

arcadehero June 28, 2016 5

As we knew from a report earlier this year, Bandai Namco had planned to release a new level for their Star Wars Battle Pod arcade this Summer. That would be based on a battle

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Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

Bandai Namco Opens VR Zone Project iCan In Japan For Six Months

arcadehero April 16, 2016 2

(Thanks to Kevin Williams for the tip) It was reported a short time ago that Bandai Namco was launching a new but temporary VR-arcade style facility in Japan by the name of VR ZONE

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Newsbytes: DDR ACE; Arcade Expo 3.0; Argus; NTG#80

Newsbytes: DDR ACE; Arcade Expo 3.0; Argus; NTG#80

arcadehero April 9, 2016 5

It has been a busy weekend so far! Hopefully any of you that owns arcade locations out there are seeing good business or if you are a gamer, that you find some arcade goodness

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Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

arcadehero April 7, 2016 3

With each year that passes, we take a look at games celebrating a certain anniversary via a post. This year however, I decided to go the video route and make these long videos covering

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Bandai Namco Opening VR Zone Project i Can In Tokyo This April

Bandai Namco Opening VR Zone Project i Can In Tokyo This April

arcadehero March 28, 2016 2

There have been “whispers” about more out-of-home amusement VR projects coming their way although it hasn’t entirely been clear who is working on what. With today’s news we can remove Bandai Namco Amusements off

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Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Video Whac-A-Mole; Coleco; Galloping Ghost Goes 500; NTG#77b

Newsbytes: BOSA Awards; Video Whac-A-Mole; Coleco; Galloping Ghost Goes 500; NTG#77b

arcadehero March 12, 2016 3

It’s the last weekend before the next trade show for the US arcade industry, the Amusement Expo International 2016 show. I’ll be there to check out the latest and greatest, including the new Ghostbusters

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Ask Arcade Heroes: How Come All These New Arcade Games Aren’t On Home Consoles?

Ask Arcade Heroes: How Come All These New Arcade Games Aren’t On Home Consoles?

arcadehero February 18, 2016 31

Not long ago, a question popped up on our Facebook page asking a question that I have read often on the interwebs: why not sega and others make them on the pc and consoles? –

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UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

UPDATE: Bandai Namco NOT Halting Arcade Development

arcadehero February 16, 2016 10

We’ve all heard the phrase: “Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Unfortunately exaggerated death reports of the arcade industry have existed in some form or another since the industry crash back in

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New Arcade Watch: National Video Game Museum (Frisco, TX); Press Start (Rapid City, SD)

New Arcade Watch: National Video Game Museum (Frisco, TX); Press Start (Rapid City, SD)

arcadehero January 21, 2016 0

Thanks to Michael Louie for the great tips on new locations opening their doors out there, we have two locations to highlight today. National Video Game Museum – Frisco, TX: Below is a news

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Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Turns 9; Namco & Hooters In Japan; Sonic Showcase; Dragon’s Lair; NTG#67

Newsbytes: Arcade Heroes Turns 9; Namco & Hooters In Japan; Sonic Showcase; Dragon’s Lair; NTG#67

arcadehero December 5, 2015 2

It has been a very busy week so there are a couple of things I overlooked – fortunately the compilation we get from the Newsbytes post is here to save the day. 😉 HAPPY

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Newsbytes: Sega’s IAAPA; Point Blank X; Pixels; NTG#66

Newsbytes: Sega’s IAAPA; Point Blank X; Pixels; NTG#66

arcadehero November 28, 2015 1

Time for another Newsbytes Round-Up of arcade news. It is typically a bit slow after a major trade show and around a big holiday but things don’t completely dry up. With December approaching fast,

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Newsbytes: Play Mechanix Turns 20; MaxiTune 5 In The US; REVO; NTG#64

Newsbytes: Play Mechanix Turns 20; MaxiTune 5 In The US; REVO; NTG#64

arcadehero November 7, 2015 6

Happy weekend everyone. Due to a press release, I’ve broken this post up between two tabs, otherwise the main post content is below

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