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Newsbytes: Aliens Pinball; MaxiTune 5 US; Round1 Opens In Concord,CA; CEC Drops Tokens

Newsbytes: Aliens Pinball; MaxiTune 5 US; Round1 Opens In Concord,CA; CEC Drops Tokens

arcadehero August 27, 2016 5

Welcome to the ‘dog days’ of Summer as August is on its way out and September is at our doors. This week was very slow for news up until the other day. If you

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Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

Newsbytes: Olympics; Densha De Go!; Arcade Movie Spoofs; NTG#91

arcadehero August 13, 2016 2

It’s been a time for travel and vacations so things have been kinda slow around here lately. That doesn’t mean that news has stopped though, let’s look at what is going on in the

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Happy 8-6 Day! Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Toyota Corolla from Initial D

Happy 8-6 Day! Honoring the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Toyota Corolla from Initial D

SaraAB87 August 6, 2016 2

Happy 8-6 day! August 6th is known as 8-6 day (Hachiroku) in Japan (and anywhere else you wish to celebrate), a day that honors the 1986 Toyota Corolla. Today is also the 30th anniversary

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Rockets, Robots and Ray Guns Exhibit at the Strong National Museum of Play

Rockets, Robots and Ray Guns Exhibit at the Strong National Museum of Play

SaraAB87 August 4, 2016 0

In addition to the pinball exhibit I recently wrote about, the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY has another fun exhibit going on this summer. The exhibit is called Rockets, Robots and

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Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

Japanese Racing Game Updates: Initial D Zero; MaxiTune 5DX; Real Drive

arcadehero August 2, 2016 2

There has been plenty of excitement over the upcoming return of Cruis’n to the arcade scene here in the States but over in Japan, they are keeping their racing scene plenty strong. Let’s take

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The Zero Latency VR Arena Now Open At The Tokyo Joypolis

The Zero Latency VR Arena Now Open At The Tokyo Joypolis

arcadehero July 21, 2016 5

Newsfeed link via  As recently reported, Sega Japan and Australian based company Zero Latency were joining forces to provide VR entertainment for the Tokyo Joypolis venue in Japan. That facility is now open for

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Sega Launches Official Trailer for Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition

Sega Launches Official Trailer for Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition

arcadehero July 12, 2016 0

We first learned about Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition last year thanks to the first Japanese location tests a year ago. Since then, it has been a patient

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The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog At The Arcade

arcadehero June 23, 2016 3

It is June 23rd and that marks a milestone in video gaming as one of the most popular game mascots turns 25 years old. That would be Sega’s speedy blue fuzzball, Sonic The Hedgehog.

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Zero Latency & Sega Japan Team Up On VR

Zero Latency & Sega Japan Team Up On VR

arcadehero June 7, 2016 4

Brought to you by  This year the news has been increasingly dominated by VR and related amusement/arcade applications for the technology to be found in out-of-home entertainment. Not long ago it was announced that

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VR Arcade News: Sega Joypolis To Test PlayStation VR; VRCade Joins With Smartlaunch

VR Arcade News: Sega Joypolis To Test PlayStation VR; VRCade Joins With Smartlaunch

arcadehero May 21, 2016 0

While I was going to combine this news with the weekend newsbytes, it turned out that there was enough on this segment that we could a separate post. Sega To Showcase PlayStation VR At

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Segabits Podcast Interviews Chris Tang, Developer For Upcoming Strike Harbinger Arcade

Segabits Podcast Interviews Chris Tang, Developer For Upcoming Strike Harbinger Arcade

arcadehero May 5, 2016 1

A couple of posts ago, we mentioned the development of an upcoming indie arcade game by the name of Strike Harbinger.  It was a big surprise that was shown as a part of the

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Arcade review and history: Skyquest Arcade at the Basement of the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Arcade review and history: Skyquest Arcade at the Basement of the Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

SaraAB87 May 4, 2016 6

I will start off by saying that at the basement of an international landmark sits an arcade, an arcade that contains things that one does not simply see in today’s modern day arcades. The

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