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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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Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

arcadehero May 13, 2015 9

Since the beginning of the video arcade industry, popular games and their creators have had to deal with the piracy dilemma. If a game sells well then someone will try and copy it exactly

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Virtual Reality Entertainment Centers Looking To Be Setup Around The Globe Via The Void

Virtual Reality Entertainment Centers Looking To Be Setup Around The Globe Via The Void

arcadehero May 8, 2015 5

[Thanks to the DNA Association for the tip] Lately I’ve had some lively debates with some random people on the internet over “the next big thing in gaming”, virtual reality.  That is because I

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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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Newsbytes: From Kung Fury To Color Metallica and Skycurser

Newsbytes: From Kung Fury To Color Metallica and Skycurser

arcadehero May 2, 2015 3

Happy May everyone. Here’s hoping it will bring us some more awesome arcade news – for April the most popular post was definitely the news on the Kung Fu Master 2 discovery. For what I

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Kung Fu Master 2 Arcade Prototype Discovered

Kung Fu Master 2 Arcade Prototype Discovered

arcadehero April 28, 2015 7

I recently ran a poll asking which genres you would like to see return to the arcade. While it wasn’t voted on by thousands (or even hundreds) the #1 genre you the readers would

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Missing In Action: Maze Games

Missing In Action: Maze Games

arcadehero April 23, 2015 2

This week has been super slow for arcade news so this has given me some time to work on an article I’ve had floating in the queue for a while now. A few years

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Newsbytes: Star Wars; Arcade Vehicle Crash; Pinball; Missile Command; NTG #41B

Newsbytes: Star Wars; Arcade Vehicle Crash; Pinball; Missile Command; NTG #41B

arcadehero April 18, 2015 4

Welcome to my last minute collection of arcade news for this weekend. Star Wars Battle Pod at the Star Wars Celebration – this week has been loaded with plenty of Star Wars news and

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T.G.I. Friday’s In Niagara Falls, NY Adds An Arcade

T.G.I. Friday’s In Niagara Falls, NY Adds An Arcade

arcadehero April 16, 2015 0

As a part of the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant in Niagara Falls, NY, a new arcade recently opened their doors that simply calls themselves – Arcade. One does not need to attend the restaurant to

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Videos: Arcade Flyers Pt. 2; MGC 2015 and Imply’s EM Arcade Games

Videos: Arcade Flyers Pt. 2; MGC 2015 and Imply’s EM Arcade Games

arcadehero April 16, 2015 0

Here are some arcade videos to share this morning Arcade Flyers Part 2 – Part 1 wasn’t watched as much as some of my other videos lately but that’s ok. This might be filler

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Chinese Companies Show Off Their Latest Arcades at CIAE2015

Chinese Companies Show Off Their Latest Arcades at CIAE2015

arcadehero April 8, 2015 0

Right after the Amusement Expo happened at the end of March in Vegas, over in China another trade show was firing up to show off products for that corner of the world. I’ve covered

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