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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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Over The Years: Star Wars At The Arcade

Over The Years: Star Wars At The Arcade

arcadehero October 3, 2014 7

At the beginning of 1977, if one was to bet that Star Wars would become the cultural phenomenon that it is today, that would have been a risky guess if you had money on

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Console-To-Arcade #1: Gauntlet; Kokuga; Riptide GP2

Console-To-Arcade #1: Gauntlet; Kokuga; Riptide GP2

arcadehero September 23, 2014 8

One trend that is a part of the modern arcade landscape is that of the Console-To-Arcade port. It was a very rare, but not unheard of occurrence, in the Golden Age. As development focus and

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Remembering Sega’s NAOMI-Based Arcade Hardware

Remembering Sega’s NAOMI-Based Arcade Hardware

arcadehero September 9, 2014 6

Today there is a lot of remembrance for Sega’s last home game console, the Dreamcast. I’m not here to get into why that effort failed but rather to remember something that came from all of Sega’s

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16-Bit Bar+Arcade To Open This Weekend in Lakewood, OH

16-Bit Bar+Arcade To Open This Weekend in Lakewood, OH

arcadehero August 25, 2014 1

(Thanks to George for the tip) About a year ago we had news of a new bar+arcade venue opening their doors in Columbus, OH and today we have news about their expansion. The 16-Bit

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Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

arcadehero June 21, 2014 14

It might be hard to believe but Blue Laws banning certain types of games still exist out there. Today comes news that Oakland, CA is finally going to remove their ban on pinball machines

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World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

arcadehero June 11, 2014 2

Back in 2002, I was in Brazil when the World Cup was taking place. The Winter Olympics had taken place back home but being Brazil I barely heard that event being mentioned. For World

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New Location News: Game Show Pinball Arcade In Joliet, IL; The One Up in Sherman Oaks, CA

New Location News: Game Show Pinball Arcade In Joliet, IL; The One Up in Sherman Oaks, CA

arcadehero June 5, 2014 2

Summer is sometimes know as a slow period in the industry but I really think it depends on the location. For me it is not and it seems like it is the time that

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Great Arcade Attract Modes That Don’t Drive You Crazy

Great Arcade Attract Modes That Don’t Drive You Crazy

arcadehero May 29, 2014 10

Anyone who has worked at an arcade for more than 2 hours will know what I am talking about when it comes to irritating attract modes. I’ve wondered if some designers have really sat

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Arcade Games That Turn 20 & 30 This Year

Arcade Games That Turn 20 & 30 This Year

arcadehero January 24, 2014 1

Last year I ran a little article about some major classics that were having an anniversary. 1983 was a tumultuous time in video games as the home market bubble burst and the fallout from

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Dave & Busters Aiming To Open 7 New Stores in 2014

Dave & Busters Aiming To Open 7 New Stores in 2014

arcadehero January 14, 2014 12

(Image from a D&B location in the Northwest, USA) There are not many big chains of arcades or FECs in the Western world but there are a few. One of those, Dave & Busters,

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Review 2013: New Arcade Openings/Closures

Review 2013: New Arcade Openings/Closures

arcadehero December 23, 2013 11

This has been a slow month for news, although in part I’m sure there are items I have just overlooked as I’ve been busy handling many other things in life and business (and several

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