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Sega Begins Shipping Showdown Special Attraction

Sega Begins Shipping Showdown Special Attraction

arcadehero February 26, 2015 1

About a month ago we reported that the standard version of Sega’s latest video arcade driving title Showdown began shipping and today I received a press release from Sega Amusements stating that both versions

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Q&A On Jurassic Park Arcade With Eugene Jarvis

Q&A On Jurassic Park Arcade With Eugene Jarvis

arcadehero February 23, 2015 6

The name Eugene Jarvis is well-known in video gaming circles although more than once I have surprised someone by mentioning that he is not only still in the industry but he is also still

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New Jurassic Park Arcade Media & Final Cabinets

New Jurassic Park Arcade Media & Final Cabinets

arcadehero February 19, 2015 2

When first unveiled at IAAPA 2014, one thing I kept hearing from various people at the Raw Thrills/Betson booth regarding Jurassic Park Arcade, was that the “cabinets are NOT final”. You always hear that

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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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