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UNIS’s Strike Pro Fishing Shipping Soon; Bandit Express Doing Well

UNIS’s Strike Pro Fishing Shipping Soon; Bandit Express Doing Well

arcadehero February 19, 2016 2

Chinese arcade game manufacturer Universal Space (UNIS) had a strong showing of product at last year’s IAAPA and they’ve sent along some information about a couple of those games to promote how well they

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Arcade Expansions: Ground Kontrol (OR); Robot City Games (NY); Boss Battle Games (IN)

Arcade Expansions: Ground Kontrol (OR); Robot City Games (NY); Boss Battle Games (IN)

arcadehero February 19, 2016 1

Stories about new arcade openings are more common to find on the blog here but occasionally a location undertakes a major expansion, which is just as important to any business as opening their doors.

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JAEPO 2016 #1: The Japanese Arcade Market Struts Their Stuff

JAEPO 2016 #1: The Japanese Arcade Market Struts Their Stuff

arcadehero February 18, 2016 4

That time of year has arrived where Japanese arcade game makers gather together at the JAEPO event (JAEPO 2016 to be precise) to show off to their market and the world what it is

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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?

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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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Star Wars Battle Pod Adding An Episode VII Stage This Summer

Star Wars Battle Pod Adding An Episode VII Stage This Summer

arcadehero February 15, 2016 13

We’ve been speculating for a while now about additional content coming to Bandai Namco’s Star Wars Battle Pod. Given the success of the latest film installment, it only makes sense that the big new

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New Arcade Watch: Rocky’s Big City Games & Sports Bar In Clarence, NY

New Arcade Watch: Rocky’s Big City Games & Sports Bar In Clarence, NY

arcadehero February 8, 2016 0

(Thanks to JDevy for the tip!) There has been a lot of new arcade location activity in Upstate New York…why that is exactly, I would have to defer to our writer Sara on that.

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Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

Newsbytes: Silverball City, 1996, Space Invaders Skill Slots, NTG#73

arcadehero February 6, 2016 5

Happy weekend arcaders! News has begun to pile up finally so perhaps we are out of the doldrums of Winter…in that regard. Let’s get to it: Silverball City Coming To Johnson City, TN In April

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Toss Out The Laserdisc Thanks To DEXTER

Toss Out The Laserdisc Thanks To DEXTER

arcadehero February 5, 2016 3

For a long time, arcade machines were a gateway to getting your hands on cutting edge/latest technology without having to drop thousands of dollars on the experience. That could be the display, the sound

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Sega Coming To CEMA 2016 With Four Games Including Luigi Mansion Arcade

Sega Coming To CEMA 2016 With Four Games Including Luigi Mansion Arcade

arcadehero February 2, 2016 3

Sega Amusements International sent out a press release this morning touting their presence at both the upcoming CEMA (California Entertainment Machine Association) and the Amusement Expo International events. The CEMA Spring Spotlight show happens

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JAEPO 2016: Capcom Keeps Attack On Titan Arcade and Cytus Omega Alive

JAEPO 2016: Capcom Keeps Attack On Titan Arcade and Cytus Omega Alive

arcadehero January 29, 2016 2

The next big trade show that is on the arcade calender is JAEPO 2016. This is the major trade show for the arcade/amusement industry in Japan every year, so expect to hear a number

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Newsbytes: Joysticks Arcade Bar; Groove Coaster USA; Pinball; NTG#72

Newsbytes: Joysticks Arcade Bar; Groove Coaster USA; Pinball; NTG#72

arcadehero January 23, 2016 1

For North America, snow is mostly in the news. Enormous snowstorms in the Eastern US happen every once in a while but either way hopefully you are all staying safe out there. In the

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