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IAAPA 2010 – Namco booth

arcadehero November 19, 2010 6

Next up as a part of our IAAPA 2010 coverage is Namco. Like Amusement Expo, the company had a large booth where Pac-Man was a big star but they also had plenty of other

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Halloween special: Zombies at the arcade!

Halloween special: Zombies at the arcade!

arcadehero October 31, 2010 6

(Updated: I ran this story back in 2010 but have given it some brushing up in 2013) If you are into video games at all, then you have likely noticed the big fad these

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How amusement fared in the recent financial reports from Capcom and Namco Bandai

Shaggy May 10, 2010 0

News feed 801 via Financial reports were recently unveiled by a couple of companies who have some involvement in the arcade industry so how did the companies in question fare? First off, Capcom hasn’t

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Exclusive: the last coin-op project at Midway Chicago, RIP SQUAD: Raids Against the Reich

Shaggy April 27, 2010 9

Back in 2001, Midway made a decision to dump their long standing coin-op division in favor of focusing developments on console gaming.  When that decision came down, there were still some arcade games floating

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Amusement Expo 2010: Pac-Man Battle Royale Hands-on

Shaggy March 12, 2010 19

To begin our coverage of the 1st Amusement Expo which took place in Las Vegas, NV, I’ll start out with the Namco booth and work my way from there. Namco had a sizable booth

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Namco tests Dead Heat Street Racing

Shaggy March 9, 2010 2

We received a tip today that Namco is “secretly” (well, not so much anymore) testing out a new racing title called Dead Heat Street Racing. There were no details given on how the game

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International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum announced in Ottumwa, IA; Walter Day announces retirement

Shaggy March 6, 2010 0

Via If you are into competitive gaming then you have likely heard about Twin Galaxies, an organization that deals with officially recording high scores or substantial achievements in video games across the spectrum. Led

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Short animated flick about video games

Shaggy February 11, 2010 1

This isn’t entirely arcade related – it’s more about video games in general and how they affected this particular person’s life. His point about video games being a potential place to waste one’s time

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IAAPA Pics by Kevin Williams

Shaggy November 27, 2009 3

Now for our second-to-last post about IAAPA 2009 – the last one will be the attempt at a podcast that we did at the show although we were unable to finish it up for

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Interesting new shmup now location testing in Japan – Exception

Shaggy July 9, 2009 4

A new and interesting shmup is now on location test in Japan and seeing efforts like this makes me long for seeing some good shmups in arcades outside of Japan again. Called Exception, this

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Raw Thrills releases H2Overdrive to arcades

Shaggy July 2, 2009 0

Hydro Thunder fans, the day you have been waiting for has finally arrived as Raw Thrills’/Specular Interactive’s new take on Hydro Thunder, H2Overdrive is arriving at distributors around the country and then they are

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A long detailed look at H2Overdrive on

Shaggy June 13, 2009 2

While it has not been released yet (although I believe that it will be in the next week or so), H2Overdrive is already creating fans and one of them had the lucky chance to

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