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Newsbytes: Predators; NBA Jam Book; Galaga Chronicles; Golden Tee 2018; ColorDMD Updates

Newsbytes: Predators; NBA Jam Book; Galaga Chronicles; Golden Tee 2018; ColorDMD Updates

arcadehero July 29, 2017 1

Welcome to the last weekend of July. CAX and ReplayFX are in full swing so if you have the chance to attend, soak up every minute of it! Let’s end the month on some

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Color Pinball: RollerCoaster Tycoon; Cirqus Voltaire; Terminator 3

Color Pinball: RollerCoaster Tycoon; Cirqus Voltaire; Terminator 3

arcadehero August 2, 2016 0

One great thing I have noticed about the pinball side of the amusement business is the amount of R&D spent by different companies in the business of “modding” pinball machines. There are quite a

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Catching Up On The Colorization of Pinball Machines Via ColorDMD

Catching Up On The Colorization of Pinball Machines Via ColorDMD

arcadehero March 7, 2016 3

It has been a while since we last talked about Color DMD, a company that specializes in providing color content replacements for old monochromatic pinball displays. The last time we mentioned a game they

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Robotron:2084 Getting An Official Update In 2015 – The “Tie-Die” ROMSet

Robotron:2084 Getting An Official Update In 2015 – The “Tie-Die” ROMSet

arcadehero December 10, 2014 1

It is common knowledge that the software versions in every single arcade release are not always equal – while games were in production, problems would be discovered and reported so developers would offer patches/code

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Barcade Opening in Manhattan NYC On June 3rd

Barcade Opening in Manhattan NYC On June 3rd

arcadehero June 2, 2014 0

I recall that when I was first researching data on my business plan, that I contacted a LAN center in NYC and they freaked out when I mentioned the term arcade. That was because

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Midway’s Unreleased Arcade Prototypes of the Past (Part 2)

Midway’s Unreleased Arcade Prototypes of the Past (Part 2)

arcadehero August 19, 2013 10

When I did the research for Midway’s unreleased arcade prototypes of the past, I had a feeling that there should have been more. Perhaps that is a tainted view as a company like Atari

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Midway’s Unreleased Arcade Prototypes of the Past (Part 1)

Midway’s Unreleased Arcade Prototypes of the Past (Part 1)

arcadehero May 27, 2013 6

UPDATE: Part 2 can be found here. It’s been a long while since we did an arcade prototype overview in regards to a single company and with news all but dried up this weekend

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Eugene Jarvis Honored At Robotron 2084 Event At Star Worlds Arcade

Eugene Jarvis Honored At Robotron 2084 Event At Star Worlds Arcade

arcadehero June 19, 2012 0

(Thanks to Patrick O’Malley for the info) This past weekend the Star Worlds Arcade in DeKalb, IL held a special event to celebrate 30 years of Robotron 2084 (you might recall that a lot

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Jersey Jack Pinball & Pinball Planetary Supply sign pact

Jersey Jack Pinball & Pinball Planetary Supply sign pact

arcadehero March 27, 2011 0

(Thanks to Jon L. For the tip!) While we’ve all been eagerly awaiting to see the pinball game from Jersey Jack Pinball, Wizard of Oz Pinball, they have been working behind the scenes building

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The return of Williams to pinball?

The return of Williams to pinball?

arcadehero October 17, 2010 6

If you know a little about pinball then chances are you know about Bally/Williams. For years they dominated the pinball scene and when they decided to move onto other kinds of non-pinball entertainment, it

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Now on eBay: Williams 1983 Joust head-to-head pinball machine

Shaggy July 9, 2010 0

Back in 1983, Williams produced an innovative pinball table that sadly didn’t make any waves in arcades at the time. That game was Joust (based upon the video game of the same name) and

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The Hot Seat Arcade system of the 1980s

SaraAB87 January 8, 2008 10

Here is another obscure simulator to ponder. The Hot Seat was a motion based simulator produced in the mid 1980’s. This simulator did not come with any dedicated game, its intention was to be

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