Monthly Archives: November 2008 »

The Tetris and Breakout playable piggy banks

Shaggy November 29, 2008 0

  Way back in the early 80’s, at the height of the arcade craze, some companies produced some portable or table-top games based on popular arcade titles. The screens used weren’t anything close to

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IAAPA 2008: Final Round-up (now with some release dates)

Shaggy November 28, 2008 4

We’ve received a final batch of pictures from the IAAPA show in Florida (thanks again to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report)and it’s only fitting to ‘finalize’ our coverage of the event. Overall I

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How much would you pay for an arcade poster? Would you pay $1400+?

Shaggy November 28, 2008 1

[Thanks to Oga Shi for the tip] One cool thing I miss about arcades is that they use to produce a poster for every game that the operator could put up as advertising for

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Interview with Konami about GTI Club+

Shaggy November 28, 2008 0

Konami is updating the original GTI Club for the Playstation 3 (the full name is GTI Club+ Rally Cote D’Azur) and releasing it over PSN as an exclusive title for the platform. It will

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NY Arcade with SFIV and Tekken 6

Shaggy November 27, 2008 4

While arcades in the US with some of the most desired fighters in one place might be rare, they are out there. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report stopped by an arcade in New

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CSI Pinball in action

Shaggy November 27, 2008 0

I got a chance to play and film Stern’s new CSI pinball game today and overall I like the game – I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had never really watched the

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Footage from Initial D5

Shaggy November 26, 2008 0

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Sega’s Intitial D5 – we first had news on this one back towards the end of June and have been waiting to hear something more

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How about a little hypnosis with your arcade game? Try Waking Dead.

Shaggy November 26, 2008 5

Some of the things that ‘magicians’ get into these days are not close to what I’d call magic but endurance. Standing in ice for a couple of days or hanging upside from something outside

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Pinball Tournament @ GameWorks in Dec., more coming soon

Shaggy November 25, 2008 0

I have only been to a GameWorks once and that was recently in Vegas. I was quite impressed with their setup along with the kind of games they had in there, it really seemed

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The SuperAuction that came and went in Brockton, MA

Shaggy November 24, 2008 1

If you’re an arcade collector then one of things you always keep an eye out for are arcade auctions. They always can be a good place to find some cool games. If you live

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One Video from IAAPA shows Razing Storm, SR3

Shaggy November 22, 2008 1

It’s very brief but in the middle of this video showcasing a bunch of stuff at IAAPA, they do show a couple of arcade titles, including Namco’s Razing Storm. Of course there are plenty

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Konami releases BeatmaniaIIDX Empress in Japan

Shaggy November 21, 2008 0

[Via] While most of our news the past few days has been about US arcade releases, they are still busy in Japan as well. Konami has released the latest addition to their Beatmania

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