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Elevator Action Death Parade gets an official site

Shaggy May 21, 2009 0

Taito’s new update of one of their classic properties, Elevator Action: Death Parade isn’t due to hit Japanese arcades until November of this year but they now have a website set up for the

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New arcade releases this week: Nirin and Dance Dance Revolution X

Shaggy May 21, 2009 2

My local distributor tells me that two new games are now shipping out to various distributors and thus will be showing up at different locations around the country within the next few weeks. First

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New Dave and Busters opening in Indiana

Shaggy May 21, 2009 0

The last time we talked about Dave and Busters, earnings were down a little bit for them and we hadn’t heard much about their plans to deal with the economy as it is. This

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Bandai Namco Japan announces Tank! Tank! Tank!

Shaggy May 17, 2009 0

Another Japanese arcade game which has the potential to hit the overseas market due to it’s content has been announced by Bandai Namco Japan and this time it’s a tank combat game of some

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Forums down

Shaggy May 15, 2009 2

Just a quick note here but the forums are down for some reason and I think that they have been for a couple of days. I’m not sure what’s up with them right now

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"Adult arcades" booming in Florida

Shaggy May 15, 2009 10

I’ll apologize in advance for the headline, as when you look into this, it sounds different than what you might think – this has nothing to do with XXX adult arcades, just a type

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Videos from GTI Expo 2009

Shaggy May 14, 2009 0

Another arcade trade show has come and gone and with it there are plenty of videos to give us a glimpse of what happened. Quite a few interesting games were at the show, some

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Finally, a better look at Battle Stations

Shaggy May 14, 2009 0

Way back during IAAPA last year, one surprise we got was that Smart Industries had picked up a submarine combat game from an Asian developer that they called Battle Stations. from the reports we

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New arcade museum exhibit to open on May 30th in New York (updated)

Shaggy May 14, 2009 3

(thanks to Susan Trien for the corrections) While the idea of a museum exhibit dedicated to arcade history isn’t exactly new, it’s always cool to see one setup. On May 30th, a new exhibit

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Deathsmiles 2 and a slightly different way of revenue sharing in Japan

Shaggy May 14, 2009 0

I have lost track of the times I have brought up costs in the arcade sector since it is an on-going issue. Since I joined Arcade Heroes, some manufacturers have certainly improved in bringing

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Why playing fighters in the arcade is better than online

Shaggy May 12, 2009 0

This comes right on the heels of the Capcom post below comes another article that is sort of related to what that is talking about although this is focusing on what it is about

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Today's "no-duh" moment from Capcom: arcades hit by consoles.

Shaggy May 12, 2009 3

When it comes to the debate as to whether or not arcades are affected by consoles, I personally believe that the argument is straightforward. If arcades were not affected at all by consoles then

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