Monthly Archives: August 2009 »

Stride gum launches a Save the Arcades initiative

Shaggy August 13, 2009 6

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!] When it comes to saving arcade companies across the US, I never would have thought that a gum company would be spearheading an effort to save them.

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Arcade style horse racing soon coming to the Wii

Shaggy August 13, 2009 2

The creation of new peripherals for the Nintendo Wii that mimic controls that have already been seen in arcades continues to come along at a steady pace and the latest one that we have

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The DIY Mini-NeoGeo cabinet

Shaggy August 13, 2009 0

Arcade cabinets are never seen as truly portable devices but this mini-Neo Geo cabinet certainly could be. The designer of this particular model has created mini-cabinets previously but those used old consoles. This uses

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Little update on the podcast and more

Shaggy August 13, 2009 0

I have to apologize for the lack of updates over the past few days along with missing the podcast again. I think I have a good reason for that though – last week I

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New arcade in West Virginia – TJ's Arcade

Shaggy August 10, 2009 0

I’m finding it encouraging that we are seeing more news come around of new locations opening up in various places and the latest example of this opening trend is TJ’s Arcade in Mannington, West

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The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas

Shaggy August 10, 2009 0

I have heard about the Pinball Hall of Fame more than once but I have never had the fortune of going there (which is more due to limited funds than interest – I hate

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Big Buck Hunter on The Onion

Shaggy August 8, 2009 0

As proof to the links that Big Buck Hunter shares with the bar scene, the satirical website The Onion has posted a short spoof article titled “Area Man Uses ‘Big Buck Hunter’ Score To

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The touchable holography demo

Shaggy August 6, 2009 0

I fully believe that one day holograms will play an essential role in the amusement industry – it is going to require lower costs, more convincing holograms and a practical way to apply the

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Arcade booting screens now have a T-Shirt

Shaggy August 6, 2009 0

There are plenty of ideas in the arcade arena to fuel ideas for new t-shirts but admittedly I had never thought that retro booting screens would be one of them. Nevertheless, it has been

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Video of a new attraction – Lazer Frenzy

Shaggy August 6, 2009 1

Last week when we posted about a new FEC opening up in Florida called Xtreme Adventures, there was one thing that the company had mentioned as being a part of their facility called Lazer

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Yep, arcades can promote physical wellness too

Shaggy August 6, 2009 4

While most of the exergaming attention has gone to the Nintendo Wii, arcades occasionally get the nod for promoting physical activity via gaming, as we read in this article on the Rocky Mount Telegram

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Gamasutra dives into the allegations behind the Ultracade counterfeiting indictment

Shaggy August 6, 2009 1

In case you have been curious to hear more about the indictment behind the alleged Ultracade piracy ring that we reported on a last month, Gamasutra has posted a very in-depth investigation regarding the

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