Monthly Archives: August 2010 »

Cave’s Akai Katana now available in Japan

Shaggy August 19, 2010 0

(Thanks to Casey McMahon for the tip) The new CAVE shooter Akai Katana (aka Red Sword) that was able to attract some attention from various sources on the internet is now available in Japan.

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Sega Republic celebrates one year of operations

Shaggy August 19, 2010 3

Newsfeed 903 via Of the many amusement-related attractions one can find in Dubai, UAE, few are as focused on arcades as the Sega Republic. With 76,000 sq. ft. of space, a wide selection of

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Belrare's Pong Pong – a game for "lovers"

Shaggy August 19, 2010 0

There was a time when everyone in the arcade industry had a Pong-clone out on the market. In fact that’s how many companies got their start in the video game industry was by copying

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The Crazy Tale of a Sundance Cabinet

Shaggy August 18, 2010 7

A short time ago, a poster on the KLOV forums (a well-known forum for arcade collectors) made a significant arcade discovery on a website dedicated to taking pictures of abandoned man-made structures called ArtificialOwl.com.

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Namco’s Dead Heat in action

Shaggy August 17, 2010 11

While we have posted numerous details on Namco’s newest racing game Dead Heat, which is due out this fall, we haven’t seen any in-depth video of the actual game in action, until now. This

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Article: The Player — Japanese Queuing for Arcade!

Shaggy August 16, 2010 0

Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report has penned a new article just for us and this one takes a look at the growing interest in the amusement sector in Japan, despite the doom and

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Parent company of Intencity posts strong earnings

Shaggy August 16, 2010 2

Newsfeed 902 via For those unfamiliar with Intencity, it’s the amusement wing of Village Roadshow, an entertainment company based in Australia that deals with theme parks, cinema centers, music, DVDs and more. From the

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Test your tablecloth pulling skills with The Tablecloth Hour

Shaggy August 15, 2010 11

Last year Taito contributed a new game to the often quirky world of Japanese arcade games called Ultra Low Dining Table(scroll almost halfway down on the link for videos; it’s also pictured to the

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Castle Crashers The Arcade Game to be at PAX

Shaggy August 14, 2010 1

While scrolling fighters have all but disappeared in the arcade industry in recent years (with a few notable exceptions such as Oriental Legend 2, Justice League or Dynamite Deka EX), the genre has been

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If you build it, they will come and play

Shaggy August 14, 2010 11

When Aaron Auzins sent me this video from the opening of the Galloping Ghost Arcade (they are promising to send more media as well which I have added to our previous GGA post to

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Namco unveils Pac-Man's Arcade Party

Shaggy August 13, 2010 6

Namco has already shown their enthusiasm in celebrating Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary with Pac-Man Battle Royale (due next month) but you can now add two arcade titles to the ways of how they are celebrating.

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UK Pinball Party starts tomorrow

Shaggy August 12, 2010 0

Pinball junkies in the UK have a big event to look forward to, the UK Pinball Party. It begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday although they already have held a warming up event with

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