We haven’t really done an ‘Open Thread’ before, where you talk about pretty much anything in the comments (still prefer arcade/pinball discussion) but today I feel like starting one, along with some various pieces of news. I meant to get to these at some point over the weekend but Monday mornings are good as well if you need something interesting to look over.
The Downsized Donkey Kong Cabinet(Stinger newsfeed 1042)
At the next Kong Off we should see who can dominate the mini-DK’s.
Stealing a pinball machine (they don’t say which one) to help pay the rent, that’s a new one. He stole a restaurant ice machine too.
I’ve actually been meaning to get to this for a while now, I really like the new design and prefer it over the old one. They have different content depending upon the region (Europe or US) although the Sega Amusements USA page (www.segarcade.com) is still in dire need of an update. There also has been some news about Sega Sammy seeing a sales decline this past quarter but I haven’t been able to find the amusement numbers to compare yet.
We’ve covered this game in a post before but because it doesn’t have a big name attached to it (Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Tekken, Mortal Kombat) the players don’t really seem to care. It is indeed a tough prospect to break into the fighter genre these days. Also of note, Soulcalibur V was announced for consoles this past week, solidifying Namco’s stance apparently to not give the series anymore arcade appearances.