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The California Extreme 2011 post

The California Extreme 2011 post

arcadehero July 10, 2011 2

Another year, another California Extreme event comes along. I always lament missing these, and this year is no different although I wasn’t paying full attention and thought it was going to happen a little

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The Video games of The Simpsons + new VR entertainment system prototype

arcadehero July 10, 2011 1

(Thanks to James for the Simpsons tip. VR system news is Newsfeed 1074 via  ) The Simpsons has been on TV for a really long time. I remember being in elementary school and everyone

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What’s going on with Sega Amusements USA – the real story

What’s going on with Sega Amusements USA – the real story

arcadehero July 8, 2011 4

Before rumors begin to fly and get out of control let’s get one thing straight – Sega arcade games and official support for them are not going away in North America. News has spread

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Mini-cabinets for Space Invaders and Street Fighter II

arcadehero July 8, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1072 via   and also thanks to Andrew for a tip as well! Not every arcade cabinet has to take up a small room’s worth of space – although for them to actually

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Retro Pinball/Gottlieb’s King of Diamonds Pinball shipping at the end of July

Retro Pinball/Gottlieb’s King of Diamonds Pinball shipping at the end of July

arcadehero July 7, 2011 4

Video arcade news has been slow this month but pinball sure has been busy. This product has been quite a while in the making – we first reported that Retro Pinball LLC was working

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TRON Legacy Pinball Review

TRON Legacy Pinball Review

arcadehero July 7, 2011 2

I am a TRON fan. Discs of Tron was the first arcade game I have memory of, I watched the original movie more times than I can count over the years, played through Tron

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Wizard of Oz Pinball Playfield

Wizard of Oz Pinball Playfield

arcadehero July 6, 2011 2

A short time ago, Jersey Jack Pinball sent out drawings of both halves to their upcoming Wizard of Oz playfield design, but not together. I didn’t find the time to put them together but

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Sega News: Bowlplex signs deal with Sega AM Europe; Operation Ghost seen

Sega News: Bowlplex signs deal with Sega AM Europe; Operation Ghost seen

arcadehero July 5, 2011 2

Newsfeed 1071 via  Two bits of Sega goodness for you today. Let’s start with one of their upcoming games which if you live outside of Japan, there is a very good chance you’ll come

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And the All-Time favorite Arcade Game ever (at least for 843 people) is…

And the All-Time favorite Arcade Game ever (at least for 843 people) is…

arcadehero July 5, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1069 via Well this really isn’t hard to guess – it’s not only the best selling arcade game of all-time with somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 units sold, a song was written

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Need a crash course on shmups?

Need a crash course on shmups?

arcadehero July 4, 2011 3

Newsfeed 1068 via Shooters are one genre that have prospered greatly in arcades and while they take many forms, there have been so many notable titles to come along that it’s hard to track

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Arcade news you can abuse for the weekend

Arcade news you can abuse for the weekend

arcadehero July 2, 2011 5

If you’re in the US then you are possibly travelling somewhere, or hosting visitors for the 4th of July weekend. If not, it’s still a 4-day weekend which is always great to take advantage

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New arcade opens in San Mateo, CA – Gamecenter

New arcade opens in San Mateo, CA – Gamecenter

arcadehero July 1, 2011 1

(Thanks to Dave K. for the tip!) In May we reported about a new arcade location opening it’s door’s in San Fransisco, CA and now just a short distance away in San Mateo, CA

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