It has been a busy week for news and where I have had to work, move to a new house, write an article for Replay Magazine and take care of various other things, I’m not sure how I have managed to get anything done for AH at all. As such I was internet-less for the weekend, where I would have posted this but I just did not have the chance. So here you go in a better-late-than-never sense of things.
Two new venues:
First off, thanks to reader Michael Louie for the tip on a new FEC/Eatertainment venue that had its grand opening this weekend in Oakland, CA by the name of Plank. I tried to get a hold of them to find out more information about their arcade but I didn’t have any luck in that regard. They have over 60 games, it looks like an even split between the arcade and redemption but it is hard to say exactly. They have other out-of-home entertainment options such as bowling, Bocce Ball, live music on certain days and more but overall, if you are in the area, a big FEC like this means new games will be easier to find. Read More @ SF.Eater.Com
Second in new venue news is an expansion story that is a follow-up to a new venue story we ran on here last year. Called Arcade Legacy, they opened the doors to a new location in Ohio back in February 2012. Things must have been progressing well as they have a second location coming along for the beginning of 2015 that they are calling Arcade Legacy: Bar Edition. According to this story in Biz Journal, this venue will have fewer games than the other location – 40 instead of 60 but now with food options you come to expect from a bar. Opening a second place is still a big risk but in both instances here, we wish them the best of luck and if you find yourself near either of these venues, be sure to check them out!
Star Wars Battle Pod Preview
Another Battle Pod look, this time from our friends at Arcade Hunters:
Pinball @ Play Expo, Manchester UK
An event by the name of Play Expo took place this past weekend in Manchester and several videos have popped up from it, most dealing with pinball. Here are a few:
Forbidden Planet Pinball machine, in whitewood form and designed by a UK team:
Combining a dance mat with a pinball machine for a new kind of challenge:
Some video arcades there:
Name That Game:
For NTG #18, you guys nailed them pretty quickly. Here are the answers then some more horror arcade games from the past:
For this week, keeping up with the horror theme for the month of October: