I found it too busy to throw out a newsbytes post last week but I’m ready to go for this weekend. I would have had a podcast up for today but I need more editing time to be able to handle it. Probably next Monday. In the mean time, here are some arcade items to chew over:
Podcast #7 – Due to a weird technical problem that rendered a podcast attempt unusable, we re-recorded this episode with Sara Zielinski, the “Arcade Photographer” and founder of the Sega R360 Facebook fan page. We talk news(from Disney Tsum Tsum to Skycurser), what’s been going on in our neck’s of the woods, Star wars Premium, Transformers Special and more. Enjoy!
How The F.B.I. Made “Winners Don’t Use Drugs” Article – I’ve thought about doing an article like this before but my procrastination means that someone else beat me to it :P. If you ever have wondered how those famous “Winners Don’t Use Drugs” arcade screens came about, then read this article over at Inverse.com. This is perhaps the most famous PSA to ever show up in arcades – some companies like Capcom tried to preach about recycling for a little while in the 90s but that never was as wide-spread as the drugs PSAs. I’m not aware of any PSAs existing on modern arcade titles – I doubt the F.B.I would care much about relaunching that campaign again. I am curious though – for anyone that saw those on arcade machines through the 90s, did it have any effect on you?
DDR 2015 Boot-Up – This might indicate how slow the news week has been but thanks to Jdevy for the tip on this phone video showing DDR 2014/15 booting up. It is a little surprising to see that they are still using Windows XP although as far as I know, Sega still is (Transformers Human Alliance is XP); InJoy Motion is too and probably Taito.
Golden Tee 2016 Marketing Continues To Ramp Up – This week Incredible Technologies has released more footage of their upcoming arcade title, Golden Tee 2016. Among changes coming to this year’s launch is they are apparently going to release the Home Edition at the same time as the commercial version. Usually there is a waiting period of a month or two but they must have the factory ready to churn the updates out to make everyone happy.
New Shirt – Yeah I’ve got nothing else, so here’s a link to my latest T-Shirt added to TeePublic. 😛
Name That Game #54 – NTG 53 was super easy, which made up for the super hard 52 which had zero guesses. Perhaps this time I’ll find some middle ground. The answers for last week just in case:
#3 – Fax by Exidy
For this week: