I hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas and holiday weekend. We got a lot of snow where I am at although it was the kind that isn’t good for kids to make forts or snowmen out of (or adults to drive in).
There’s a little bit of arcade news to share so lets get into it:
Maximum Tune 5DX Gets Some New Music: The latest version of the popular Maximum Tune arcade driving game is out in Japan and to celebrate, Bandai Namco released this video showcasing some new music to grace the game. As previously mentioned, Namco has Western plans for the series in 2016 although we are unsure whether they will be bringing just 5 or 5DX to US shores.
Stern’s The Avengers Pinball Gets Colorful Thanks To ColorDMD: The ColorDMD company continues to improve more pinball games, now offering an update for Stern’s The Avengers pinball (2012). Unfortunately we still have to take the rumors of a Color LCD/DMD in brand new Stern launches with salt since that rumor has been around since Star Trek (2013) but they have yet to deliver…in all the rumors about Ghostbusters pinball there is the claim it will finally make the jump but at this point I’ll only believe it when I see it.
360° Video of the Dave & Busters in Milpitas,CA (Thanks to JDevy for the tip): With VR tech out there in some fashion, taking 360° video is becoming more popular. On top of that, video services like Youtube support these kinds of videos so that you can manually look around the video using the arrows seen in the upper left corner of the video (I am not sure what devices that works on…at least this is what I see with a PC). Arcade tour videos are certainly better with this kind of camera and here is a tour of a popular Dave & Busters location in California posted a few days ago where you can also catch a glimpse of a brand new arcade title that we have covered here, Sega’s Mario & Sonic At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Arcade Edition (about 1 minute in):
Street Fighter 2 Car Bonus Real Life – This isn’t the first real life SF2 thing we’ve shared before and probably won’t be the last 😉 I’ll have to look and see if anyone has ever tried to do a realistic Street Fighter 3 bonus stage (with the wooden barrels). That would be a little different…
Name That Game #69 – Here is your last NTG for 2015. Answers for last week:
#2 – Captain Skyhawk by Milton Bradley (Playchoice-10)
For this week: