Well this week was busy! Which I will not complain about…I never like doing back-to-back NEwsbytes during slow weeks.
Here’s your collection of quick news to enjoy for the weekend:
Voxon Photonics Creates An Arcade Machine
We’ve mentioned the latest developments in volumetric displays here before, with an eye towards their potential use in arcade machines. While there has been talk of such a display finding potential use for such an application, I had not seen it take the arcade step until this video below.
Voxon Photonics is based in Australia and is at the forefront of true volumetric displays. It would be awesome to see an arcade-specific title use this – what potential do you see for it in our industry?
English Trailer For House of the Dead Scarlet Dawn
Just in time for the game showing up at Dave & Busters this weekend:
Pinball Expo 2018 Preview
The next Pinball Expo is approaching fast, and that means new amusement products will be shown off. The rumor I’ve heard about Stern is that they are going to be releasing The Munsters pinball, while Chicago Gaming is expected to be showing off The Monster Bash Remake.
ColorDMD has teased their 80th release will demonstrated at the show; here’s hoping it’s Ghostbusters…the first hint seems to indicate Ghostbusters, but ColorDMD is notorious for head fakes.
I’ve been told to expect an announcement on something new from Arcadeaholics LLC (creators of Cosmotrons), but they would not confirm or deny if it’s video or pinball related. We’ll just have to wait for the surprise.
While not related to Pinball Expo, we’ve also heard:
Joe Balcer Reveals American Pinball’s Second Title: Oktoberfest: Pinball On Tap – I do imagine that given the theme that American would take the opportunity to show something about it at Expo, but I didn’t have the chance to watch through all of this yet to see if that is the case.
I also wonder if Ben Heck might be showing something at the Expo…
Was tired of waiting for Spooky Pinball so decided to just CNC rout my unreleased pinball game myself. pic.twitter.com/mXznt6bp7c
— Ben Heckendorn (@benheck) October 13, 2018
Konami Testing Out New Soud Voltex In Japan This Weekend
For fans of Sound Voltex, Konami has a new one on the way, Sound Voltex Vivid Wave. I imagine you’ll find this one at locations that tend to import rhythm titles, but I doubt it will garner as much support as something like Dance Rush.
— SOUNDVOLTEX STAFF (@SOUNDVOLTEX573) October 11, 2018
New Promo For Super Chexx Pro
LASt year at IAAPA 2017, ICE unveiled Super Chexx Pro, a modern update to their classic bubble hockey arcade machine. This week, they posted this new “Mancave” promo for the game, check it out:
The Legendary Green Arcade In Daerim, South Korea Closes It’s Doors
If you’re a fan of Tekken at all, then you’ve probably heard of the Green Arcade in South Korea. The location featured a strong focus on Namco’s Tekken series, being home to many incredible players and equally amazing battles.
Unfortunately, even in a place like South Korea, it’s hard to pay the bills when focusing on one genre, particularly one that almost always gets home ports like fighters (particularly when your star game does get ported every time, guaranteed). As reported on various sites online, Green Arcade saw declining revenues as players opted to stay home instead of coming out to play more Tekken. That, combined with a less-than-desirable building led to the closure of this once-popular arcade. RIP Green Arcade.
Let’s end this weekend’s Newsbytes with some Arcade music (direct link in case the embed tool doesn’t show up in your browser)