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The Arcade Heroes 2018 Year-In-Review

The Arcade Heroes 2018 Year-In-Review

Shaggy December 31, 2018 1

2019 is upon us, which means that it is time to take a look back at the arcade, pinball and other amusement news of 2018.  The State Of The Industry 2018 2018 has been

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New Arcades 2018: Japan Update; Babylon Park (Israel); Save Point (MD); Starcade (NJ); Prince Arcades (IL); & More

New Arcades 2018: Japan Update; Babylon Park (Israel); Save Point (MD); Starcade (NJ); Prince Arcades (IL); & More

Shaggy December 28, 2018 1

Welcome to the last new arcade locations post of 2018. This year has been marked by strong growth in the amusement sector, thanks to favorable economic circumstances and a great pool of games to

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Taito To Begin Testing NESiCAxLive 2 Exclusively At Round1USA

Taito To Begin Testing NESiCAxLive 2 Exclusively At Round1USA

arcadehero December 27, 2018 5

At the end of 2010, Taito released their version of a digital game delivery service to Japanese arcades by the name of NESiCAxLive. The idea was to replace the hardware kit with download-only software

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NG:Dev Team’s “Love Letter” to the Neo Geo, Kraut Buster, Officially Released

NG:Dev Team’s “Love Letter” to the Neo Geo, Kraut Buster, Officially Released

Shaggy December 27, 2018 0

Way back in March 2015, the development group behind such modern Neo Geo MVS releases like NEO XYX, Gunlord, Fast Striker and others announced their next project: Kraut Buster. This was an ambitious project

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Coming In 2019 – Race Craft

Coming In 2019 – Race Craft

Shaggy December 25, 2018 0

During the EAG 2018 expo back in January, a new game by the name of Race Craft appeared at the Tecnoplay booth. While Tecnoplay is not a name you might know if you are

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Taito Testing Head-To-Head “Space Invaders Pinball Jam” In Japan [UPDATED]

Taito Testing Head-To-Head “Space Invaders Pinball Jam” In Japan [UPDATED]

Shaggy December 23, 2018 7

This week is starting strong with the arcade news, and we’ve got quite the interesting product to start off with, something unexpected from Taito. Taito has been full of surprises over the past month,

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Newsbytes: 2019 Releases; D&B Unveils Dragonfrost VR; Arcade/Christmas Parody & More

Newsbytes: 2019 Releases; D&B Unveils Dragonfrost VR; Arcade/Christmas Parody & More

Shaggy December 22, 2018 1

Welcome to the holiday weekend! Today’s newsbytes was a little bit delayed, in part due to WordPress completely revamping how posts work. As usual when a website makes fundamental changes to how creating posts

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Japan Update: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Last Survivor; Poker Stadium; Tekken 7 Fated Retribution 2; SWDC 2019

Japan Update: Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Last Survivor; Poker Stadium; Tekken 7 Fated Retribution 2; SWDC 2019

Shaggy December 20, 2018 0

Now that we’ve caught up with the new games coming to Western shores, it’s time to look at the Eastern market, particularly Japan. They’ve announced a few arcade video games as of late, although

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IAAPA 2018: The Final Wrap-up With AR & VR Attractions

IAAPA 2018: The Final Wrap-up With AR & VR Attractions

Shaggy December 19, 2018 1

For our last look at IAAPA 2018, here are the Augmented and Virtual Reality attractions that have been designed specially for the amusement industry

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IAAPA 2018 Wrap-up #5: Video ‘N Videmption From Wahlap, Coast To Coast, Sega, Triotech & More

IAAPA 2018 Wrap-up #5: Video ‘N Videmption From Wahlap, Coast To Coast, Sega, Triotech & More

arcadehero December 15, 2018 0

About a month since IAAPA 2018 ended, and we’re finally approaching the end of the news. If you’ve been following Arcade Heroes on YouTube or Bitchute, then you have seen these videos already, but

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Injustice Arcade Looking To Expand Reach With A New Business Model

Injustice Arcade Looking To Expand Reach With A New Business Model

arcadehero December 12, 2018 1

The arcade version of Injustice has been on the market for a little over a year now, and by all of the reports I’ve been hearing, it’s been a success. But there is always

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Namco USA Arcade Operations Expanding & Re-branding As Pac-Man Entertainment

Namco USA Arcade Operations Expanding & Re-branding As Pac-Man Entertainment

arcadehero December 12, 2018 0

(Thanks to everyone who sent this in! h/t to The Stinger Report for sending it my way first) Among the news items that I overlooked at or following IAAPA, was this press release from

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