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New game history documentary – 8-Bit Generation: Playing the Revolution

arcadehero May 1, 2011 3

Anytime the subject of video game history comes up, the influence of arcade gaming is unavoidable. A large number of innovations as well as innovators got their start in the coin-op world, which came

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Insert Coin(s) open and booming in Las Vegas

Insert Coin(s) open and booming in Las Vegas

arcadehero May 1, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1037 via This past February we ran a story about a new location in Las Vegas that would feature arcade gaming as a part of it’s entertainment options. That place was called Insert

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The London Dungeon adding Vengeance 5D to their attractions in May

The London Dungeon adding Vengeance 5D to their attractions in May

arcadehero May 1, 2011 0

Newsfeed 1036 via In the out-of-home entertainment world, many large locations such as FECs feature some sort of  3D/4D/5D attraction ride as a part of their entertainment offerings. Often these rides have employed the

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TRON Pinball machine + playfield

TRON Pinball machine + playfield

arcadehero April 29, 2011 15

(Click on the image for a closer look) Here it is – the upcoming TRON Pinball machine by Stern. I’m a little surprised that we’re seeing it in it’s full glory this soon, as

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Your first look at Sega’s Operation GHOST, sequel to Ghost Squad

Your first look at Sega’s Operation GHOST, sequel to Ghost Squad

arcadehero April 29, 2011 8

We weren’t exactly sure what kind of game Sega’s new Operation GHOST was going to be, based solely on the teaser site but with the first pictures of the beta game cabinet now out

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IGS teases Knights of Valour 3

IGS teases Knights of Valour 3

arcadehero April 28, 2011 0

Brand new 2D brawling/beat ’em up arcade games are a rarity in this day and age but they are not extinct. One company has been keeping the genre alive with an occasional release, and

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New site for finding arcades (and more): GamerSpots.com

New site for finding arcades (and more): GamerSpots.com

arcadehero April 28, 2011 0

I like to talk up the existence of websites dedicated to finding arcade locations, so I often point out two prominent sites for just that: Aurcade.com and ArcadeFly.com. Now we can add a third

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Hanging out at the arcade, 80’s style

Hanging out at the arcade, 80’s style

arcadehero April 28, 2011 0

(Pic by Conrado4; and Xybots is such an awesome game) I saw this on Kotaku this morning about a set of pictures on Flickr.com entitled “Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989“. I have a slightly

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Stern confirms TRON Pinball

Stern confirms TRON Pinball

arcadehero April 27, 2011 5

UPDATE: The full cabinet and playfield have been revealed! Click here! Stern Pinball just confirmed that the rumors of a new TRON pinball machine happen to be true. They’ve been teasing it for months

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Sega testing Operation G.H.O.S.T in Japan

Sega testing Operation G.H.O.S.T in Japan

arcadehero April 27, 2011 5

Is Sega testing out an arcade sequel to their GHOST Squad series in Japan? It’s certainly possible as today they announced a new location test in Japan that starts this Friday (4/29) and goes

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Current Doctor Who cast plays some Doctor Who Pinball

Current Doctor Who cast plays some Doctor Who Pinball

arcadehero April 27, 2011 2

I’m not sure how many of you are fans or occasional viewers of the BBC television series Doctor Who, but if so, then this should be of interest to you. If you’re not familiar

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So how is Taito’s NESiCAxLive platform working out?

So how is Taito’s NESiCAxLive platform working out?

arcadehero April 26, 2011 3

At the end of December 2010, Taito released a new arcade platform in Japan called NESiCAxLive that creates a downloadable content delivery system for coin-op use. This allows operators to get varied content quickly

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