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Tokyo Game Action closes

HeavyElectricity February 10, 2009 4

It’s always sad to see an arcade closing, but this one is particularly heartbreaking. Tokyo Game Action of Wichendon, MA has been forced to shut down with immediate effect, with a liquidation sale to

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ATEI 2009 – Full Report

HeavyElectricity January 30, 2009 18

Following TwistedSupreme’s initial report yesterday, I got my chance to attend ATEI today. And, armed with a camera, a keen eye for games and a beard that makes small children cry, I decided to

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A tale of two cities

HeavyElectricity January 19, 2009 4

It’s another one of those days, as contrasting stories emerge about the health of arcade gaming. Badness abounds as New Orleans CityBusiness is reporting that the original Fun Arcade in New Orleans is closing

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Southend Council blocks arcade games on pier

HeavyElectricity December 3, 2008 1

Councillors in the UK seaside town of Southend are inviting regeneration proposals for the town’s famous pier – and have ruled out arcade games as a prospect. Current indications suggest that the new development

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The Guardian goes to Akihabara

HeavyElectricity October 7, 2008 0

It’s almost time for the Tokyo Games Show, which means that practically everyone that covers the gaming world is set to flock to Japan in search of the latest cool things. UK newspaper The Guardian is

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Sega Amusements Europe site update

HeavyElectricity September 16, 2008 0

Just something I noticed on my travels, the Sega Amusements Europe website has been updated with blurbs on Sega Rally 3 and Rambo, as well as the Mini Rider 2 simulator and a bigger

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R-Tuned website update

HeavyElectricity July 27, 2008 2

Sega has updated the official Japanese website for R-Tuned: Ultimate Street Racing, adding some screenshots, a couple of short video clips and information on how the game is played. Amusingly, the cabinet lighting changes

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Street Fighter IV at London's Battle of Destiny

HeavyElectricity June 20, 2008 3

Battle of Destiny is a tournament for the hardcore fighting fans out there – a proving ground in which challengers compete on Hyper Street Fighter 2, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Capcom vs SNK 2

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Rumour: London's Funland under threat?

HeavyElectricity June 20, 2008 8

This one is an interesting piece of rumour, but back in January Ripley’s Believe It or Not! announced its intention to open a new museum in London’s Trocadero this August, occupying around 25,000 square

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Exclusive: A look inside the Flora Print Club, London

HeavyElectricity June 20, 2008 8

It looks like something you might expect to find in Tokyo, but the print club you see pictured above is actually located in the heart of London, being situated in the popular Covent Garden

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Konami launches official Dance Dance Revolution community

HeavyElectricity June 20, 2008 1

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Dance Dance Revolution series (known as Dancing Stage in Europe), Konami has launched an official community portal for the site. It is extremely comprehensive, featuring an official

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Retro Gamer #52 – King of Kong, Atari interviews and more

HeavyElectricity June 20, 2008 2

The new issue of UK publication Retro Gamer has hit newsagents, and it features a lot of interesting material for fans of classic arcade games. For fans of juicy gossip, the first port of

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