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Newsbytes: Pac-Man 40th; CarnEvil 21st & Other Milestones

Newsbytes: Pac-Man 40th; CarnEvil 21st & Other Milestones

arcadehero November 3, 2019 0

Welcome to this rushed edition of Newsbytes, a collection of quick arcade-related news pieces that I try and post on Saturday. That didn’t work out thanks to a load of work that I had

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Book Review: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali/Boss Fight Books

Book Review: NBA Jam by Reyan Ali/Boss Fight Books

arcadehero October 26, 2019 0

While I cannot recall the first time I heard about Midway’s NBA Jam, I can remember when I came across one for the first time. I was a fresh teenager and the part of

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Location Watch Japan: As One Arcade Closes, Many Open

Location Watch Japan: As One Arcade Closes, Many Open

arcadehero October 16, 2019 1

(Post cover photo via Atlas Obscura; also thanks to everyone who send the news about Anata No Warehouse in) It has been a little while since our last Location Watch post, either due to

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Let’s Talk About: Graphics

Let’s Talk About: Graphics

arcadehero September 19, 2019 4

It’s been weeks in the making, but after hours and hours of recording, editing and splicing video clips, gifs and photos together, it’s time to talk about: graphics. Why talk about graphics? Well, without

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Book Review: Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat And Other Coin-op Classics Invaded The Living Room by David Craddock

Book Review: Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat And Other Coin-op Classics Invaded The Living Room by David Craddock

arcadehero September 16, 2019 1

It has been a while since we did a book review on the site, as books about the subject of arcades are not exactly plentiful. That changed slightly this weekend after David L. Craddock

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Newsbytes: Arcade “Firsts;” Rise of the AR Alley Bowlers; Tetris Dimensions; Sega History & More

Newsbytes: Arcade “Firsts;” Rise of the AR Alley Bowlers; Tetris Dimensions; Sega History & More

arcadehero September 7, 2019 0

I’ve got a late newsbytes for you this weekend, running late thanks to a bit of work I put into the first item of business. Arcade Firsts Page This week I finally got a

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Restoring The Colors Of Arcade Past

Restoring The Colors Of Arcade Past

arcadehero July 10, 2019 0

Life is lived in color, but our technology wasn’t always able to capture that reality. Thanks to modern tech however, colorizing photos that were originally taken in black & white is easier than ever,

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Coca-Cola & Stranger Things Join Forces For A Free UK Pop-Up Arcade On July 11th

Coca-Cola & Stranger Things Join Forces For A Free UK Pop-Up Arcade On July 11th

arcadehero July 3, 2019 2

[Thanks to Coca-Cola UK for providing the PR & images] Arcades and pop culture blend together more often than we can count, with arcades being a perfect driver for nostalgia in any given piece

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Happy Video Arcade Day: Atari Turns 47

Happy Video Arcade Day: Atari Turns 47

arcadehero June 27, 2019 1

There is no shortage of made-up holidays out there, which is something that keeps calendar people busy I suppose. So when it comes to the iconic video arcade machine, why not pick a day

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Newsbytes: Wahlap’s AAA2019 Showcase; Running A Route in ’82; Upcoming Anniversaries & More

Newsbytes: Wahlap’s AAA2019 Showcase; Running A Route in ’82; Upcoming Anniversaries & More

arcadehero June 22, 2019 0

Welcome to another edition of Newsbytes, a compilation of quick (or last minute) stories that I’ve curated for the weekend. Wahlap At AAA2019 Chinese game manufacturer Wahlap has been busy as of late, and

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Newsbytes: New Rhythm Game From Taito; Outnumbered; Smash Bros Arcade & More

Newsbytes: New Rhythm Game From Taito; Outnumbered; Smash Bros Arcade & More

arcadehero June 8, 2019 3

Welcome to another edition of Newsbytes. here, I collect some quick news items from the week to share with you, as a way to pad the weekend with a variety of items. Today also

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Fans Celebrate 59 Years Of Sega

Fans Celebrate 59 Years Of Sega

arcadehero June 3, 2019 1

Today marks 59 years since the gaming company first known as Service Games – later SEGA – opened their doors and began providing gaming entertainment to the world. To mark the event, the official

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