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Dave & Busters Purchases Main Event

Dave & Busters Purchases Main Event

arcadehero April 6, 2022 3

Several years back, well before the pandemic, Chuck E. Cheeses had bought Peter Piper Pizza, further bolstering their position as the largest chain of arcade entertainment in the world. While today’s news won’t make

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Location Watch March 2022: New Arcades Open In Japan, The USA, The UK, & Australia

Location Watch March 2022: New Arcades Open In Japan, The USA, The UK, & Australia

arcadehero March 28, 2022 0

Welcome to Location Watch, a post that looks at tracking the opening of new arcade locations around the globe. Since you the reader might be anywhere around the planet, hopefully one of these is

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Guest Post: Arcade Carpets

Guest Post: Arcade Carpets

arcadehero February 9, 2022 2

It’s time for another guest post and this time from a fresh name. “James UK” recently discovered the blog, where he wanted to share some thoughts on a couple of things that he enjoys

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GENDA-Owned Sega Arcades To Change Name To GiGO In Japan

GENDA-Owned Sega Arcades To Change Name To GiGO In Japan

arcadehero January 28, 2022 3

UPDATE: I’m seeing a lot of bad reporting out there so I am updating this post to present the facts to those who don’t mind taking an extra moment to research. The Sega name

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Location Watch January 2022: New Arcades In FL, CA, VT, IA, TX, Canada, The UK, India & Australia

Location Watch January 2022: New Arcades In FL, CA, VT, IA, TX, Canada, The UK, India & Australia

arcadehero January 27, 2022 2

Welcome to the first Location Watch of 2022. This is an on-going series of posts which highlight new locations that have opened their doors recently (or semi-recently), curated from news around the ‘net. Granted,

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Location Watch Dec. 2021: New Arcades Open Their Doors Around The World

Location Watch Dec. 2021: New Arcades Open Their Doors Around The World

arcadehero December 19, 2021 1

Welcome to Location Watch, a series of posts that highlight brand new arcade locations that have recently opened their doors. Covering different parts of the world, I strive to highlight as many as I

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QuickBits: StepManiaX Expands Reach; Chrono Circle Coming To Round1USA

QuickBits: StepManiaX Expands Reach; Chrono Circle Coming To Round1USA

arcadehero December 4, 2021 1

In lieu of a Newsbytes this weekend, I wanted to highlight a few items that came in recently, particularly when it comes to rhythm games. First, StepManiaX by Step Revolution. The SR team was

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Kevin Williams: Is The Sun Setting On Japanese Amusement?

Kevin Williams: Is The Sun Setting On Japanese Amusement?

arcadehero November 8, 2021 3

In his occasional feature for Arcade Heroes, immersive amusement and attraction entertainment specialist Kevin Williams (KWP) looks at the major issues impacting the international amusement sector, particularly in regards to Japan and their current

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Location Watch: Arcade Grand Openings In The UK, USA (CA, IN, OH, NY, KY), & Japan

Location Watch: Arcade Grand Openings In The UK, USA (CA, IN, OH, NY, KY), & Japan

arcadehero November 4, 2021 2

It’s time to highlight a number of recently opened arcades, with this exciting edition of Location Watch. If you put “location watch” into the search bar, you’ll find a bunch of such posts covering

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Location Watch: Pinball Growth (KY, NY, OR), New Arcades In CA, UT, FL, the UK, Croatia, India, Israel, & More

Location Watch: Pinball Growth (KY, NY, OR), New Arcades In CA, UT, FL, the UK, Croatia, India, Israel, & More

arcadehero September 22, 2021 0

Welcome to Location Watch, a series of posts where we take a look at brand new arcade businesses that are opening their doors for the first time. This provides some good news in lieu

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The Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

The Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

arcadehero July 29, 2021 5

In a special feature for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, breaks the news of the closure of the latest London amusement space (NAMCO Funscape London), and views the state of the business

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June Location Watch #2: More New Arcades Open in GA, TX, AZ, MA, OK, The UK and NZ

June Location Watch #2: More New Arcades Open in GA, TX, AZ, MA, OK, The UK and NZ

arcadehero June 25, 2021 1

Welcome to part 2 of our June Location Watch. If you missed Part #1, click here. This was broken up as there were so many locations opening their doors for the first time that

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