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New Arcades: Barcadium (BC, Canada); Big Play (Biloxi, MS)

New Arcades: Barcadium (BC, Canada); Big Play (Biloxi, MS)

arcadehero September 13, 2016 0

What better way to jumpstart some arcade news than to have more stories on brand new arcade venues opening their doors? Barcadium Opens In Cumberland, BC Starting with a new location in Canada, this

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The Making of Galaxian 3

The Making of Galaxian 3

arcadehero August 31, 2016 7

Back in 1990, Namco had begun to dive into the development of 3D graphics and motion simulator technology. As their way of showing that they had the expertise to compete in these fields, they

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Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

Lesser Known Arcade ‘Mascots’ (Atari, Exidy, Random)

arcadehero August 25, 2016 0

Frogger. Q*Bert. Ryu. Pac-Man. Mario. Mention any one of these names in a conversation about video games to a random person on the street and they will instantly know what you are talking about.

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The Fireshark Theater Multiplayer Experience Now Available

The Fireshark Theater Multiplayer Experience Now Available

arcadehero July 26, 2016 1

Interactive theaters have been an important part of the FEC market for a while now, offering unique mid-sized attractions for locations with some space and a budget. Most of the time, those theaters use

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Stern Releases A Behind The Scenes Video For Ghostbusters Pinball

Stern Releases A Behind The Scenes Video For Ghostbusters Pinball

arcadehero June 14, 2016 0

Stern Pinball has previously produced some interesting videos to showcase a little bit of the “behind-the-scenes” interviews with their various game designers to give us players a glimpse into the process. Some of those

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Getting Detailed: Atari Gotcha Color Edition & Arcade Raid on a Boat

Getting Detailed: Atari Gotcha Color Edition & Arcade Raid on a Boat

arcadehero May 27, 2016 0

Two very detailed stories related to arcades have popped up on the interwebs so instead of leaving them for the weekend post, let’s take a look at both here. Atari Gotcha Color Edition Restored

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Newsbytes: Joust Score Tour; Hot Rod Cafe in CT; Magician’s Dead Test; NTG#84

Newsbytes: Joust Score Tour; Hot Rod Cafe in CT; Magician’s Dead Test; NTG#84

arcadehero May 21, 2016 2

The week was a bit slow for news but there are a few items that have popped up in the news feeds for the weekend. Lonnie McDonald Looking For Joust Arcade Machines – While

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Meleap’s AR Technology ‘Hado’ Expanding Into The Arcade Space

Meleap’s AR Technology ‘Hado’ Expanding Into The Arcade Space

arcadehero May 2, 2016 1

A lot of the chatter regarding new technology has been centered around VR (Virtual Reality) but it is hardly the only new tech that is looking to change the way we entertain ourselves. In

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Newsbytes: Sega Arcade History Site; Strike Harbringer; Savage Quest 2.1

Newsbytes: Sega Arcade History Site; Strike Harbringer; Savage Quest 2.1

arcadehero April 30, 2016 0

Today is fairly sparse for the newsbytes as not a whole lot is happening it seems. That’s ok, we’ll share what little news there is anyways! New Sega Arcade History Site – Fortunately this

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Stern Pinball Teases “Magnaslings” In Ghostbusters Pinball; Auto-Start Feature Coming Soon

Stern Pinball Teases “Magnaslings” In Ghostbusters Pinball; Auto-Start Feature Coming Soon

arcadehero April 15, 2016 1

Isn’t competition great? For years, the pinball scene had no competition going on and it showed by there being no new innovations in the games. Now that the field is competitive, we’re seeing the

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Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

Games Turning 40,20, 30 and 10 in 2016

arcadehero April 7, 2016 3

With each year that passes, we take a look at games celebrating a certain anniversary via a post. This year however, I decided to go the video route and make these long videos covering

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First Ever VR Arcade Conference To Be Held In California This May

First Ever VR Arcade Conference To Be Held In California This May

arcadehero April 4, 2016 2

Video game news has been buzzing with VR developments for a while now and in the arcade business we’ve had no exception to seeing the technology make an attempt to re-enter the business over

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