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Arcade Commercials & Promos Of The Past

Arcade Commercials & Promos Of The Past

arcadehero February 19, 2015 0

It has been a sloooow week for arcade news, thanks to the vacuum any trade show leaves in its wake. So here’s an arcade interest related article. One thing the arcade industry has not

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Newsbag: Medieval Madness; Funk’d Up; Toki Proto; NTG#33 + More

Newsbag: Medieval Madness; Funk’d Up; Toki Proto; NTG#33 + More

arcadehero January 31, 2015 1

Well, January is over already. That just flew by for me. I don’t mind too much though as it means we get closer to some warmer weather. Medieval Madness Update – We’ve been patiently

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Arcade Games Turning 40, 30 & 20 Years Old In 2015

Arcade Games Turning 40, 30 & 20 Years Old In 2015

arcadehero January 6, 2015 4

With a new year having come upon us, it means it is time to look back at some games that are enjoying an anniversary in 2015. For the same thing we did last year,

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Dinosaurs At The Arcade!

Dinosaurs At The Arcade!

arcadehero November 28, 2014 9

Among the trends one might get into as a child, there are many to choose from.  One that pops up every now and then in the greater culture are dinosaurs. The ancient beasts have

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The Search For Bouncer Arcade

The Search For Bouncer Arcade

arcadehero October 9, 2014 2

One thing that pops-up with arcade gaming are cases of prototypes that never “see the light of day” on the wide market. This has happened various times over the years, even in recent times

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Over The Years: Star Wars At The Arcade

Over The Years: Star Wars At The Arcade

arcadehero October 3, 2014 7

At the beginning of 1977, if one was to bet that Star Wars would become the cultural phenomenon that it is today, that would have been a risky guess if you had money on

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Primal Rage II Prototype Finds A Home At Galloping Ghost Arcade

Primal Rage II Prototype Finds A Home At Galloping Ghost Arcade

arcadehero June 23, 2014 9

(Thanks to those that sent this in) We’ve mentioned a few times when prototypes have found their way to a location but it isn’t the kind of news that we hear about all of

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Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

Oakland Pinball Ban Lifted; New Atari Arcade Prototype: Time Bomb; Name That Game #6

arcadehero June 21, 2014 14

It might be hard to believe but Blue Laws banning certain types of games still exist out there. Today comes news that Oakland, CA is finally going to remove their ban on pinball machines

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World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

World Cup 2014: Soccer Arcade Games Through The Years

arcadehero June 11, 2014 2

Back in 2002, I was in Brazil when the World Cup was taking place. The Winter Olympics had already happened back home but being in Brazil, I barely heard that event being mentioned. For

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Strong Museum Of Play Receives Huge Atari Donation; Nolan Bushnell On Potential Future Of Out-Of-Home Gaming; Sega’s Tom Keil Passes Away

Strong Museum Of Play Receives Huge Atari Donation; Nolan Bushnell On Potential Future Of Out-Of-Home Gaming; Sega’s Tom Keil Passes Away

arcadehero April 23, 2014 4

A couple of semi-related stories here. UPDATE: I had this in a draft but for some reason my browser ate it and posted an earlier draft. Sorry about that. Tom Keil who worked for

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What Are Your Favorite Arcade Game “Easter Eggs”

What Are Your Favorite Arcade Game “Easter Eggs”

arcadehero April 20, 2014 3

One of those elements of gaming that can be fun to get into at times are finding “Easter Eggs”. These are defined as intentionally hidden elements in a game that maybe were an inside

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Newsbag: Arcade Button Watch, Terminator 2 Arcade Footage

Newsbag: Arcade Button Watch, Terminator 2 Arcade Footage

arcadehero September 7, 2013 0

Happy weekend once again to everyone. In some areas with school getting in full swing it has probably meant a slow-down for many arcades so if you’ve been meaning to get to your local

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