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The Arcade Anniversaries of 2022 (25, 40 & 50 Year Milestones)

The Arcade Anniversaries of 2022 (25, 40 & 50 Year Milestones)

arcadehero January 11, 2022 3

It’s a new year, and with arcade news being a tiny bit slow, I figured it would be a good time to bring an old article series back – looking at arcade anniversaries. This

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The Museum Of Pinball To Auction Off Their Machines This September

The Museum Of Pinball To Auction Off Their Machines This September

arcadehero August 11, 2021 1

This news had already spread out around the internet, but I just got a press release about it, so with that, we can discuss what’s going on in a little more official detail. The

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Source Code For Several Williams/Midway Arcade Titles Pop-up Online

Source Code For Several Williams/Midway Arcade Titles Pop-up Online

arcadehero April 14, 2021 3

This might be something that I normally leave for a Newsbytes, but given how absurdly slow arcade news has been this month, I think it’s fine to stretch things out with certain items –

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Newsbytes: MT5 Qualifers; Super Nintendo World; EU Arcade Raid & Much More

Newsbytes: MT5 Qualifers; Super Nintendo World; EU Arcade Raid & Much More

arcadehero February 6, 2021 0

Well, it’s February, and it seems like arcade news is picking up to a point where there’s enough to discuss. I probably won’t be able to do a new Location Watch for a while,

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ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

arcadehero February 28, 2020 0

First seen at IAAPA 2019, locations who would like to get their hands on a more compact version of the arcade exclusive reboot of Play Mechanix & ICE’s Centipede Chaos can now do so.

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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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Newsbytes: Ms. Pac-Man In Court; Mario & Sonic Tokyo 2020 Arcade; & More

Newsbytes: Ms. Pac-Man In Court; Mario & Sonic Tokyo 2020 Arcade; & More

arcadehero September 28, 2019 2

Sorry about the slow week again…I do have a big update on an indie game that we covered recently, but am waiting for one last piece of important info before going to wire on

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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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Location Watch: The Game Preserve #2 (TX); The Game Show (IL); Laffy Happy Arcade (TX); The Pinball Arcade Museum (FL) & More

Location Watch: The Game Preserve #2 (TX); The Game Show (IL); Laffy Happy Arcade (TX); The Pinball Arcade Museum (FL) & More

arcadehero July 30, 2019 0

It’s time to get everyone up to speed on the latest arcade & amusement locations to have opened their doors out there. If you are involved with a location that opened recently or is

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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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Taking A Closer Look: Gimmick! exAct☆MIX

Taking A Closer Look: Gimmick! exAct☆MIX

arcadehero June 21, 2019 1

It’s Friday, so I’ve declared that as the day that we take a look at an upcoming arcade title for the soon-to-launch Exa system. I have confirmed that systems are in production right now,

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