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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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Bandai Namco Revives Arcade Classics As LBE-VR Titles At New Location in Japan

Bandai Namco Revives Arcade Classics As LBE-VR Titles At New Location in Japan

arcadehero June 20, 2019 5

I mentioned in the last post that we’d have another Location Based Entertainment Virtual Reality (LBE-VR for those that don’t want to spout that mouthful every time) piece to discuss today, and here we

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The World’s Largest Frogger Spotted On Test

The World’s Largest Frogger Spotted On Test

arcadehero June 14, 2019 5

(Thanks to the anonymous tipster who sent this in!) It’s time for another new game to talk about, although all we have to go on is one photo. That hasn’t stopped us before, as

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Newsbytes: Repro Star Wars Yoke; Marble Carnival; Cosmotrons Unboxing; Exa-Arcadia & Mario Party Updates

Newsbytes: Repro Star Wars Yoke; Marble Carnival; Cosmotrons Unboxing; Exa-Arcadia & Mario Party Updates

arcadehero April 27, 2019 3

I skipped Newsbytes last week as I was busy running an arcade at a comic convention, and just didn’t have the time to post about anything. Before we get started, I have updated the

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Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

arcadehero April 23, 2019 26

NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect some new thoughts about the event. As I figured, this is something that people will be talking about in arcade circles for some time to come.

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Wrapping Up Midwest Gaming Classic 2019

Wrapping Up Midwest Gaming Classic 2019

arcadehero April 15, 2019 2

The Midwest Gaming Classic event has come and gone for 2019, with the show expanding their reach into a larger venue and bringing along more names to show off their goods. I did not

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