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Clips from Salex 2011 in Brazil

Clips from Salex 2011 in Brazil

arcadehero August 15, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1096 via Anyone who has followed this blog for a while knows that I have a connection with Brazil, last year I made a trip down there to visit with my wife’s family

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The Video Fever circa 1982

The Video Fever circa 1982

arcadehero August 14, 2011 5

It’s not the first time we have discussed a report from 1982 that covers arcade games – it seems that ’82 was the time the media really started to notice the craze (right before

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More CAX coverage + new documentary called ARCADE

More CAX coverage + new documentary called ARCADE

arcadehero July 28, 2011 1

One nice thing about the annual California Extreme (CAX) annual event is that it generates a bit of media coverage for arcade and pinball machines. The latest outlet to do so is Wired.com, who

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The arcade goodness of Comic-Con

The arcade goodness of Comic-Con

arcadehero July 26, 2011 2

My brief hiatus is over now after I had been out in the wilderness camping. It was quite fun but with it over, back to the news of the arcade world. It doesn’t look

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Fleet Commander gives multiple touchscreens a purpose

Fleet Commander gives multiple touchscreens a purpose

arcadehero July 19, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1080 via The potential of multi-touch display technology is still in the early stages for out-of-home amusement and we certainly won’t see it tapped out anytime soon. One great example is Fleet Commander

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Flight Control coming to TouchFX in November

Flight Control coming to TouchFX in November

arcadehero July 15, 2011 3

When it was first announced, the innovative TouchFX coin-op platform by Adrenaline Amusements promised support for multiple games to make their way to it. They really pushed Fruit Ninja on it when it was

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The Funland @ the Trocadero closes its doors, here’s why

The Funland @ the Trocadero closes its doors, here’s why

arcadehero July 12, 2011 12

The Trocadero is a well-known retail business center in London and one highlight of the location would certainly be the Funland facility there, home to many great arcade games as well as serving as

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Mini-cabinets for Space Invaders and Street Fighter II

Mini-cabinets for Space Invaders and Street Fighter II

arcadehero July 8, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1072 via   and also thanks to Andrew for a tip as well! Not every arcade cabinet has to take up a small room’s worth of space – although for them to actually

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And the All-Time favorite Arcade Game ever (at least for 843 people) is…

And the All-Time favorite Arcade Game ever (at least for 843 people) is…

arcadehero July 5, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1069 via Well this really isn’t hard to guess – it’s not only the best selling arcade game of all-time with somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 units sold, a song was written

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Need a crash course on shmups?

Need a crash course on shmups?

arcadehero July 4, 2011 3

Newsfeed 1068 via Shooters are one genre that have prospered greatly in arcades and while they take many forms, there have been so many notable titles to come along that it’s hard to track

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Alterface’s 5Di Gamebox Attraction

Alterface’s 5Di Gamebox Attraction

arcadehero June 18, 2011 2

Anyone who has been to the IAAPA Expo every November knows that there are an awful lot of products to see and there’s no way to experience them all. This past November I recall

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Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

arcadehero June 11, 2011 22

Given the recent slow news cycle, it’s given me some time to sit down and continue upon my editorial series I call “Missing In Action”. I take a look at a particular genre of

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