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Newsbytes: RIP Lyman Sheats; Park Avenue 2022; NeoXperience; New Games For PlayChoice-10 & Much More

Newsbytes: RIP Lyman Sheats; Park Avenue 2022; NeoXperience; New Games For PlayChoice-10 & Much More

arcadehero January 22, 2022 1

Welcome to Newsbytes, a curated collection of news from the world of arcades & pinball, run on the weekends. As a note, I am working on a new Location Watch post and continue to

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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 Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

The Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

arcadehero July 29, 2021 5

In a special feature for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, breaks the news of the closure of the latest London amusement space (NAMCO Funscape London), and views the state of the business

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Amusement Goes To The Olympics

Amusement Goes To The Olympics

arcadehero July 26, 2021 2

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, marks the celebration of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and charts the influences that the video amusement industry has taken

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PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

arcadehero May 25, 2021 3

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, entertainment industry specialist Kevin Williams, turns his gaze, after Mario, to the other leading video amusement gaming character: the iconic legend that is PAC-MAN.

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GENDA Gains Ground In US With Pac-Man Entertainment Acquisition

GENDA Gains Ground In US With Pac-Man Entertainment Acquisition

arcadehero May 13, 2021 0

Arcade operation acquisitions have become a bit more frequent in recent times, with one of the most talked about being GENDA’s acquisition of Sega Japan’s operations last year. There was also a bit of

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Newsbytes: Bowling Drone Video; Shredder’s Revenge; Game Payment App; AT360 VR & More

Newsbytes: Bowling Drone Video; Shredder’s Revenge; Game Payment App; AT360 VR & More

arcadehero March 13, 2021 0

Welcome to Newsbytes, a curation of quick news from around the amusement/arcade/pinball world. I’m your host, ArcadeHero, and here’s what I’ve gathered for this weekend: The Viral Bowling Alley Drone Video You’ve probably seen

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Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

arcadehero March 1, 2021 4

It is no surprise – and probably won’t be for a while – that the effects of the covid-19 pandemic will have changed a lot about the arcade industry, along with pretty much every

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Newsbytes: New For Nintendo Vs.; Namco Art Gallery; Armored Princess Battle Conductor & More

Newsbytes: New For Nintendo Vs.; Namco Art Gallery; Armored Princess Battle Conductor & More

arcadehero December 26, 2020 2

Happy Holidays everyone, regardless of the belief you have and the days that you commemorate. Welcome to the final Newsbytes of 2020, with these posts involving a quick collection of news from the arcade/pinball

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Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

arcadehero May 22, 2020 1

Back during the “Console Wars” of the ’80s & ’90s, big game consoles were known for their “mascots,” a game with a protagonist that served as the face of a particular console and brand.

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Arcade Flyers Worth Admiring

Arcade Flyers Worth Admiring

arcadehero April 23, 2020 1

I just realized that I haven’t had a post run for a few days on the blog, and while there isn’t much news that isn’t related to The Thing Which Shall Not Be Named,

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Arcade Anniversaries In 2020

Arcade Anniversaries In 2020

arcadehero January 7, 2020 2

With a new year and decade upon us, it’s time to alert everyone to some important anniversaries that will be coming along this year. We won’t cover every game celebrating a birthday in 2020,

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