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Kevin Williams: "Coin-op is still ahead of console"

Shaggy August 10, 2010 12

AH friend and contributor Kevin Williams, who heads up The Stinger Report has penned a feature article for and where he is an amusement industry expert, his subject: coin-op games. But more importantly,

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É RoboGol!

Shaggy August 7, 2010 1

Newsfeed 896 via We have covered a couple of Brazilian made arcade video games in the past, notably Senninha GP and GP Brasil, both racing titles. I also got a look at several arcades

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Space Race – the pinball game that dwarfs Hercules

Shaggy August 6, 2010 2

(Thanks to Gary S. for the tip) While Atari’s Hercules pinball has long held the title of the largest pinball machine ever manufactured for the public, I think that this Space Race takes the

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Trio-Tech Amusements unveils 'XD Dark Ride'

Shaggy July 19, 2010 0

Newsfeed 873 via Trio-Tech Amusement, makers of high-earning attractions such as Typhoon, XD Theater, and UFO Stomper, has a new attraction which they are preparing for a release, called Dark X Theater XD Dark

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New theme park in 2010: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

New theme park in 2010: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Shaggy October 29, 2009 1

When it comes to gigantic theme parks, the United Arab Emirates is working hard solidify it’s image as the theme park capital of the world. Another theme park that will soon be joining the

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Play Meter Magazine's 2008 State of the Industry report

Shaggy January 27, 2009 2

Every year since 1976, the amusement trade industry magazine Play Meter gathers information from operators and others in the industry to put together a State of the Industry Report. When I was researching every aspect

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New FEC called Kids Castle opens in Burbank, CA + some other arcade/economic news

Shaggy December 11, 2008 1

(Photo: Alex Collins/Leader) While it’s generally been accepted that there is a ‘worldwide economic slowdown’ (although personally I never am quick to believe that it’s always as bad as the news says it is

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Post-Edinburgh Interactive Festival Report

Shaggy August 22, 2008 0

Previously we have discussed the Edinburgh Interactive Festival and how our friend Kevin Williams was going to present a seminar about the amusement industry to that show and now we have the details. He

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Sega Opening a ton of Amusement Parks in the Middle East

SaraAB87 January 17, 2008 0

Via GamesIndustryBiz Sega will be opening amusement parks and arcades similar to Joypolis in Japan in the Middle East. The first location set to open will be in the Dubai Mall in Downtown Burj,

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The Zamperla Telecombat – The ultimate Game/Ride simulator

SaraAB87 December 9, 2007 3

In continuing with my efforts to inform the public about different simulator games today I will discuss an unusual piece, the Zamperla Telecombat. This machine is an unusual combination of Amusement Ride crosses arcade

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Disney Quest Arcade closing in 2008

SaraAB87 December 9, 2007 0

Many sources are reporting that Disney Quest will be closing in early 2008. If you have not heard of Disney Quest, it is a big arcade at Disney with lots of classics games and simulators. The

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Stinger Report – Can the Amusements Industry Eliminate the Distributor?

Shaggy October 3, 2007 0

The latest Stinger Report covers a touchy subject in the industry – should the distributor be eliminated? It’s not the first time I’ve heard of this subject being discussed as in the 2005 State

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