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76 "Mom and Pop" Japanese Game Centers

Shaggy February 27, 2008 1

If you enjoy checking out the many arcades that are out there(or have been in the past), this may be of interest. Oga from Japan pointed us to a site that covers information on

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Play-On – arcade development system from Italy (w/ new arcade games)

Shaggy February 26, 2008 0

The latest Stinger Report (Issue #618) finishes up coverage on ATEI from last month and with it plenty of great information, including news of a relatively new developer from Italy that has created a

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Sega Europe launches Primeval Hunt Mini-Site

Shaggy February 26, 2008 1

(Click on the image to enlarge) For anyone familiar with the Sega Amusements Europe site, you know that the site features a number of ‘mimi-sites’ that cover their current line-up of games with some

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Battle Lines – Arcade Street Fighter IV Rocks GDC!

Shaggy February 26, 2008 2

From Kevin Williams comes this look at trends in the game console industry and certain issues they are facing there and a resurgence in interest in arcades thanks to Street Fighter IV. It also

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Fighter poll results: King of Fighters XII or Street Fighter IV?

Shaggy February 23, 2008 0

A few days ago I posted a poll via Survey Monkey asking a few questions about your thoughts on all of the new fighters coming out of Japan and I have to admit that

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Street Fighter IV "definently" coming to US arcades

Shaggy February 23, 2008 1

This is the kind of news that makes me happy. While I have speculated that SFIV would come to arcades in the US since the game was being developed by Capcom USA, it was

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A look at arcade ports on retro consoles today

Shaggy February 23, 2008 2

Ever since Atari released Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 console, arcade ports have been something of a standard in the console industry. It becomes something of a conundrum however as console releases have

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International Play Company to open several new FECs

Shaggy February 22, 2008 0

North America is soon going to see a number of new FEC (Family Entertainment Centers which almost always include arcades) open up under the company named International Play Company (also known as IPlayco). The

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AOU attendance rises by 10,000

HeavyElectricity February 22, 2008 0

Final attendance numbers for the recent AOU show have been posted over at Arcade Renaissance, showing a large increase over 2007’s figures. The overall attendance for the two days was 38,442 – up 10,529

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Arcade Attack – Pinball Character vs. Space Invaders

Twisted Supreme February 21, 2008 2

The things I find on YouTube get weirder and weirder. It starts off as a documentary about pinball machines and the rise of the video game. Especially focused on the game ‘Defender’. A rockabilly

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Big Buck Safari European Flyer

Shaggy February 21, 2008 0

We first saw the latest installment of Big Buck Safari at ATEI this year and we even had some video and a picture or two of the game in action. As this is Raw

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Taito expands their FEC business in Japan

Shaggy February 21, 2008 0

The internet lit up last week when news came of Namco closing a bunch of their arcades and news sites were quick to jump on the news that between the Nintendo Wii and high

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