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International Play Company to open several new FECs

Shaggy February 22, 2008 2

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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It takes patience to start a new business (update on my arcade)

Shaggy February 21, 2008 15

Well here is another update on the very slow progress for my arcade. For any of you following my progress, it has been slow going – I submitted a request to the owners of

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Dave and Busters looking to reduce debt and exploring a sale?

Shaggy February 21, 2008 2

Fox Business reports that the arcade restaurant chain Dave and Busters has retained Jefferies & Company to reduce it’s debt and explore a possible sale of the company. According to the CEO of the

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Flynn’s Arcade as it is now

Shaggy February 20, 2008 3

I love the movie Tron. Sure it’s far from a perfect film but it’s hard to resist the combination of video games and other computer stuff. In fact it’s Tron that has influenced me

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Arcade Extinction Vs Revolution

Shaggy February 19, 2008 4

(I tried to put a picture up but WordPress is having issues yet again and it’s not working) Here is an interesting contrast we find about the arcade scene in it’s current state from

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Poll: Which new arcade Fighter are you most excited for?

Shaggy February 19, 2008 0

I’ve mentioned before that 2008 would shape up to be an interesting year for arcades and so far it certain has become such. With recent game news coming out of AOU we see a

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AOU 2008 ends on a high note and AOU Booth Babes

Shaggy February 18, 2008 1

(Image via Famitsu) AOU 2008 is over now and one thing is certain – there is still plenty of interest in arcades despite the presence of the Nintendo Wii in people’s homes. The lines

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Location Review – Kingpin Bowling Lounge, Sydney

Twisted Supreme February 17, 2008 0

Some of you may remember that I was over in Sydney for Christmas and I mentioned that I visited a few arcades whilst I was out there. Well here is the first of two long

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