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The Current Home Arcade Landscape

The Current Home Arcade Landscape

arcadehero November 26, 2020 1

Rushing towards Black Friday and the holidays, and we see a perfusion of retro-mini arcade cabinets hitting the shelves. Friend-of-the-site, and trend specialist Kevin Williams looks at a selection of the releases hoping to

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UNIS & Atari Are Bringing Pong Home Again With Mini PONG Jr.

UNIS & Atari Are Bringing Pong Home Again With Mini PONG Jr.

arcadehero October 20, 2020 3

UPDATE: More details have been added to this post since publication, including new pics and some specs. See below. Tomorrow at 9AM EST, UNIS will begin their Showcase 2020 Event (it’s free and there

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Newsbytes: Gundam Pod Sequel; Nitro Trucks trailer; Arcade Documentaries; Rarities & More

Newsbytes: Gundam Pod Sequel; Nitro Trucks trailer; Arcade Documentaries; Rarities & More

arcadehero August 22, 2020 0

Hello coin-op user and welcome to another nail-biting edition of Newsbytes. This is a weekend curation of news from around the arcade & pinball world, that may not be long enough to warrant their

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Newsbytes: Exa Game LocTest Footage; Mario Kart Ride; Aladdin Pinball; Major Havoc End & More

Newsbytes: Exa Game LocTest Footage; Mario Kart Ride; Aladdin Pinball; Major Havoc End & More

arcadehero August 9, 2020 2

Welcome to Newsbytes, a weekend collection of quick news from around the arcade/pinball world. Since major arcade news has been historically slow this year, we’re seeing more Newsbytes posts than usual, but at least

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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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Blowing Off Steam With These Re-imagined Arcade Art Pieces

Blowing Off Steam With These Re-imagined Arcade Art Pieces

arcadehero April 16, 2020 2

It’s time for another guest post, although I (Arcadehero) is doing a lot of the writing, while the guest, Gozer5454, has created the artwork. This was offered to us as some good fun, so

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Lost From 1983: Garfield’s Quest by Atari

Lost From 1983: Garfield’s Quest by Atari

arcadehero April 2, 2020 0

Now that April Fools is past us (until next year 😉 ), we can get back to real news. Although this post is dealing with a new find of an old game that never

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ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

arcadehero February 28, 2020 0

First seen at IAAPA 2019, locations who would like to get their hands on a more compact version of the arcade exclusive reboot of Play Mechanix & ICE’s Centipede Chaos can now do so.

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Newsbytes: House of the Dead Attraction; Gremlins Arcade; Dark Presence & More

Newsbytes: House of the Dead Attraction; Gremlins Arcade; Dark Presence & More

arcadehero February 22, 2020 0

Hello there, and welcome to another exciting edition of Newsbytes, a weekend post that highlights quick news items from around the world of arcades for your reading pleasure. BTW – For anyone who has

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Newsbytes: Exa-Arcadia Arrival; Iron Man Vault Edition; Xeno Crisis MVS;  & More

Newsbytes: Exa-Arcadia Arrival; Iron Man Vault Edition; Xeno Crisis MVS; & More

arcadehero February 2, 2020 1

It’s time for a late-late night Newsbytes, at least when I’m writing and publishing this post. It’s been a super-busy week for me, as I’ve been involved in managing an arcade at the Slopes

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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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