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Tekken 7 and DDR 2015 Getting Location Tests At Round1USA

Tekken 7 and DDR 2015 Getting Location Tests At Round1USA

arcadehero June 25, 2015 4

In case it wasn’t apparent already, Round1USA in Puente Hills, CA has become the go-to place for Japanese game location tests in the US. While I have not heard how the games fared on

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JAEPO 2015 Day 2: More Arcade Goodness From Japan

JAEPO 2015 Day 2: More Arcade Goodness From Japan

arcadehero February 13, 2015 4

The JAEPO 2015 event continues on and with that, more news and media to share! Final Fantasy Dissidia Arcade – As I was putting this post together, news broke that the Final Fantasy game

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JAEPO 2015 Begins: The Latest On Arcades In Japan (Part 1)

JAEPO 2015 Begins: The Latest On Arcades In Japan (Part 1)

arcadehero February 13, 2015 3

The biggest Japanese arcade trade show of the year is upon us once again, here is a collection of the various announcements and happenings from the JAEPO 2015 event in Tokyo: (Update: Part 2

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Newsbag: Star Wars Battle Pod Trailer #2; Full Throttle Pinball @ EAG; Duo Drive; NTG #32

Newsbag: Star Wars Battle Pod Trailer #2; Full Throttle Pinball @ EAG; Duo Drive; NTG #32

arcadehero January 24, 2015 12

Welcome to the weekend everyone! Be sure to visit a local arcade if the opportunity allows! Today’s newsbag is very heavy on videos so let’s get to it! Star Wars Battle Pod Hoth/Vader Trailer

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Ramping Up For JAEPO: New Arcade Games For Japan

Ramping Up For JAEPO: New Arcade Games For Japan

arcadehero January 22, 2015 6

Being late January, we all know what that means for the arcade sector – new Japanese arcade titles are approaching fast! February is the time when a big game expo takes place in Tokyo,

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Videos: Time Crisis 5 Direct Promo; Showdown Deluxe; Transformers 80″; Gun Pang

Videos: Time Crisis 5 Direct Promo; Showdown Deluxe; Transformers 80″; Gun Pang

arcadehero January 19, 2015 4

While we did get a first look at Time Crisis 5 last week, the quality was admittedly very poor as the clips were emailed. You can’t beat direct footage and Bandai Namco Amusements has

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Interview: Kazushi Imoto, Lead Producer for Bandai Namco Amusements’ Star Wars Battle Pod

Interview: Kazushi Imoto, Lead Producer for Bandai Namco Amusements’ Star Wars Battle Pod

arcadehero January 19, 2015 2

At IAAPA 2014, I was discussing the event with another attendee who stated he would like to see an interview with the designers of Bandai Namco’s Star Wars Battle Pod. It was a great

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Round 1 USA Opens Their Arlington, TX Location

Round 1 USA Opens Their Arlington, TX Location

arcadehero December 23, 2014 6

(Thanks to J. Wesley Chiok for the tip) I should have mixed this with the location news from yesterday but it slipped my memory – so better late than never 😉 We have known

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Bandai Namco Testing Synchronica In Japan

Bandai Namco Testing Synchronica In Japan

arcadehero October 24, 2014 3

While most attention on rhythm/music gaming in Japan is soaked up by Konami, that doesn’t stop other developers there from trying their hand at it. Sega has titles like Project DIVA and MaiMai; Taito

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Bandai Namco Amusements’ Time Crisis 5 Is Coming To Arcades In Spring 2015

Bandai Namco Amusements’ Time Crisis 5 Is Coming To Arcades In Spring 2015

arcadehero October 20, 2014 11

First released in 1995, the light-gun/foot pedal light-gun shooting game quickly gained a following of fans and the success of the series gave us a few sequels and a couple of spin-offs. The last

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Bandai Namco’s NYCC Unveiling Event – Star Wars Arcade Liveblog

Bandai Namco’s NYCC Unveiling Event – Star Wars Arcade Liveblog

arcadehero October 8, 2014 10

Putting this at the top: The cabinet for the Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade game. Also, check out our recent interview with the lead producer for this game in case you are curious for

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Tekken 7 Begins Location Testing in Japan

Tekken 7 Begins Location Testing in Japan

arcadehero October 3, 2014 12

Not surprising news on this one since in Japan, companies will regularly use location tests as a way to both market and publicly test their arcade games out. For those that want to get

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