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Operating An Arcade: Game Purchasing Insights

Operating An Arcade: Game Purchasing Insights

arcadehero April 30, 2022 0

So arcade news this month has been….slow, to put it nicely. I could perhaps be going back to the old days where I posted about every small bit of news as its own post

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Kevin Williams: GameWorks – The Slow Collapse Of The Dream!

Kevin Williams: GameWorks – The Slow Collapse Of The Dream!

arcadehero December 27, 2021 0

Ending the year with a new guest post for the site, industry specialist Kevin Williams takes time to look back at the tempestuous history of Gameworks – when Hollywood came to arcades. He sent

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GENDA Gains Ground In US With Pac-Man Entertainment Acquisition

GENDA Gains Ground In US With Pac-Man Entertainment Acquisition

arcadehero May 13, 2021 0

Arcade operation acquisitions have become a bit more frequent in recent times, with one of the most talked about being GENDA’s acquisition of Sega Japan’s operations last year. There was also a bit of

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The Future Of Sega Amusements International & The Sega Name In Arcades

The Future Of Sega Amusements International & The Sega Name In Arcades

arcadehero March 25, 2021 0

UPDATE: Some minor fixes and more details have been added to the story. When the pandemic first began, it was anyone’s guess as to how deeply it would have affected the arcade industry –

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Location Watch: Area 15[NV]; Game Terminal [TN]; 16-Bit Bar & Arcade [OH]; Natsuge Museum [JP] & More

Location Watch: Area 15[NV]; Game Terminal [TN]; 16-Bit Bar & Arcade [OH]; Natsuge Museum [JP] & More

arcadehero March 4, 2021 1

Welcome to Location Watch, a post series that highlights brand new arcade locations that have opened their doors for the first time. Since news in this regard has been rather slow, we haven’t had

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Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

arcadehero March 1, 2021 4

It is no surprise – and probably won’t be for a while – that the effects of the covid-19 pandemic will have changed a lot about the arcade industry, along with pretty much every

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Kevin Williams: The SEGA Situation

Kevin Williams: The SEGA Situation

arcadehero November 16, 2020 0

Let’s start the week with an opinion piece, where site friend and industry specialist Kevin Williams weighs in on what’s been happening with SEGA over in Japan. Take it away, Kevin: Opinion Piece: The

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What Is Happening With The Sale Of Sega’s Arcade Business In Japan?

What Is Happening With The Sale Of Sega’s Arcade Business In Japan?

arcadehero November 4, 2020 3

This story was exploding over the internet this morning, and unfortunately, I’ve been seeing a lot of comments on this that are incorrect or spreading the false idea that arcades are done in Japan

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Sega Amusements Int’l Fully Re-Opens

Sega Amusements Int’l Fully Re-Opens

arcadehero July 1, 2020 0

The news cycle for the past few months has been a cycle of closures, indefinite closures, re-openings, & re-closures. It’s been a little hard to track it all, since every industry has been affected

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Will Chuck E. Cheeses Survive?

Will Chuck E. Cheeses Survive?

arcadehero June 25, 2020 2

I’m not leading this story with the headline “Chuck E. Cheeses files for bankruptcy,” as it seems to be taken incorrectly by some. Unfortunately, I’ve found that many “readers” on both Facebook and Twitter

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June 3rd, 2020 – Sega Marks 60 Years Of Gaming

June 3rd, 2020 – Sega Marks 60 Years Of Gaming

arcadehero June 3, 2020 1

60 years ago today, Sega was formed by a trio of partners looking to supply amusement needs to other businesses in Japan. “The rest is history” as they say, and to celebrate the people

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Pandemic Shutdown Updates: The Slow Act Of Re-Opening

Pandemic Shutdown Updates: The Slow Act Of Re-Opening

arcadehero May 20, 2020 1

It’s been a little bit since we had an update on the happenings within the industry since the pandemic made chaos a daily part of life, so let’s get you up to speed on

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