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Chuck E. Cheese sees income increase in Q2

Chuck E. Cheese sees income increase in Q2

arcadehero August 5, 2011 2

Newsfeed 1093 via Following the news of profits up at Bandai Namco is another amusement company seeing increased earnings in Q2 – Chuck E. Cheese, or CEC Entertainment Inc. Net income was up 36%

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Bandai Namco profits up

Bandai Namco profits up

arcadehero August 4, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1083 via Good news for the people at Namco – despite economic turmoil this year, profits are up for the company (see the 162nd Ferengi Rule of Acquisition for our obligatory geek reference

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Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA classic arcade setup confiscated by The Man (aka, state of Georgia)

Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA classic arcade setup confiscated by The Man (aka, state of Georgia)

arcadehero August 3, 2011 6

(Thanks to Mark Arson for the tip) UPDATE: Since this story broke, it looks like some fans of Plaza have come to the rescue, covering the fees and allowing Plaza to keep the games.

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What’s going on with Sega Amusements USA – the real story

What’s going on with Sega Amusements USA – the real story

arcadehero July 8, 2011 4

Before rumors begin to fly and get out of control let’s get one thing straight – Sega arcade games and official support for them are not going away in North America. News has spread

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With economies under stress, are consumers spending on entertainment?

With economies under stress, are consumers spending on entertainment?

arcadehero June 21, 2011 3

Newsfeed 1059 via It feels like forever now that economies around the world are in a state of recession/depression, with stagnant growth and worried consumers all around. It’s not the case in every country

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The Arcade business of Vegas casinos

The Arcade business of Vegas casinos

arcadehero May 6, 2011 2

  Newsfeed 1041 via   (Image of the New York-New York Casino arcade via Dragonslairfans.com) The US economy continues to stagnate along with unemployment rising again and one place that is still trying to

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Profits up at Sega Sammy and Namco Bandai

Profits up at Sega Sammy and Namco Bandai

arcadehero February 5, 2011 3

Newsfeed 998 via About every quarter we get a look at how some companies who are in the arcade business did financially, particularly those based in Japan. These reports don’t really show us how

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How the year went at my own arcade

How the year went at my own arcade

arcadehero December 30, 2010 22

As long time readers of this site are aware, I own and operate my own arcade in Utah. I opened up back in June 2008 and it’s been a wild ride but I have

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Sega posts improved profit projections

Sega posts improved profit projections

HeavyElectricity October 1, 2010 0

Sega Sammy Holdings yesterday revised its half and full year financial forecasts, and the good news for the company is that it has increased its projected profits. The full year figure is projected to

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Capcom’s outlook at the arcade market

Capcom’s outlook at the arcade market

arcadehero September 19, 2010 2

Newsfeed 925 & 926 via Recently we had a little bit of discussion about Capcom’s attitude towards the arcade market – fans have been disappointed by the lack of an arcade version of games

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Lazer Planet opening late September in Dexter, MI

Shaggy August 27, 2010 0

Newsfeed 910 via It’s been a long time since I have played lazer tag but I am pretty sure that you can still expect to see an arcade as a part of any LT

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Pentavision and Pipeline Games merge to become Pentavision Global

Shaggy August 26, 2010 1

A short time ago I noticed that the Pipeline Games website was completely down and it seemed to be staying that way. That didn’t bode well for the brand new company who had brought

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