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Namco Funscape opens in Gateshead UK

Shaggy November 7, 2009 0

(Thanks to reader kieranmay for the tip) Namco is well know for operating hundreds of arcade across the globe and now they have added one more place to their list – the Namco Funscape

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More industry coverage seen thanks to "Save The Arcades"

Shaggy September 2, 2009 0

We all know that it is a chore for the arcade industry to get some mainstream attention and one aspect of Stride’s “Save The Arcades” campaign has certainly made it a little easier for

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Arcade biz in Texas closing it's doors Friday

Shaggy July 29, 2009 1

With all of the news lately of entertainment facilities opening their doors, I had hoped that we wouldn’t hear about any closures but sadly that is not the case. An arcade in Abiline TX

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One place arcades are also still popular: beach towns

Shaggy June 18, 2009 3

I found an interesting little article today that we can add to the batch of evidence we like to point to that arcades are not dead and in many places they even thrive. One

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A quick word about Metal Gear Arcade and a message to some in the gamers blogosphere

Shaggy June 11, 2009 8

We all know about Metal Gear Arcade, which was announced at E3 last week and several sites have suddenly picked up the news again with a Famitsu article describing the game in little detail,

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Deathsmiles 2 and a slightly different way of revenue sharing in Japan

Shaggy May 14, 2009 0

I have lost track of the times I have brought up costs in the arcade sector since it is an on-going issue. Since I joined Arcade Heroes, some manufacturers have certainly improved in bringing

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Today's "no-duh" moment from Capcom: arcades hit by consoles.

Shaggy May 12, 2009 3

When it comes to the debate as to whether or not arcades are affected by consoles, I personally believe that the argument is straightforward. If arcades were not affected at all by consoles then

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Sega Sammy makes some management changes

Shaggy April 5, 2009 6

Sega Sammy has announced some management changes to their company, and they have created a new R&D department for creating strategies with their pachinko machines. Since I am not familiar with who was in

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Sega to scale back operations in Japan, arcades to be affected

Shaggy February 11, 2009 0

Many companies are scaling back in their operations right now and with some arcade companies are being affected as well. That includes Sega, which has announced that they will be “soliciting voluntary retirements” (aka trying to lay off)

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Play Meter Magazine's 2008 State of the Industry report

Shaggy January 27, 2009 2

Every year since 1976, the amusement trade industry magazine Play Meter gathers information from operators and others in the industry to put together a State of the Industry Report. When I was researching every aspect

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Seta Corp and Jaleco Ltd. close shop in Japan

Shaggy January 23, 2009 0

Right on the heels of some positive economic news for the amusement industry in India, comes some negative amusement related news from Japan. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report has the rundown on Seta

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Paul's Billiards and Arcade opens in Ocean City, MD

Shaggy January 21, 2009 0

A small new arcade has opened in Ocean City Maryland and even though it is still relatively small (with 2 pool tables and 19 arcade games total, which includes redemption and pinball) it has

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