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Book Review: Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat And Other Coin-op Classics Invaded The Living Room by David Craddock

Book Review: Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat And Other Coin-op Classics Invaded The Living Room by David Craddock

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It has been a while since we did a book review on the site, as books about the subject of arcades are not exactly plentiful. That changed slightly this weekend after David L. Craddock

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Restoring The Colors Of Arcade Past

Restoring The Colors Of Arcade Past

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Life is lived in color, but our technology wasn’t always able to capture that reality. Thanks to modern tech however, colorizing photos that were originally taken in black & white is easier than ever,

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Happy Video Arcade Day: Atari Turns 47

Happy Video Arcade Day: Atari Turns 47

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There is no shortage of made-up holidays out there, which is something that keeps calendar people busy I suppose. So when it comes to the iconic video arcade machine, why not pick a day

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Fans Celebrate 59 Years Of Sega

Fans Celebrate 59 Years Of Sega

arcadehero June 3, 2019 1

Today marks 59 years since the gaming company first known as Service Games – later SEGA – opened their doors and began providing gaming entertainment to the world. To mark the event, the official

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Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

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There isn’t much arcade news this week, so let’s jump into something from the days of arcade past; something that had it been released “in the day” would have been almost three decades ahead

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Newsbytes: Skee-Ball Carnival; Scarygirl Mission Maybee VR; Exploring An Abandoned Sega Hall; Rowe Acquired & More

Newsbytes: Skee-Ball Carnival; Scarygirl Mission Maybee VR; Exploring An Abandoned Sega Hall; Rowe Acquired & More

arcadehero February 16, 2019 1

Welcome to another weekend, and with that, another newsbytes. Here are the few things I’ve curated for you to watch or muse over: Bay Tek Introduces The Skee-Ball Carnival If you’ve been to a

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Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

arcadehero February 5, 2019 2

Way back in 2013, I wrote up a couple of articles that detailed the history of unreleased arcade games that were in the works at one time by Midway. Similar posts had been created

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Newsbytes: High Score Girl; Dark Presence Footage; Ralph Coppola Passing; Arcade History & More

Newsbytes: High Score Girl; Dark Presence Footage; Ralph Coppola Passing; Arcade History & More

arcadehero January 5, 2019 0

Welcome to the year’s first Newsbytes, a collection of arcade news from around the web from the past week (or two..or three..in today’s case). I do have a story on Halo: Fireteam Raven 2-player

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Defunctland: A Brief Look At The History Of Gameworks & DisneyQuest

Defunctland: A Brief Look At The History Of Gameworks & DisneyQuest

arcadehero September 5, 2018 0

Defunctland is an episodic mini-documentary series on YouTube that jumps into the history of various out-of-home attractions. In looking through the first two seasons (they are still going through Season 2), there seems to

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Newsbytes: Ted Dabney’s History; The Hobbit Pinball v3; NEO GEO MVS LEDs; A Nintendo Lego Cabinet & More

Newsbytes: Ted Dabney’s History; The Hobbit Pinball v3; NEO GEO MVS LEDs; A Nintendo Lego Cabinet & More

arcadehero July 7, 2018 1

Happy weekend fellow arcaders and gamers. Let’s dive into some extra news I’ve come across while scouring the interwebs: Ted Dabney: An Oral History Recall that a short time ago, Atari co-founder Ted Dabney

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Two Discovered From Atari: Star Trap & Space Storms

Two Discovered From Atari: Star Trap & Space Storms

arcadehero July 4, 2018 0

Happy Independence Day American readers! It has been a while since we’ve talked about a prototype/unreleased video arcade game. Granted, such news is always a bit random since it is not unlike archaeology –

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Newsbytes: Dance Rush; Aztarac Restoration; Jumbo Jumpin’; RIP Tom Petit

Newsbytes: Dance Rush; Aztarac Restoration; Jumbo Jumpin’; RIP Tom Petit

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It’s been a little while since we had a proper newsbytes post but it is normal that arcade news not related to IAAPA is quite slow around the end of November/beginning of December. Here’s

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