Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry! – Part 2
Industry specialist Kevin Williams follows up on his look at the rise-and-fall of technology in the amusement scene, particularly in regards to optical storage mediums. It’s the 1990s and its time for…LaserDiscs…and CDs! KWP:Read More »
Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!
In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, industry specialist Kevin Williams looks at the marking of the 40th anniversary of a technology that was then hailed as a ‘savior of coin-op’Read More »
Super Mario’s Arcade Origins & History
When Nintendo revealed the movie trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie this week, they prefaced it by having some brief introductions from the actors. In that, Mario voice actor Chris Pratt brought upRead More »
Happy Video Arcade Day As Atari Turns 50
Being that we’re at the forefront of arcade gaming here, I’ve taken the liberty in the past to declare today “International Video Arcade Day.” Today is chosen as that day as June 27th isRead More »
Newsbytes: Heavyweight Champ Footage; Pac-Mom; The PolyRetro; New Raw Thrills Mobile Game; Spinal Tap Pinball & More
Welcome to Newsbytes, a semi-regular collection of arcade & pinball news items from around the world. This week has quite a few interesting stories, particularly when it comes to arcade history, so I hopeRead More »
2021 Year-In-Review With The Top 10 Posts
Welcome to something of an annual tradition here at Arcade Heroes, albeit something sort of rare on my part – a Top 10 list. I’m not big on such lists since most of themRead More »
Kevin Williams: GameWorks – The Slow Collapse Of The Dream!
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 sentRead More »
KWP Guest Post: Nintendo & Others Return To Out-Of-Home Entertainment
Apologies for the various issues plaguing the site over the past few weeks. While my hosting service has been quick to fix them when I alert them to it, it’s also not something thatRead More »
Amusement Goes To The Olympics
In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, marks the celebration of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, and charts the influences that the video amusement industry has takenRead More »
PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One
In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, entertainment industry specialist Kevin Williams, turns his gaze, after Mario, to the other leading video amusement gaming character: the iconic legend that is PAC-MAN.Read More »
Newsbytes: New Save The Arcades Campaign; Slugterra VR; Indies; Splatterhouse Art & More
Welcome to Newbytes, a curated compilation of arcade news from around the world, generally covering items that didn’t necessarily need their own full-blown post but are still worth mentioning. This week has seen arcadeRead More »
Happy Space Invaders Day!
It’s time to celebrate another game anniversary, as Taito appears to have taken a page from all of the celebrations surrounding Pac-Man’s 40th, and come up with their own ways to celebrate the gameRead More »