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SUPER SIZING AMUSEMENT – Part 2!

SUPER SIZING AMUSEMENT – Part 2!

arcadehero May 29, 2023 0

In the second part of his trip down arcade memory lane, Kevin Williams (KWP) continues to discuss “Deluxe” and “Super Deluxe cabinet designs. Editing and several additions were thrown in by myself, Arcadehero. If

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Super Sizing Amusement! – Part 1

Super Sizing Amusement! – Part 1

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In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams (KWP), takes a look at the history of the “Deluxe” and “Super Deluxe” categories of arcade cabinet hardware. These

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Retrospective: PCs Powering Arcade Machines

Retrospective: PCs Powering Arcade Machines

arcadehero April 15, 2023 4

April tends to be a very slow month for arcade news, since most of the info that pertains to the industry (particularly brand new games) takes place at Amusement Expo. So to help fill

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Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry! – Part 2

Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry! – Part 2

arcadehero February 13, 2023 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:

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Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

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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’

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Super Mario’s Arcade Origins & History

Super Mario’s Arcade Origins & History

arcadehero October 8, 2022 0

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 up

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Happy Video Arcade Day As Atari Turns 50

Happy Video Arcade Day As Atari Turns 50

arcadehero June 27, 2022 1

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 is

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Newsbytes: Heavyweight Champ Footage; Pac-Mom; The PolyRetro; New Raw Thrills Mobile Game; Spinal Tap Pinball & More

Newsbytes: Heavyweight Champ Footage; Pac-Mom; The PolyRetro; New Raw Thrills Mobile Game; Spinal Tap Pinball & More

arcadehero April 9, 2022 1

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 hope

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2021 Year-In-Review With The Top 10 Posts

2021 Year-In-Review With The Top 10 Posts

arcadehero December 31, 2021 0

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 them

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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 1

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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KWP Guest Post: Nintendo & Others Return To Out-Of-Home Entertainment

KWP Guest Post: Nintendo & Others Return To Out-Of-Home Entertainment

arcadehero December 2, 2021 0

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 that

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Amusement Goes To The Olympics

Amusement Goes To The Olympics

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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 taken

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