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Kevin Williams: London’s Amusement Renaissance

Kevin Williams: London’s Amusement Renaissance

arcadehero June 20, 2022 0

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, industry specialist Kevin Williams is back and checking out the explosion of innovation and installation in a very crowded London entertainment and hospitality scene,

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Location Watch March 2022: New Arcades Open In Japan, The USA, The UK, & Australia

Location Watch March 2022: New Arcades Open In Japan, The USA, The UK, & Australia

arcadehero March 28, 2022 0

Welcome to Location Watch, a post that looks at tracking the opening of new arcade locations around the globe. Since you the reader might be anywhere around the planet, hopefully one of these is

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The Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

The Future Amusement Landscape Of London Is Changing As Iconic FEC Will Close

arcadehero July 29, 2021 5

In a special feature for Arcade Heroes – industry specialist Kevin Williams, breaks the news of the closure of the latest London amusement space (NAMCO Funscape London), and views the state of the business

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EAG 2018 Round-up: New Arcade Content For Europe

EAG 2018 Round-up: New Arcade Content For Europe

arcadehero January 19, 2018 3

While the IAAPA trade show tends to soak up most of the arcade news that’s out there, it is not the only amusement/arcade related event of it’s kind to find out there. Every January

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New Arcades: Violent City (London, UK); Bonus Round (Phoenix, AZ)

New Arcades: Violent City (London, UK); Bonus Round (Phoenix, AZ)

arcadehero May 9, 2016 2

I always like starting the week off with some new location news and today it’s got a little bit of an international flare. Violent City Opens Under A New Location In London (Thanks to

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Taking a Look At the Trocadero in London, UK Before The End

Taking a Look At the Trocadero in London, UK Before The End

arcadehero February 21, 2014 8

Newsfeed 1348 via  It’s been a pretty slow news week, which I will chalk up to post trade show doldrums. In case anyone is interested, I just posted a new montage video of arcade

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Hunger For Amusement Proven At The Heart of Gaming In London, UK

Hunger For Amusement Proven At The Heart of Gaming In London, UK

arcadehero April 15, 2013 7

This past weekend was the grand opening of a new arcade in London. Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report / DNA Association was there and he snapped numerous pictures and wrote up this article

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Article: A Trip Through the London ‘Arcade Corridor’

Article: A Trip Through the London ‘Arcade Corridor’

arcadehero February 17, 2013 2

A look at the current state of the arcade scene in London,

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Weekend Reads: Pokemon Game, Music video, Light-Gun Game Ban, DNA Seminar

Weekend Reads: Pokemon Game, Music video, Light-Gun Game Ban, DNA Seminar

arcadehero January 11, 2013 4

UPDATE: Rebuttal piece to The Boston Globe on the violent arcade games issue added below It’s been a really slow news week but overall its seemed slow in other areas too, at my own

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London’s New Arcade – ‘Star Attraction- Family Fun Center’

London’s New Arcade – ‘Star Attraction- Family Fun Center’

arcadehero August 22, 2012 1

Since the unexpected closure of the Funland at the Trocadero, that left a hole in the heart of many fans who spent time being entertained by their excellent selection of games there. Kevin Williams

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The Funland @ the Trocadero closes its doors, here’s why

The Funland @ the Trocadero closes its doors, here’s why

arcadehero July 12, 2011 12

The Trocadero is a well-known retail business center in London and one highlight of the location would certainly be the Funland facility there, home to many great arcade games as well as serving as

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ATEI 2009 – Full Report

HeavyElectricity January 30, 2009 18

Following TwistedSupreme’s initial report yesterday, I got my chance to attend ATEI today. And, armed with a camera, a keen eye for games and a beard that makes small children cry, I decided to

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