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Amusement Goes To The Olympics

Amusement Goes To The Olympics

arcadehero July 26, 2021 2

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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PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

PAC-MAN Going Strong at Forty-One

arcadehero May 25, 2021 3

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.

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Newsbytes: James Games Arcade Closes; 2020 Pinball GOTY; Mini R360 & More

Newsbytes: James Games Arcade Closes; 2020 Pinball GOTY; Mini R360 & More

arcadehero April 3, 2021 0

This is Newsbytes, a curated collection of news from around the world of arcade & pinball that I run every weekend. Once again there isn’t a ton for this edition of the post James

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Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

Namco USA Arcade Operations Sold Off As Covid Fallout Continues

arcadehero March 1, 2021 4

It is no surprise – and probably won’t be for a while – that the effects of the covid-19 pandemic will have changed a lot about the arcade industry, along with pretty much every

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New For The Prop Cycle Genre: Sky Riders by Ace Amusement

New For The Prop Cycle Genre: Sky Riders by Ace Amusement

arcadehero February 18, 2021 2

A few months back when UNIS held their 2020 Virtual Showcase, they unveiled a game that falls into the genre, if we want to classify it as such, of Namco’s somewhat obscure Prop Cycle.

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The Current Home Arcade Landscape

The Current Home Arcade Landscape

arcadehero November 26, 2020 1

Rushing towards Black Friday and the holidays, and we see a perfusion of retro-mini arcade cabinets hitting the shelves. Friend-of-the-site, and trend specialist Kevin Williams looks at a selection of the releases hoping to

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Bandai Namco Unveils New Cabinet For Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield II

Bandai Namco Unveils New Cabinet For Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield II

arcadehero October 28, 2020 4

I’m a sucker for mech games, and I think it’s unfortunate that we’ve had almost nothing in the genre in Western arcades. There was Mechwarrior 4 for Tsunami Tsumo cabinets, but that was about

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ICE Launches New Home-Focused Arcade Product Line, ARCADE PRO

ICE Launches New Home-Focused Arcade Product Line, ARCADE PRO

arcadehero September 18, 2020 3

[I meant to post this much earlier, but working on my second location got a bit ahead of me today] It’s an age of change and adaptation, which has been a concern for companies

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Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

Over-The-Hill – Pac-Man Turns 40 Today

arcadehero May 22, 2020 1

Back during the “Console Wars” of the ’80s & ’90s, big game consoles were known for their “mascots,” a game with a protagonist that served as the face of a particular console and brand.

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Arcade Flyers Worth Admiring

Arcade Flyers Worth Admiring

arcadehero April 23, 2020 1

I just realized that I haven’t had a post run for a few days on the blog, and while there isn’t much news that isn’t related to The Thing Which Shall Not Be Named,

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JAEPO 2020 News: New Arcade Games From Sega, Konami & Taito

JAEPO 2020 News: New Arcade Games From Sega, Konami & Taito

arcadehero February 7, 2020 1

It’s February, and these days that means it’s JAEPO time. JAEPO is the Japan Amusement Expo and with this event, we get a deluge of news from the arcade sector that is based out

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Newsbytes: Arcade & Pinball @ CES 2020; Arcade Sidekick & More

Newsbytes: Arcade & Pinball @ CES 2020; Arcade Sidekick & More

arcadehero January 11, 2020 0

It’s 2020 and it’s time for our first Newsbytes of the year! If you’re new around here, this is where we take a look at some quick items from around the arcade world to

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