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AAA 2024 Day 1: New Arcade Games Shown Off In China

AAA 2024 Day 1: New Arcade Games Shown Off In China

arcadehero May 10, 2024 0

Trade shows may be dormant in the States right now, but the Asia Amusement & Attractions (AAA) Expo has just begun over in China. From it, we can get a look at some of

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Bandai Namco Begins Testing Bike Dash Delivery In Japan

Bandai Namco Begins Testing Bike Dash Delivery In Japan

arcadehero August 20, 2023 3

This post is discussing a game that has been seen on location test, the arcade equivalent of a beta test. This game might not be released at all or if it does reach production,

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Bandai Namco Amusements Is Testing A Sequel To DeadStorm Pirates In Japan

Bandai Namco Amusements Is Testing A Sequel To DeadStorm Pirates In Japan

arcadehero May 6, 2023 1

The following post is discussing a game that has been seen on location test, which is the arcade industry equivalent of a beta test. This means that there is not much info to go

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Pac-Man Gets The Spotlight With Update To Bandai Namco Amusements’ Site

Pac-Man Gets The Spotlight With Update To Bandai Namco Amusements’ Site

arcadehero September 9, 2022 0

If you love Namco’s Pac-Man then the latest updates to their site definitely highlights the character. Let’s bring you up to speed: Pac-Man Battle Royale Chompionship The Deluxe version of PMBRC now has a

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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

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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