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ATEI 2009 Initial Round Up

Twisted Supreme January 27, 2009 10

Now I know round ups are usually reserved for after the  shows, but I only have time to do a quick little in depth round up this evening. All my videos and photos plus further impressions will

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Namco Bandai mentions arcades in their plans for profitability

Shaggy January 21, 2009 3

This is a minor thing I know but it would be quite easy for Namco to gloss over their arcade division and say that they expect all their profits to come from console gaming

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Pac-Man makes the obligatory energy drink appearance

Shaggy January 17, 2009 4

Street Fighter got an energy drink recently so why not the other great arcade icon, Pac-Man? Well, I wouldn’t have cared had Pac-Man never been used in marketing energy drinks but since he has,

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Namco's Rockin' Bowl-O-Rama shown in Gadgets For Guys morning show segment

Shaggy December 15, 2008 1

Ah, morning TV news shows. Usually when they are discussing video games, it’s something about how they are harmful to your kids but on occasion, they just show you some games without all the

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IAAPA: Brick People, Hummer, Harley Davidson, Razing Storm, Nirin, more

Shaggy November 19, 2008 5

Next up from the IAAPA floor today, Sega and Namco. As always, click on the thumbnails for a full view, thanks to  Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report for sending us these pics. One big surprise

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Namco demonstrates a modded version of MaxiTune 3 that lets users play in a wheelchair

Shaggy November 4, 2008 0

Now this is really cool – we’ve discussed how arcades have been made to be user-friendly for someone with a physical disability, and at least since SF Rush 2049 a lot of racers in

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Namco sets up a Razing Storm website

Shaggy October 23, 2008 7

Among the new game revelations last month was Namco’s light-gun shooter called Razing Storm and in Japan it is going on location test and it has a website set up to describe the game

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Some Tekken 6 talk

Shaggy October 21, 2008 0

There’s been a lot of talk about fighters lately and as it turns out – here’s some more. Namco Japan sat down and talked about the arcade and console versions of Tekken 6 with

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Don't expect Tekken 6 BR in the US (officially)

Shaggy October 16, 2008 1

This is a quick one: a few of you have asked in e-mails or in our comments section about the fate of Namco’s latest update to Tekken 6, Bloodline Rebellion in the US. I

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Namco creates new group to focus on game development, bring more games overseas

Shaggy October 9, 2008 0

While this news is a couple of days old already, I contacted Frank Cosentino of Namco (who also is the new head of this dept.) about the creation of Namco Amusement USA’s new Product

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News on Tekken 6 – looks like arcade version is superior

Shaggy October 9, 2008 8

The Tokyo Game Show is in full swing right now and there is some arcade-related news to come out of it. Direct from the Stinger Report comes some interesting news about Namco’s Tekken 6

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Stinger Report Article: Very Large Arcade Show Shakes Consoles Confidence

Shaggy September 23, 2008 1

Here is a new article from our friend Kevin Williams at The Stinger Report, this time discussing the impact of the 46th AM show in Japan and the subsequent flurry of interest that has

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