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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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Newsbytes: Stern’s Insider Connected; Prototype Atari Basketball Game; Frogger Game Show & More

Newsbytes: Stern’s Insider Connected; Prototype Atari Basketball Game; Frogger Game Show & More

arcadehero August 28, 2021 1

Welcome to Newsbytes, a series of posts that curates some quick news from around the world of arcades & pinball. We’re a bit heavier on the pinball this week, which is no problem at

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Newsbytes: Mobile Suit Gundam Card Game; Space Out; Space Invaders AR & More

Newsbytes: Mobile Suit Gundam Card Game; Space Out; Space Invaders AR & More

arcadehero March 20, 2021 3

Welcome to another weekend, and with that, another Newsbytes. Let’s get to it! Mobile Suit Gundam: Arsenal Base Japan is well ahead of the West when it comes to card arcade games, although we’re

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Quake Arcade Tournament Edition Now Unlocked

Quake Arcade Tournament Edition Now Unlocked

arcadehero August 17, 2020 0

[Thanks to everyone who sent me various links about this. I’ll be using Ars Technica for the main source] First person shooters in arcades – not on-rails light-gun titles, but the kind that regularly

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Newsbytes: New Bomberman; VR Troubles; Talking Survival and More

Newsbytes: New Bomberman; VR Troubles; Talking Survival and More

arcadehero July 5, 2020 0

Welcome to the latest edition of Newsbytes, a weekend post that curates some quick news from the wonderful world of arcade and pinball gaming. I meant to have this published yesterday, but all of

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Canceled But Not Forgotten – Star Trek Battleground by Raw Thrills

Canceled But Not Forgotten – Star Trek Battleground by Raw Thrills

arcadehero May 22, 2020 2

Not every game that we discuss on the blog boldly goes into production, and such is the case with a videmption arcade piece developed by Raw Thrills that we talked about last year by

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The Game That Would Become Area 51: Bounty Hunter

The Game That Would Become Area 51: Bounty Hunter

arcadehero March 2, 2020 3

If you’ve been a reader of the site for any length of time, then you know that we enjoy researching and discussing unreleased arcade games. My interest in these games is enough that we

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Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

arcadehero April 23, 2019 7

NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect some new thoughts about the event. As I figured, this is something that people will be talking about in arcade circles for some time to come.

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Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

arcadehero February 27, 2019 2

There isn’t much arcade news this week, so let’s jump into something from the days of arcade past; something that had it been released “in the day” would have been almost three decades ahead

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Sega’s Daytona Championship USA SDLX Revealed

Sega’s Daytona Championship USA SDLX Revealed

arcadehero February 18, 2019 2

(Thanks to Jdevy for the tip) Last week, I ran a story on the pending arrival of a new “Super Deluxe (SDLX)” model for Sega Amusements’ Daytona Championship USA. Today, we have a look

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Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

arcadehero February 5, 2019 2

Way back in 2013, I wrote up a couple of articles that detailed the history of unreleased arcade games that were in the works at one time by Midway. Similar posts had been created

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Newsbytes: House Of The Dead Prototype; CART;  Beat Saber; Star Trek Day & More

Newsbytes: House Of The Dead Prototype; CART; Beat Saber; Star Trek Day & More

arcadehero September 8, 2018 0

As you can tell, arcade news has continued to be slow for September, which is pretty normal. As school starts up, there are many projects in the works that will be headed to IAAPA,

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