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Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME

arcadehero April 23, 2019 25

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 1

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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Two Discovered From Atari: Star Trap & Space Storms

Two Discovered From Atari: Star Trap & Space Storms

arcadehero July 4, 2018 0

Happy Independence Day American readers! It has been a while since we’ve talked about a prototype/unreleased video arcade game. Granted, such news is always a bit random since it is not unlike archaeology –

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Optimus Prime Returns To The Arcade In Transformers Shadows Rising

Optimus Prime Returns To The Arcade In Transformers Shadows Rising

arcadehero March 1, 2018 5

Way back at IAAPA 2016, I was given a very small hint about Sega’s next big project after Daytona Championship USA. All I was told is that it was a shooting game, later to

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Newsbytes: Predators; NBA Jam Book; Galaga Chronicles; Golden Tee 2018; ColorDMD Updates

Newsbytes: Predators; NBA Jam Book; Galaga Chronicles; Golden Tee 2018; ColorDMD Updates

arcadehero July 29, 2017 1

Welcome to the last weekend of July. CAX and ReplayFX are in full swing so if you have the chance to attend, soak up every minute of it! Let’s end the month on some

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Get Ready – California Extreme (CA) & Replay FX (PA) This Weekend

Get Ready – California Extreme (CA) & Replay FX (PA) This Weekend

arcadehero July 27, 2017 1

July is almost over (booooo!) and while this means we’ll soon be in the “dog days” of Summer, it also means that gamers on both the East and West coast of the United States

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Star Wars Pinball Appears At The Park Avenue Open Day (UK)

Star Wars Pinball Appears At The Park Avenue Open Day (UK)

arcadehero June 9, 2017 0

Newsfeed via We just received our first glimpses of Stern Pinball’s Star Wars this past week but for arcade operators in the UK, they have already had the chance to play it. Every year

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Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

Prototype Found: The Arena by Gottlieb

arcadehero April 28, 2017 1

Prototype news was rather steady last year, thanks to a slew of discoveries from arcade collectors out there. For the news on this one, it was something we almost posted about last Summer but

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Wizard of Wor Prototype Discovered: Invisible Monsters

Wizard of Wor Prototype Discovered: Invisible Monsters

arcadehero March 27, 2017 3

(Thanks to Troy F. for sending us details and photos) If you follow the site on social media then last week you should have heard about our new page dedicated to tracking unreleased arcade

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