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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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ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

ICE Releases Centipede Chaos Standup

arcadehero February 28, 2020 0

First seen at IAAPA 2019, locations who would like to get their hands on a more compact version of the arcade exclusive reboot of Play Mechanix & ICE’s Centipede Chaos can now do so.

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Location Watch: Maniac’s Mansion (TX); Quarters Bar+Arcade (CO); Apex Entertainment (NY); Play Money Pinball (FL); Pixels Arcade (WI) & More

Location Watch: Maniac’s Mansion (TX); Quarters Bar+Arcade (CO); Apex Entertainment (NY); Play Money Pinball (FL); Pixels Arcade (WI) & More

arcadehero April 8, 2019 2

I’ll keep on saying this until it somehow gets stuck into the public’s consciousness, but the amusement industry is on fire right now. Dozens of locations continue to open their doors out there, and

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New Games For Arcades: Indie Games Storm The Scene (Amusement Expo 2019)

New Games For Arcades: Indie Games Storm The Scene (Amusement Expo 2019)

arcadehero March 30, 2019 1

UPDATE: Video for Retro Raccoons has been re-added to the post below; it had been there, but a glitch had removed just that one. The Spring event for the trade of arcade/amusement games has

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New Indie Arcade Game: DeathBall

New Indie Arcade Game: DeathBall

arcadehero March 12, 2019 2

Friction. Killer Queen Arcade. Skycurser. Cosmotrons. Tipsy Raccoons. Rashlander. These are just a few of the indie titles that have found their way to coin-op arcades over the past several years. Now there is

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Bandai Namco Debuts Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash At Bowl Expo ’18

Bandai Namco Debuts Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash At Bowl Expo ’18

arcadehero June 19, 2018 8

If you’ve been around the arcade business for the past couple of decades, then you likely are familiar with Bandai Namco’s re-issues of select classic arcade games in a proper arcade cabinet format. These

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Bandai Namco Resurrecting The Shoot Away Series With Shoot Away Pro

Bandai Namco Resurrecting The Shoot Away Series With Shoot Away Pro

arcadehero February 1, 2018 2

After a fairly mellow 2017, the Japanese arcade industry seems to have awoken from their slumber as we’re just getting hit with news left and right. Not complaining, just observing. 😉 Shoot Away –

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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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Preview: Cosmotrons Indie Arcade Game

Preview: Cosmotrons Indie Arcade Game

arcadehero July 25, 2017 9

We first found out about the up-and-coming indie arcade game by the name of Cosmotrons when it was seen at Midwest Gaming Classic event this past March. As development progressed for that title, the

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The Cosmotrons Arcade Summer Tour + More Game Details

The Cosmotrons Arcade Summer Tour + More Game Details

arcadehero June 5, 2017 2

A little while ago, we covered a new indie game that was being designed for home consoles but just so happened to make a public appearance as an arcade machine – Cosmotrons. The game

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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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Spook-O-Tron Coming To Playchoice-10 Arcades In Late 2017

Spook-O-Tron Coming To Playchoice-10 Arcades In Late 2017

arcadehero April 18, 2017 3

We have covered the development of new content for old arcade hardware before but it isn’t something that we come across very often. With a large selection of arcade boards to choose from, interested

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