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Newsbytes: John Wick Pinball Teaser, Omen of Sorrow Release, Location Test Updates, & More

Newsbytes: John Wick Pinball Teaser, Omen of Sorrow Release, Location Test Updates, & More

arcadehero May 4, 2024 0

Welcome to Newsbytes, a post that curates quick news from around the world of arcades, pinball and other location-based entertainment. It’s a busy post, which will hopefully give you plenty to look over in

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Taito’s Space Invaders Gigamax Comes To America As A Round1USA Exclusive

Taito’s Space Invaders Gigamax Comes To America As A Round1USA Exclusive

arcadehero April 10, 2024 0

Long-time readers of the site might remember a story from a few years ago regarding an enormous version of Taito’s signature arcade game being released in Japan. Space Invaders Gigamax is a mighty impressive

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Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade Appearing At Round1USA’s Across The Land

Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade Appearing At Round1USA’s Across The Land

arcadehero December 28, 2023 0

Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 Type Arcade has begun to appear in the United States but only at Round1USA locations. It is going to replace existing Street Fighter V Type Arcade setups, so any R1

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Japan Amusement Expo Recap

Japan Amusement Expo Recap

arcadehero November 25, 2023 3

Changes have greatly affected the Japanese amusement scene since the pandemic, which includes the changing up of dates and formats to amusement trade events. The Japan Amusement Expo (JAEPO for short) has generally taken

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Newsbytes: Taito 70th; NBA BOX; Phoenix Monitor Troubles; Zooom Studios & More

Newsbytes: Taito 70th; NBA BOX; Phoenix Monitor Troubles; Zooom Studios & More

arcadehero August 26, 2023 3

Welcome to Newsbytes, a post that curates news from around the world of arcade games and pinball. Taito Turns 70 August 24th was Taito’s 70th anniversary, one that they’ve been keen to celebrate over

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Newsbytes: Taito Ramps Up Celebrations; Dynamite Bomb Testing; Amusement Hall Of Fame; & More

Newsbytes: Taito Ramps Up Celebrations; Dynamite Bomb Testing; Amusement Hall Of Fame; & More

arcadehero April 29, 2023 1

Welcome to Newsbytes, a post where I scour the interwebs for quick news items that are related to the wonderful world of arcades and pinball machines. A bit has accumulated this month in that

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New Arcade Releases: Ice Cold Beer [Retro Arcade]; Dead Heat Unleashed [Bandai Namco]

New Arcade Releases: Ice Cold Beer [Retro Arcade]; Dead Heat Unleashed [Bandai Namco]

arcadehero February 21, 2023 1

They say that February is a month for lovers and when it comes to arcade releases, this particular February has been great for lovers of arcade games. As you could already tell from the

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New Arcade Games For Japan – JAEPO 2023 Round-Up

New Arcade Games For Japan – JAEPO 2023 Round-Up

arcadehero February 10, 2023 1

Since not everyone follows the site on Twitter or Discord, here’s a handy post to round up news from a trade show that just started in Japan, JAEPO. This is the first time the

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Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

arcadehero February 3, 2023 0

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, industry specialist Kevin Williams looks at the marking of the 40th anniversary of a technology that was then hailed as a ‘savior of coin-op’

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Taito’s JAEPO 2023 Line-Up Includes Mixed Reality, New Rhythm Game

Taito’s JAEPO 2023 Line-Up Includes Mixed Reality, New Rhythm Game

arcadehero January 21, 2023 0

If you follow arcades to any degree then you know who Taito is – even if you don’t then you should at least know Space Invaders or Arkanoid (if it’s still a no, then

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Ice Cold Beer Remake Set To Release In February

Ice Cold Beer Remake Set To Release In February

arcadehero January 18, 2023 4

Since the officially licensed remake of Taito’s Ice Cold Beer was announced, many collectors and operators of classic games have been awaiting word on its release. That release is now upon us as the

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Previewing the Arcade Anniversaries of 2023

Previewing the Arcade Anniversaries of 2023

arcadehero December 26, 2022 1

Each year marks some kind of anniversary, although we tend to only pay attention to those ending in a 0 or a 5. This year saw Atari celebrating 50 years, and where I got

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