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Newsbytes: New Barcade; Silver Ball Planet; TRON 3; NTG#45b

Newsbytes: New Barcade; Silver Ball Planet; TRON 3; NTG#45b

arcadehero May 30, 2015 4

Welcome to the last weekend of May 2015. It is out-of-school/graduation time for many, hope everyone has a fun and safe time. It’s also the perfect time to visit some arcades if you have

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New Locations: Round 1 Santa Ana, Nightowl Toronto; Emporium San Fransisco

New Locations: Round 1 Santa Ana, Nightowl Toronto; Emporium San Fransisco

arcadehero May 29, 2015 3

Busy day for some arcade news, all of the sudden. Thanks to Michael Louie for the tips on all of these news items, all involving new locations. Round1USA Opens In Santa Ana, CA –

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Arcade Heroes Podcast Reboot Episode 2

arcadehero May 29, 2015 1

Welcome to the second Arcade Heroes podcast, reboot edition! Just a note – Apologies for my microphone, I cleaned up the ‘popping’ as best I could afterwards but it is still there at some

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Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

Looking Back At Pac-Man As The Game Turns 35

arcadehero May 22, 2015 13

Today marks the 35th anniversary of a legend in video gaming, particularly in arcades. That would be the arcade release of Namco’s Pac-Man to Japanese arcades. There is a big celebration going on at

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Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

Newsbytes: Magic Girl Pin; Tempest 2000; Chocovader; NTG#44

arcadehero May 16, 2015 2

It’s been another slow news week and today’s bundle of news reflects that as I had to really scrub the internet just for small news items. In the mean time if you haven’t listened

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The Arcade Heroes Podcast Returns

arcadehero May 15, 2015 1

Long ago I would record podcasts to discuss some of the latest happenings in the arcade business. Soon after I started with the first episode, Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report and the DNA

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Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

Raw Thrills Starts An Offensive Against Arcade Pirates

arcadehero May 13, 2015 9

Since the beginning of the video arcade industry, popular games and their creators have had to deal with the piracy dilemma. If a game sells well then someone will try and copy it exactly

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Virtual Reality Entertainment Centers Looking To Be Setup Around The Globe Via The Void

Virtual Reality Entertainment Centers Looking To Be Setup Around The Globe Via The Void

arcadehero May 8, 2015 5

[Thanks to the DNA Association for the tip] Lately I’ve had some lively debates with some random people on the internet over “the next big thing in gaming”, virtual reality.  That is because I

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Enjoy 30 Minutes of AOU/AM Show Footage from 1991 & ’92

Enjoy 30 Minutes of AOU/AM Show Footage from 1991 & ’92

arcadehero May 4, 2015 2

These days we all expect to see footage of arcade games from trade shows or venues since cameras are found everywhere. But that wasn’t the case from the earlier days of arcade gaming when

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Newsbytes: From Kung Fury To Color Metallica and Skycurser

Newsbytes: From Kung Fury To Color Metallica and Skycurser

arcadehero May 2, 2015 3

Happy May everyone. Here’s hoping it will bring us some more awesome arcade news – for April the most popular post was definitely the news on the Kung Fu Master 2 discovery. For what I

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Kung Fu Master 2 Arcade Prototype Discovered

Kung Fu Master 2 Arcade Prototype Discovered

arcadehero April 28, 2015 10

I recently ran a poll asking which genres you would like to see return to the arcade. While it wasn’t voted on by thousands (or even hundreds) the #1 genre you the readers would

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Missing In Action: Maze Games

Missing In Action: Maze Games

arcadehero April 23, 2015 2

This week has been super slow for arcade news so this has given me some time to work on an article I’ve had floating in the queue for a while now. A few years

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