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Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

Missing In Action: Run ‘N Gun Games

arcadehero June 11, 2011 20

Given the recent slow news cycle, it’s given me some time to sit down and continue upon my editorial series I call “Missing In Action”. I take a look at a particular genre of

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TRON Pinball and more from the NW Pinball & Gameroom Show

TRON Pinball and more from the NW Pinball & Gameroom Show

arcadehero June 5, 2011 4

While I didn’t attend the NW Pinball and Gamerrom Show that we discussed the other day, plenty of people with cameras were so we can get a feel for what it was like. First

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Editorial: Should Coin-Op Arcade Games be a part of E3?

arcadehero June 4, 2011 26

E3 (i.e. Electronic Entertainment Expo) is upon us once again this next week, where gamers, journalists, developers, publishers and their “booth babes” come together to show off the latest, greatest video games people will

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Disney Develops new Tactile Feedback system for Video Games

Disney Develops new Tactile Feedback system for Video Games

arcadehero May 27, 2011 1

Newsfeed 1047 via They might be know more for their children’s cartoons and theme parks but as a part of the theme park business they develop plenty of interesting ideas which can be applied

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Mortal Kombat’s new arcade cabinet made for one lucky person in the UK

Mortal Kombat’s new arcade cabinet made for one lucky person in the UK

arcadehero March 11, 2011 7

Newsfeed 1015 via Another arcade classic is being rebooted in the console sector and the anticipation for it seems to be running higher than ever. That would be the new Mortal Kombat by Warner

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Sega’s Tokyo Joypolis making an Ace Attorney attraction this spring

Sega’s Tokyo Joypolis making an Ace Attorney attraction this spring

arcadehero February 4, 2011 3

Newsfeed 997 via I have never played Capcom’s Ace Attorney game but I’ve read stories about it on various gaming blogs and news outlets. The game has sold millions of units and with a

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IAAPA 2010 – Namco booth

arcadehero November 19, 2010 6

Next up as a part of our IAAPA 2010 coverage is Namco. Like Amusement Expo, the company had a large booth where Pac-Man was a big star but they also had plenty of other

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Halloween special: Zombies at the arcade!

Halloween special: Zombies at the arcade!

arcadehero October 31, 2010 6

(Updated: I ran this story back in 2010 but have given it some brushing up in 2013) If you are into video games at all, then you have likely noticed the big fad these

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How amusement fared in the recent financial reports from Capcom and Namco Bandai

Shaggy May 10, 2010 0

News feed 801 via Financial reports were recently unveiled by a couple of companies who have some involvement in the arcade industry so how did the companies in question fare? First off, Capcom hasn’t

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Exclusive: The last coin-op project at Midway Chicago, RIP SQUAD: Raids Against the Reich

Exclusive: The last coin-op project at Midway Chicago, RIP SQUAD: Raids Against the Reich

Shaggy April 27, 2010 9

Back in 2001, Midway made a decision to dump their long standing coin-op division in favor of focusing developments on console gaming.  When that decision came down, there were still some arcade games floating

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Amusement Expo 2010: Pac-Man Battle Royale Hands-on

Shaggy March 12, 2010 19

To begin our coverage of the 1st Amusement Expo which took place in Las Vegas, NV, I’ll start out with the Namco booth and work my way from there. Namco had a sizable booth

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Namco tests Dead Heat Street Racing

Shaggy March 9, 2010 2

We received a tip today that Namco is “secretly” (well, not so much anymore) testing out a new racing title called Dead Heat Street Racing. There were no details given on how the game

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