Newsbytes: Mazaria Updates (Pac-Man & Taiko VR); Massive Buck On ESPN2; Pole Place Remake; & Extra

Hi there readers, and welcome to a different thrilling version of Newsbytes. Right here is a few arcade information to chew on over the weekend, all of it a bit shorter than the standard posts.

Bandai Namco’s Mazaria Showcases Pac-Man, Taiko No Tatsujin VR & MXR Tech

We’ve beforehand mentioned Bandai Namco’s latest VR Zone location in Japan, because it was introducing some new VR ideas utilizing widespread Namco IPs for a foundation. There have been some photographs and really transient teasers of most objects that will be there, however this week they revealed much more to the placement. What I didn’t notice is that there’s far more than VR to be discovered on the location, as additionally they make use of a little bit of Combined Actuality (MXR) tech to entertain company. Right here’s the brand new overview trailer that exhibits loads of the MXR stuff in motion:

Right here’s a deeper preview of Pac-Man Problem. This makes use of the wi-fi VR headset Oculus Quest inside an open area:

Then for music and Don-Chan lovers, Taiko No Tatsujin VR. I’d nonetheless favor to hit the drums, though I perceive that the controllers on this one are supposed to offer some haptic suggestions while you hit the targets:

Pole Place Reverse Engineered & Remade In 3D

Since we’re speaking about Namco, I’ll put this right here as an alternative of additional down. Whereas the notion of “ROM hacks” to switch the gameplay or graphics of a title has been round for ages, most simply make some adjustments to the unique sport to play on it’s unique hardware. Reverse engineering the entire thing, then creating a brand new 3D engine utilizing that base code is a a lot totally different activity, with fairly attention-grabbing outcomes. PP is a kind of IP at Namco that actually hasn’t acquired a lot love in fashionable occasions, though it did morph into the Last Lap sequence within the late 80’s/early 90’s. Extra data about this challenge might be discovered on Boingboing.internet. Because of Keith B. for sharing this one.

BONUS: Home of the Useless 2 recreated in Unreal Engine four. Because of Jdevy for pointing this one out to me – I missed it as I used to be on trip when the information dropped over at Segabits (examine them out for added movies). I’ve been mighty curious to see extra 3D arcade video games re-imagined in fashionable engines, however more often than not these gifted followers put their efforts into console video games:

Andamiro USA Launching “Enjoyable Model” of Basketball Professional

Earlier this week, Andamiro USA despatched out an e-mail blast to subscribers to advertise a brand new variation of their Basketball Professional sports activities redemption sport. Referred to as the Enjoyable Model, it’s the identical sport, however sans the ticket redemption – because the title implies, it’s for amusement or skill-based play solely.  It additionally will take greenback payments. Because the picture exhibits, these might be restricted of their availability (undecided if which means just one or two manufacturing runs are deliberate) and launches Mid-October.

It’s all the time good to see one thing come alongside for the Avenue/bar operator nowadays that actually is a chunk for them – nothing overtly extravagant, however a strong piece that may in all probability see constant earnings for a very long time.

Massive Buck Hunter Showcased On ESPN2

I didn’t get an opportunity to catch it, however Uncooked Thrills/Play Mechanix’s Massive Buck Hunter was showcased on ESPN2 this previous Wednesday. It was on at 3am E.T., so was fairly early; I think about that almost all who noticed it will have DVR’ed it. Since I didn’t see the showcase, I’m undecided all of what it entailed, other than highlighting totally different Massive Buck match gamers. Be at liberty to touch upon it beneath in case you probably did watch it. The official BBH channel additionally posted just a few new movies this week to spotlight particular gamers from the 2018 World Championships, which you will discover right here.

Pinball Vs. Telephones

Talked about within the final Location Watch submit, The Pinball Arcade Museum in St. Petersberg, FL drew consideration from native media, certainly one of whom penned this piece concerning the fashionable advantage of pinball and the way it peeled her away from her telephone. On this case, Pinball = 1, Cellphone = zero 😛 Test it out right here.

Playland Park Collector Raided For Elements

Tony Temple over on the Arcade Blogger has a brand new piece this week to spotlight the closure of the Playland Park in Flint, MI. Whereas the placement did promote lots of their video games on-line, they’d a treasure trove of titles within the basement, which had been sadly left to rot – and tackle some important water harm. A lot of the cupboards look like misplaced causes given how a lot water rot they’ve suffered. Thankfully, a collector has been in a position to save many components, PCBs and items of many video games discovered therein.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Provides Extra Video games, Together with Arcade Ports

If you’re trying ahead to the upcoming TurboGrafx-16/PC-Engine Mini console that’s launching subsequent March, then you definately’re in luck in terms of arcade ports on the machine. Konami is including extra titles to the combo than initially introduced, now together with Galaga ’88 and SplatterHouse. I haven’t performed many TG-16 video games, however I did have SH on the Wii Digital Console and recollect it being a reasonably strong port.

That’s all I’ve managed to get to for at the moment – now again to work on the following Almanac and one other Sekret arcade challenge I’ve been chipping away at for some time now 😉

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