Welcome to a different weekend and one other Newsybtes. That is the place I compile fast information that often doesn’t want a full publish to debate it, so these are all mixed collectively.
It was a really busy week, so in case you missed a narrative revealed because the final Newsbytes, right here’s a abstract:
And now, onto the information:
I simply wished to thank the 7,000+ individuals who have subscribed to Arcade Heroes on YouTube! I’ve had the channel since 2007 and no, it’s not the largest/most watched arcade-related channel on the net, however I’m grateful to have you ever comply with it. When you don’t, then be a part of within the enjoyable! To reminisce a little bit, right here’s the very first video of the channel, taken with a extremely crappy digital camera. The identical digital camera was used after I attended my first commerce present in 2008, however that’s usually cringe worthy to observe. Luckily, my digital camera high quality and work have improved a little bit since then.
I do intend to do one thing with stay streaming right here quickly…I simply want to search out the time and work out a configuration that works, as I’ve tried to do a livestream a few instances to no avail. It’s not an ideal platform, however it’s the largest, so I’ll determine one thing out to start out doing a little further content material of curiosity.
And sure, I nonetheless have movies uploaded to alt websites like BitChute and DailyMotion (I attempted Vimeo too, however the limitations on a free account simply don’t match with what I do; total, simply testing the waters of alternate platforms), though the expansion there may be close to zero, so I gained’t actually concentrate on them except one thing main adjustments.
BayTek Unveils Willy Crash Mini
Willy Crash is a videmption sport that was unveiled final 12 months, a sport that took on the enchantment of utmost stunts and digital bodily harm to play for tickets. Now, road operators that had been within the sport, however perhaps didn’t have the area or the price range for that model ought to be happy to listen to that a Mini model of the sport is now obtainable.
Jdevy, who despatched me this, additionally made an fascinating level about one background element value noting. Discover that the sport room options nothing however BayTek merchandise – excepting one sport (perhaps two, as there’s a redemption sport within the again that I’ve not seen earlier than). That may be Surfin Surfari from Staff Play that we talked about a little bit over a month in the past. Until I initially mistook that for a Bay Tek sport, however perhaps there’s one thing extra there between the 2 firms that has been blooming behind the scenes?
Jurassic Park LE In Motion
Our buddy Nick at Arcade Hunters has a bunch of footage of the LE mannequin for Stern’s Jurassic Park. These simply barely began delivery out, as the corporate first centered on producing and delivery Professional fashions:
A Loaded Exa Board
Curious as to what the brand new Exa-Arcadia board appears likw with all the cartridge ports occupied? Effectively right here you go.
— exA-Arcadia社長 (@exaarcadiaceo) September 18, 2019
There was additionally this shot that was shared on the Arcade Otaku boards that reveals a barely totally different daughterboard configuration. I enhanced the distinction in an effort to see it higher. This one appears to have a smaller/totally different graphics card than the above; the above having what appears like an I/O card of some variety in there. Both approach, we see that there’s help for USB three.zero, Show Port, DVI, VGA and JVS I/O boards. It’s additionally even smaller than Kind X2 boards.
Some Japanese arcade gross sales numbers
We not often come throughout arcade gross sales numbers, particularly for titles that come out of Japan. However typically the data finds it’s approach on-line, because it did on this tweet by John Andersen. That’s fairly the drop between sequels on Double Dragon, however not fully stunning. Sequels aren’t at all times assured to emulate the success of the primary, and when DD first got here alongside, there wasn’t very similar to it. That meant that the remainder of the collection suffered from it’s personal success.:
“Thrilling Hour” 10,000 arcade video games offered.
“Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun” 7000 arcade video games offered and 360,000 Famicom video games offered.
“Double Dragon” 20,000 arcade video games offered.
“Double Dragon II” eight,000 arcade video games offered.
“Tremendous Dodge Ball” 8000 arcade video games and 500,000 Famicom carts offered. https://t.co/p7r0m2lC2N
— John Andersen (@JohnAndersen21) September 19, 2019
#InTheHunt Arcade Highway Journey!
With the varied on-line associates I’ve who’re concerned within the arcade enterprise, I often see posts about street journeys to go and choose up video games. I’ve executed it earlier than too, though it’s rare, at greatest. I even have usually stored the journey below 100 miles. However, the place I moved my Neo Geo MVS cupboard into a non-public location to function, I’ve had lots of people asking what occurred to it (notably “The place’s the King of Fighters?”).
I discussed that to a buddy this week whereas we had been wokring on some video games on the stated location and he discovered a Neo Geo listed on Fb Market. It was situated in Fruita, CO (which is simply exterior of Grand Junction), so I requested for some quotes – however I didn’t come throughout something cheap, since all of them wished it to be paletted, and the vendor didn’t have the means to take action. Even when he did, it could have value round $350-400; however since he didn’t, I used to be most likely $500-$600. Or, I may lease a truck and go choose it up myself, which I spent all day Friday doing.
Whereas it may be a little bit nerve-racking to go driving by means of winding canyons and dealing with the occasional wind bursts if you get into extra open areas, the great factor about driving by means of central/southern Utah is that the views are spectacular. It’s definitely extra fascinating that grabbing video games in areas of the Nice Plains (sorry guys 😛 ).
The perk of doing arcade street journeys out West is having fun with the majestic Utah surroundings. This additionally classifies because the furthest I’ve gone to get a sport (a 2nd MVS that might’ve value an excessive amount of to ship) pic.twitter.com/mtllELmlPj
— Arcade Heroes (@arcadeheroes) September 21, 2019
ZUNTATA’s TGS 2019 Look
Wouldn’t it be secure to say that ZUNTATA is a Japanese gaming establishment? I’d assume so. Right here’s the band’s most up-to-date stay look, from the Tokyo Recreation Present. Loads of arcade music goodness right here, though it’s a must to leap to the 10 minute mark for it to start out; there’s additionally a bit of dialogue in Japanese at sure factors. However leap across the line and also you’ll discover some tunes to hearken to as they rock out (with an look of a keytar…though I feel that some or a lot of it’s “lipsynced?”):
I’m nonetheless ready on some information from IAAPA Europe 19 and the AAMA Gala, so if something important comes by means of there, I’ll most likely publish about it in the course of the week. There have been a bunch of a LBR VE gadgets at IAAPA Eu, however not a lot that’s actually “arcade” particular that I’ve seen, so I’ll defer to Kevin Williams on that.
Let’s finish with some enjoyable Metallic Slug cosplay; additionally a be aware that I’ll have a narrative on one other up-and-coming indie arcade sport initially of subsequent week!
カメラ:芥川ちゃん#TGS2019 #東京ゲームショウ2019 #TGSコスプレ pic.twitter.com/xQYklcJFI6
— まりんさん🍛🦍 (@m_orange_cos) September 15, 2019