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…

Arcade Raid! Playland Park, Flint, Michigan

Playland Park has been a cornerstone of household leisure within the Flint space of Michigan since 1968. Hank Werner created Playland, which housed go-carts, miniature golf, an ice cream parlour, pizza and later, arcade video video games and pinball. Previous to its latest closure, the enterprise thrived all through the 70s and 80s, and even after Hank retired, his household saved issues operating, staying open and sustaining a constructive fame as a neighborhood centered enterprise within the native space. This was the place to return to have enjoyable for generations…

Stern Pinball Showcases Extra Options From Jurassic Park

It’s been quiet on the location over this final week, however that was as a result of I took a well-needed trip right down to Moab, UT. It was fairly an journey that’s just about within the yard of the place I stay, though I had not been to the particular space regardless of being from Utah. I didn’t see a single arcade machine within the city, however I imagine that there’s a bowling alley down there with some, I simply didn’t go and test it out. We had greater…

Location Watch: The Recreation Protect #2 (TX); The Recreation Present (IL); Laffy Glad Arcade (TX); The Pinball Arcade Museum (FL) & Extra

It’s time to get everybody in control on the most recent arcade & amusement areas to have opened their doorways on the market. In case you are concerned with a location that opened lately or is opening very quickly (within the subsequent few weeks), then please tell us in order that we will embrace the power in our subsequent areas put up! Earlier than we start, there’s information of one other FEC chain increasing as Punch Bowl Social plans on including 11 extra areas to the prevailing 17 websites they’ve,…

Newsbytes: Mario & Sonic 2020; CAX 2019; RIP Virtua Formulation & Extra

Howdy humble readers of the arcade world, and welcome to a different thrilling summer season version of Newsbytes. That is the final for July…yep, it’s already over. As we head into the winding down a part of the 12 months, recreation information ought to actually choose up as IAAPA 2019 approaches. On a notice,  I’m engaged on a video that’s a bit of completely different from the norm that can be overlaying pc & arcade graphics. I hope to have that up this week, however no ensures. I hope that…

Uncooked Thrills Launches Promoting Kits For Injustice & Halo

All through the ages of arcade manufacturing, producers have all had their very own methods in going about selling the content material they make. Typically talking, video video games have seen much more efforts on this regard than different pillars of amusement, with producers providing promo supplies like posters, standees or distinctive marquees as methods for places to raised promote a selected recreation that they’ve available. One of many first situations I recall seeing one thing like that in my very own arcade profession was when the FEC I labored…

Basic Arcade Information Feed: July 2019

Basic Arcade information time once more right here on the weblog. This month, I’ve pulled out a bunch of fascinating movies that I believed had been value sharing. First up, basic arcade gaming Centipede will likely be 40 years previous very quickly, and has been re-mastered as soon as extra for the arcades. Introduced this month, Centipede Chaos, can see as much as three gamers taking the controls working co-operatively to earn redemption tickets as prises (such is the place we’re at with arcades as of late). Sport play seems to…

Pinball FX2 Noticed On Take a look at At Dave & Busters

[Thanks to Jdevy for the tip] Effectively, it appears the information this season is all concerning the new sport assessments. I’ll throw out the reminder as soon as once more that what’s proven right here could not launch or could change considerably when it does. On this case, it’s a sport we’ve seen nearly three years in the past and did seem to have been cancelled. One facet of Dave & Busters’ sport make-up that they’re recognized for is in NOT that includes pinball machines. However with the PinballFX2 digital…

Sega Declares Location Take a look at For Mario & Sonic At The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games Arcade

Again in 2016, Sega pulled an sudden transfer and introduced their Mario & Sonic collaboration to arcades. Sporting one of many longest titles within the biz, Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Video games Arcade (hereto referred as MAS2016), the sport additionally didn’t simply stick with Japan because it noticed a Western launch too. There’s an opportunity that you just’ve seen it on the market within the wilds of arcade land. Bounce ahead to in the present day, and it’s been identified for a while now that Sega…

Jurassic Park Revealed As Stern Pinball’s Subsequent Title

Rumors don’t appear to remain quiet for lengthy within the pinball world, and the chatter has been closely hinting at/implying that Stern’s subsequent desk could be Jurassic Park. At this time, that’s confirmed to be the case, due to a collection of posts discovered over on the Pinside boards. Jurassic Park is not any stranger to arcades; Sega had two video titles with the title (primarily based upon the 1993 & ’97 movies) in addition to a Misplaced World pin; Konami launched Jurassic Park III again in 2001; Information East…