New Arcades – JAEPO 2017
The annual JAEPO (Japan Amusement Expo) trade show is upon us and with that, a fresh look at what Japanese game developers are looking to bring to the arcade market.
JAEPO 2017 Preview: Japan Hearts Virtual Reality
We are closing in on the latest Japanese amusement trade show, known as JAEPO. With that event comes new game announcements and concepts. We have been covering some of the Out-Of-Home developments for Virtual Reality and while home based VR hasn’t caught fire yet, it looks like Japan is hoping that VR is the answer for their market.
UNIS Opens VR Amusement Division Called Fun VR Tech
Back at IAAPA 2016, I had the chance to try out a new Virtual Reality amusement setup by Virtuix and Universal Space called the Omni Arena. Using Virtuix’s innovative multi-directional treadmill design and player harnesses, this allows for users to “walk in place” for VR games.
Welcome to Part 3 of our series on games that will be celebrating a certain anniversary during this calendar year of 2017. With going back to 1997, we will be looking at games turning 20 this year.
New Trailer: The Daytona International Speedway, Day…
Sega Amusements released a new trailer for Daytona Championship USA this morning, showcasing the recreation of the Daytona International Speedway. This follows a trailer from a few weeks ago that focused on the remake of Daytona USA’s Three-Seven Speedway.
Atari Pong Coffee Table Project Raising Funding For …
(Thanks to Michael L. for the tip)
Back in May of last year, we mentioned a very cool electromechanical Pong project. It received quite a bit of media attention, using an old but proven method of motors and magnets to move objects around on a top surface.
Why Arcades Haven’t Died In The United States
This past week, I had a few readers point out an article by Brian Ashcraft on Kotaku entitled Why Arcades Haven’t Died In Japan. It offers up that writer’s perspective as to why the arcade business and culture has remained strong despite diminishing in size.
Newsbytes: Weird Al Sings Pac-Man; GALACTIKA Opens i…
Happy weekend fellow Heroes! I’ve been so busy that even getting newsbytes completed has been a task but here we are with some arcade related news for you to chew on.
Q&A With Eugene Jarvis: Cruis’n Blast And The Modern…
With a new year and various game releases upon us, it is well past time for a new developer interview. The last time we talked with Eugene Jarvis, CEO of Raw Thrills, it was about Jurassic Park.