Archive for November 12, 2007

Wii Arcade Stick

November 12, 2007

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For all those negative people out there that claim the arcade is dead, maybe they should keep in mind that every games consoles that comes out, ends up with an “arcade stick” peripheral, still the finest controller known to man (I’m not biased, honest). The latest being the Nintendo Wii. With all those great VC games, as well as stuff like Metal Slug and the new Soul Calibur coming soon, this will make a perfect addition to the wildly popular Wii.

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What Have We Been Playing This Week….

November 12, 2007

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This week Shaggy has been hitting the Atari 800XL hard just like I’ve been hitting the 360. I will happily admit my Achievement addiction is back in full swing mainly due to the abundance of great games coming out at the moment. Roll on Assasins Creed, Mass Effect, Rockband and Mario Galaxy!

Shaggy 

-Yoomp! (Atari 800XL)
-Qix (Atari 800XL)
-Gremlins (Atari 800XL)
-Battalion Wars 2 (Nintendo Wii)
-Bullet Witch (Xbox 360)

Twisted Supreme

-Call of Duty 4 (360)
-Pro Evo 6 (360)
-Halo 3 (360)
-PGR 4 (360)
-Speedball 2 (XBLA)
-Silver Strike Bowling (Arcade)

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50 Tekken 6 videos

November 12, 2007

I am not going to post them all here but at least show you where you can find them. Youtube user feichunwong has been recording Tekken 6 videos like crazy from the Hong Kong location test and posted them en mass for all to see. Fixed video that was of TK5, thanks badoor.

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Physical arcade gaming grows; expect to see more in 2008

November 12, 2007

Recently we discussed Exer-Gaming and the combination of coin-operated arcade stylesolutions_xergames_img4.gif games being used in gyms and other sectors seeking to keep kids fit. While it is unlikely you’ll see many of these games in a local FEC or arcade they certainly are attracting a lot of attention from a variety of sources, including the mainstream press. The Chicago Tribune has posted an article entitled “Arcade-style machines in gyms help young couch potatoes sweat” that discusses the growing impact of physical gaming and how these new types of games are growing in popularity as people seek ways to fuse entertainment and fitness together, also called Exer-Gaming. Of course there is plenty of fuel coming from the console industry with the Nintendo Wii leading the charge and this is having an impact not only in the sector of creating fitness based exer-games but also any type of game that involves physical movement as part of the control. The Stinger Report suggests that we will be seeing a larger number of games coming to arcades next year that focus more on this style of gameplay but expanded beyond what the Wii can do for gamers. Already Trio-Tech is working on a new golf simulator that combines realistic golf control with Tiger Woods PGA Golf; Sega has already created Manic Panic Ghost; Konami has already created several motion-based a while before the Wii was even known as the Revolution. Physical gaming certainly is here to stay and it should be interesting to see how it develops in the arcade sector over time.

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American Alpha to introduce two new games at IAAPA 2007

November 12, 2007

[Via CoinopTODAY.com] [American Alpha's Website] [Discuss on the Forum]

American Alpha (also known as IGS based out of Taiwan) will be releasing two new games here shortly and they will be available to play at the IAAPA 2007 show. Bogo-go-cabinet.jpgth games will use a trackball as the primary controller; One title seeks to recreate what sounds like a modern version of Midway’s Tapper and is called Serve ‘Em Up with players sliding the mug down the bar to the thirsty constituents (there are no pictures of the game but it sounds like it is similar to bowling and may run from a first person perspective; if so it may be the first FPMS game – First Person Mug Sliding!); the second game seeks to capitalize on the recent trend of bowling games such as Rockin’ Bowl O’ Rama by Namco and Silver Strike Bowling (one of Twisted’s favorite games) by IT. Known as Go Go Strike, it uses the trackball in similar way to the aforementioned bowling titles and like most of American Alpha’s games can be used for ticket payout.

Hit the break to find out more about a new fighter from American Alpha that while it was not part of this announcement but appears to be fairly new and could be making it’s way to an arcade near you and it isn’t Oriental Legend 2 that we have discussed before. There also is a video of another AA game I’d like to see past the break as well so get clicking!

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