Archive for March 24, 2008

Konami's Jubeat could be a record breaker

March 24, 2008

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Konami is really pushing forward in the coin-op game sector these days and if the trend continues they could upset Namco from the #2 spot. This will certainly be helped by the unique game Jubeat (pronounced “You-beat” BTW) which has just gone through initial testing in Japan. From that test, all indicators point to the title becoming a record breaking title which is not just a win for Konami but for arcade titles in general that seek to break the mold. We do not know how general of a release Jubeat will see (or exactly when it will be released) but the better it does in testing, the greater the chances of finding this one in your local arcade later this year.

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Konami’s Jubeat could be a record breaker

March 24, 2008

jubeattest.jpg

Konami is really pushing forward in the coin-op game sector these days and if the trend continues they could upset Namco from the #2 spot. This will certainly be helped by the unique game Jubeat (pronounced “You-beat” BTW) which has just gone through initial testing in Japan. From that test, all indicators point to the title becoming a record breaking title which is not just a win for Konami but for arcade titles in general that seek to break the mold. We do not know how general of a release Jubeat will see (or exactly when it will be released) but the better it does in testing, the greater the chances of finding this one in your local arcade later this year.

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Reminder: ASI 2008 this week in Vegas

March 24, 2008

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The UK had ATEI, Japan had AOU and now the US is going to have ASI. Known as the Amusement Showcase International, ASI is held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA and in addition to lectures for operators to help them improve their business, we’ll also get to see the latest arcade titles that are already on the scene or will be headed to the scene later this year. You might have noticed that over the past few days we’ve seen more announcements of new games coming along and a lot of that has to do with publishers gearing up for the show.

As a reminder for anyone interested in going, this Saturday the show will open to the public for four hours so everyone can get a chance to come in and check out the new games. They also will be holding two big tournaments “one for the public and one for celebrities – and a raffle benefiting the American Amusement Machine Charitable Foundation, for six unbelievable prizes, including the iPhone, a Panasonic Wireless Home Theater System and Global VR’s EA Sports™ Nascar® Racing game.”

I only live about 7 hours away from Vegas by car but unfortunately I won’t be able to make it this year due to certain financial circumstances. But that won’t stop us from reporting any news that we come across that spills out of the show so stay tuned as the week progresses.

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Tim Hunkin's Under The Pier Show

March 24, 2008

[Thanks to reader Paul LaFran for sending this in!]

I know that some of you who read the site regularly would like to open up your own arcade one day (Speaking of that I haven’t signed my lease yet, I was told that it would happen last week but I got nothing so we’ll see this week; I’m thinking that they are going to wait until April 1st, just to be funny) and also where I am going to do that myself I like to keep an eye out for stuff where others do the same. Thanks to  one of our readers Paul, he tipped us to this site that shows an older gentleman by the name of Tim Hunkin who has built his own arcade at the Southwold Pier, Suffolk UK. This is quite a unique coin-operated business as Tim built his own machines. As such a lot of them are more traditional mechanical arcades but there are a few videos there and overall he has created his own unique arcade for people to experience. He even teaches you on the site on how to build your very own machines. I plan on doing something like that one day although I would like to get a development team together to create new video arcade titles (and I have a couple of ideas for some new pinball games). Check out the video below or visit Tim’s site, Under The Pier.

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Tim Hunkin’s Under The Pier Show

March 24, 2008

[Thanks to reader Paul LaFran for sending this in!]

I know that some of you who read the site regularly would like to open up your own arcade one day (Speaking of that I haven’t signed my lease yet, I was told that it would happen last week but I got nothing so we’ll see this week; I’m thinking that they are going to wait until April 1st, just to be funny) and also where I am going to do that myself I like to keep an eye out for stuff where others do the same. Thanks to  one of our readers Paul, he tipped us to this site that shows an older gentleman by the name of Tim Hunkin who has built his own arcade at the Southwold Pier, Suffolk UK. This is quite a unique coin-operated business as Tim built his own machines. As such a lot of them are more traditional mechanical arcades but there are a few videos there and overall he has created his own unique arcade for people to experience. He even teaches you on the site on how to build your very own machines. I plan on doing something like that one day although I would like to get a development team together to create new video arcade titles (and I have a couple of ideas for some new pinball games). Check out the video below or visit Tim’s site, Under The Pier.

[Discuss on the Forum]

Update to the "How to Get Better at Street Fighter III" Guide

March 24, 2008

Back in November we first posted about a cool little guide that gave players tips on how to get better at Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, but it was still in its infancy at the time so a few months later, it has expanded and improved to become the best guide I’ve ever seen on the game. Not only do they have the tips written out but they also have videos demonstrating what it is they are talking about. Here’s hoping they do one for Street Fighter IV.

[Thanks to Joe B. for sending this in - How to Get Better At Street Fighter III] [Discuss on the Forum]

Update to the “How to Get Better at Street Fighter III” Guide

March 24, 2008

Back in November we first posted about a cool little guide that gave players tips on how to get better at Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, but it was still in its infancy at the time so a few months later, it has expanded and improved to become the best guide I’ve ever seen on the game. Not only do they have the tips written out but they also have videos demonstrating what it is they are talking about. Here’s hoping they do one for Street Fighter IV.

[Thanks to Joe B. for sending this in - How to Get Better At Street Fighter III] [Discuss on the Forum]


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