Archive for July 28, 2009

New FEC opens in the Tampa Bay area – Xtreme Adventures

July 28, 2009

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The new FEC location announcements just keep pouring in and this one comes from Tampa Bay area in Florida. What used to be a gym has now become a 6,000 sq. ft. entertainment facility for families and in addition to the arcade featuring “an assortment of the latest arcade games” they also have a large lazer tag arena, a climbing wall, miniature bowling, a café and naturally a large ticket redemption area.  They even have a variation on Laser Tag that I haven’t heard of before called Lazer Frenzy where you have to traverse the arena while avoiding the colored beams that fire come from all directions. It’s always cool to see someone trying out some new ideas with something as tried-and-true as laser tag is so we wish them the best of luck and from the news article detailing the business, it sounds like they are already “bringing the bacon home” so to speak.

[Via TampaBay.com] [Xtreme Adventures Website] [Discuss on the Forums]

Plenty of new games to be seen at Sega's "Private" Show in Japan

July 28, 2009

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Sega recently held a ‘private’ show in Japan where they showed off some of their latest offerings for the amusement market and thanks to the internet, that show is not so private after all.

It should be noted that this show intends to show off products that are primarily intended for the Japanese market, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t see some of these games sfc06making at an appearance at certain arcades where they like to import games. One of the major attractions at the show was Shining Force Cross – a new RPG entry into the market that also makes use of Sega’s new Ringedge hardware. The game will make use of Sega’s ALL.Net so you can have cross-arcade play and it even features a tutorial as it sounds like the game is a tad complex, but for many RPG fans that is a good thing.

One title at the show that certainly carries some international interest (minus in the United States) is WCCF 08-09. Admittedly I do not much about this game as I have never seen one in the US although I am sure that Twisted Supreme or Heavy Electricity could elaborate in more detail what it is about this latest title that makes it different/better than previous iterations of the title. Obviously all of the big teams from around the world will be on here with updated player rosters. The description on GameWatch mentions something about “finally a real-time network game” but I do not know what they might mean by that since I thought that previous titles also could be networked together. policechase2

One interesting revelation was that of a police chase racing game, sort of like Chase HQ2 but it’s targeting a younger market and two players can race on one cabinet. Sega also has developed a companion light-gun title to this one with a similar cabinet design but it has mounted guns and a different game based upon the same story as the first game. Too bad they don’t link together.  I am kind of surprised that we rarely see kids cabinets made by the larger arcade companies unless it’s in Japan, you would think that there would be some sort of market out there for arcades and children.

There were a few more games that Sega showed off, so if you are interested in finding out more, click here [Via Game Watch]

Plenty of new games to be seen at Sega’s “Private” Show in Japan

July 28, 2009

stinger

Sega recently held a ‘private’ show in Japan where they showed off some of their latest offerings for the amusement market and thanks to the internet, that show is not so private after all.

It should be noted that this show intends to show off products that are primarily intended for the Japanese market, but that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t see some of these games sfc06making at an appearance at certain arcades where they like to import games. One of the major attractions at the show was Shining Force Cross – a new RPG entry into the market that also makes use of Sega’s new Ringedge hardware. The game will make use of Sega’s ALL.Net so you can have cross-arcade play and it even features a tutorial as it sounds like the game is a tad complex, but for many RPG fans that is a good thing.

One title at the show that certainly carries some international interest (minus in the United States) is WCCF 08-09. Admittedly I do not much about this game as I have never seen one in the US although I am sure that Twisted Supreme or Heavy Electricity could elaborate in more detail what it is about this latest title that makes it different/better than previous iterations of the title. Obviously all of the big teams from around the world will be on here with updated player rosters. The description on GameWatch mentions something about “finally a real-time network game” but I do not know what they might mean by that since I thought that previous titles also could be networked together. policechase2

One interesting revelation was that of a police chase racing game, sort of like Chase HQ2 but it’s targeting a younger market and two players can race on one cabinet. Sega also has developed a companion light-gun title to this one with a similar cabinet design but it has mounted guns and a different game based upon the same story as the first game. Too bad they don’t link together.  I am kind of surprised that we rarely see kids cabinets made by the larger arcade companies unless it’s in Japan, you would think that there would be some sort of market out there for arcades and children.

There were a few more games that Sega showed off, so if you are interested in finding out more, click here [Via Game Watch]

Namco's Tank! Tank! Tank! confirmed for US release

July 28, 2009

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While there weren’t many new products revealed at the Distributor Gala in Chicago that took place this past Friday, there were some new confirmations about certain games coming to the US that we only guessed might make it out to territories outside of Japan. One of those games is Tank! Tank! Tank! by Namco, which we have covered previously. Thanks to ttt3Lydon Allred at Mountain Coin we have some pics of the T/T/T setup that was present at the Gala. From what I’ve been told, the game was well received at the Gala although presently there is no release date for the game at this time. The game does include a motion base and the steering wheels look just like the ones we saw on Namco’s Tokyo Wars. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one and in the meantime I have added Tank! Tank! Tank! to the Arcade Release List.

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Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! confirmed for US release

July 28, 2009

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While there weren’t many new products revealed at the Distributor Gala in Chicago that took place this past Friday, there were some new confirmations about certain games coming to the US that we only guessed might make it out to territories outside of Japan. One of those games is Tank! Tank! Tank! by Namco, which we have covered previously. Thanks to ttt3Lydon Allred at Mountain Coin we have some pics of the T/T/T setup that was present at the Gala. From what I’ve been told, the game was well received at the Gala although presently there is no release date for the game at this time. The game does include a motion base and the steering wheels look just like the ones we saw on Namco’s Tokyo Wars. We’ll be keeping an eye on this one and in the meantime I have added Tank! Tank! Tank! to the Arcade Release List.

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