Archive for October 22, 2009

More info on the future of Super Street Fighter IV for arcades

October 22, 2009

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Today Kotaku had a post regarding the possibility of the new Super Street Fighter IV getting an arcade release, stating how it would be easy to do so, if they really wanted to do it. Arcade industry consultant and AH contributor Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report enlightens us with some extra details on what is going on behind the scenes regarding this issue.

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New arcade 'Power Play' opens in Bellevue, WA

October 22, 2009

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stinger

If you live in the Bellevue area you have a new arcade business to check out and it looks pretty nice from the pictures I have seen. Power Play is located at the Lincoln Center and with 18,000 sq. ft. of space they appear to have quite a lot to offer players, including a number of deluxe arcade titles like H2Overdrive(4 units), Harley Davidson: King of the Road, Need For Speed Carbon (4 units), Guitar Hero Arcade, Outrun 2 SPX and more. They have a sizable redemption area that features a number of ticket games, basketball games,skee-ball, air hockey, etc. They also convert into a lounge after 10, kicking out anyone under 21 so the adults can have their fun.

More details can be found at the link below and as always we wish them the best of luck in their business!

UPDATE: Gaming blog Destructoid says that the place cost $4 million to put together and will feature over 150 games. It also sounds like they have Lazer Frenzy on hand, which we have discussed previously.

Another UPDATE: Reader Jon M sent me a link of his review of Power Play at pnwbemani.net.

[Via Mynorthwest.com] [Discuss on the Forums]

New arcade ‘Power Play’ opens in Bellevue, WA

October 22, 2009

powerplay

stinger

If you live in the Bellevue area you have a new arcade business to check out and it looks pretty nice from the pictures I have seen. Power Play is located at the Lincoln Center and with 18,000 sq. ft. of space they appear to have quite a lot to offer players, including a number of deluxe arcade titles like H2Overdrive(4 units), Harley Davidson: King of the Road, Need For Speed Carbon (4 units), Guitar Hero Arcade, Outrun 2 SPX and more. They have a sizable redemption area that features a number of ticket games, basketball games,skee-ball, air hockey, etc. They also convert into a lounge after 10, kicking out anyone under 21 so the adults can have their fun.

More details can be found at the link below and as always we wish them the best of luck in their business!

UPDATE: Gaming blog Destructoid says that the place cost $4 million to put together and will feature over 150 games. It also sounds like they have Lazer Frenzy on hand, which we have discussed previously.

Another UPDATE: Reader Jon M sent me a link of his review of Power Play at pnwbemani.net.

[Via Mynorthwest.com] [Discuss on the Forums]

Skee-ball celebrating it's 100th anniversary at IAAPA this year

October 22, 2009

skee

stinger

When IAAPA rolls around next month there will be plenty to celebrate in the amusement industry but one thing that is already catching some attention is the 100th anniversary of skee-ball, which will be receiving special honors at the show. Skee-ball has been a stalwart in the out-of-home entertainment sector since it was invented in 1909, withstanding the test of time despite other gaming advances that have come along since. One company has also developed a new app for the iPhone that allows players to have skee-ball in the palm of their hand.

A few more details on the developments happening around skee-ball’s 100th birthday can be found here.

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Skee-ball celebrating it’s 100th anniversary at IAAPA this year

October 22, 2009

skee

stinger

When IAAPA rolls around next month there will be plenty to celebrate in the amusement industry but one thing that is already catching some attention is the 100th anniversary of skee-ball, which will be receiving special honors at the show. Skee-ball has been a stalwart in the out-of-home entertainment sector since it was invented in 1909, withstanding the test of time despite other gaming advances that have come along since. One company has also developed a new app for the iPhone that allows players to have skee-ball in the palm of their hand.

A few more details on the developments happening around skee-ball’s 100th birthday can be found here.

[Discuss on the Forums]


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