Archive for March 3, 2010

GlobalVR teams up with Sprint to offer custom NASCAR arcades for NASCAR events

March 3, 2010

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When I first played GlobalVR’s NASCAR a few years ago, I figured that it would only be a matter of time before the cabinets would somehow find their way into NASCAR venues and now it has finally happened. GlobalVR has teamed up with the JHE Production Group for the  2010 Sprint Experience. The Sprint Experience is a 14,400 sq. ft. interactive NASCAR-themed display that is dominated by eight custom NASCAR motion deluxe game cabinets which are housed in a special trailer. Looking closely at the picture above, I believe that they are using the mini-deluxe cabinets that were introduced with Twisted last year.

From the press release it sounds like the setup was a big hit and where they will continue to show this off through the season, I’m sure it will continue to be such a hit. No word on whether they will be offering the game in the online edition, although with eight linked units located in a venue that is bound to attract many fans to the display, that is probably unnecessary.

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Sega announces Amusement Expo line-up: Let's Go Island cabinet, new Hummer and Rambo cabinets

March 3, 2010

As we soon approach the Amusement Expo next week in Vegas, we are starting to hear about the games we will be seeing there and today Sega unveiled the games that they will feature at the show in a press release.I have to say that it looks like Amusement Expo is shaping up to be a great show and I’m looking forward to getting some hands-on time with all of the new offerings.

First off, they will be showing off a Let’s Go Island cabinet for the first time. The cabinet will be shown in only one configuration with the motion base and a 42″ screen. As you can see in the picture, the cabinet is quite different from Let’s Go Island, it’s like a cross between Tetris Giant and Hummer.

Speaking of Hummer (which was released in the standard version last month), they will have a new version of the game to show off there called the “Mini-deluxe” (not unlike GlobalVR’s new mini-deluxe design on Twisted). The mini-deluxe configuration still features two seats but the footprint is smaller than the full deluxe. That should also mean that the price tag will be smaller too, leading to more sales.

In a surprise Sega also has revealed a new configuration of Rambo, with the game coming in a new mid-range cabinet with a 42″ LCD, putting the game in the realm of some other 42″ shooters we’re seeing pop-up out there.

Sega Racing Classic, which will be released this month will also be at the show and we’ll have to see if the software is different from what was shown at IAAPA.

Beyond that the line-up includes games we have already seen or new video redemption items, all of which we’ll get a glimpse at next week. I will be attending the show and capturing video once again (this time with my HD camera that has a much better microphone than what I had to settle with last time), so stay tuned for Arcade Heroes for a look at these and many other games!

[Via CoinOpToday.com]

Sega announces Amusement Expo line-up: Let’s Go Island cabinet, new Hummer and Rambo cabinets

March 3, 2010

As we soon approach the Amusement Expo next week in Vegas, we are starting to hear about the games we will be seeing there and today Sega unveiled the games that they will feature at the show in a press release.I have to say that it looks like Amusement Expo is shaping up to be a great show and I’m looking forward to getting some hands-on time with all of the new offerings.

First off, they will be showing off a Let’s Go Island cabinet for the first time. The cabinet will be shown in only one configuration with the motion base and a 42″ screen. As you can see in the picture, the cabinet is quite different from Let’s Go Island, it’s like a cross between Tetris Giant and Hummer.

Speaking of Hummer (which was released in the standard version last month), they will have a new version of the game to show off there called the “Mini-deluxe” (not unlike GlobalVR’s new mini-deluxe design on Twisted). The mini-deluxe configuration still features two seats but the footprint is smaller than the full deluxe. That should also mean that the price tag will be smaller too, leading to more sales.

In a surprise Sega also has revealed a new configuration of Rambo, with the game coming in a new mid-range cabinet with a 42″ LCD, putting the game in the realm of some other 42″ shooters we’re seeing pop-up out there.

Sega Racing Classic, which will be released this month will also be at the show and we’ll have to see if the software is different from what was shown at IAAPA.

Beyond that the line-up includes games we have already seen or new video redemption items, all of which we’ll get a glimpse at next week. I will be attending the show and capturing video once again (this time with my HD camera that has a much better microphone than what I had to settle with last time), so stay tuned for Arcade Heroes for a look at these and many other games!

[Via CoinOpToday.com]


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