Archive for July 29, 2010

An update on Golden Tee Live 2011 and Incredible Technologies again named one of Chicago's best companies to work for

July 29, 2010

We’ve got some Incredible Technologies news today and with that we’ll start off with the company winning an award. That award is from the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) who has named IT one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This is the third consecutive year the company has won this recognition and it’s even better for them as this is the company’s 25th anniversary. The press release for this can be found after the post break

To further celebrate their milestone we have received more information on IT’s flagship title, Golden Tee LIVE 2011. 5 new courses have been revealed for the 2011 edition, which are always important for GT players but for operators, IT has three new features they have put into the game to help generate extra revenue. These include: Golden Tees (allows the player to move their tee shot anywhere in the tee box; players can purchase bags of Golden Tees for .50¢, $1 or $2 and the operator gets half of that); Anytime/Anywhere Youtube shots (builds on the previous Youtube uploading feature but allows any shot to be uploaded – costs .50¢ if the player wants, operator keeps half); New Balls and Club Sets (players can purchase a wide range of clubs, if they wish. Again operator keeps half). Microtransactions aren’t new in the arcade industry but as far as such features go I haven’t seen them work quite like this before. As long as they keep stuff like this optional for players then it should remain as a nice way to enhance revenue from the game.

Golden Tee 2011 ships the last week of September 2010. As with other IT games we expect a low, competitive price on this (GT2010 can be purchased for around $3500 right now) and kits are available on top of that. More details, including screenshots, can be found in the press release after the break.

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An update on Golden Tee Live 2011 and Incredible Technologies again named one of Chicago’s best companies to work for

July 29, 2010

We’ve got some Incredible Technologies news today and with that we’ll start off with the company winning an award. That award is from the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) who has named IT one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. This is the third consecutive year the company has won this recognition and it’s even better for them as this is the company’s 25th anniversary. The press release for this can be found after the post break

To further celebrate their milestone we have received more information on IT’s flagship title, Golden Tee LIVE 2011. 5 new courses have been revealed for the 2011 edition, which are always important for GT players but for operators, IT has three new features they have put into the game to help generate extra revenue. These include: Golden Tees (allows the player to move their tee shot anywhere in the tee box; players can purchase bags of Golden Tees for .50¢, $1 or $2 and the operator gets half of that); Anytime/Anywhere Youtube shots (builds on the previous Youtube uploading feature but allows any shot to be uploaded – costs .50¢ if the player wants, operator keeps half); New Balls and Club Sets (players can purchase a wide range of clubs, if they wish. Again operator keeps half). Microtransactions aren’t new in the arcade industry but as far as such features go I haven’t seen them work quite like this before. As long as they keep stuff like this optional for players then it should remain as a nice way to enhance revenue from the game.

Golden Tee 2011 ships the last week of September 2010. As with other IT games we expect a low, competitive price on this (GT2010 can be purchased for around $3500 right now) and kits are available on top of that. More details, including screenshots, can be found in the press release after the break.

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AVATAR Pinball's playfield mostly revealed

July 29, 2010

(Thanks for the tip IcePagoda)

Via Pinballnews.com – the first shot of the new AVATAR pinball playfield. The pic speaks for itself – it looks like there is plenty to do in the back of the playfield and it shouldn’t be too long before we see some close-up shots from the board. This isn’t the final version as you can see that there are a few things missing when you look closely, such as a sticker on the spinner device that’s northwest of the center in the image above. But other than that this should be pretty close to the production design.

AVATAR Pinball’s playfield mostly revealed

July 29, 2010

(Thanks for the tip IcePagoda)

Via Pinballnews.com – the first shot of the new AVATAR pinball playfield. The pic speaks for itself – it looks like there is plenty to do in the back of the playfield and it shouldn’t be too long before we see some close-up shots from the board. This isn’t the final version as you can see that there are a few things missing when you look closely, such as a sticker on the spinner device that’s northwest of the center in the image above. But other than that this should be pretty close to the production design.

Raw Thrills to release Super Bikes 2 this September

July 29, 2010

Prototype rendering of Super Bikes 2

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A short time ago when I heard about the creation of a new, smaller cabinet for Terminator Salvation (which we still haven’t been able to obtain any photos of) I also heard that Raw Thrills’ was updating their Super Bikes game (originally released in 2007) with a new cabinet and a major update to the software. What I wasn’t told is that the update was actually a full sequel to their wildly successful motorbike game(a game that sold over 9000 units worldwide, the source which originally told me about the new cabinet suggested).

As for Super Bikes 2, the first obvious upgrade from the original we see is the addition of a 42″ LCD screen (same thing Namco’s Nirin uses). The graphics will be getting an upgrade, there will be more tracks than the original had I am told, but for now that is all we know. I imagine that they will maintain the aspect of pulling off stunts in mid-air but we will need to wait and see. Super Bikes 2 is scheduled for a release in September.

UPDATE: The Fast and Furious license is not being used on this game so it’s just Super Bikes 2, sorry about the error earlier.

Source: Highway Games


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