Posted tagged ‘Arcade Games’

Namco's Tank! Tank! Tank! update adds new enemies, NamCam avatars

July 20, 2010

Namco America has announced a new software update for Tank! Tank! Tank!, and with it comes new content that gives players more to look for when they play the game.

The update will give the game the software update which we first saw at Amusement Expo 2010. This includes the Bee-Bots(pictured above) and Octo-Giant enemies which rotate out the Arachnos spiders and the Red Dragon on a monthly basis, to keep the game fresh.  They also have added a number of new photo frame avatars to the game, including a “cowboy hat, black samurai helmet, prisoner uniform, and a tiger mask”. Probably the best news for operators who have a T!T!T! cabinet is that the update is free, details on how to get an update are in the press release below.

It’s always nice to see arcade games receive updates that do more than bug fixes by adding extra content. While we haven’t heard of any additional updates to the game beyond this that doesn’t mean that they should be ruled out.

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Namco’s Tank! Tank! Tank! update adds new enemies, NamCam avatars

July 20, 2010

Namco America has announced a new software update for Tank! Tank! Tank!, and with it comes new content that gives players more to look for when they play the game.

The update will give the game the software update which we first saw at Amusement Expo 2010. This includes the Bee-Bots(pictured above) and Octo-Giant enemies which rotate out the Arachnos spiders and the Red Dragon on a monthly basis, to keep the game fresh.  They also have added a number of new photo frame avatars to the game, including a “cowboy hat, black samurai helmet, prisoner uniform, and a tiger mask”. Probably the best news for operators who have a T!T!T! cabinet is that the update is free, details on how to get an update are in the press release below.

It’s always nice to see arcade games receive updates that do more than bug fixes by adding extra content. While we haven’t heard of any additional updates to the game beyond this that doesn’t mean that they should be ruled out.

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New video game exhibit opening at the Strong National Museum of Play in November

June 19, 2010

From the ICHEG storeroom (Photo: Christopher Wahl)

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We have covered the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY before. They are certainly a kind of museum gamers can get behind as they are home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games. Their store house holds over 20,000 gaming items, including arcades in huge numbers, spanning from Computer Space to at least Guitar Hero Arcade. The museum has been home to arcade-related exhibits before, including the Videotopia exhibit last year. Also when they aren’t running specific arcade exhibits, they have playable games on hand that you can check out as part of the overall experience. According to a new piece on Wired.com, it looks like they will have another exhibit to feature arcade games (among others) as they are currently working on a project to assemble the best gaming has had to offer (which naturally should include more than a few coin-ops). Beyond that details are still scant but I am certain that we will find out more around November.

[Via Wired.com] [International Center for the History of Electronic Games website]

New trailer for GlobalVR's NASCAR Team Racing

May 15, 2010

GlobalVR has updated their website with full details on their updates to both NASCAR and Twisted. We’ve covered those details before but here is a new trailer for the game that GVR posted to the site. They also put up some screens of the game which you can see here if you are interested. The game goes online on June 15th but cabinets featuring the update are available now.

New trailer for GlobalVR’s NASCAR Team Racing

May 15, 2010

GlobalVR has updated their website with full details on their updates to both NASCAR and Twisted. We’ve covered those details before but here is a new trailer for the game that GVR posted to the site. They also put up some screens of the game which you can see here if you are interested. The game goes online on June 15th but cabinets featuring the update are available now.

Disney's 3D Ping Pong as seen at GTI Expo + a few more GTI pics

May 15, 2010

I know you are possibly sick of hearing about GTI by now but new things are trickling out that are noteworthy enough, so let’s get on with it! Thanks to Joe for the link to this collection of photos by David Liu. I’ll start out with commenting on the photo above – Disney’s 3D Ping Pong. We’ve talked about it before – it’s an official Disney product and it uses stereoscopic 3D TV’s that don’t need glasses. Interesting how on film the images are very dark. This one is supposed to be available next Thursday, should be interesting to see how it’s received. With Disney dabbling not only into 3D like this in the gaming world but also the coin-op arcade sector, could we possibly see a Tron arcade game coming out along with the movie? That might be a long shot but if they are serious about coin-op with this game then why not?

There are a few more pics from GTI, hit the break to check them out.

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Disney’s 3D Ping Pong as seen at GTI Expo + a few more GTI pics

May 15, 2010

I know you are possibly sick of hearing about GTI by now but new things are trickling out that are noteworthy enough, so let’s get on with it! Thanks to Joe for the link to this collection of photos by David Liu. I’ll start out with commenting on the photo above – Disney’s 3D Ping Pong. We’ve talked about it before – it’s an official Disney product and it uses stereoscopic 3D TV’s that don’t need glasses. Interesting how on film the images are very dark. This one is supposed to be available next Thursday, should be interesting to see how it’s received. With Disney dabbling not only into 3D like this in the gaming world but also the coin-op arcade sector, could we possibly see a Tron arcade game coming out along with the movie? That might be a long shot but if they are serious about coin-op with this game then why not?

There are a few more pics from GTI, hit the break to check them out.

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