Posted tagged ‘Guitar Hero’

More Guitar Hero cabinets from Brazil

August 12, 2010

During my recent trip to Brazil I came across a number of Guitar Hero cabinets, produced by Brazilian game distributor Diverbras. I also came across a Rock Band 2 cabinet and a couple of different Street Fighter IV setups. None of them are authorized by the parent companies but those companies haven’t seemed compelled to take an issue with these creations and that of course is leaving the door open for others to try the same thing. Enter Master Play, another Brazilian distribution company and cabinet builder, who has a couple of Guitar Hero cabinets of their own to offer. They also have produced cabinets for a soccer game called Arena Gol, but the site doesn’t show the actual game and whether it’s based upon their own software or someone else’s.  I have a hunch that they produced some cabinets that I came across when at a mall there, as I found some unique JAMMA cabinets that had 32″ LCDs and were plastered with artwork that seems to fit the Master Play style.

I hope that eventually these companies can layoff of producing such bootlegs and come up with their own software or get a Brazilian software company to produce something for them. Or just stick to building stylish JAMMA cabinets.

[Master Play website]

Arcade Heroes Podcast #11 – Finishing up '09

December 31, 2009

It’s the last day of 2009 and with that, our last podcast of the year. Due to the slow down in news lately (and I have been rather busy) it was a little difficult to get a podcast done but Kevin Williams and I were able to talk for abotu an hour the other day about what has gone on in the industry since IAAPA. Some of discussion includes -

-ASCAP going after Guitar Hero Arcade

-The future of pinball

-Discussion on some of the new games coming out in the near future

-Looking back at the past ten years and looking forward to what is in store in the future.

As always, we hope you like it! And Happy New Year to everyone on top of that, have a fun and safe holiday!

Download the podcast here! (99MB; MP3)

Arcade Heroes Podcast #11 – Finishing up ’09

December 31, 2009

It’s the last day of 2009 and with that, our last podcast of the year. Due to the slow down in news lately (and I have been rather busy) it was a little difficult to get a podcast done but Kevin Williams and I were able to talk for abotu an hour the other day about what has gone on in the industry since IAAPA. Some of discussion includes -

-ASCAP going after Guitar Hero Arcade

-The future of pinball

-Discussion on some of the new games coming out in the near future

-Looking back at the past ten years and looking forward to what is in store in the future.

As always, we hope you like it! And Happy New Year to everyone on top of that, have a fun and safe holiday!

Download the podcast here! (99MB; MP3)

Betson: 2000 Guitar Hero units have been sold in three months

June 10, 2009

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We don’t often get sales numbers for arcade titles but Betson has sent me a press release where they are highlighting the success of one of Raw Thrills’ most recent games, Guitar Hero. With 2000 units sold in three months, it’s nothing to shirk at in the arcade sector – 10,000 units (in total sales over the lifespan of the product)  is generally the magic number in arcade sales and it looks like GH is well on it’s way to reaching that. The release highlights that the game has been a success at Coinstar units in Wal-Mart stores across the country and that many operators have also begun to capitalize on the contests that can be done with the game.  Hit the post break for the release

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Guitar Hero Arcade "officially" lands in the UK with a release event on the 25th

April 22, 2009

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gharcadeThe new Guitar Hero Arcade machine has been making the rounds in the US for a few weeks already (in fact every time I have been to my distributor lately, I have seen several going out the door) and now it’s England’s “official” turn to enjoy the same game. I say official as they are stating that Brighton Pier is hosting the first unit to arrive in the UK with ten machines at the Palace of Fun there with a special event taking place on April 25th to officially debut the machine.

Of course we know that there have been some machines in the UK prior to this, notably at the Trocadero and I have heard of the machine already on location at other places as well. But what does make the Brighton Pier thing a little special is the event on the 25th. It is interesting to hear how Activision is taking a role in promoting this game.

It’s great to see any event showcase the release of a new arcade game, I just wish that these sort events would come along more often. All the publicity arcades can get, the better!

[Via CVG] [Discuss on the Forums]

Guitar Hero Arcade “officially” lands in the UK with a release event on the 25th

April 22, 2009

stinger11

gharcadeThe new Guitar Hero Arcade machine has been making the rounds in the US for a few weeks already (in fact every time I have been to my distributor lately, I have seen several going out the door) and now it’s England’s “official” turn to enjoy the same game. I say official as they are stating that Brighton Pier is hosting the first unit to arrive in the UK with ten machines at the Palace of Fun there with a special event taking place on April 25th to officially debut the machine.

Of course we know that there have been some machines in the UK prior to this, notably at the Trocadero and I have heard of the machine already on location at other places as well. But what does make the Brighton Pier thing a little special is the event on the 25th. It is interesting to hear how Activision is taking a role in promoting this game.

It’s great to see any event showcase the release of a new arcade game, I just wish that these sort events would come along more often. All the publicity arcades can get, the better!

[Via CVG] [Discuss on the Forums]

Videos from ASI 2009: H2Overdrive, DDRX, R-Tuned, Harley Davidson & more

March 16, 2009

Here are some videos I took at ASI 2009 last week – it’s not everything I took so expect more within a few days or so, including Justice League, DJ Max Technika, the new Sea Wolf and more.

I definently suggest going to the direct links so you can watch it in youtube HD where it looks a bit better. :) 

H2Overdrive:

Here’s the link to see it in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfJkhEFffpk

Dance Dance Revolution X:

(Thanks for the shout out BTW, I wasn’t expecting that! :) )

Link so you can see it in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9E7ujyvyus

Razing Storm

Link to see it in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsbblO_bEmI

Sega Amusements booth (Harley Davidson, R-Tuned, Sega Challenge Bass Fishing, Brick People, more)

Link to see it in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Equam05hH10

Betson/Raw Thrills Booth (H2Overdrive, Guitar Hero, DDRX, more)

Link for HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUiqxv7NGzM

[Discuss on the Forum]


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