Archive for June 15, 2007

Target Toss Pro's Sweet Thud of Success

June 15, 2007

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When I first heard about Target Toss Pro from Incredible Technologies I have to admit that I doubted the appeal of this sort of game. As usual it was good to see something different from the coin-op norm but at the same time I have never thought of playing bag toss as a video game. But from a press release I found today it looks like the game is fast becoming a huge success.

“Since unveiling Target Toss Pro: Bags (http://www.targettosspro.com/) at the Las Vegas Nightclub & Bar Show in February, Incredible Technologies can’t produce the game consoles[probably should read cabinets] fast enough.

Like beanbag toss, the object of Bags is simple: toss a beanbag into the hole of a platform, or box. If you “put it in the basement,” as the players say, you get three points. Land the beanbag on the box, and you get one point. Of course with Bags, the beanbags and box are virtual.”

IT also added a few other interesting features to the game:

In addition to one and three pointers, Bags players can score five points for a virtual “swish” (a perfect shot). And they can turn up the heat with side-action features like Vegas Bags (which awards a playing card for each ringer, allowing competitors to play a hand of poker, too) and Call the Shot (which pauses the bag mid-flight, so players can guess if they’re going to score or not).”

Overall it sounds pretty interesting and it probably works well as a party game. If this release is any indication, this will be showing up in many bars across the US (and hopefully elsewhere) soon and with a fairly attractive price tag (compared to most other new coin-op games) it will probably remain pretty competitive for a while.

[Target Toss Pro Official Website]

[Incredible Technologies Sweet Thud of Success Press Release]

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Target Toss Pro’s Sweet Thud of Success

June 15, 2007

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When I first heard about Target Toss Pro from Incredible Technologies I have to admit that I doubted the appeal of this sort of game. As usual it was good to see something different from the coin-op norm but at the same time I have never thought of playing bag toss as a video game. But from a press release I found today it looks like the game is fast becoming a huge success.

“Since unveiling Target Toss Pro: Bags (http://www.targettosspro.com/) at the Las Vegas Nightclub & Bar Show in February, Incredible Technologies can’t produce the game consoles[probably should read cabinets] fast enough.

Like beanbag toss, the object of Bags is simple: toss a beanbag into the hole of a platform, or box. If you “put it in the basement,” as the players say, you get three points. Land the beanbag on the box, and you get one point. Of course with Bags, the beanbags and box are virtual.”

IT also added a few other interesting features to the game:

In addition to one and three pointers, Bags players can score five points for a virtual “swish” (a perfect shot). And they can turn up the heat with side-action features like Vegas Bags (which awards a playing card for each ringer, allowing competitors to play a hand of poker, too) and Call the Shot (which pauses the bag mid-flight, so players can guess if they’re going to score or not).”

Overall it sounds pretty interesting and it probably works well as a party game. If this release is any indication, this will be showing up in many bars across the US (and hopefully elsewhere) soon and with a fairly attractive price tag (compared to most other new coin-op games) it will probably remain pretty competitive for a while.

[Target Toss Pro Official Website]

[Incredible Technologies Sweet Thud of Success Press Release]

[Discuss on the Forum]

Enada Rome – International Amusement and Gaming Machine Show

June 15, 2007

Enada Rome, the 35th edition of SAPAR’s International Amusement & Gaming Machine Show, will be held from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October. The event, organised by Rimini Fiera, will be the first to be staged in the Italian capital’s new leading edge expo centre.

Last year’s event was a great success, with more than 9,200 visitors in attendance to experience no less than 200 exhibiting firms across 20,000m² of expo space. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, and will place Enada Rome in the spotlight as the exhibition able to involve the entire game and gaming market.

Products on show will include the very latest in video games, pinball machines, juke-boxes and video juke-boxes. There will also be billiard tables, carom billiards, table soccer, kiddie rides, equipment, accessories and spare parts, automatic dispensers, amusement arcade and bingo hall equipment, technology and services, furnishings, fittings and security systems, gadgets, internet points, bowling and on-line betting. Everything will be covered, from amusement machines, through to companies playing key roles in the new systems for on-line communication.

In the months leading up to the event, expo organisers will continue to work on increasing the show’s international profile. The expo’s product manager Gabriella Zoni explained, “Our aim is to continue the expansion trend featured over the last two years”. Zoni highlighted the success of the Enada Pavilion at the recent GTI Expo in Taiwan, saying that it “enabled us to accredit our show as a truly key expo for the game and gaming sector in Europe”.

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Win Your Very Own Big Buck Hunter Pro!!!

June 15, 2007

 

Yes please! Let me put it to you like this, me and a bunch of friends were so addicted to this that if I won one of these I recon that one of my friends, who is currently traverling the world, would come all the way back just so we could have a BBH marathon session. Either that or he’d just be very jealous and have to wait until he gets back next year!

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Want your very own Big Buck Hunter Pro game for you home? Check out the new contest at FHM Online. It’s super easy to enter, all you have to do is submit the information of a location that has a Big Buck Hunter Pro machine in it and send in a picture of yourself with the machine. Each snapshot equals one entry. The more you submit, the higher your chances are of winning and one winner will be chosen at random.  
 
The bonus part of all of this is you get to find out where you can play BBHP. This will be especially useful when you go on vacation to another state and you need a BBHP fix, all you will have to do is check out this site and find the hot spots.

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