Archive for June 22, 2007

Stinger Report's Next-Gen Amusement Highlights; Holographic Amusement next?

June 22, 2007

The latest Stinger Report covers some interesting aspects of the amusement industry and what it is attempting to to do next. Big amusement parks always are looking for (and need) something bigger and more attractive than a local arcade or FEC and it appears that a number of developments will bring on interesting attractions in the future.

Some of the more interesting news however is that of one company’s development of aholodeck22.jpg non-invasive 3D display that does not require glasses known as ‘Holography’. Of course anyone who has watched Star Trek: The Next Generation knows that the ultimate future of entertainment will be holographic entertainment, but it certainly will be a long time before that will make it to the home – so the first logical step is to bring it to the amusement sector. The company that has developed the technology, known as SeeReel Technologies, is set to soon demonstrate their new technology to the masses. Read on past the post break for more details on this as well as other big attractions that are in development for amusement parks (including the new Harry Potter theme park, The Simpson’s Ride, NASA’s latest simulator, GUNDAM the ride and more).

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Stinger Report’s Next-Gen Amusement Highlights; Holographic Amusement next?

June 22, 2007

The latest Stinger Report covers some interesting aspects of the amusement industry and what it is attempting to to do next. Big amusement parks always are looking for (and need) something bigger and more attractive than a local arcade or FEC and it appears that a number of developments will bring on interesting attractions in the future.

Some of the more interesting news however is that of one company’s development of aholodeck22.jpg non-invasive 3D display that does not require glasses known as ‘Holography’. Of course anyone who has watched Star Trek: The Next Generation knows that the ultimate future of entertainment will be holographic entertainment, but it certainly will be a long time before that will make it to the home – so the first logical step is to bring it to the amusement sector. The company that has developed the technology, known as SeeReel Technologies, is set to soon demonstrate their new technology to the masses. Read on past the post break for more details on this as well as other big attractions that are in development for amusement parks (including the new Harry Potter theme park, The Simpson’s Ride, NASA’s latest simulator, GUNDAM the ride and more).

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Cosmic Video Amusements Are Enjoying A Resurgence

June 22, 2007

 

Cosmic Video Amusements are enjoying a resurgence in 2007 as a leading distributor in the video games industry.

“We have aligned ourselves with new and proactive manufacturers” advised CVA’s John Farrington “and then used our technical and distributor skills to ensure that these products have the specific design features that are often overlooked by overseas manufacturers but are demanded by UK operators.”

CVA’s distribution portfolio has some sure fire winners and now includes such renowned titles as Underground, PGA, Aliens, UltraPin, Megatouch, Typhoon, Paragon, Boxer / Soccer Club, StrongMan plus much more!

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Brent Maintains Video Stronghold Of Top Games

June 22, 2007

Brent Sales enters the summer season riding high with arguably the strongest compendium of top performing videogames available anywhere in the industry.

Following hot on the heels of Raw Thrills’ highly successful predecessor, The Fast and the Furious, F&F Drift is the latest addition to the Brent stable. Game personalisation via keypad PIN entry is providing operators with an additional revenue stream, with up to 25 per cent of cashbox generated in this way.

Namco’s flagship video driver, Mario Kart Arcade GP2 continues to shine having proved extremely popular at this year’s ATEI, selling out its initial production quota by noon of the second day. 

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HardCore Gamer 25 out; arcade review, Let's Go Jungle

June 22, 2007

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This months issue contains a review of Let’s Go Jungle(page 66), among other video game related stuff(you know, consoles). The free file download is 49 MB in size or you can go out and purchase a hard copy which is a little easier to handle. It also lists the Arcade Heroes website which I believe is a first and that should be standard here on out. Watch out for next month – I have a preview of The Act ready for that issue and soon I hope to cover some other stuff that hasn’t been seen in game magazines for years – pins anyone?

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HardCore Gamer 25 out; arcade review, Let’s Go Jungle

June 22, 2007

hgm25.jpg

This months issue contains a review of Let’s Go Jungle(page 66), among other video game related stuff(you know, consoles). The free file download is 49 MB in size or you can go out and purchase a hard copy which is a little easier to handle. It also lists the Arcade Heroes website which I believe is a first and that should be standard here on out. Watch out for next month – I have a preview of The Act ready for that issue and soon I hope to cover some other stuff that hasn’t been seen in game magazines for years – pins anyone?

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