Archive for August 11, 2007

What We Are Playing This Week……

August 11, 2007

I, myself have not really had much of a chance to hit the arcades in recent weeks, so for me it’s been all about the 360 at the moment.

Shaggy

-Tapper (Arcade)
-Sinistar (Arcade)
-Spaceforce Rogue Universe (PC)
-Tron 2.0 (Xbox)
-Halo (Xbox)

Twisted Supreme

-VT3 (360)
-Forza 2 (360)
-Bomberman Live (360)

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Starting my own arcade

August 11, 2007

This isn’t news as we generally post – just rambling on. I am on my way to getting my arcade business started as yesterday I went up to the State Commerce department and registered my business. Within two weeks I am supposed to receive a certificate showing that it is officially recognized – then I will work on getting the loan so I can buy a number of games.

I have been wanting to do this for as long as I can remember. It started when I originally saw the movie Tron, where Flynn owned and operated his own arcade and on top of that lived in it with an apartment above. I thought that it was coolest thing ever and have wanted to run an arcade since. I have managed an arcade before for about a year and it was a fun experience and learned much of what I needed to know doing that.

A few people over the years have attempted to talk me out of doing this or discouraging me with some negative thoughts about the idea but I will be moving forward despite that. I think I can make my arcade successful. That might be foolhardy in the view of some people but passion is part of what makes a business work. Marketing it to others will be a challenge but my local competition makes it easy for me – they only rely on word-of-mouth, which is possibly the slowest way to advertise. I will be using other means to get the word out and remind people of what arcades are. Once I am closer to opening I will post more about this along with pictures of the arcade itself. – Shaggy

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Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers location tests

August 11, 2007

Konami is currently testing it’s aptly named “Beatmania IIDX 15 DJ Troopers” arcade game in Japan. I’ll admit that I am not terribly familiar with the game as I have not had a chance to play any of the Beatmania games but I have heard of them. Youtube user djlain2013 uploaded videos of the location test to youtube so you can check it out. The videos are fairly poor but if you want a glimpse of the game in action I suppose this is the only way to see it for now. Hit the post break for the rest of the videos.

[Thanks to forum user IcePagoda for the tip] [Beatmania 15 page @ Konami] [Discuss on the Forum]

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