Archive for August 24, 2007

RaceTV by Sega

August 24, 2007

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[Via The Stinger Report]

A new arcade racing game by Sega, called “Race TV” has been sighted in a location test.  It is expected that this is one of two big launches by Sega at JAMMA in September.  It is safe to assume that this uses the Lindbergh hardware and personally I am wondering if this is Sega’s response in a way to GVR’s NASCAR, with a gratuitous amount of stars, stripes and red, white and blue on the poster.  Be sure to stay tuned to Arcade Heroes for future updates on this and other new Sega arcade titles. Thanks to The Stinger Report for passing this information along.

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August 24, 2007

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This week The Stinger Report takes a look at how the smoking ban in the UK is affecting the industry…… 

“Chaos and destruction were predicted for the British brewery and hospitality industry with the UK’s adoption of a Smoking Ban in public spaces. If this grim prediction were accurate, its impact should have been felt by now. The Stinger looks at the reality of this move and its effect on the Out-of-Home interactive entertainment industry. In some locations, unexpected hygiene conditions have been exposed, thanks to the removal of smoke clouds that previously masked unpleasant aromas! On the other hand, tavern patrons are surviving all weather conditions to continue smoking outdoors. Surprisingly, cigarette vending revenue is up – but it is unknown if amusement gaming has really been impacted. Meanwhile, the UK Bingo industry claims doom and gloom no matter the reality of the smoking ban impact. All this is surrounded by the creation of a new social group of excluded smokers and the creation of a new audience for entertainment to target.”

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