Archive for September 9, 2007

What We Are Playing This Week……

September 9, 2007

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I just beat my Pac-Man CE highscore which is now 281,000. Anyone got higher than that?

Shaggy 

-Metroid 3 (Wii)
-Ms. Pac-Man (arcade)
-Gone Fishin’ (arcade)
-Simpson’s Party Pinball
-Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift (arcade) 

Twisted Supreme

-Bioshock (360)
-Virtua Tennis 3 (360)
-Pac-Man CE (360)
-Geometry Wars (360)

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Sega "Arcade" Console Releases

September 9, 2007

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Sega have just given dates for thier upcoming console releases, most of which are arcade ports, which is all good by me! 

Virtua Fighter 5 (360) – 26th October

Ghost Squad (Wii) – 2nd November

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP) – 16th November

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Sega “Arcade” Console Releases

September 9, 2007

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Sega have just given dates for thier upcoming console releases, most of which are arcade ports, which is all good by me! 

Virtua Fighter 5 (360) – 26th October

Ghost Squad (Wii) – 2nd November

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP) – 16th November

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Make A Preview Date – Big Response To Gaming Act!

September 9, 2007

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Not long to go now until we get to see some of the industries latest offerings.

[via Coin-Op News]

Once again, there has been record-breaking pre-registration take-up from all over the world for this year’s London Preview show on 10/11 October.

Italian visitors lead the board, closely followed by Germany, Ireland, Spain and the USA. Other areas strongly represented include Africa, with visitors travelling from as far as the Cameroon and Uganda!

With only one week to go before pre-registration for this year’s show closes, visitors can register on the Preview website up to September 16th There is also limited time to take advantage of booking a stand, as the show is almost full. A few spaces have become available.

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Another arcade acquisition – Tetris

September 9, 2007

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Hot on the heels of the Warlords cocktail I ended up buying a Tetris cabinet today (Saturday on my time) for only $100. I was at work when someone who knows about my interest in arcades told me that they found it listed on Craigslist. So I ran over there today, checked it out and bought it. It’s the original Tetris released by Atari Games in 88 but it is housed in an Arabian (also by Atari) cabinet, which was surprising considering that Arabian’s are fairly rare according to my knowledge. The seller was really into pins – they had a few old pins there including a Back to the Future but I don’t think that they were selling them.

The cabinet is in OK condition, with some damage to the side art (I love the side art from Atari cabs in the 80’s as they generally featured some great comic book style art) and it appears that the speaker isn’t hooked up to the board. The coin mechs are also in somewhat bad condition but those are easy to fix at least. It’s missing one joystick so I can’t play it with two players yet but I’ll fix that without much trouble. Also the monitor needs some work, I will probably need to replace the capacitors to get a better quality image. Either way, for $100 I almost feel like this was a steal and I’m thinking about turning it back into an Arabian cab if I can find the board and then I’ll just put Tetris into a different generic JAMMA cab…

Hit the post break for some pics!

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