Archive for September 15, 2007

Spotted at the 45th AM Show – Vulcan Wars

September 15, 2007

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No, there is not a new video game is coming out that showcases the ancient wars of the planet Vulcan (sorry Trekkies).  In fact a new title from Atlus looks like a new version ofvwars2.jpg Gunblade or Atlus’ answer to games like Let’s Go Jungle or Paradise Lost. There isn’t much to say about the game at this point as you will learn about as much about it from the screenshot above as I know, but if this is marketed overseas it would certainly have an audience waiting for it.  

Update: Here’s another pic I just found that is a little closer up to the screen. It still doesn’t tell us much – I wonder if you’re a gunner aboard a helicopter gunship, it certainly appears that way with the mounted chainguns (which look really cool IMHO). [Photo credit Gpara.com]

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Sega RaceTV Screenshots and Info

September 15, 2007

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[Via Game WATCH]

Here’s a ton of Sega RaceTV screenshots from GameWatch. This game looks great, I look forward to learning more about it as time goes on. So far we know it has 8 drivers to pick from, 5 courses, commentary, a boost feature, licensed cars, car damage and password input ala SF Rush 2049. In fact if you save your progress with a password, you’ll be able to build custom cars that way and save them, which is pretty neat. It should be interesting to see how the final product turns out. Fortunately this is one game that won’t disappoint in the graphics department and hopefully we’ll be able to try it out soon and comment on how it plays. Am-Net currently lists the game for release in March 2008. Hit the post break for more pictures, including a picture of the game’s cabinet sent to us by Sega.

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Report from 45th JAMMA show – Arcade industry booming

September 15, 2007

I feel bad that we haven’t been able to post much on the 45th Amusement Show – I’ve been sidetracked by work lately and with that and working on my arcade, it’s been busy. Fortunately a large number of videos of the event have shown up on youtube, which I would post but at the moment I’m at a computer that has such access to youtube blocked. That’s work for you.

One thing I did find very interesting that came out of the show is the report about the arcade industry itself and it’s status from April 06 to March 07. It is reported that the industry has been booming this past year, although it is a little unclear from the translator if it’s 3% or 12.1%. It might be that sales of games are up 12% and the industry as a whole is up 3%. Either way, the increase in sales is quite apparent. With better games coming out this year, it’s likely that we’ll continue to see the arcade industry grow, and hopefully that will be accompanied by more operators opening businesses to hold the games.

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