Archive for September 19, 2007

Warlords has arrived!

September 19, 2007

It came two days earlier than I had expected it to, but Warlords is here! The game is in excellent condition, I did have to make a couple of small adjustments to the monitor to getphto0251.jpg it displaying right (it must have been jostled a little in shipping) but after that it works fine.

My 1 year old (almost 2) son played it a little – he doesn’t get it yet but it’s fun nonetheless. Now I just need to invite some friends over this weekend so we can have a 4 player match.

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"Back Off" LED Space Invaders Doormat

September 19, 2007

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[Via The Stinger Report]

Hehe, this is really cool. I’ll probably end up buying one for my house and my arcade. I think it also makes a nice mat to put in front of any arcade game room. Here are the specs:

Product Features

  • Stylish door mat features glowing animated space invader display
  • Motion sensor detects when humans are nearby and the invaders begin to dance
  • Uses 4 AAA Batteries (Not Included)
  • Imported from France
  • Recommended for indoor use

They are running for $70, so it won’t be the cheapest doormat you’ve ever bought, butinvaders_mat_door.jpg definently the coolest. Just look at that woman tremble in amazement. 😛
[Back off Animated Space Invaders Doormat @ ThinkGeek.com]

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“Back Off” LED Space Invaders Doormat

September 19, 2007

invaders_doormat_animated.gif

[Via The Stinger Report]

Hehe, this is really cool. I’ll probably end up buying one for my house and my arcade. I think it also makes a nice mat to put in front of any arcade game room. Here are the specs:

Product Features

  • Stylish door mat features glowing animated space invader display
  • Motion sensor detects when humans are nearby and the invaders begin to dance
  • Uses 4 AAA Batteries (Not Included)
  • Imported from France
  • Recommended for indoor use

They are running for $70, so it won’t be the cheapest doormat you’ve ever bought, butinvaders_mat_door.jpg definently the coolest. Just look at that woman tremble in amazement. 😛
[Back off Animated Space Invaders Doormat @ ThinkGeek.com]

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SEGA Rally Demo on XBox Live!!!!

September 19, 2007

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Just spotted on Major Nelson Blog that the demo for SEGA Rally is now available on XBox live……downloading now…………2% complete…………………..Grrrrr…………must….. get…… faster….. Internet……. connection!!!

 Updated:

Well worth the wait. Only single player, two cars (Subaru Impreza & Mitsubushi Evolution) and two tracks but I’m hooked, It has a great arcade look and feel and the track deformation thing really works well. Very sad to hear from The Stinger Report that it does not look like there will be an arcade version.

Released in Europe on the 28th September gonna have to order this now, can’t wait!! Can anyone tell me if the Microsoft Wireless 360 Steering Wheel is any good? I think I am going to need it .

More at Sega Europe’s Rally Site

Latest KWP Conference Dates Confirmed

September 19, 2007

Announcement of Next Major Seminars & Leading Media Coverage

September 19, 2007 – London, United Kingdom – Following a productive first half to the year, KWP [of The Stinger Report] hopes to continue with a series of conferences and magazine features. The influential Annual Conference of Visitor Attractions in London, the expansive Leisure Industry Week exhibition in Birmingham, and the highly respected Museum Association Exhibition in Glasgow, will be supported by KWP seminar presence; while leading consumer games publication Edge Magazine is to feature an article on amusement, information for which was compiled by KWP.

 The Leisure Industry Week (LIW) conference and exhibition on the 25th -27th of September 2007, the event becoming an important date on the European exhibition calendar, encompassing the cream of the fitness, leisure attraction and beverage trade at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK. Marking a second year of support KWP will present a show starter 10-minute conference session on “What’s Hot” on the show floor and in the application of leisure technology.

KWP has also been invited to co-present in the Technology session at this years’ influential Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions (VAC) on October 16th, 2007. This one-day event is attended by around 400 industry professionals ranging from the heritage, museum and parks sector at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London – KWP to present the application of tracking and information technology in visitor management at attractions.

Following KWP’s extensive support of the ‘attraction – education’ cross-over industry, the consultancy invited to present a ground breaking seminar at the premier international event on the development of this industry. The Museum Association Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest museum and gallery event in the UK, if not Europe, with over 1,000 museum and gallery professionals coming together to discuss the key issues affecting the sector. KWP presenting their session on the 23rd of October 2007.

Supporting a full diary of conferences in Europe, KWP has also been busy on the magazine front. Following on from its last report on the amusement scene back in 2002 for Edge Magazine – the leading multi-format consumer games magazine by Future Publishing with a 35,145 ABC – KWP’s Kevin Williams has again written an overview of the amusement scenes growing re-insurgence, carrying out a series of interviews with leading video amusement executives; the overview to be drafted into a final feature by Edge editorial team – to be published this month.

The KWP owned e-newsletter service ‘The Stinger Report’ has seen increased support, with syndication at InsideCoinOp.com, an online industry news portal, and an agreement for selected features to be re-printed in the leading UK amusement trade publication InterGame, focused on Stinger coverage of international amusement venue site visits. The Stinger Report celebrating over 3,000 subscribers to the free, advertiser supported emailed news and views service

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Namco Europe To Unveil Autumn 2007 Line-Up

September 19, 2007

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Another piece of news from Coin-Op News. Looks like Namco are doing to thier other 4 player cabs what they did with Mario Kart Arcade GP 2, read on……. 

“Namco Europe has announced details of several new additions to its Fun Factory collection of family amusements games. At least seven new products will be revealed for the first time when they make their maiden trade show appearance on the stand of UK distributor Brent Sales at October’s Preview exhibition in London.

On show for the first time will be centrepiece Superdeluxe formats of the recently released video drivers, Namco’s Maximum Tune 3 and Raw Thrills’ Fast & Furious Drift, both of which comprise four-unit banks set on a purpose built platform featuring overhead displays, graphics and lighting effect.

A brand new skill vendor from Bandai Namco Games has arrived and test figures show a rise to the top of income charts at some notable seasonal locations in 2007. Another new BNG product is a 100 per cent skill two-player prize vendor, which has passed a rigorous technical and income test programme and makes its Preview debut in full production format.”

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Electrocoin To Launch New Style Games At Preview

September 19, 2007

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[via Coin-Op News]

New Category C products representing a new style and direction will be unveiled by Electrocoin at Preview, including Taito’s Space Invaders and the screen based Magic X, along with a number of products indicating a diversification in Electrocoin’s product range.

Following the success of Stern Kooky Carnival roll down redemption game, Electrocoin are launching a brand new ticket redemption game called Tutti Frutti Tickets. The machine is a three reel ticket redemption machine with an additional 4th feature reel.

The machine boasts holds, nudges and swap features which make it great fun to play. All this combined with excellent sounds and colourful artwork make it a must for any redemption area

Taito’s Chase HQ2 will be shown in three formats, including a new TFT version that gives the game a totally new feel. Whilst the market in video driving games remains competitive, Kevin Weir commented: “Chase HQ2 is a different style of game from the other racing videos that are in the market.

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