Archive for August 9, 2008

Dark Presence schwag

August 9, 2008

Remember that new fighter called Dark Presence which will feature digitized actors in HD and it will be coming out this year? We certainly do and we have the schwag to prove it. Galloping Ghost Productions kindly provided us with some Dark Presence related mechandise, including a couple of T-Shirts and some pin-on buttons. The quality of it all is pretty nice and I am quite looking forward to playing this game soon when it goes on a location test tour (which I hope to have my arcade, The Game Grid, be a part of).

Anyways, here is the ‘schwag’, in all it’s glory (click on the thumbnails to enlarge).

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Big Buck Hunter Pro Online Tourney News

August 9, 2008

Here is some brief news about the Big Buck Hunter tournaments currently going on. The Regional Qualifiers began yesterday and as a reminder are going until Sep. 7th. To enter one simply needs to make an account on a BBHPro Online machine and play. They also have announced the winners for the RamJam competition, the top 5 of which are from Texas. The BBHPro Regional tourney will lead to the World Championship which has $10k up for grabs, all of which is good news for locations carrying these games. More details are located in the press release after the jump.

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Silver Strike Bowling Winners for May & June

August 9, 2008

There have been a lot of official competitions being run by arcade developers lately and with those, winners to gather the prizes. First off is Silver Strike Bowling, which continues to hold competitions with monthly prize giveaways. According to IT, it shouldn’t be too hard to find an SSB09 in the US as there are 7,000 locations that have upgraded to the game since April (it is true that not all of those are arcades but many are bars but either way it’s attention for arcade games).  In May they gave away a brand new Jeep (where the winner also got $300 in gas money, as pictured)and in June a $5,000 gift card to Bass Pro Shops. More details are in the press release below but I just wanted to take the time to point out that this is one thing that makes arcades great – friendly competitions with great prizes. Playing a competition with people over the internet is one thing but this is entirely different and better.

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