Archive for January 8, 2009

A look back at JAMMA 1986

January 8, 2009

replay86GameSetWatch posted a very interesting arcade article today they call “The RePlay Files: A Trip to the 1986 JAMMA Arcade Game Show”. JAMMA is still held in Japan every year, but it’s always cool to take a look back at what it was like ‘back in the day’. 1986 would be two years after the video game market crash in the US, which crash didn’t affect Japan really due to the way the markets worked at the time. Of special interest to Sega fans, this is the show where Sega introduced OutRun to the market and as you’ll read in the article, the game caught quite a bit of attention there, which was a sign of things to come for the rest of arcades. The article we’re linking to is part I, they will be posting a second part shortly which takes a look at more of the games seen at the show which is sure to induce some kind of nostalgia for any of us who played some of these games from the late 80’s.

The info comes from the arcade trade magazine RePlay, which is still going strong today and is one of the magazines worth picking up if you’re interested in getting into the arcade business. Hit the link below for the article.

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Caught on video: one of those Chuck E. Cheese fights

January 8, 2009

It wasn’t long ago where we talked about the violence that had been strangely occurring at some Chuck E. Cheese locations in the US and now one of those fights was caught on camera at a CEC in PA. The video is pretty short but this is hitting a lot of major news sites, bringing more attention to the problem, which is on-going. What causes the fights is something we discussed in the last CEC article but it appears that if CEC has tried to resolve the problem they still have a lot of work to do to bring back the image of where a kid can be a kid.

Here’s the video, you might want to turn the speakers down as it’s a little loud and it’s hard to hear what it is the two parties are saying to each other anyways.

UPDATE: Looks like the user took the video down for now, not sure why but I decided to type “Chuck E Cheese Fight” into youtube and several results came up with adults acting like complete morons at CEC. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of looking for that previously.

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A new KOFXII trailer

January 8, 2009


KOFXII news continues to flow in, here with a new look at the game that showcases different characters from the roster we saw recently. I would embed the trailer here but it’s from GameTrailers and we can’t embed that here, so here’s a link. It’s guaranteed to be awesome, so it’s worth the click.

[KOFXII Trailer on via Kotaku]