Archive for June 29, 2009

Namco introduces the "Namucoin" payment system in Japan

June 29, 2009

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When it comes to experimenting with different ways of paying for your arcade game, Japan certainly leads the way when it comes to introducing new ways of doing so. The latest payment system called Namucoin is a proprietary system that Namco is trying out, which uses chip embedded coins to keep track of credits, much like card-based systems as far as I can tell. The system will be rolled out in Namco-owned arcades in Japan, we will have to wait and see if they do the same in other Namco-owned entertainment facilities in other territories down the road.

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Namco introduces the “Namucoin” payment system in Japan

June 29, 2009

namcocoin

stinger

When it comes to experimenting with different ways of paying for your arcade game, Japan certainly leads the way when it comes to introducing new ways of doing so. The latest payment system called Namucoin is a proprietary system that Namco is trying out, which uses chip embedded coins to keep track of credits, much like card-based systems as far as I can tell. The system will be rolled out in Namco-owned arcades in Japan, we will have to wait and see if they do the same in other Namco-owned entertainment facilities in other territories down the road.

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Arcade Heroes Week-in-review podcast #3 (w/ Kevin Williams)

June 29, 2009

In this weeks podcast, I was able to figure out how to get a guest recorded and with that I had Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report on the program. We discuss a variety of topics that are either directly or indirectly related to the arcade industry in some way, from the death of Michael Jackson to upcoming arcade releases. This show is actually a little bit longer than the previous two so bear in mind the slightly larger filesize of 62MB

Click on this link to download the podcast

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