Archive for November 7, 2009

Namco Funscape opens in Gateshead UK

November 7, 2009

(Thanks to reader kieranmay for the tip)

Namco is well know for operating hundreds of arcade across the globe and now they have added one more place to their list – the Namco Funscape in Gateshead UK. As you can see from the video below, their selection of arcade games is very solid, featuring several new releases including four MaxiTune 3 cabs, 2 Guitar Hero cabs, 2 Nirin cabs, a deluxe Rambo, two Need For Speed Carbon cabs, and more. They also offer entertainment for people of all ages, spanning from a soft play area for kids to a bar and pool hall for adults. It looks like an impressive facility and we wish them the best of luck in their business!

[Official site for Namco Funscape Gateshead] [BBC news article about the location] [Discuss on the Forums]

Incredible Technologies brings Carnival King to WiiWare

November 7, 2009


News has been slow this week – which I will blame on the upcoming IAAPA show as companies hold onto announcements for the big event. But one piece of news that is sort of arcade related that has been brought out before the show is that Incredible Technologies is embracing the Wii once again(they had ported Target Toss Pro: Bags to the Wii a little while ago) and they are bringing one of their older games back from the coin-op world, Carnival King. If you are unfamiliar with Carnival King, it is a shooting gallery style game that IT released back in 2002 and the WiiWare port will only run you $7. IT sees this plan of bringing some of their content to home consoles as a way to develop interest in their current coin-op market titles. For more details on this new WiiWare release, see the press release after the break.