Archive for the ‘Arcade Distributor’ category

Konami Europe embraces Electrocoin for distribution in Europe, Mid-East, Russia

January 22, 2009

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As part of Konami’s comeback strategy, they have partnered up with distributor Electrocoin to handle their distribution and after sales needs in Europe, the Mid-East and Russia. In the press release they mention the names of a few games which Electrocoin will be distributing for them, including Guitar Hero Arcade, DDR: X and GTI Club Supermini Festa. There’s not much information beyond that (you can read the press release after the jump) but in case this affect any of you out there and you’ll be at ATEI next week, you can also find out more by visiting the Konami booth at the show.

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Nanotech has a distributor, so what’s next?

June 30, 2008

We’ve had a few posts recently on a new company that is joining the coin-op scene and once again they have another press release to share with the world. After revealing the licensing of Gottlieb pinball tables for their new MultiPin system, Nanotech is announcing that they have partnered up with Too Fun Inc., a distributor based in Dallas Texas that will carry their products

worldwide. So in case you were excited about seeing their new MultiPin with it’s recreated Gottlieb tables then you soon may find one. According to the release the product is ready to go now so I assume that within a few months we should have a good idea of how well this system will do and if it will leave UltraPin in the dust or not. At the very least it’s an important step for them as a coin-op company without a distributor is a little like a boat without water unless they are willing to undertake that particular challenge by themselves.

The release does indicate that there is more going on with Nanotech in relation to coin-op products so now we will wait and see if it’s another video pinball type table or a video arcade game. Hopefully if it is arcade-related, it isn’t another MAME-style system that will do for arcades what they are doing for pinball as in the past I have seen new startups do something like an official MAME machine and then don’t go anywhere beyond that. Don’t get me wrong, something like Arcade Legends is nice and all but we’ve seen it already and it would be nice to see a new company try out something other than a MAME type system for a change. At least Nanotech has started with a video pinball system which looks to be different enough and their business model of designing the technology and games and licensing them for a different company to manufacture is interesting as well so we’ll keep on waiting to see what’s next from them, with high hopes.

Hit the post break for the press release

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Nanotech has a distributor, so what's next?

June 30, 2008

We’ve had a few posts recently on a new company that is joining the coin-op scene and once again they have another press release to share with the world. After revealing the licensing of Gottlieb pinball tables for their new MultiPin system, Nanotech is announcing that they have partnered up with Too Fun Inc., a distributor based in Dallas Texas that will carry their products

worldwide. So in case you were excited about seeing their new MultiPin with it’s recreated Gottlieb tables then you soon may find one. According to the release the product is ready to go now so I assume that within a few months we should have a good idea of how well this system will do and if it will leave UltraPin in the dust or not. At the very least it’s an important step for them as a coin-op company without a distributor is a little like a boat without water unless they are willing to undertake that particular challenge by themselves.

The release does indicate that there is more going on with Nanotech in relation to coin-op products so now we will wait and see if it’s another video pinball type table or a video arcade game. Hopefully if it is arcade-related, it isn’t another MAME-style system that will do for arcades what they are doing for pinball as in the past I have seen new startups do something like an official MAME machine and then don’t go anywhere beyond that. Don’t get me wrong, something like Arcade Legends is nice and all but we’ve seen it already and it would be nice to see a new company try out something other than a MAME type system for a change. At least Nanotech has started with a video pinball system which looks to be different enough and their business model of designing the technology and games and licensing them for a different company to manufacture is interesting as well so we’ll keep on waiting to see what’s next from them, with high hopes.

Hit the post break for the press release

[Nanotech Entertainment] [Discuss on the Forum]

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Betson Open House proves successful in bringing attention to new games

April 22, 2008

[Via Betson Enterprises]

US Distributor Betson recently held an open house at their headquarters in Carlstadt, NJ and from their press release, it looks like it was a success. I think it’s a good idea for distributors to hold events like this from time to time – I know that some distributors allow the public to come into their showrooms at any time in the week, marketing an open house event like this is a great way to drum up some local attention for arcades and arcade games and let’s people come in and see that there are a number of great games coming out. At this particular Betson event they showcased similar titles to what was seen at ASI, including Big Buck Safari, Big Buck Hunter Pro Online, NASCAR Racing, Sea Wolf, Hollywood Reels and more. Hit the post break for the full press release or discuss it on the forums.

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IgroService – game manufacturer out of Russia

February 2, 2008

The Stinger Report has pointed us to the website for IgroService, a game manufacturer out of Russia that has a few arcade games among their products which seem to primarily focus on gambling devices. It is in question as to whether their arcade titleshotdrussia.jpg are being done legally – they have a strange cabinet design that features either House of the Dead and The Last Bounty Hunter; they have a dance machine called Dance+ that seems to fit Andamiro’s design although the cabinet is otherwise a bit different than what I’ve seen for Pump It up and it’s unknown as to how the actual game is (they state on the site thotrodder.jpghat it was designed by them so it’s possible that it is an original title but we need more details); One cabinet they feature is called Hot Rodder where it states that it uses a “SONY CD Plus system, the possibility to change programs” so that might be running a PS1 in an arcade cabinet; and finally they have a motorcycle game called Lightning Speed which features some interesting looking motorcycle controllers and LCD displays but they do not state if they made the actual game or not and the image islightningspeed.jpg too small to see if it’s something original or if it’s a bootleg of some other motorcycle game. They also have a couple of redemption games, including one crane title. If we can find out more we’ll post about it – it wasn’t long ago I remember an article going around the net that featured information on some old arcade games made in Soviet Russia that no one knew about until recently so it’s no surprise to see more arcade titles out of Russia today.

[IgroService webpage(scroll down to see the arcade titles)] [Discuss on the Forum]

An unexpected surprise in Sunday's paper

December 18, 2007

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While I don’t bother getting a newspaper at home (I have the internet so not much of a need) my parents do and when I stopped by their home as I usually do on Sunday’s, they showed me something in the Sunday ads that took me by surprise. It was a flyer from my local arcade distributor, Mountain Coin-Op. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything arcade related displayed like this so it was cool to see them doing a little advertising. The only arcade in my area that seems to do any advertising by means like this is Chuck E. Cheeses but they only mention tokens, they don’t mention arcade games or even display pictures of them. While this isn’t the best ad you’ll ever see for something arcade related, at the very least it’s getting some exposure of an arcade company where people might go in looking for something to put in the game room and they will notice a lot of new arcade and pinball games on the show room floor.

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An unexpected surprise in Sunday’s paper

December 18, 2007

mountainfly.png

(Click to enlarge)

While I don’t bother getting a newspaper at home (I have the internet so not much of a need) my parents do and when I stopped by their home as I usually do on Sunday’s, they showed me something in the Sunday ads that took me by surprise. It was a flyer from my local arcade distributor, Mountain Coin-Op. This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything arcade related displayed like this so it was cool to see them doing a little advertising. The only arcade in my area that seems to do any advertising by means like this is Chuck E. Cheeses but they only mention tokens, they don’t mention arcade games or even display pictures of them. While this isn’t the best ad you’ll ever see for something arcade related, at the very least it’s getting some exposure of an arcade company where people might go in looking for something to put in the game room and they will notice a lot of new arcade and pinball games on the show room floor.

[Discuss on the Forum]