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Golden Tee Connect integrates with Facebook

February 2, 2010

Golden Tee is one of those games that is everywhere, with roughly 10,000 machines in operation worldwide ensuring that it remains a constant feature of the arcade scene. If you’re one of those who just can’t get enough of it, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Golden Tee Connect service means that the game can now integrate with Facebook, allowing the game to automatically update your status with “[person] is playing Golden Tee LIVE 2010 at [location]”. That’s free publicity for both the game and the operator! Incredible Technologies has stated that 80% of Golden Tee players are also Facebook users, representing a significant overlap in demographics.

This won’t be the first time that Golden Tee has ventured onto the intertubes at large, as current versions allow players to upload replays of their best shots directly to Youtube – and upload they do, with over 70,000 going up in the past year!

[Via betanews.com] [Discuss on the forums]

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Konami Japan launches DDR:X website

December 18, 2008

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The next installment of DDR is coming soon to arcades and with it, websites promoting the game. Konami Japan has upgraded it’s DDR:X site from the teaser with a little bit more info (in Japanese) on the game. There really isn’t much to look at right now but they still have several sections to unlock which I am sure will include more tiny screenshots. 🙂 I believe that we will see more of DDR:X at ATEI and who knows, maybe even AMOA/ASI.

Hit the link below to check it out.

[DDR:X Japan site] [Discuss on the Forum]

Happy (belated) 2nd birthday for Arcade Heroes

December 5, 2008

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This week Arcade Heroes reached it’s second year in existence and I feel bad for missing the actual day – I thought it was today but after some checking it was actually on the third. Whoops. So happy belated birthday for us, I’ve been part of the site since April 07 and it’s been a fun ride the whole way through. We also reached 500,000 hits recently, which isn’t bad for a news site that just talks about arcades. Many thanks to all of you!

Here’s to many more years to come!

[The first post on Arcade Heroes]

King Of Fighters XII Japan site updates from teaser to full detail (updated with a translation)

December 1, 2008

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Today must be a day for fighters as here is some news on another highly anticipated arcade fighter, KOFXII. While I hadn’t been keeping tabs on the teaser site, what is there now is nicely detailed with new sections describing the game and characters. Even if you can’t understand the Japanese text in certain areas,  it’s a good place for screenshots and upcoming movies of the game in action to salivate over.

While I don’t expect to see this get much US distribution, it will likely be a a title that will be imported by many locations; I certainly am considering it. For those of you out there looking into opening up your own arcade, if you have a notable Latino population in your area then you should consider getting any KOF game really as the game is huge south of the US border. I’ve seen that with earnings on my KOF98, which has done far better than I ever expected. KOFXII could very well get the attention of other fighter fans between it’s amazing 2D look and it’s battle system.

UPDATE: Aaron Auzis has kindly taken the time to translate some information from the updated KOF site and has provided that translation to us at AH. Many thanks Aaron! If you’d like to get see what new information has been revealed on the game, including details on the new mechanics that KOFXII will bring to the table, hit the post break below where it says “Read the rest of this post”.

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Sega Amusements Europe site update

September 16, 2008

Just something I noticed on my travels, the Sega Amusements Europe website has been updated with blurbs on Sega Rally 3 and Rambo, as well as the Mini Rider 2 simulator and a bigger focus on the company’s redemption products – Spongebob Squarepants Ticket Boom, Shoot This Win This, and the ever-popular UFO Catcher. The usual sort of information is contained within, including such things as cabinet shots, gameplay details and product brochures. Enjoy!

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ArcadeOtaku, a place to discuss Japanese arcade gaming and a Japanese arcade game blog

August 18, 2008

I know that a few of you are familiar with the arcade gaming forum known as Killercabs and as such you might also be familiar with the fact that it has been done for over a week and apparently it’s not coming back. Fortunately some members of the previous forum aren’t content to sit around and see what might happen, they made a new forum dedicated to pretty much the same thing. I hadn’t been a member of the Killercabs forum for long but I noticed that the people there were nice and were very knowledgable. In fact it’s because of the admin of ArcadeOtaku that I got the information I needed to get my hands on IGS’ Oriental Legend 2. While it’s dedicated a great deal to Japanese arcade gaming, I doubt they’d shun any arcade discussion so check it out.

[ArcadeOtaku]

Also I can’t remember if I posted this before and I’m in a hurry at the moment but one of our readers has a Japanese arcade blog of their own called Japhei Game Blog. If I posted about this before then no harm in repeating it again. 🙂

[Discuss on the Forum]

R-Tuned website update

July 27, 2008

Sega has updated the official Japanese website for R-Tuned: Ultimate Street Racing, adding some screenshots, a couple of short video clips and information on how the game is played. Amusingly, the cabinet lighting changes through seven colours according to what is happening on screen and the bass beat. The game features 16 courses, set in the Shibuya and Shinjuku districts of Tokyo as well as Hong Kong and New York, which have apparently been accurately reproduced. The game appears to be quite heavy on drifting and boosting and looks to have captured the sensation of speed well, but the screenshots suggest that each race is contested by just four cars. The game features a cameo from Sonic the Hedgehog, with the spiky blue bushpig appearing on the livery of a particular car.

All very good, of course, but I’m hankering after a Rambo website update. After all, we’ve been talking about it for what seems like an age now, and it’s been two months since I went and played the thing at a location test! But no, infuriatingly the site remains nothing more than a “coming soon” message. Anyhow, enough of my ranting – you should check the R-Tuned site out for yourselves, which you can do at the link below.

[R-Tuned official website] [Discuss on the Forum]