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Insert Coin 2009 – UK public arcade expo launches!

February 10, 2009


It’s a great day for arcade gamers in the UK, as the Insert Coin 2009 expo has been announced! The show will run on July 18th and 19th at the Northampton Saints Conference CentreThe difference between Insert Coin and other arcade exhibitions is that the event is open to the public, with a great deal for any enthusiast to enjoy. The show will contain over 100 video games and pinball machines set to freeplay, including some that are extremely hard to find in the region, such as the hot fighting game Street Fighter IV, Cave’s new shoot-’em-up Death Smiles, and the cult Japanese fighter Melty Blood: Act Cadenza ver.B2. Additionally, nine tournaments will be running throughout the weekend taking in various genres and offering prizes for extreme displays of skill.

As well as being able to play games, enthusiasts will be able to bring and buy arcade PCBs and parts, attend tech talks and order games and cabinets from suppliers attending the show. Of course, if you’re lacking the kind of room or cash to make your dream arcade at home there will be arcade T-shirts and posters for sale too. Finally, if you’re feeling lucky there will be a raffle for two candy cabinets imported from Japan, an excellent prize for any fan of arcade games.

Tickets are available now and cost £10 for an under-16s weekend ticket, £15 for an adult day ticket or £23 for an adult weekend ticket. If you are interested in attending or exhibiting, visit the Insert Coin 2009 website (link below). Expect more news about the event in the weeks and months ahead, which we’ll be bringing to you right up until we hit the show floor. Until then, hit the post break in order to read the full press release!

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Help some retro arcade fans out

March 11, 2008


A while back I went to Game On at the London Science museum which was a gaming through the ages type exhibition. By far the coolest aspect of this was the fact that there more than a dozen retro arcade machines to play. For me it’s not very often you get to see, let alone play, so many classics games in one place, suffice to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

So to the actually story then. Wisconsin Historical Museum held a retro arcade week exhibition last year, but unfortunately there is not one planned for this year. However from what I understand, the more people that enquire about whether or not it’s coming back, the more likely it is it will. So if you live in the area and what to see this event come back, what are you waiting for? Head over to they original post to find out how you can help.

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