Posted tagged ‘arcade sale’

Tokyo Game Action closes

February 10, 2009

bigtgaIt’s always sad to see an arcade closing, but this one is particularly heartbreaking. Tokyo Game Action of Wichendon, MA has been forced to shut down with immediate effect, with a liquidation sale to be held in May in order to secure as much cash for the creditors as possible. The arcade opened in 2003, but has had problems operating for roughly two months due to constant flooding, causing a massive shortfall of income while bills have been mounting.

The worst part of all this is that it has happened to a genuinely nice team trying very hard to offer a great experience to players. The arcade was an archetype for modern amusement operations – it was community driven, willing to buy new games and experiment with different payment models, and offered a range of services beyond arcade games, such as a bowling alley and unique food service serving Japanese and American dishes.

Keep an eye on the Tokyo Game Action website for details of the liquidation sale, as maximum revenue is required to help keep a roof over the heads of the team (sadly, this is no exaggeration). We at Arcade Heroes wish you guys the best of luck in the future.

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GameWorks Announces Half Price Holidays

December 19, 2007


If you live anywhere near a GameWorks entertainment facility then this is good news for you. Gameworks has issued a press release detailing their half-off special for the holidays, where players can go and enjoy the games and simulators that Gameworks offers for half-off the normal price Monday-Friday. They also are offering a deal for anyone who registers their Replay Rewards cards with the company by sending them a game card in January and February (a $75 value).

Hit the post break to read the rest of the details of the release. I think it’s a great idea for arcades to have ‘sales’ of sorts, even for just a limited time. Offers like this spur more sales so it only makes sense to see something like this but sadly it’s rare that arcades seem to try this idea out. [Discuss on the Forum]