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The new Vewlix F

June 27, 2010

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The cabinet above is the new Vewlix F. Can’t tell the difference between that and the standard Vewlix? That’s because there almost isn’t any. According to the information provided by the manufacturer, Hori, this new Vewlix is “almost identical” to Taito’s Vewlix except that this has some different “maintenance parts”. For 498,000¥ (about $5,500USD) it doesn’t seem like the changes really affect the price, especially for a cabinet without a board but it’s got the Vewlix name so you know you’re getting quality for that much at the very least.

UPDATE: Thanks for Fubarduck int he comments for clearing up a few things about this. It’s actually a more expensive version of the original Taito cabinet, it appears that all they have added is the ability to connect a console to this unit but for an extra, hefty price.


A better look at the cabinets for Twisted

August 20, 2009


GlobalVR has sent us some shots for each cabinet design for their upcoming racer, Twisted. They have also sent along a small press release detailing the game although I don’t see anything new there at the moment (click on the post break for that). The standard cabinet (32″) uses the same cabinet as what GVR used with NASCAR and NFS: Carbon; the Deluxe (42″) shares some similarities with both the Blazing Angels and NASCAR deluxe cabinets and the mini-motion is just like that but it has a motion-base under the seat but it otherwise takes up the same space as the deluxe model.  For a better view of each cabinet click on the images in this post and I will update this post with a price once I can find that out. Twisted will be released in September and should be making an appearance at AMOA 2009.

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Need For Speed Carbon going dedicated

August 20, 2008

Not too long ago, GlobalVr released a new drift racing arcade game called Need for Speed Carbon, which is based upon the console game of the same name. It was first sold only as a kit but now GVR is rolling out a dedicated version of the game and we have pictures of the cabinets. It will come in two cabinet flavors, standard and deluxe and as you will notice, the standard cabinet looks much like the design they used for NASCAR Racing but with a different (brighter) color scheme; the deluxe is also similar to the NASCAR Dlx cabinet but instead of a rollbar it has a spoiler on the back (click on the image above to enlarge).

I still haven’t had a chance to try this out yet but I imagine that it will be at AMOA, stay tuned for more.

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The Xbox Arcade Machine revealed

August 4, 2008

We have heard of the latest attempt at an Xbox Arcade machine but until now, no one had seen it. Thanks to The Stinger Report, we have a first look at the “T2” arcade machine, which houses an Xbox 360 inside, along with two connected controllers and a coin mech. As you can see, the cabinet itself looks like an old school cabinet and we assume that it also features an HD screen. Then again, this is an obvious mock-up, by taking a close look at the marquee you can tell that it was photoshopped in. But it’s better than nothing, right?

The only problem with it is that there is still no confirmation on the legality of this cabinet, which has caused similar ideas like FragIsle to quietly go away. Hopefully that can be clarified soon; I would assume that they know about troubles others have had in trying the same thing so they would try to avoid it.

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Checking out a warehouse with games tomorrow

April 30, 2008

Tomorrow I have a golden opportunity to go and check out a warehouse with some games. The person with the games was going to throw the games out but fortunately  my distributor was on top of it and convinced him otherwise. I’m not sure how many games there are but from the sounds of it there are some good cabs there to be had, including a possible Crusin’ USA. I have found out that Crusin’ cabs are suddenly a hot commodity, all thanks to the Tokyo Drift kit with many operators looking at making a conversion. I have to admit that it’s certainly tempting – it gives me a relatively new game for a cheap price. I still am thinking of a NASCAR setup and I would go for a Chase HQ 2 if I had the extra funds.

In addition to this I’m coming across some other opportunities for games beyond what I mentioned above which is something that seems to be coming together at the right time where I am so close to opening my arcade. Which BTW I should have an update on later this week with a possible location secured (other than the one I had thought I was getting into with Sears – that pretty much fell through but I think this other place will be better). I’ll have to mention these other opportunities as they approach closer although one in particular has me excited with the possibility of picking up one of my favorites – a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Stay tuned for updates – it’s tomorrow according to my time, the site says it’s the 30th already as the time is set in the UK.

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Big Buck Safari ready to go

March 11, 2008


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Play Mechanix has updated their website with a cool picture that shows the production of their latest effort, Big Buck Safari. The team visited the production floor and snapped a picture – it’s quite an impressive thing to see all of those games in one place, ready to go out to arcades and bars all over the world. The site says that the game is supposed to be released by the end of March which we had a hint of already so at this point those machines will probably be heading out to distributors this week or next. We still don’t know the price point of the game but it’s safe to assume that it won’t be far off from Big Buck Hunter Pro.

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