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‘Round 1’ rocks SoCal with bowling, food, pool, arcades and more

September 6, 2010

A new amusement facility has opened up at the Puente Hills Shopping mall in the LA area and thanks to AH contributor Phil Arrington (who setup the Arcade Heroes videocast at Amusement Expo earlier this year and also gave us a glimpse at an auction not too long ago) we have an in-depth look at this awesome new location. Called Round 1, this is the first amusement facilities that the company has setup in the United States, with most of their locations being found in Japan. The arcade might not be the primary focus of the facility which also sports a modern bowling alley, pool tables, darts, karaoke, ping pong and food but the game selection is nothing short of impressive. Some of the titles found at Round 1: Terminator Salvation Super Deluxe (the 100″ version); a four-player Tank! Tank! Tank!; a Deadstorm Pirates; two Sega Rally 3 motion deluxe machines; four Initial D5 units; four GTI Club units; four Wangan Maximum Tune 3DX+ units; linked Street Fighter IV; two Tekken 6 cabs; Samurai Shodown Sen; a GuitarFreaks and DrumMania XG; Pump It Up Pro 2; Raiden IV and more. I hadn’t heard of GTI Club making it to the States until now and the selection shows that they are aiming to bring together some of the best titles from around the world. I would not be surprised if they will have a Darius Burst AC there when that is available, but we’ll have to wait and see.The only thing Round 1 seems to missing are some pinball machines.

Phil took a bunch of pictures of the new location, hit the link below to start the tour.

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'Round 1' rocks SoCal with bowling, food, pool, arcades and more

September 6, 2010

A new amusement facility has opened up at the Puente Hills Shopping mall in the LA area and thanks to AH contributor Phil Arrington (who setup the Arcade Heroes videocast at Amusement Expo earlier this year and also gave us a glimpse at an auction not too long ago) we have an in-depth look at this awesome new location. Called Round 1, this is the first amusement facilities that the company has setup in the United States, with most of their locations being found in Japan. The arcade might not be the primary focus of the facility which also sports a modern bowling alley, pool tables, darts, karaoke, ping pong and food but the game selection is nothing short of impressive. Some of the titles found at Round 1: Terminator Salvation Super Deluxe (the 100″ version); a four-player Tank! Tank! Tank!; a Deadstorm Pirates; two Sega Rally 3 motion deluxe machines; four Initial D5 units; four GTI Club units; four Wangan Maximum Tune 3DX+ units; linked Street Fighter IV; two Tekken 6 cabs; Samurai Shodown Sen; a GuitarFreaks and DrumMania XG; Pump It Up Pro 2; Raiden IV and more. I hadn’t heard of GTI Club making it to the States until now and the selection shows that they are aiming to bring together some of the best titles from around the world. I would not be surprised if they will have a Darius Burst AC there when that is available, but we’ll have to wait and see.The only thing Round 1 seems to missing are some pinball machines.

Phil took a bunch of pictures of the new location, hit the link below to start the tour.

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Dave and Busters Ownership Changes hands in $570 million deal; new D&B opens in Roseville, CA

May 3, 2010

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One of the more recognized business chains to feature coin-op games is changing hands, as the Oak Hill Capital Partners has announced that they will buy the company for $570 millionUSD. From the press release it sounds like this is happening as a way to help the company expand further in North America and beyond, in fact they just opened a new location in Roseville California today, bringing the total number of D&B locations to 57 in the US.

In lieu of the Gameworks closure recently, D&B is a perfect example of how an arcade-type location can not just survive but grow even during harsh economic climates.

UPDATE: The Roseville grand opening was a success with a report already out there that crowds gathered at the new location. Management estimated that more than 200 people were already there in the morning and that the overall reaction from customers was positive. While I haven’t seen a list posted of all the game content that they have there, we know they have two Blazing Angels and two Artic Thunders (pictured), a Big Buck Hunter or Safari, DDR, Guitar Hero, Space Invaders and Centipede. [Via Rosevillept.com]

[Press release here]

New entertainment facility under development in Omaha

November 4, 2009

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If you live anywhere near Omaha Nebraska then you have a new entertainment facility to look forward to visiting sometime in the future. At the moment it is called “The V” which I am guessing stands for “The Venue”. The multimillion dollar project is currently looking for investors and other entrepreneurs to help make the project a reality and from the sounds of it, The V should be a cool place to check out once it is finished. According to the website:

The V is a 45,000 square foot multi-attraction entertainment concept consisting of a variety of amusement attractions and a casual dining restaurant targeting families, young adults and corporations.  Amusement attractions offered by The V will include a 16 lane open play bowling center, 4 lane upscale private bowling lounge, 110 player station game zone, rock climbing, mini-bowling, laser tag arena, multi-player game attractions, billiards, darts and shuffleboard.  The V will also have dedicated private meeting space for corporations and groups and party rooms available to host family parties.

As you can see from the picture above, the facility will have plenty of open space and it sounds like it will have a sizable arcade although we will have to wait and see how they will go about designing that. From the sounds of it, a major focus at the facility will be one geared towards providing a modern bowling experience. At present there is no ETA given on when they expect to have everything built and ready to go but you can find out more information can be found at the official project website here.

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New arcade opening up in Ohio: Flashback Classic Coin Ops

October 20, 2009

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Arcade fans in Ohio, you have a new arcade place to look forward to checking out – if you can rent it out. Called Flashback Classic Coin Ops, the business is in the final development stages and should be opening sometime in the near future. As you can tell from the name, this will be a retro arcade although the owner will have some titles that you don’t see very often at other classic arcade businesses – electromechnical games. Not to worry, he will have a number of video titles on hand (listed in the news article are Frogger, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong Jr., and Pac-Man) but among the EM games he will have include Speedway (there are a couple of EM Speedways, I am presuming that it is the one I am linking to) and Sea Raider. He also will have a number of pins to play including Captain Fantastic, KISS, Speak Easy and even a Hercules.

The way they will work is different than how most arcades function however, his place is open for party rental only. According to the news article linked below it’s : “Two hours for as many as 20 people, for a $200 total fee.” Considering how rare some of the machines he has are, I can imagine that is the reason why he doesn’t want the general public to take a shot at playing them. Despite that, it looks like a cool place and we wish Flashback the best of luck in their business.

[Via the Tauton Daily Gazette] [Flashback Classic Coin Ops Website] [Discuss on the Forums]

New arcade in West Virginia – TJ's Arcade

August 10, 2009

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I’m finding it encouraging that we are seeing more news come around of new locations opening up in various places and the latest example of this opening trend is TJ’s Arcade in Mannington, West Virginia. Located on Main Street in that city, they opened on June 15th and have already stated that business is “doing very well”. In addition to a selection of arcade, pinball and pool table games they also offer several different foods and snacks for patrons to enjoy and they plan on adding more soon. I did a search and so far it looks like they do not have a website setup so you can see what games they offer, hopefully they will add that soon. For more info on TJ’s Arcade, check out the article below and as always we wish them the best of luck in their business.

[TJ’s Arcade – The Times West Virginian] [Discuss on the Forums]

New arcade in West Virginia – TJ’s Arcade

August 10, 2009

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I’m finding it encouraging that we are seeing more news come around of new locations opening up in various places and the latest example of this opening trend is TJ’s Arcade in Mannington, West Virginia. Located on Main Street in that city, they opened on June 15th and have already stated that business is “doing very well”. In addition to a selection of arcade, pinball and pool table games they also offer several different foods and snacks for patrons to enjoy and they plan on adding more soon. I did a search and so far it looks like they do not have a website setup so you can see what games they offer, hopefully they will add that soon. For more info on TJ’s Arcade, check out the article below and as always we wish them the best of luck in their business.

[TJ’s Arcade – The Times West Virginian] [Discuss on the Forums]