Posted tagged ‘Press release’

Sega’s ATEI game roster

January 20, 2009

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Sega has sent out a press release detailing their ATEI 09 line-up and in addition to a few games we already have seen info on previously such as HUMMER, Harley Davidson, R-Tuned Racing, Rambo, Sega Rally 3 and Block People, they also will be showing off a new game called  “Missfits”. While there is no information on the game in the release, we will be at the show hummeron Wednesday to find out more. Sega also discusses the Game Gate VU which we talked about a few days ago and how they will be picking up Raw Thrills’ kits for Europe. For the full release, including some info on their redemption product hit the break below.

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DDR:X making an appearance at ATEI 09

January 17, 2009

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The ATEI 09 news continues to trickle in, now with news on Konami’s DDR:X machine. According to the press release, the game is slated for a world-wide release in “Spring/Summer 2009” and include the largest track list for a DDR game ever with 350 songs. It also has been testing very well, despite having incomplete software. Expect to see more on this with our ATEI coverage next week and of course if any of you get a chance to play it at the show, leave some comments here on what your thoughts are about the game. Hit the post break for the press release.

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Stern press release on Batman

September 3, 2008

It’s no secret that batman: Dark Knight is an insanely popular and is currently the second highest grossing film of all time, right behind Titanic (which personally I never understood what all the fuss was about) and Stern Pinball is happy to have the only game out right now that has something to do with the new movie (since the video game has had some problems in getting made). They have issued a press release to remind everyone of how popular Batman is and to pick up their new pinball based on the new Batman.

I have had a chance to play this a couple of times and it is a cool game – the color scheme is great, I really like the crane toy but I haven’t seen the Joker toy in action enough to comment on it. In fact because my Indiana Jones pin has been so popular (even more popular than my Movie Stop redemption game) I have been thinking of getting Batman. My only real complaint about the game is the lack of audio or scenes from the new movie, which does have a few things but they are rather brief from what I have seen so far. They obviously have permission to use stuff from the movie but I don’t see why they can’t get more to make the experience feel more complete. The same problem exists with the Crystal Skull ramp on Indiana Jones – it’s pretty lackluster against what happens with the other movies. Game updates are still being released for Batman every week however and it seems to improve a little each time so it probably will just take a little more time to be complete.

Here the press release, after the jump or discuss on the Forum

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What is coming for The Stinger Report over the next year

July 12, 2008

Those of you who read the site regularly know that we get a lot of tips and news from our friends at The Stinger Report. They get a lot of fascinating and important news and I think that it has helped us provide better coverage on the arcade industry as we have progressed. The Stinger Report sent out a press release recently detailing different places where you can expect to see them championing the arcade cause or getting exclusive coverage from important events. The release also details information on the upcoming print edition of The Stinger Report, to which you can catch a preview of here. To fit the entire press release into one post, check the break below and again our thanks go out to TSR for their continued support of the site.

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Immersion Copr. invests into new startup called NanoTech Entertainment

June 18, 2008

You might be wondering why I am bringing this up as the names of these companies don’t sound familiar, but it is arcade related. Some time ago a company called Immersion Corporation signed an agreement with GlobalVR to put their force feedback technology into games like NASCAR and Blazing Angels. From what I have experienced in those games, the technology is pretty good and it’s one thing that helps set Blazing Angels apart in the arcade. Now Immersion has invested into a new company that is working on arcade-related products called NanoTech Entertainment and we will be keeping an eye open on this development to see what will come out of it for arcades. In taking a look at the NanoTech site they have some PC perhipherals that work to emualte arcade controls, including a pinball controller which is new to me. They also have created a digital pinball table called MultiPin (pictured to the right) and according to the press release this investment will lead to “future products that include innovative technologies for the arcade, PC, and console gaming platforms.”

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““Beyond the investment, we intend to feature Immersion’s force feedback technology in our upcoming consumer and coin-op products.”

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That last part doesn’t sound like a PC add-on but whether or not they will be creating a brand new arcade game is anyone’s guess at the moment but it is good to point it out now and see where it goes from here in case they do. New startups to the arcade industry are always welcome and I hope we will see more soon. Hit the post break for the press release.

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The Big Buck Bowl

May 8, 2008

As I mentioned in the last post, I went to my distributor today to talk about games and some options and one thing we talked about was Big Buck Hunter Online. I did have a chance to play this online a few weeks ago and I automatically saw the appeal – where the game shows you national high scores and it tells you who has it and where they got the score, it gives you that extra incentive to try and beat them out. From the looks of it, BBHPro Online(which uses the CoinUp System) is doing extremely well right now and it should be interesting to see how Safari does when they give that online capability as well.

To give players even more of a reason to play BBHPro Online, Play Mechanix has announced the May National Tournament for the game called the “Big Buck Bowl”. The tournament starts today and will go until May 27th with 52 winners taking home over $2000 in prize winnings. According to the press release, over 17,000 players have created accounts for the game, which is pretty good considering that the game just finished it’s beta phase.

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Signature Devices' mysterious new arcade game

March 21, 2008

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Signature Devices Inc., the makers of Paradise Lost released a press release yesterday that left me a little confused at first but after carefully reading it again it sounds like they have completed work on a new arcade title that might have been alluded to back in August of last year although they may have moved on from the VORTEK platform as the new press release makes no mention of that. The title of the new press release is: “Signature Devices, Inc. Completes New First Person Arcade Action Game“. Then in typical fashion of a developer announcing an arcade title they talk about the game without mentioning its name (if the publisher has not yet annouced it, they refrain from revealing the name, which is something I’ve seen before as a standard in the arcade development industry).

Signature Devices, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SDVINews) is pleased to announce that the Company’s new turret-based, first person shooter arcade action game has been completed. The fast-paced game takes place on an alien planet and the player is in the role of an advanced scout for an incoming colonization. With multiple futuristic weapons to select from, the player must combat a variety of alien enemies to stop them from destroying the colony before it is too late.

Sounds like a brand new arcade game that is a little like Paradise Lost mixed with Aliens: Extermination is around the corner. The press release doesn’t mention GlobalVR by name, who they’ve published through before but apparently they are already receiving royalty payments for this new game :

The Company has been receiving royalty payments of $100.00 per unit for each Standard or Deluxe cabinet that contains the Game and $50.00 per software upgrade kit for another first person shooter arcade game it developed, Paradise Lost. Signature Devices maintained the rights for the product and plans on publishing the product for PC and distributing the product on its upcoming phatyaffle.com web 2.0 gaming community.

When I first read this I thought that they might have been talking about a PC only release all along but it sounds like they plan on releasing a PC version of the arcade title sometime soon. Hopefully they are smart enough to give the arcade version enough time to settle into arcades before they do that, otherwise they would undermine themselves.

As we find out more, we’ll be sure to keep you informed!

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