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Disney's 3D Ping Pong as seen at GTI Expo + a few more GTI pics

May 15, 2010

I know you are possibly sick of hearing about GTI by now but new things are trickling out that are noteworthy enough, so let’s get on with it! Thanks to Joe for the link to this collection of photos by David Liu. I’ll start out with commenting on the photo above – Disney’s 3D Ping Pong. We’ve talked about it before – it’s an official Disney product and it uses stereoscopic 3D TV’s that don’t need glasses. Interesting how on film the images are very dark. This one is supposed to be available next Thursday, should be interesting to see how it’s received. With Disney dabbling not only into 3D like this in the gaming world but also the coin-op arcade sector, could we possibly see a Tron arcade game coming out along with the movie? That might be a long shot but if they are serious about coin-op with this game then why not?

There are a few more pics from GTI, hit the break to check them out.

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Disney’s 3D Ping Pong as seen at GTI Expo + a few more GTI pics

May 15, 2010

I know you are possibly sick of hearing about GTI by now but new things are trickling out that are noteworthy enough, so let’s get on with it! Thanks to Joe for the link to this collection of photos by David Liu. I’ll start out with commenting on the photo above – Disney’s 3D Ping Pong. We’ve talked about it before – it’s an official Disney product and it uses stereoscopic 3D TV’s that don’t need glasses. Interesting how on film the images are very dark. This one is supposed to be available next Thursday, should be interesting to see how it’s received. With Disney dabbling not only into 3D like this in the gaming world but also the coin-op arcade sector, could we possibly see a Tron arcade game coming out along with the movie? That might be a long shot but if they are serious about coin-op with this game then why not?

There are a few more pics from GTI, hit the break to check them out.

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A rundown of the GTI Asia Taipei Expo 2010

May 8, 2010

After almost a week of waiting, we finally have a more in-depth look at what went on at the GTI Asia Taipei Expo 2010 in Taiwan this past weekend. To show us what was there, Youtube user HawTian posted three videos but unfortunately they are nauseating slideshows that zip along with a picture a second. To save you the trouble, I watched through the videos a couple of times and wrote down when you can find the different arcade games for each title, so you can pause the video, let it load and then scroll to what you want to see. If some better videos come along then I’ll either update this post or make a new one, depending upon the content. Videos and more embedded after the break

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Revisiting Subsino's Kung Fu Ball

March 25, 2010

When I was at IAAPA last November, I came across a booth that had several head-to-head cocktail cabinets setup there which featured a new game I hadn’t heard of before called Kung Fu Ball. I hadn’t heard of the makers of this game either, Subsino Game Technologies but jsut the simple fact that they had a table top cabinet there was enough to pull me in. I recorded a video of the game in action but it didn’t get a lot of attention at the time – I’m bringing it up again today as I came across a US distribution company(BMI Gaming) that is listing the game as shipping in April.

In case you missed this in the IAAPA coverage, the game is essentially a glorified version of Pong. Instead of paddles you have blocks that work out like punching gloves to hit the ball back and forth on the screen. There are five buttons, each one covering a small area of the player’s goal. The longer you wait to hit the ball the harder it will smack it and faster the ball goes but if you wait too long, it will get past your goal. Come to think of it, the game also sort of reminds me of how Sega’s Flash Beats works, minus the musical mechanics involved, but both games have five buttons and both involve punching the ball at the other opponent. You can see the game in action in the two clips below, the first one is an official preview of the game, the second is what I captured at IAAPA last year.

[Subsino website]

Revisiting Subsino’s Kung Fu Ball

March 25, 2010

When I was at IAAPA last November, I came across a booth that had several head-to-head cocktail cabinets setup there which featured a new game I hadn’t heard of before called Kung Fu Ball. I hadn’t heard of the makers of this game either, Subsino Game Technologies but jsut the simple fact that they had a table top cabinet there was enough to pull me in. I recorded a video of the game in action but it didn’t get a lot of attention at the time – I’m bringing it up again today as I came across a US distribution company(BMI Gaming) that is listing the game as shipping in April.

In case you missed this in the IAAPA coverage, the game is essentially a glorified version of Pong. Instead of paddles you have blocks that work out like punching gloves to hit the ball back and forth on the screen. There are five buttons, each one covering a small area of the player’s goal. The longer you wait to hit the ball the harder it will smack it and faster the ball goes but if you wait too long, it will get past your goal. Come to think of it, the game also sort of reminds me of how Sega’s Flash Beats works, minus the musical mechanics involved, but both games have five buttons and both involve punching the ball at the other opponent. You can see the game in action in the two clips below, the first one is an official preview of the game, the second is what I captured at IAAPA last year.

[Subsino website]

First pics from the big arcade show in London called EAG 2010 by Kevin Williams UPDATED

January 27, 2010

Thanks to Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, we have a first look at the European Amusement and Gaming Expo 2010. To give you an idea of some of the games you’ll see by clicking below, here’s a brief list of what’s new: Let’s Go Island (Sega); Bejeweled (?); Vulcan M (Rassen); Big Buck Hunter Pinball (Stern); Stomper DLX (TrioTech); Rok N’ Bloks (ICE); The BishiBashi (Konami); and one game that’s sure to grab us plenty of hits for the rest of eternity on the name alone, Box4Sex (don’t worry, it’s SFW – just a boxer game that dispenses condoms and such) and of course there’s more. But you’ll have to click below to find out. All the pictures are courtesy The Stinger Report; the commentary is all mine and just so you know, I wasn’t at the show. This also marks just one of our EAG related posts – more information will be forthcoming (including videos!) in the coming days so stay tuned! In fact, I already have found one video showing the games there, which you’ll find embedded below as well.

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