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  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Global Arcade Championships
    on Aug 9, 2013 in Round 1 Tekken Namco
    Namco is sponsoring a really big Tekken Tag Tournament 2 competition with some insane prizes. This competition is ARCADE ONLY, for a welcome change! Qualifiers are being held in various arcades around the world, with the one or two winners from each...
  • Discovering the Lost Ark
    on May 10, 2013
    According to InThe80s.com, the average price of a new car in 1983 was $6,100. Thirty years later in 2013, it's $30,000. Despite the fact that inflation drives prices higher every single year, for some reason people still associate playing arcade game...
  • BlackBeards
    on Mar 13, 2013
    Ahoy! This time around we're going to talk about BlackBeards! BlackBeards has a very special place in my heart. A true 80s arcade that is still standing, I used to go here all the time as a kid (in the 80s). The arcade is set up to look like the insi...
  • Round 1 Moreno Valley
    on Jan 3, 2013
    2012 saw a second Round 1 opening in California, this time in the Moreno Valley Mall. We decided to go check it out. Having just opened in September, it has a kind of a "new arcade" feel to it. I think it still has room to grow. When you first ent...
  • Southtown Arcade is Closed.
    on Nov 26, 2012
    Unfortunately it looks like Southtown Arcade in San Francisco has closed, yesterday was their last day open and DoctorC and myself went down to say goodbye. There were a lot of people there playing, but with having to come from far away, we didn't ma...
  • California Extreme 2012
    on Aug 4, 2012 in California Extreme
    Last weekend was California Extreme XVI, AKG and myself went to check it out. They had it at the Hyatt Regency again this year, but the layout was slightly different. If you read the post about last years show, all the same sentiments apply here, exc...
  • Farsight Studios and The Pinball Arcade
    on May 26, 2012 in Pinball Pinball Arcade
    Normally a game like The Pinball Arcade is something that I wouldn't find out about until it's already been out for years, but I got lucky on this one. Farsight Studios made a game in 2009 called Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. I just...
  • King of Fighters '99 Character Portraits
    on Apr 29, 2012 in SNK KOF sprites
    I ripped the character portraits from The King of Fighters '99 for a project I'm working on, but I figured other people might have some use for them too, so here they are. I'm not used to making sheets and it looks pretty messy, but the sprites are a...
  • Flynn's Arcade Closing and the Death of the StarcadeI finally made it inside Flynn's Arcade when I was down in Disneyland last month. I'll say that the arcade was just ok. It's a good thing I got in there when I did, because I just got word that Disney is closing Flynn's (and ElecTRONica) down on Apri...
  • Gemini Arcade Palace
    on Mar 20, 2012 in Bemani Las Vegas
    The next stop in Las Vegas was the Gemini Arcade Palace!  The Gemini Arcade Palace is dark, cool, and popping with throbbing beats and flashing lights. It is a Bemani/rhythm/dance focused arcade. I could tell they care a lot about their arcade,...
  • Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame
    on Feb 28, 2012 in Pinball Las Vegas
    Recently, a trip to Las Vegas Nevada was made by your humble narrator, so of course I had to stop by the Pinball Hall of Fame. Pinball Hall of Fame This unassuming building houses big fun out in the desert. It was dark, loud, and no one was smokin...
  • Special When Lit
    on Feb 4, 2012 in Pinball
    "I would hate to be 95 years old and look back on my life and say, 'You know, what I really wanted to do was play pinball, but gee my mom told me that I should get a career.'" - Rick Stetta In getting myself hyped for my upcoming trip to the Pinball...

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