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AOU 2011… The Japanese Arcade Game Show is still kicking hard!

Year-by-Year the AOU or All Nippon Amusement Machine Operator’s Union Show taking place far, far away from Tokyo at Makuhari Messe, tends to shrink little by little. Yes, like almost everywhere around the world, arcade games do not att[...]
AOU 2011… The Japanese Arcade Game Show is still kicking hard!
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[AOU 2010] Banpresto UFO Catcher prizes.

Back in the old days, I was never too much excited about UFO Catcher arcade games, not because of the challenge itself, but mainly because of the lame prizes available… And as a leader in that field, Banpresto understood the needs to g[...]
[AOU 2010] Banpresto UFO Catcher prizes.
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[AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future!

Due to the high popularity of home gaming consoles, the Arcade Industry struggles to find new ideas. There are of course exceptions with Konami and Taito for example but still, the market is shrinking and getting new ideas or concepts [...]
[AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future!
[AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future![AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future![AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future![AOU 2010] Mechatrax new Arcade Robot Game prototype is industry’s future!

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[AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be !

As any major arcade game manufacturer, Taito had its own little booth at AOU 2010, and although not a lot of things were actually brand new, we stumbled upon their latest wacky arcade game GAIA ATTACK 4… Yep the name sounds cheap and t[...]
[AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be !
[AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be ![AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be ![AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be ![AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be ![AOU 2010] Taito’s Amazing GAIA ATTACK 4 is what Arcade Games should always be !

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Hopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together! Video Review

The AOU was held in Tokyo this week-end. AOU stands for All “Nippon Amusement Machine Operator’s Union” and we were kindly invited by Taito to test their latest arcade game, “Hopping Road”… They had a huge booth with a lot [...]
Hopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together! Video Review
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AQUARACE Extreme, Quick Hands-on

AQUARACE Extreme is Simuline Korea’s latest attraction. Similar to a Wipe-Out, the AquaRace Extreme doesn’t give you the chance to pilot a spaceship but rather participate in a futuristic race boat. As you may know, the goa[...]
AQUARACE Extreme, Quick Hands-on
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AOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan Wonderland

I’m a GIGANTIC Dragon Ball fan, the animation and manga, not the crappy future horrible film that’s coming… I’d rather ride a horse with a saddle made of iron all day than see that movie! Back to the topic, Banpresto [...]
AOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan Wonderland
AOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan WonderlandAOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan WonderlandAOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan WonderlandAOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan WonderlandAOU 2009, Banpresto Booth, a Dragon Ball Fan Wonderland

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Hopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together! Video Review

The AOU was held in Tokyo this week-end. AOU stands for All “Nippon Amusement Machine Operator’s Union” and we were kindly invited by Taito to test their latest arcade game, “Hopping Road”… They had a huge booth with a lot [...]
Hopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video Review
Hopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video ReviewHopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video ReviewHopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video ReviewHopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video ReviewHopping Road from Taito, Let’s “Hop” Together!  Video Review

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AOU 2008: Konami’s Last Wonder, The Jubeat

We still have some video footage of the AOU 2008, and we’d like to share with you today the latest arcade game from Konami, The Jubeat. You have in front of you a cube with 16 panels, and you have to push one panel at a time to p[...]
AOU 2008: Konami’s Last Wonder, The Jubeat
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AOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are Mutants

I had my doubts, but now I have video proof… Japanese are not HUMAN, they’re a kind of hybrid being, half human/half mutant… Just watch the following footage and please explain to me how a normal being can play like this… without[...]
AOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are Mutants
AOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are MutantsAOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are MutantsAOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are MutantsAOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are MutantsAOU 2008: Konami Arcade Rock To Infinity… Yep, Japanese are Mutants

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AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.

So we’re back at the AOU 2008, the professional arcade game conference. This time we’re with Bandai/Namco & Bandpresto, these two makers really caught our attention 1) Banpresto, Gundam Vs Gundam : A new game that will[...]
AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.
AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.AOU 2008: Bandpresto and Bandai Namco Booths.

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