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NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution

Tommo in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGE[...]
NEOGEO X GOLD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM Announced for Worldwide Distribution
Neo Geo X Gold, l’arcade à la maison!Neo Geo X Gold, l’arcade à la maison!

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Konami’s Online golf simulator, GOLF CONNECTION

This is the latest digital golf simulator from Konami, called Golf Connection. It uses a high speed camera and sensors to measure the speed, angle and spin of the ball so it can reproduce it accurately in the game. It also measures how[...]
Konami’s Online golf simulator, GOLF CONNECTION

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

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[Hands-On] Konami ROAD FIGHTERS, The Next Gen 3D Arcade cabinet is now waiting for you!

Announced in Japan last September the ROAD FIGHTERS arcade game is Konami first commercial Next generation Arcade Cabinet and Arcade Game using 3D Technology. Strong from their success at AOU 2010 with Metal Gear Arcade 3D, and using t[...]
[Hands-On] Konami ROAD FIGHTERS, The Next Gen 3D Arcade cabinet is now waiting for you!
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Taito Station to get Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi

Softbank Mobile have announced that Taito’s game-oriented amusement centers, Taito Station, will be wired with Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi starting next month. Not all of the 121 Taito Stations will receive the service, but Softbank us[...]
Taito Station to get Softbank Mobile Wi-Fi

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Konami releases new 3D Arcade Setting in Japan with 3D Road Fighters

I,m sure that some of you hardcore gamers remember Konami‘s old 1984 arcade hit: Road Fighter or its sequel Midnight Run : Road Fighter 2, last week, Konami announced another version of its arcade legend, with 3D Road Fighters, t[...]
Konami releases new 3D Arcade Setting in Japan with 3D Road Fighters
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[Behind the Scenes] GameBlog and Akihabara News at Joypolis

Tomorrow will see the start of the 2010 TGS (Tokyo Game Show) and our good friends at GameBlog and I decided to spend sometimes together for a “pre” TGS. And today, we also went to Tokyo Sega Joypolis in Odaiba in order to test some of[...]
[Behind the Scenes] GameBlog and Akihabara News at Joypolis
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[Video] JAMMA Arcade Expo 2010

Taking place usually one week before the TGS (Tokyo Game Show), the JAMMA Arcade Expo is “The” show for all amusement machinery and goodies. And this year, I have to admit that there were very few that stood-up and were worth our inter[...]
[Video] JAMMA Arcade Expo 2010
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[Hands-on] Darius Burst: Another Chronicle

Announced earlier this month, and scheduled to hit the Japanese Market by the end of the year, “Dariusburst: Another Chronicle” is the latest Taito’s Arcade game that we had the chance to test. 13 years after Darius, a horizontally-scr[...]
[Hands-on] Darius Burst: Another Chronicle
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Buffalo PC and PS3 USB arcade stick now in Black and Red

Made for hardcore gamers looking for the thrill of playing games like pros or who wants to bring the “arcade” fever at home will be pleased to learn that Buffalo is offering is stunning 8 button USB Arcade Joystick made for[...]
Buffalo PC and PS3 USB arcade stick now in Black and Red
Buffalo PC and PS3 USB arcade stick now in Black and RedBuffalo PC and PS3 USB arcade stick now in Black and Red

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[Hands-On] Dead-Storm Pirates from Bandai Namco Games lets you shoot Monsters for fun

In an era where gaming consoles are offering impressively cheap and powerful games, the struggling arcade industry is still however doing its best to amuse us and to provide us with some unique fun games to play alone or better yet wit[...]
[Hands-On] Dead-Storm Pirates from Bandai Namco Games lets you shoot Monsters for fun
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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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Storm-G, Sega’s Latest Arcade Game Attraction

Last week Sega invited us to test their latest arcade game, Storm-G, in their Joypolis game center. Simply put, Storm-G is a futuristic bobsleigh video game that looks a bit like Wipeout without the missile thingy stuff. With only two [...]
Storm-G, Sega’s Latest Arcade Game Attraction
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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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Arcade Stick Death Smiles for the X360….

Death Smiles isn’t your average shoot ‘em up game. Developed by Cave, it’s now available on X360 in Japan too… But all shoot ‘em up fans know there’s nothing better than a real arcade stick… An[...]
Arcade Stick Death Smiles for the X360….

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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
AOU 2008: Konami’s Last Wonder, The JubeatAOU 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: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from Konami

Here’s a cute little game from Konami, Byon Byon Action Arcade. Composed of several mini games your goal is to punch away enemies or simply catch things with a life sized telescopic fist. With gummy and totally wacky Japanese cha[...]
AOU 2008: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from Konami
AOU 2008: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from KonamiAOU 2008: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from KonamiAOU 2008: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from KonamiAOU 2008: Byon Byon, The Telescopic Fist Simulator from Konami

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AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!

This morning in Japan the AOU, better known as the All Nippon Amusement Machine Operator”s Union Fair, was held and every major like Capcom had a booth. While Capcom presented a lot of nice games, we focus our attention on the arcade v[...]
AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!
AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!AOU 2008: Street Fighter IV Hands-On… Lord this Game is Killer!

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A New, Affordable X360 Combo for Japan.

Japan was hit last November with a stunning offer made by Microsoft for its X360. In Japan you can get an X360 (With HDMI), wireless controller, 20GB HDD, one remote control, HD TV cable (D4), one lan cable, one month free membership t[...]
A New, Affordable X360 Combo for Japan.

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Akihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega Joypolis

Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Test !Uploaded by AkihabaraNews 3 Weeks ago, Sega invited us to enjoy some of the coolest games at the Sega Joypolis in Odaiba, Tokyo. Among several nice games we could spend time playing with, was[...]
Akihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega Joypolis
Akihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega JoypolisAkihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega JoypolisAkihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega JoypolisAkihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega JoypolisAkihabara News Tests Initial D Arcade Stage 4 Limited, the Ultimate car simulator at Sega Joypolis

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