An arcade game (or coin-op) is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and particularly amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, and merchandisers (such as claw cranes).The golden age of arcade video games lasted from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. While arcade games were still relatively popular during the late 1990s, the entertainment medium saw a continuous decline in popularity in the Western hemisphere when home-based video game consoles made the transition from 2D graphics to 3D graphics.
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    • Tekken 7 Soft Launch Planned for February, Complete Release Heading to Arcades in March

      Although news broke that Tekken 7 would arrive in arcades next February a couple of months ago, it would appear that date wasn’t entirely correct. During an interview with South Korean website CyFren, director Katsuhiro Harada relayed that Bandai Namco Games first plans to release a pre-launch version of the title in February before dropping the complete game in March of next year.

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    • Robotron:2084 Getting An Official Update In 2015 – The “Tie-Die” ROMSet

      Robotron:2084 Getting An Official Update In 2015 – The “Tie-Die” ROMSet arcadehero December 10, 2014 It is common knowledge that the software versions in every single arcade release are not always equal – while games were in production, problems would be discovered and reported so developers would offer patches/code updates to fix those issues.

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  • After Burner Climax removed from PSN, Xbox Marketplace

    … Alas, it appears the rumors were true, my fellow SEGA Nerds. After Burner Climax has indeed been removed from purchase from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Marketplace, about a week before we originally thought it would. However, the mobile versions of the game on iOS and Android are still available to purchase for $2.99 each, but we don’t…

    Chris Powell/ SEGA Nerds- 2 readers -
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  • Review: After Burner Climax

    … to Climax, the last game to share the After Burner name was After Burner III on SEGA CD, and even that was technically a sequel to G-LOC: Air Battle branded under a different name. The only gameplay snag I ever really experienced is that sometimes it is difficult to see oncoming enemy fire due to the amount of action on the screen, especially from behind…

    The Requiem/ SEGA Nerdsin Reviews- 1 readers -
  • Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel screenshots

    … Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel screenshots Featuring Ein, Mora, Muramasa, Ruili, Saya, and more. Nitroplus and Examu have released the first set of screenshots for upcoming arcade fighting game Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel. The screenshots introduce the following playable and partner characters: Playable Characters…

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  • Arcade Location News: Super Arcade Moves; Hollywood Connection (WVC) Closes

    … on to the hardest difficulties, since that would equal the biggest scores and bonuses. I was proud of topping all of the Rush 2049 leaderboards, clearing Crisis Zone with getting hit in slightly over 12 min or trying to crack the top score on Star Wars Trilogy Arcade, which I never managed to do only getting 3rd place behind the top guy. Here…

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  • Time Crisis 5 To Debut At EAG2015

    … was located in the UK at the time. Anyways, the January event that will take place in 2015 is called EAG 2015 and some news hit the wires the other day via InterGame Online about a major game that will debut at this particular show – Bandai Namco Amusement’s Time Crisis 5. We have mentioned the game on AH previously as the game has enjoyed some public…

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  • New Tekken 7 Trailer Shows Off Gameplay

    …. For more news on Tekken 7, specifically the western console release dates, keep your eyes on GamerHeadlines. Source: tekkenchannel What did you think of the new trailer? Let me know in the comments section below. The post New Tekken 7 Trailer Shows Off Gameplay appeared first on Gamer Headlines. …

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  • After Burner Climax might be delisted from PSN/XBLA this month

    … It appears that the days of being able to purchase After Burner Climax on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade are quickly coming to an end. Self-proclaimed “XBLA watchdog” lifelower tweeted that the game will be delisted from both services on Dec. 24. After Burner Climax will be discontinued on Dec 24th this year.…

    Chris Powell/ SEGA Nerds- 2 readers -
  • ‘Tekken 7′ Developer Gets Defensive About Character Reveal

    … the Japanese video game industry and mainstream Western audiences. However, it’s perhaps par for the course — fighting games often have “out there” characters on their roster, the Tekken series in particular. This is a franchise that has seen kangaroos, pandas and even a diminutive dinosaur compete to be named the King of Iron Fist — and will soon see…

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  • So You Want To Open Up An Arcade: What About “Profit-Sharing”?

    … So You Want To Open Up An Arcade: What About “Profit-Sharing”? arcadehero December 9, 2014 Among articles people said they liked reading on the site, stuff that hits the “inside baseball” string of the industry seem to be of high interest. I have people asking me about this particular subject all of the time and I realized I don’t have a post…

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  • Harada goes full Idolmaster: New Tekken 7 character revealed

    … and nurtured all the creative decisions that made Tekken survive in the Arcade drought of the 2000’s and he is a legit badass who can break baseball bats with a kick! What other video game director can do that?! The only thing I never gave him slack for was his choice in characters. Ever since Tekken 5: Blood Rebellion, the newest characters from…

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  • Nitroplus heroine fighting game coming to arcades

    … Pit Nitroplus heroine against Nitroplus heroine. Arcana Heart series and AquaPazza developer Examu is working on a new fighting game starring the heroines of Nitroplus, this week’s Famitsu reveals. Due out in Japanese arcades in 2015, Nitroplus Blasters: Heroine Infinite Duel uses a “Select System,” through which you’ll choose a partner…

    Sal Romano/ Gematsu- 3 readers -
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