It’s the middle of January, which not only means that it’s cold outside for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, but that our friends across the pond are throwing a big amusement trade show. Known as EAG, we’ve covered this show as it has evolved over the years, from ATEI to what it is today. Unfortunately, the AH writers that used to attend the show in person who live in the UK have moved onto other things, but we still have friends there who have been sharing plenty online. Credit will be given where it is due.
Latest and Greatest: New Items Unseen At IAAPA 2018
If you visit a giant show like IAAPA, then smaller arcade shows can seem familiar as many of the products will have been seen already. That said, you can still find debuts of various titles, which is what we’ll focus on first.
ATV Slam (Sega Amusements) – Sega’s latest racer was originally going to appear at IAAPA, but it was pushed back to EAG, allowing this event to be the first time the industry gets their hands on it. Reviews have been mixed on it so far, but keep in mind that it’s still in beta so it’s best to save final judgments for later.
Our friends over at Arcade Belgium has just uploaded a bunch of videos focusing on titles at EAG 2019; here’s ATV Slam in action; I’ll be putting others below
Also of interest was an earnings chart that Sega had at the booth. They had one of these at IAAPA as well (which I thought I had shared on AH, but might have been lost in the IAAPA shuffle), showing some earnings data for us to chew on. Granted, we don’t know exactly where and when this data was collected, but it’s better than