This week has been extremely quiet for arcade news, but there are a few items that showed up late in the week that are fine for Newsbytes. Let’s hop to it!
AtGames Launches Their ArcadeNet Service
Game streaming services are slowly starting to catch up to movie streaming services, although we aren’t close yet in terms of quantity. I can’t speak to how they work in practice (I know a lot was said about Google Stadia before they opened and it didn’t live up to their hype), as I haven’t used any yet, but if you are into arcade games and you have one of AtGames’ newer hardware solutions(the Legends Ultimate home arcade machine and the Legends Core game console), then they now have something for you. Called ArcadeNet, here’s how they describe the new service:
ArcadeNet® is the premier games service from AtGames designed exclusively for the Legends Arcade Family of products. Each licensed game in this ever-growing subscription library is optimized for the Legends Arcade Family’s high-performance hardware and arcade-quality controls. Thanks to its dedicated servers, ArcadeNet® supports instant play of every game in the library and optional downloads for select titles.
They have a Basic (Free) and Standard ($20/mo) option at the moment, with a very sizable library of licensed games – including pinball machines. If any of you out there have the hardware, have you used this yet and if so, what do you think about it?
Sega Back To Posting Videos
Sega Amusements was mostly quiet throughout 2020, but with a new year they are getting back into action with some new videos to promote their latest games. The first one was Mario & Sonic 2020 Olympics, which was released only a month before the pandemic hit; They also have posted some 360 videos that would work with a VR headset.
Owatch VR Launches The