Welcome to the latest edition of Newsbytes, a quick collection of arcade-related news items. Let’s get to it!
The 2019 Big Buck World Championships In Las Vegas
It’s time for Big Buck players to challenge each other for the top spot (and a nice pocket full of cash) as one of the few “eSports” style games in this business kicked off their World Championships event in Las Vegas last night. Here’s a YouTube stream; you can also catch it on Twitch. Yesterday’s stream can be found here if you are interested.
And in case you missed it, Big Buck Hunter Reloaded is coming in 2020.
Unboxing And Playing An Elivra House of Horrors LE
Nick at Arcade Hunters has really been getting a lot of great stuff on pinball lately, here’s Stern’s latest getting unboxed and played:
Speaking of Stern, here’s an interview with artist Randy Martinez about his effort on Stern’s Star Wars Comic Art Edition pins:
Indie Arcade Goodness At The BumbleBash 4
If you find yourself anywhere near Chattanooga, TN this weekend, and enjoy arcade games, then you need to check out the BumbleBash 4 tournament. They’ve brought together Killer Queen Arcade, Cosmotrons, Galactic Battleground and other games, but the biggest part of the event has to be the fact that 10 KQA cabinets are together in one place. Read more about it here.
Interviews: Takashi Oda (House of the Dead series); Kenji Kaido & Yasuo Tsumori (Taito’s Night Striker)
If you like digging more into what made some of your favorite games tick, then there have been a couple of interesting interviews posted to Japanese websites that you would probably enjoy.
First is Sega interviewing one of their own, Takashi Oda. He discusses his personal history a little, what brought him into games, how he approaches game design, and of course talks about how the first House