Welcome to another exciting edition of Newsbytes, although the past couple of weeks have been a tad slow on news like this to discuss, so I skipped it last week.
It’s also “Small Business Saturday,” a day to focus on the small businesses which still employ millions of people. Not all arcades are open yet, but for those that are, they are just as capable – if not more so – as keeping things clean and safe as any Wal-Mart, Best Buy, or Costco (all of which I’ve seen just as packed and busy with customers as they were pre-pandemic, while small businesses have been ignored, or not allowed to be open). They really need help, so please give them some love if you can.
exA-Arcadia Celebrates Their First Year In Operation
As of the 27th of November, newcomer exA-Arcadia can say that they’ve been on the market for a year now, as that date marked the initial Japanese operation of their EXA board along with Aka & Blue Type-R. They’ve been one company that has kept some arcade news flowing this year, releasing 12 titles over the period, with Cave’s DoDonPachi True Death EXA Label launching this coming Monday. As I have hinted at a few times, they have a lot more to come next year.
To celebrate the milestone, the company has launched a new – and final – update for Aka & Blue, which brings several enhancements to the table thanks to a major update in the game engine (Unity). Owners of an A&B cart will need to send it into exA for the upgrade; US customers will send it within the US, now that they have a facility in CA that can handle such things.
They also have opened up their first branded location called CLUB EXA, which is being done

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