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Sega Showcases The “Best of EAG 2020”
While I haven’t heard of any huge new titles revealed at EAG 2020, there is still a little to talk about, such as Sega’s showcase of games in this video. It starts out with a quick look at Mission: Impossible Arcade, where you can kind of get an idea of how the controllers work. It does take a little getting used to, as the center of gravity on the guns is where the swivel base is between them, once you get the hang of it, it’s fun.
It’s also worth noting that yesterday, Sega announced MArio & Sonic At The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Arcade Edition as being available in Japan; I imagine that should also be the case with US & EU, since I’d seen a list of game availabilitry saying January for this title (that same list mentioned March for MIA):
RIP Konbo Arcade Cafe
Some very sad news popped up this week that the Konbo Arcade Cafe in Edinburgh, UK is closing their doors permanently. This arcade opened back in 2017, combining Japanese arcade gaming with food and Japanese collectibles. While this post on Facebook provides the most detail about the closure, they do not state why it has to close. Unfortunately, these things do happen – whether it’s poor sales, or a bad landlord or some other strenuous factor. If you are anywhere close, then your last chance to check them out is this Sunday, January 26th. Find them online, here.
Speaking of closures, a “VR Arcade” called VR Junkies that