It’s been a busy week, especially for new arcade releases. As you’ll gather from today’s Newsbytes, there’s even more of that action going on, but we’ll cover some other quick pieces of news. Let’s get to it!
The Forums Are Back
After some of you readers got into a discussion about the state of modern arcade games on Twitter(and it was asked for), I decided to install some forums on the site. They aren’t their own separate site like it used to be, but they are easy to use. Just sign-in to your WordPress account (the same that you would normally comment with below any post), go to the Forums, then start posting.
It’s a little lonely there at the moment with me talking to myself, but hopefully that will change soon
JAEPO 2019 – Bandai Namco Shows “Reflair” Videmption Cabinets
Here’s something that we completely missed until now; thanks to Kevin Williams at The Stinger Report for uncovering a bit of news at JAEPO that the Japanese media didn’t cover (unless I overlooked it, which is certainly possible).
Many of you have been asking me what Bandai Namco is up to in regards to video games, since the last new & original coin-op video game they released was Maximum Tune 5 in 2017 (skipping Pac-Man’s Pixel Bash as that is just a compilation of 80’s arcade hits; They also have been working on LBE VR games, which will be at Amusement Expo). While I don’t think that Reflair can be put into that category at this moment, it is close. Reflair appears to have been made as a general videmption software cabinet. Whether or not this is intended for the West is unknown; if it’s at Amusement Expo then question resolved. If not, then this is probably just to see how the Japanese market