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13 02, 2023

Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry! – Part 2

By |2023-02-13T23:58:55+00:00February 13th, 2023|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry! – Part 2

Industry specialist Kevin Williams follows up on his look at the rise-and-fall of technology in the amusement scene, particularly in regards to optical storage mediums. It’s the 1990s and its time for…LaserDiscs…and CDs!  KWP: Its hard to fathom anyone in the amusement trade being too attracted to another bout of technology in the optical storage [...]

3 02, 2023

Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

By |2023-02-03T22:21:37+00:00February 3rd, 2023|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Arcade Retrospective: The Tech That Nearly Killed the Arcade Industry!

In another of his occasional guest features for Arcade Heroes, industry specialist Kevin Williams looks at the marking of the 40th anniversary of a technology that was then hailed as a ‘savior of coin-op’ but nearly killed it stone dead! Here’s a brief history of the use of LaserDisc’s in coin-op: Kevin(KWP): Innovation is an [...]

28 02, 2019

Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

By |2019-02-28T04:45:00+00:00February 28th, 2019|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Arcade History: The Atari Dance Machine

There isn’t much arcade news this week, so let’s jump into something from the days of arcade past; something that had it been released “in the day” would have been almost three decades ahead of it’s time. When Atari was the proverbial “800lb. gorilla” of the industry, they had a lot of engineers working on [...]

5 02, 2019

Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

By |2019-02-06T01:54:27+00:00February 5th, 2019|Arcade Game News|Comments Off on Playing A “Long Lost” Laserdisc Prototype: The Spectre Files: Deathstalker

Way back in 2013, I wrote up a couple of articles that detailed the history of unreleased arcade games that were in the works at one time by Midway. Similar posts had been created for Atari and Taito, so Midway was just as deserving of that attention. In researching the 2nd unreleased prototypes post, I [...]

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