It’s almost time to ring in a new year and a new decade, so with that, let’s do a recap of the stories that beamed across our computer screens from the wonderful world of arcades in 2019…and a few Most Read posts from the decade.
2019 was a busy year for arcade news, although the site here was hobbled for a time due to a server issue that GoDaddy wasn’t too keen on fixing for me until I shelled out a bunch of cash. That resolved and upgrades applied, it was only for a couple of weeks and fortunately you all decided to stick around. Thank you for reading and supporting the site!
Now for the top 10 stories:
#10 – JAEPO 2019: Konami, Sega, Taito, Bandai Namco & More – The Japanese based trade show at the beginning of the year garnered more attention than the larger American one in IAAPA. Of course, most of the games mentioned won’t find their way West, but the names of the companies behind them have their previous popularity to ride off of.
#9 – Jurassic Park Revealed As Stern Pinball’s Next Title – We generally don’t get a lot of attention on pinball machines, since there are a lot of sites dedicated just to that part of the industry, but for whatever reason this post about the new JP pinball made it to #8.
#8 – Controversy As An Atari Prototype Lands On MAME – It was nice to get a story about something controversial in arcades that wasn’t surrounding Donkey Kong high scores for a change. I hadn’t heard an update on this one, so I guess the culprit hasn’t been caught.
#7 – JAEPO 2019: Pinball In Japan; Bandai Namco Unveils Pac-Man Panic – At least Pac-Man Panic is at Round1USA, but there was no sign of