I hope you are all making the most out of your first weekend of the Summer…here’s some news to go along with it all.

Disney Quest Games Will Have A Chance To Go To Cast Members

All has been relatively quiet on the development front when it comes to former arcade powerhouse Taito, the number of said arcade games slowing to a trickle in recent times. In part that is due to their acquisition by Square Enix and some games being sold under the SE label but Taito has also lost a number of people who had made their arcade business what it was.

We have been following the progress of the independently made video arcade game Skycurser for a while now. If you were like me and bought one of the beta kits then you also have seen first hand how the game has progressed over time, with various gameplay adjustments & bug fixes to bring it a ‘release ready’ level.

Happy weekend to you all out there. With that comes another Newsbytes, our collection of arcade news from around the world.

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Let’s start with the biggest news first – something that could warrant it’s own post given the magnitude of what is going on.

Happy weekend to you all out there. With that comes another Newsbytes, our collection of arcade news from around the world.

Andrew Heighway Leaves Heighway Pinball

Let’s start with the biggest news first – something that could warrant it’s own post given the magnitude of what is going on.

After seeing various tweets showing that Sega’s newest arcade racers is showing up at various locations around the world, we have officially confirmed that the remake/reboot of Sega’s mega-hit classic Daytona Championship USA is now officially released to Western arcades.

While every November we come to the ‘big’ IAAPA trade show, the organization holds expos around the world throughout the year. One of those is called the Asian Attractions Expo. This year the event was held in Singapore and apart from some information coming through on Twitter, we were fortunate enough to have some pictures and information sent our way by Walter at PrimeTime Amusements.

Here’s something you don’t hear coming from major manufacturers too often these days – a new conversion kit is coming soon!

Dream Raiders To Let’s Go Island Conversion

Back in 2012, Sega released the arcade exclusive casual shooting title Dream Raiders to arcades.

It’s E3 time again, which means that the gaming world has their focus on new developments for the console side of the business. Outside of that, developments continue in the arcade sector particularly with new venues opening their doors.

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We just received our first glimpses of Stern Pinball’s Star Wars this past week but for arcade operators in the UK, they have already had the chance to play it.

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