Hello and welcome to Newsbytes, our weekend collection of quick arcade news. Let’s get to it as we enjoy the last weekend that April 2017 has to offer:

Specular Interactive Sold To 2k Games

Hello and welcome to Newsbytes, our weekend collection of quick arcade news. Let’s get to it as we enjoy the last weekend that April 2017 has to offer:

Specular Interactive Sold To 2k Games

With May almost here, we have been expecting to hear an announcement for the release of Sega’s latest arcade racer, Daytona Championship USA. But as development goes, things change & improve while tweaks are made.

Prototype news was rather steady last year, thanks to a slew of discoveries from arcade collectors out there. For the news on this one, it was something we almost posted about last Summer but out of respect for a request to wait for some filmmakers to cover the game, that was postponed.

The arcade business generally has some event held in Las Vegas every year, such as the Amusement Expo in March. This year AE skipped Vegas for Dallas so it was looking like the city wouldn’t get that action this year but as the choice of Play Mechanix would have it, the city has been selected to host this year’s Big Buck Hunter World Championship.

Time for new arcade locations and updates! These have been accumulating for a few weeks as I’ve been very busy with other things, mainly in remodeling my own location. Let’s jump into the news of the locations out there:

We have covered the development of new content for old arcade hardware before but it isn’t something that we come across very often. With a large selection of arcade boards to choose from, interested developers certainly have a wide variety of choices to develop for although it remains a niche market at best.

The release of Daytona Championship USA is right around the corner although we haven’t heard much since an 8-unit appearance of the game at Amusement Expo in Dallas last month. The game was stated as being close to completion at the time but there was still fine tuning and other work to be done with location testing.

Happy Easter weekend everyone, it’s time for Newsbytes.

Chuck E. Cheeses Being The “Biggest Birthday Ever” Events As They Mark 40 Years

Earlier this week I saw an ad on TV for Chuck E.

We recently covered the pre-order release of the new arcade exclusive shoot ’em up Skycurser, developed by Indiana-based developer Griffin Aerotech.  When that date hit, I reached out to them with a few questions and instead of adding them to that original post, let’s tackle them here.

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