Following the success of their online maps that track games like Pac-Man Battle Royale and Star Wars Battle Pod, Bandai Namco Amusements America has launched a site that tracks locations for their latest racing game release, Maximum Tune 5.

Another amusement trade show came and went this week and I had the opportunity to make a visit. It wasn’t a huge show but it is always good to reconnect with people and to check out the latest versions of the new games.

Every March, the amusement industry holds a tradeshow that is sponsored by the AAMA and the AMOA. While a smaller event than what we see at IAAPA every November, this gives us a chance to see the newest arcade games running the most recent software.

This article will chronicle my 14-month search to find a long lost arcade game from my childhood.

As many of you already know the Sega R360 is my favorite arcade game ever made.

Cineplex, a popular Canadian entertainment brand based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada, is set to open 10-15 large entertainment centers called Rec Room in 2017 and beyond.

As you may remember I visited the Skylon Tower Family Fun Center Arcade (Also known as Skyquest) last year. I had a chance to visit 2 more times since then so I thought I would give everyone some updates on the games there and show some of the other games that were not shown in the previous post.

Welcome to Newsbytes, a quick collection of arcade & pinball news stories to round out your weekend. I’m in a wee bit of a rush so apologies that additional details are scant this round; I’m also going to have to skip the homebrew arcade-to-console showcase.

Time to take a look at another round of new arcade locations that are opening out there, showing once again how arcades are still alive and thrive out in the Western world.

At the end of 2016, news came down that Bandai Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP DX games in the West would be receiving their final update. This update would add some content to the game that gamers in Japan had enjoyed but it would also mean that the game would no longer be online, deactivating the requirement for that portion.

Back at IAAPA 2016, I had the chance to try out a new Virtual Reality amusement setup by Virtuix and Universal Space called the Omni Arena. Using Virtuix’s innovative multi-directional treadmill design and player harnesses, this allows for users to “walk in place” for VR games.

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