May usually isn’t a time that we hear much news about new arcade developments from Western game creators, but out in the East and particularly with Taiwan-based IGS, this is the time where they like to unveil their latest content to the world.

I’ve got a bit of catching up to do on the latest locations that have opened up their doors out there, covering more than a month’s worth of openings since our last such post.

We’ve been covering the Exa-Arcadia platform for a while now, and with the release of the new multi-game platform approaching fast, I figured it might be good to highlight some of the games that are coming to it, with their own focused post.

It has been a little while since our last news post, so let’s take the opportunity of the weekend to catch up with things in Newsbytes.

Keep in mind, if the site isn’t loading or pops up with a 503 error, just refresh – it seems to still be experiencing some problems.

Just a quick note here that the website is having some major issues at the moment, preventing some features from operating properly. I’m noticing that some images are working while others are not; I’ve been talking with my hosting provider about it, but it looks like it is something with the server that won’t be resolved until this weekend or early next week.

I skipped Newsbytes last week as I was busy running an arcade at a comic convention, and just didn’t have the time to post about anything.

Before we get started, I have updated the Akka Arrh Controversy article with some reshaped thoughts.

Posts have been a little infrequent on the blog as of late, but we’ve got an update on two titles that we’ve been talking about for a while now, so let’s see what the latest news it

It’s been a little while since we had some controversy to discuss in the arcade history/collector community, the last time being challenges to Billy Mitchell’s high scores. You may also recall a story from several years ago when a collector found a super rare Sundance arcade game left to rot in a cabin, where some controversy was generated from that.

While most of our focus here is on video arcade games, we certainly do like to talk pinball. The attention that pinball gets in the media is a little different than what you get with video games – even though video games see a wider variety of titles and manufacturers, pinball has a stronger fanbase.

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