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Japan: Arcade scene still rising in the East

Coinslot Japan Arcades still rising in the east
Japan still dazzled by the lights and sounds of arcades. The FT is reporting on how the Japanese arcade scene is still flourishing. At nearly 4pm in Tokyo’s Shinbashi district, the Game in Rido arcade is half-full of salarymen with one more client meeting before the work day is done. It is prime time for killing time. For nearly 40 years,...

Namco founder and Father of Pac-Man dies aged 91

Coinslot Namco founder Masaya Nakamura
Father of Pac-Man leaves a legacy of entertainment. One of the video game industry’s driving forces, Masaya Nakamura, has died: Mr. Nakamura, who was president of Namco, was aged 91. A true entrepreneur, Masaya Nakamura began his amusements career in 1955 when he operated rudimentary, non-electronic children’s rides from the roof of a Tokyo department store. From there he expanded his...

Arcade leads the way at Lincoln Bowl following manufacturer partnership

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Despite the name, Lincoln Bowl, it is arcade games that are striking gold for an East Midlands bowling centre looking to diversify.   Lincoln Bowl has secured a deal with Namco to stock the alley’s arcade section with a mix of both classic and new games. Jason Bradbury of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show went to test the games on 8 December,...

Arcade leads the way at Lincoln Bowl following manufacturer partnership

Coinslot Lincoln Bowl
Despite the name Lincoln Bowl, it is arcade games that are striking gold for an East Midlands bowling centre looking to diversify. Lincoln Bowl has secured a deal with Namco to stock the alley’s arcade section with a mix of both classic and new games. Jason Bradbury of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show went to test the games on 8th December,...

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