Newsbytes: Exa-Arcadia Arrival; Iron Man Vault Version; Xeno Disaster MVS; & Extra

It’s time for a late-late night time Newsbytes, at the least once I’m writing and publishing this submit. It’s been a super-busy week for me, as I’ve been concerned in managing an arcade on the Slopes Arcade that was part of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake Metropolis, UT. My private due to these with the Summit that helped me it occur, whereas additionally giving me a chance to place my very own arcade enterprise in entrance of the gaming and tech communities of Utah.

Since that is so late, I’ll be dashing a bit with out an excessive amount of commentary on the information objects of the week that I missed, ignored or didn’t have time to get to.

The Exa-Arcadia Arrives

Per week shy of two years in the past, I posted in regards to the Exa-Arcadia multi-game system. On the sting of two years later, I’ve obtained my EXA board and have put in it into the cupboard. I’ve filmed a number of the course of, however as a result of it arrived whereas I used to be on the aforementioned tech summit, I used to be unable to get to putting in it till this afternoon (which was properly busy at my place, which makes it a little bit powerful to do filming). That stated, I bought it into the cupboard and playable for patrons to get pleasure from. There have been some minor points within the configuration that precipitated some preliminary issues(my misconfiguration of the JVS I/O board, my TV settings and needing to complete wiring my cupboard up). I wasn’t capable of end filming tonight, however will accomplish that on Monday.

Exa-Arcadia EXA Board in the packagingExa-Arcadia EXA Board in the packaging

Iron Man Getting A Vault Version

I’m type of shocked that I haven’t seen this posted wherever besides from a point out at a distributor, though I admittedly didn’t look all over the place that pinball information is shared. Stern Pinball’s Iron Man is getting a remake by way of the Vault Version technique, revamping the outdated however fashionable recreation with new tech and LEDs. The web page mentions that availability is proscribed, though how restricted isn’t said. For those who ever needed to get your arms on a model new Iron Man, then this appears to be like like the best way to do it (assuming you’ve bought the finances for it in the mean time).

Received An Authentic Rampage? Add A Topper

Working at the side of Szabos Arcades, Brian F. Colin has designed a restricted version marquee topper that matches properly atop your Rampage arcade machine (you probably have one). They’re $140 and can be found to pre-order now; orders start delivery out subsequent month in March. Test it out right here; they’re additionally providing customized “unique” facet artwork for the cupboard that the Rampage at Galloping Ghost Arcade has (and is light-years nicer than the lame inexperienced & yellow traces that Halfway gave the cupboard initially)

Rampage arcade topperRampage arcade topper

Xeno Disaster on MVS Replace

Due to Arcade Belgium for this one, the place they quote progress on the indie made recreation Xeno Disaster. It’s been a yr (nearly precise) since this recreation was first talked about on the weblog and it’s practically completed for the Neo Geo MVS (and plenty of different platforms).  By the sounds of it, it ought to be out of testing inside the subsequent month or two.

Xeno Crisis by Bitmap BureauXeno Crisis by Bitmap Bureau

Galactic Battleground Replace

Additionally persevering with to get updates is the indie recreation Galactic Battleground. This video reveals of gameplay of a brand new recreation mode, Warzone. To cite the YouTube description: “… orbs maintain plenty of potential (for victory or defeat). In case you are hit by the enemy, you lose all the orbs you possessed and expose them to the opposing group to gather. Take into consideration how shortly the tables can flip if one group is near victory however just one teammate holds all the orbs.” Test it out:

Atari Lodges?

This week the web erupted with…confusion, over an announcement group has licensed the rights from the present house owners of Atari (often known as Atari SA) to develop Atari themed inns. Reader Michael L. did a little bit of analysis on this, discovering that the corporate that has registered the area title for AtariHotels.com is situated in a pleasant home in Arizona, however not precisely an workplace constructing. I don’t know – all the pieces Atari SA has achieved in latest reminiscence appears to be with the only purpose of inflating their worth within the hopes of discovering a purchaser of the model and remaining IP. It’s not run by folks with an actual imaginative and prescient for tech & leisure, it’s nearly slapping the Atari title onto one thing and milking no matter fast bucks they’ll get for it. So, I can’t say I discover this all that thrilling by what’s been revealed up to now.

Properly, that’s all I’ve bought for this version. Tune in Monday or Tuesday for a submit diving into the Exa-Arcadia board in additional element.

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I am a lifelong fan of video video games and I’ve been working my very own arcade, The Recreation Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.


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