Newsbytes: Skee-Ball Carnival; Scarygirl Mission Maybee VR; Exploring An Deserted Sega Corridor; Rowe Acquired & Extra

Welcome to a different weekend, and with that, one other newsbytes. Listed below are the few issues I’ve curated so that you can watch or muse over:

Bay Tek Introduces The Skee-Ball Carnival

In case you’ve been to a carnival or theme park halfway, chances are high that they’ve a financial institution of alley bowling video games, significantly of the Skee-Ball model. The sport is the right match for such venues, which frequently will put them into trailers because the carnival travels across the nation.

One difficulty that has popped up nonetheless is age. Identical to arcades that get as a lot mileage as they’ll out of cupboards launched within the 1990’s and even the 80’s, some carnivals haven’t up to date their set in a really very long time. To handle this, Bay Tek has created a brand new carnival mannequin of their iconic Skee-Ball recreation, sporting a sturdy, parts resistant development, coloration LED show, interactive rail LEDs and extra. You’ll be able to learn extra about it right here. 

Scarygirl Mission Maybee Introduced For LBE VR

“LBE” isnt a phrase we use day-after-day right here, though I suppose it needs to be extra frequent. It’s been concocted because the substitute for “coin-op,” given that you’ve extra choices to pay for video games than simply cash as of late; it stands for “Location Primarily based Leisure.” Rolls off the tongue higher than “Out-of-home leisure” (OOHE, which seems like one thing a prospector would possibly yell as an alternative of “eureka!”).

By way of LBE VR, a brand new challenge from a Toronto-based firm referred to as Darkish Slope has landed as a “large free-roam multiplayer” set up in Toronto. Referred to as Scarygirl Mission Maybee, as much as 4 gamers can don a VR headset and sort out the gothic-themed ranges as a crew. That is the corporate’s first challenge, one thing that has already secured seed funding to the tune of $1.5 million. Right here’s a snippet from the press launch that particulars what it’s, adopted by a trailer:

Developed from the bottom up for large-scale multiplayer free-roam VR environments, Scarygirl Mission Maybee embodies Darkish Slope’s objective to design content material that brings folks of all ages collectively. Scarygirl Mission Maybee, based mostly on the cult hit graphic novel and designer toy model Scarygirl from acclaimed artist Nathan Jurevicius, is a first-person motion recreation that brings as much as eight gamers collectively to save lots of the world from Dr. Maybee and his diabolical experiments. Gamers should work intently collectively to suck up infectious hazardous goo, purify it and blast it again on the hordes of creatures infesting the world.

You may as well go to the primary web site for the sport by clicking right here.

Exploring The Sega Corridor In Fukushima

The explorers of “The Unbeaten Path” are again in Fukushima and are testing a few of the deserted amusement places there reminiscent of The Sega Corridor. Test it out, and due to Arcade Belgium for highlighting this:

Golden Age Historical past

H/T Prince Arcades on this one. I’m fairly positive we haven’t shared this one earlier than, however I could possibly be improper (the video add date is from 2008). In case you love arcade historical past, significantly from the beloved 12 months of 1982, then this video is for you. It’s a Chicago-area information report that covers 10 minutes of the arcade craze from again within the day, together with footage from manufacturing facility manufacturing flooring of video games being put collectively. Whoever it’s that’s in control of the hairstyles on The Goldbergs TV present actually ought to examine this video (as they only don’t get it proper on most episodes I’ve seen 😛 ) Take pleasure in:

Talking of arcade historical past, in case you’re a fan of Funspot up in New Hampshire, then this new article highlighting the placement is price a learn.

Road Fighter II Proceed Cosplay

Self-explanatory enjoyable


— ハリウッドザコシショウ (@zakoshisyoh) February 12, 2019

500th Match For Eight On the Break

Many arcades get a number of mileage out of operating tournaments, and that’s very true for Eight on the Break in New Jersey. They’re celebrating their 500th weekly match this coming Tuesday. Congrats!

This Tuesday’s match night time shall be an enormous milestone!
It’s our 500th weekly match!
Come on out and be part of historical past, Soulcalibur VI and Tremendous Smash Bros. Final this Tuesday!
Listed below are the trophies…

— Eight On The Break (@8otb) February 16, 2019

American Changer Acquires Rowe

That is one thing that’s extra of curiosity to arcade operators than anybody else. Change machine producer American Changer has acquired Rowe, one other firm that has been identified for his or her change machines. I consider that Rowe has been round longer than AC, however I had no concept that Rowe was nonetheless round. You’ll see AC at commerce present occasions, however I can’t recall ever seeing a Rowe sales space. Possibly I simply wasn’t paying consideration 😛 Through Replay Journal.

That’s all I discovered for immediately, have an excellent weekend!


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


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