Newsbytes: Arcade & Pinball @ CES 2020; Arcade Sidekick & Extra

We’re in 2020 and it's time for our first Newsbytes of the 12 months! If you happen to're new right here, that is the place we check out some fast gadgets from the arcade world to offer you one thing to learn over the weekend.

As a notice for the location, I feel there isn’t a selection however to alter hosts, which I’ll resolve subsequent week. I hope there isn’t a main tremendous information when the change happens, as the location might be shut down for server adjustments, however I additionally hope to keep away from as a lot as attainable downtime.


Though the Shopper Electronics Present isn't primarily targeted on arcade-style stuff, we’re seeing an increasing number of arcade firms making their manner. Stern Pinball had their typical CES stand (which is at all times extra attention-grabbing than what they convey to IAAPA / Amusement Expo), together with Stranger Issues (Professional and Premium), Jurassic Park Premium and Star Wars Comedian Artwork. As a notice, if you’re within the UK, a distributor by the title of Liberty Video games has despatched me a hyperlink stating that they’ve all three fashions obtainable. I’ve heard of Stern making an attempt to simplify the abroad gross sales course of, though I have no idea what this entails.

@sternpinballinc has an outstanding sales space at # CES2020 and #starwars and #strangerthings to play

– Patrick Michael (@ArcadeDev) January 9, 2020

UNIS was on website with two of their items which debuted at IAAPA 2019, Pong Knock Out and On Level. They posted a video to introduce the On Level security sensor, which lots of people have been cautious of throughout IAE (though I by no means noticed an issue with it).

House sport maker Arcade1up has additionally attracted quite a few headlines with their new bulletins on the digital pinball machine, BurgerTime, Golden Ax and extra:

Arcade Sidekick excessive rating monitoring utility

I assumed I had already talked about this utility, but it surely appears not. In case you have an iOS or Android gadget and wish to simply observe your scores on the go, this app is the place it’s. Based on the outline of the applying:

Need to observe your progress and your scores on basic arcade video games? With over 300 arcade machines obtainable to trace (and extra added every month), always remember your excessive scores once more.

It's a sport on Arcade Heroes (as a result of heroes typically have sidekicks; notice that this app shouldn’t be related to AH, or one thing I ordered to do, however I really like the look of what I’ve seen to this point), which can be a pleasant contact. 😀 I can't communicate to it personally from expertise but, as I simply heard about it this morning, but it surely's solely $ 2.59; I'm going to be extra on this, the place I can even must checklist my arcade.

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In case you have an SMX machine close to you, then watch out, as a result of eight new songs have been added to the sport to start out the brand new 12 months. A number of the songs are from Sanxion7, the place a few of the explicit songs have been on

Prototype: Namco submarines

I additionally don't bear in mind if we already shared it, however I noticed a number of folks posting it on Twitter (primarily ohfivepro, who uploaded the video), so let’s see in the event you missed too. In 1999, Namco was going to sort out the style of underwater fight, however after the sport first appeared at AOU’99, it disappeared when Namco determined to not launch it. It appears to be like like it will have been a cross between Battle Shark and Sea Wolf, but it surely looks like we'll by no means know the way it performs out for certain:

Get an arcade accent from Common Studios

Due to Stingray_Travel for the tip on this one. I'm undecided if this has already bought out, however in the event you like arcades and have film props, you will get your fingers on a Halloween Horror Nights wardrobe that has been utilized in Common occasions Anarch-cade. final HAlloween. It should value you $ three,000 if you’re searching for one thing like this.

Some @HorrorNightsORL equipment on the market within the @UniversalORL equipment retailer. They’ve a few of the VCR equipment, however just one arcade cupboard.

– Sights Journal (@Sights) January 7, 2020

Earlier than leaving, there was additionally a brand new model of Andamiro this week within the whacker / redemption class, however as Wilcox Arcade factors out, that is only a title change by the looks of issues.

That's all I managed to place collectively for this weekend, thanks for studying and you’ll want to go to an arcade this weekend if one is close by!

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I’ve at all times been a fan of video video games and have operated my very own arcade, The Sport Grid Arcade in West Valley Metropolis, Utah since 2008.



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