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Village Entertainment and Sega Seperate28 Aug, 2000
Village Entertainment and Sega Seperate Village Entertainment of Australia and Sega Japan have seperated after quiet rumours of instability earlier this year. [more information]
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Major Upgrade in Progress28 Aug, 2000
Major Upgrade in Progress During the next two days, Highwaygames is undergoing a major upgrade including moving to a quicker server. Please accept our apologies should the service be affected during this time. [more information]
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Expolonia Show Set To Benefit From New Law25 Aug, 2000
Expolonia Show Set To Benefit From New Law With the changes in the law for operation of AWPs, Expolonia 2000 - Poland's Amusement & Gaming trade show is expecting a strong turnout. [more information]
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Nova close down UK distribution23 Aug, 2000
Nova close down UK distribution Less than a year after opening their UK office, Nova Games Germany have decided to close down making their MD John Brennan redundant Industry vet John Brennan is believed to be in talks with a number of high profile companies including the Namco subsidiary Brent Leisure. [more information]
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Latest News from Japan17 Aug, 2000
Latest News from Japan * Sony Set PS2 Release Date for Europe. * Konami Sub-Licences Jap. Baseball Rights to Sega. * Jaleco Bought Out By HK Net Company. * Capcom Vs. SNK Tourney in Japan. [more information]
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Droulillard Joins Sega USA15 Aug, 2000
Droulillard Joins Sega USA Sega Enterprises, Inc. (USA), (SEU) announces the addition of veteran coin-op sales executive David "Dave" Drouillard as International Sales Manager. Drouillard's responsibilities will involve the management and development of the South American marketplace for Sega coin-op games. "We're extremely pleased to have Dave on our team," stated SEU Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Barbara Joyiens. "Dave's professionalism and knowledge of the marketplace will be of tremendous benefit to both Sega and our Latin American customers. Dave is an integral part of our overall effort to establish Sega as the leader of coin-op entertainment in this growing market." [more information]
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Cart Fury Hints and Cheats Available12 Aug, 2000
Cart Fury Hints and Cheats Available Increase earnings and help your customers understand game play with these <a href="/machine_display.php3?machine_id=1285">hints</a> or go straight to these track <a href="http://www.stas.net/dgsj/cart_fury.html">shortcuts</a>. [more information]
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Advanced Pictures of Dragon Blaze09 Aug, 2000
Advanced Pictures of Dragon Blaze With the help of Psikyo, we are pleased to show advanced pictures and screen shots of Dragon Blaze, their new vertical shooting game which will be displayed at the upcoming Jamma Trade Show. Please follow this <a href="/machine_display.php3?machine_id=1334">link</a> for pictures and details. [more information]
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Latest News from Japan06 Aug, 2000
Latest News from Japan * Konami Takes Further Step Towards Pachi-Slot Profits. * Shinjuku "Joypolis" To Be Closed. * Konami Ties Up With Universal Music for Euro Dance Game. * Sega, Sony Invest in Same Game Developer. [more information]
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Merit Industries Opens European Office05 Aug, 2000
Merit Industries Opens European Office Merit Industries, one of the world's leading amusement video touch screen games manufacturers has recently opened an office in Wiesbaden, Germany, under the direction of Merit's new Vice President of European Operations, Peter Kuhn. [more information]
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Official Statement by IT04 Aug, 2000
Official Statement by IT In addition to this week's story, we thank IT for their official response for granting AMD exclusive agency in Australia. We spoke to Bruce Colbourne earlier this week who mentioned that this project could only be handled by one company successfully and that he will be working closely with IT to make it a success in Australia. [more information]
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Special Preview of Cart Fury03 Aug, 2000
Special Preview of Cart Fury Cart Fury is cart racing simulation game which ultilises graphics and animation technology to simulate realistic damage to the carts as they race around the track, from minor damage to the framework and tyres to shedding pieces off the cart. The Cart can even totally collapse causes it to skid out and explode, the player can watch the damage done gradually heal over time. Game features 10 drivers and 12 tracks. [more information]
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London Arcade Plagued by Daylight Robberies02 Aug, 2000
London Arcade Plagued by Daylight Robberies Arcades in London are currently being plagued by daylight robberies, these attacks consist of a gang of youths storming the premises holding up the staff and customers at knife point and crowbarring the AWPs (Amusement with Prize fruit machines) to get the money out. [more information]
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NSM sell Juke Box division to Management Buy Out team01 Aug, 2000
NSM sell Juke Box division to Management Buy Out team NSM one of the leading suppliers of Juke boxes to the industry have sold their business to a Management team headed by Barry Kirby in the UK. Barry Kirby has worked for NSM for the last 10 years and has been the driving force behind their success in the UK and Ireland. The deal means that the UK headquarters in Leeds will oversee the subsidiaries in the USA and Germany and the European manufacturing plant will now be moved in Leeds. NSM will also now be developing their remote jukebox concept, more on this will follow. [more information]
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Questions Asked about Exclusive Distribution by AMD31 Jul, 2000
Questions Asked about Exclusive Distribution by AMD With the recently announced exclusive distribution contract between Incredible Technologies and AMD Australia, some questions have been asked about the possible double standard by AMD. [more information]
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Hong Kong Trade Show Summary30 Jul, 2000
Hong Kong Trade Show Summary With a wide selection of representatives in the amusement and leisure industries, this year's well organised AAE Trade Show was seen successful by most people involved. Due to the Chinese restrictions in the amusement industry(as reported previously), attendance was down however the show still attracted high quality vistors. For a full summary of exhibitors please follow this <a href="http://www.stas.net/dgsj/exhibitors.html">link</a>. [more information]
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SNK Trying to Stop Parallel Sales28 Jul, 2000
SNK Trying to Stop Parallel Sales In an interesting twist, the local Hong Kong SNK agent is offering customers rebates if they keep their King of Fighters 2000 for 10days. [more information]
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Midway is proud to present a sneak preview of The Grid!28 Jul, 2000
Midway is proud to present a sneak preview of The Grid! The Grid is a futuristic game show that takes sporting events to a different level, where contestants battle each other in a virtual-reality, holographic computer generated arena known as The Grid. Up to six players can compete in front of the studio audience using weapons, super moves (powers) and regular combat. [more information]
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Psikyo's Dragon Blaze Coming Soon28 Jul, 2000
Psikyo's Dragon Blaze Coming Soon Psikyo have been developing a strong vertical shooting game titled, "Dragon Blaze" which will be demonstrated at the upcoming Jamma Trade Show. [more information]
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Rachel Davies to leave Midway27 Jul, 2000
Rachel Davies to leave Midway We were sorry to hear that Rachael Davies will be leaving Midway shortly, she has been a very friendly member of the Midway team and will certainly be missed. We understand that she is going into the Music Business. [more information]
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Latest News From Japan27 Jul, 2000
Latest News From Japan * Konami Get "Tour de France" Rights. * Crazy Taxi 2, Virtua Tennis 2 in the Works. * Sega's Debt Downgraded. [more information]
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King of Fighters 2000 Released Today26 Jul, 2000
King of Fighters 2000 Released Today The much anticipated KOF2000 was released today in Japan. The game features 5 new faces giving a total of 34 fighters, 8 teams, and new features like the "Another Striker". Please follow this <a href="/machine_display.php3?machine_id=1164">link</a> for pictures and details. [more information]
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Good News for Midway25 Jul, 2000
Good News for Midway Following on from Cruising Exotica, Midways latest game Fury Cart Racing, is proving to be a winner with its testing locations around the world. The game includes world champion drivers like Andretti, Fittapaldi and Montoya and has some very special track locations like Rio, Surfers Paradise and Frankfurt. Players that have tested this game have been very impressed with the fire effects when the 'turbo' is initiated. The game is scheduled for global release end of August to early September and from what we have heard so far its a strong buy. [more information]
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Australian Trade Show Details24 Jul, 2000
Australian Trade Show Details Amusement Expo 2000, Australia's premier event for serious coin machine operators, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coolum on 25th - 28th October. [more information]
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Sneak Preview - Come on Baby20 Jul, 2000
Sneak Preview - Come on Baby Excellent Soft Design is soon to release their new game, Come on Baby. Choose from 6 babies and compete in 12+ relay sports games. The game features 3D graphics, superior sound and specially designed cabinet. To view a sample picture of the cabinet please press the icon on the left. [more information]
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Latest News from Japan20 Jul, 2000
Latest News from Japan * Konami's Kozuki Hot on Mobile Phone Games * Jaleco Looks To Beer * On-Line Game Boy * Konami To Distribute 3rd-Party DVD Software * Illegal Copies of D'Cast Games On Net * Sega's Digital Network Arcades Take Shape [more information]
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Star Wars Pod Racer Update19 Jul, 2000
Star Wars Pod Racer Update We have received news from Sega UK following our comments that the jury is still out and find income reports from the first test units doing extremely well on site. [more information]
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Warm Welcome from AAE12 Jul, 2000
Warm Welcome from AAE The Asian Amusement Expo opened with enthusiasm with a strong focus on technology and future product development. A full report coming soon. [more information]
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Latest New From Japan07 Jul, 2000
Latest New From Japan Nintendo Shuts Down Hong Kong Copier "Apollo" Big Layoffs at Midway Namco & Konami Drop Mutual Copyright Claims [more information]
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China Stops Imports of Coin Op Equipment05 Jul, 2000
China Stops Imports of Coin Op Equipment As a major industry setback, Chinese Congress has made it illegal for the China coin op industry to import and distribute new equipment. In a move which will see many people suffer, from this Monday it is illegal for any company or person in China to import coin operated equipment and parts and sell to each other. [more information]
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Frank Seninsky Joins HG as Guest Writer01 Jul, 2000
Frank Seninsky Joins HG as Guest Writer It is with pleasure we introduce Frank Seninsky, president of the US AMOA & Alpha Omega Group. Frank is a 30 year veteran in coinop and we welcome him as guest writer. His first report is on Distribution which was featured recently in Replay Magazine. [more information]
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AALARA Full Show Roundup29 Jun, 2000
AALARA Full Show Roundup With the strong push of unity, AALARA showcased the leading amusement, leisure and recreational industries at the Royal Pines Resort. To read more about the Trade Show and the exhibitors please click <a href="http://www.highway.net.au/aalarashow.html">here</a> [more information]
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New Release Games from Namco28 Jun, 2000
New Release Games from Namco Namco is set to release their new range of products to distributors shortly. Art Truck, Galaxian Fever, Shooting paradise and Kart Duel are now displayed in the Product Section of Highwaygames. Please follow this <a href="http://www.highwaygames.com/arcade-machines/search.html?manufacturer=130&year=2000">link</a> for pictures and details. [more information]
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Ray of Hope for Australian Coinop Industry27 Jun, 2000
Ray of Hope for Australian Coinop Industry Computer software and books are set to follow the path of CD's which had parallel import controls abolished in 1998. This leads a chance to opening the Coinop markets in Australia to outside sellers. [more information]
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Sega start legal action in Europe26 Jun, 2000
Sega start legal action in Europe In Italy the court of Rimini have ordered a raid on local distributor and seized their offending Dreamcast stock. [more information]
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Konami & Microsoft25 Jun, 2000
Konami & Microsoft Konami has deals with Microsoft allowing Microsoft right of first refusal to publish Konami games on PC while Konami has a similar five-year deal with Universal giving Konami right of first refusal on all Universal properties. [more information]
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Sega To Launch New-Style23 Jun, 2000
Sega To Launch New-Style Each amusement centre will feature game terminals that enable players to compete with players at other locations as well as watch movies,cartoons, music video clips and sporting events. The centers will also have refreshment areas. [more information]
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Is there Serious conflicts of interest within the British Amusement Trade Association21 Jun, 2000
Is there Serious conflicts of interest within the British Amusement Trade Association It has been established this week that the President of Bacta - Simon Thomas, Director and Chairman Brian Meaden, Vice President Designate - Tim Batstone, and ATE Director - Roger Withers may have conflicts of interest with their association in Leisurehub. [more information]
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Its official Cromptons are the new Sega distributors for the UK19 Jun, 2000
Its official Cromptons are the new Sega distributors for the UK After the sell off of the Deith Leisure Group of companies and the cutback on all of the Sega Coin op activities in Europe, Sega have now completely come out of Distribution. Cromptons the well know Pusher manufacturer will now take on the UK sales and it is believed the UK sales staff too. [more information]
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New Games from Japan19 Jun, 2000
New Games from Japan Konami is set to release a new non touch dancing game called "Dance Maniacs" at the end of this month. At a private showing, Namco previews Mr Driller II, World Kicks for normal cabinets, Kart Duel and Keyboard mania. [more information]
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Football Power Releasing Soon16 Jun, 2000
Football Power Releasing Soon For the last month and a half Gaelco has been very busy with the launch of Football Power into Europe. With Euro 2000, the machines could not get out the door fast enough. Becoming one of the favourite video games in the European arcades very quickly, Football Power will be available in USA , Australia and Asia shortly. For more details contact your local distributor or visit www.gaelco.com [more information]
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Quick Exit out of Consumer Market by SNK16 Jun, 2000
Quick Exit out of Consumer Market by SNK This week saw SNK of America quickly shutdown operations across USA pulling all software and hardware back from retailers. [more information]
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Sega Europe hold their Summer Distributor meeting at the Epsom Derby15 Jun, 2000
Sega Europe hold their Summer Distributor meeting at the Epsom Derby Sega Europe took advantage of their close proximity to the famous Epsom Derby to hold their distributor meeting at the races last Friday. [more information]
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European launch of the Taito Landing High at the Electrocoin preview08 Jun, 2000
European launch of the Taito Landing High at the Electrocoin preview The new Airplane simulation game was launched by Electrocoin in the UK yesterday at their annual summer get together, it is hoped that this sequel to landing gear will to be just as good an earner and as its predecessor, the general feeling was very positive. [more information]
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Interactive Light Out of Business07 Jun, 2000
Interactive Light Out of Business We were saddened to hear this week of the demise of the Californian company Interactive Light. This very innovative company and founder of games like Kick it and Savage Quest has finally been hit by the current malaise that is hitting the world coin op market. [more information]
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The Dawning of a New Age06 Jun, 2000
The Dawning of a New Age Kunnick PLC- one of the UK's largest single site operators and part owners of the Bell Fruit manufacturing company have raised money for a new industry project. They have developed an online communication network called Midas and they are now focusing on software that can be utilised within this, rather than relying on the somewhat lack lustre crop of traditional video games. [more information]
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Worsening Times in the Australian Market03 Jun, 2000
Worsening Times in the Australian Market With the worsing of the Australian coinop market, Leisure & Allied Industries (LAI) has closed the sales section from their Perth head office. [more information]
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War T-Shirt Promotion Over02 Jun, 2000
War T-Shirt Promotion Over The WAR "win the shirt off my back" promotion is now officially over. Operators of this game should now turn off this feature to prevent players entering this contest. [more information]
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Deith Sign Exclusive with Head Games & Cybertouch200002 Jun, 2000
Deith Sign Exclusive with Head Games & Cybertouch2000 Michael Delucia president of Head Games & Cybertouch 2000 announced they have signed an exclusive agreement with Simon Deith of Deith Distributing, to represent both companies globally excluding North America. [more information]
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Industry to Get New Pinball Manufacturer01 Jun, 2000
Industry to Get New Pinball Manufacturer A new company has been formed to develop and manufacture pintables, based outside Chicago. "Illinois Pinball Inc" will launch their first product 'Pinball Pool' at the AMOA in Chicago. The founder Gene Cunningham has bought the rights to the Capcom Pins and will focus on simple easy to play tables that will attract new and old players alike. [more information]
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