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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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Tang Tang31 May, 2000
Tang Tang Excellent Soft Design is pleased to announce the release of their new millennium game, "Tang Tang" [more information]
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Photo Punch 200029 May, 2000
Photo Punch 2000 Barcelona, Spain Amusetech the largest distributor of video products in Spain and member of the Circa Group of companies, have now agreed distribution rights with Operavideo to market their new Photo Punch 2000 in all markets outside Spain. Managing Director Santiago Vinyas has been delighted with the products strong earning results and feels that this is a long term piece which will go on and on. [more information]
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Redemption is good for Street Operators Too!25 May, 2000
Redemption is good for Street Operators Too! During the AALARA Trade Show, Frank Seninsky, president of the American AMOA & the Alpha Omega Group, has spoken about the benefits of operating redemption machines if done properly. [more information]
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AALARA's First Day of Trade Show23 May, 2000
AALARA's First Day of Trade Show As the day closes on the first day, members and visitors were kept in touch with emerging trends and developments locally and internationally by Jim Eddy (AALARA), John Graff (IAAPA), Frank Seninsky (AMOA), and Al Turner (WWA). In upcoming days special emphasis is placed on workshops, field trips and guest speakers. [more information]
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E3 - The Most Successful Video Game Show in the World21 May, 2000
E3 - The Most Successful Video Game Show in the World The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2000, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, attracted 62,000 industry professionals from around the world. Approximately 430 exhibitors filled 550,000 net square feet of space, displaying new interactive entertainment products and next generation technology. [more information]
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Americans Rate Home Video/Computer Games Most Fun Activity for Third Consecutive Year20 May, 2000
Americans Rate Home Video/Computer Games Most Fun Activity for Third Consecutive Year Survey results released today by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), the trade group representing computer and video game publishers, show that an overwhelming percentage of computer and video game players play with friends and family, confirming the view that interactive entertainment brings people together and shattering the myth that games are not a social activity. The results of the IDSA's fifth annual consumer survey, released today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, reveal that fifty-nine percent of respondents play with friends, and most play with a member or members of their family, whether their siblings, spouses, a parent or extended family. Thirty-three percent play with brothers and/or sisters, 27 percent play with their spouse, 25 percent play with their parents, and a 43 percent play with other family members. [more information]
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Konami bid to buy JPM03 May, 2000
Konami bid to buy JPM We understand that Konami are in final negotiations with Sega to buy the UK AWP manufacturer JPM. The deal thought to be worth in excess of GBP30,000,000 is said to be concluded by the end of the month. This will give Konami access to a substantial new area of revenue in European style gaming machines, and no doubt there will be synergy with their already successful gaming division. For Sega it will mean a much needed boost in the arm, at a time of great expense with their Dreamcast platform in Mortal Kombat with the Sony Playstation 2. [more information]
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Highwaygames opens new offices in Europe & USA.02 May, 2000
Highwaygames opens new offices in Europe & USA. It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of our new offices in Europe and USA this week. [more information]
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Forming of INSKOR Entertainment Limited29 Apr, 2000
Forming of INSKOR Entertainment Limited Interactive Partners, in conjunction with SOFILO, have announced the forming of a major amusement entity, under the name of INSKOR Entertainment Limited. With this announcement Europe becomes the launch pad for an auspicious operation in the creation and development of original amusement projects. [more information]
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Free Upgrade on 4 Way Linking on Cruis'n Exotica19 Apr, 2000
Free Upgrade on 4 Way Linking on Cruis'n Exotica Upgrade software is available as of today for 4 way linking on Cruis'n Exotica. Please contact your local Midway distributor. [more information]
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Stanley Putz Debuts at ASI12 Apr, 2000
Stanley Putz Debuts at ASI Three games marked the debut of R3 Interactive's flagship character, Stanley Putz. Stanley will also appear on ArcadePlanet/Lazer-Tron's prizegames.com, in his first web game, Blazing Stanley. [more information]
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Full ASI Show Roundup!12 Apr, 2000
Full ASI Show Roundup! In this edition we have showed a full summary of the ASI Trade Show in Las Vegas with contact details of all exhibitors. For more specialised details please view our Product Section for photos, news and more. <a href="/show/show.php3" target="_new">Full Summary</a> [more information]
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Free Upgrade for Infinity Owners11 Apr, 2000
Free Upgrade for Infinity Owners Midway is offering its latest upgrade (as a CD rom for existing units, or built in for new units)for free. The ten new games include player favourites Triple Elevens, Go Wild, Space Chase, Gem Slide, and Power Cell. Contact your nearest Midway distributor for more details. [more information]
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Free Mouse Pad for Members04 Apr, 2000
Free Mouse Pad for Members With the launch of our website, we are offering all members free mousepads (limit x2 per member). Please send email to anthony@highwaygames.com [more information]
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Midway Release their MTN (Midway Tournament Network)30 Mar, 2000
Midway Release their MTN (Midway Tournament Network) MTN is a new revenue generating system that allows players to compete and win prizes in regional and national skill based tournaments on Midway products. In addition to providing players with new ways to compete, MTN games also receive leaderboards, prize and new tournament content on a daily basis. Current titles planned for MTN are Touchmaster Infinity, Rush 2049 Tournament Edition, and Skins game - with four more titles scheduled for MTN compatability by the end of year 2000. A full report will be issued soon. [more information]
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