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Australian Game Developers Conference16 Oct, 2000
Australian Game Developers Conference On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of November, the largest gathering of video-game professionals ever assembled in Australia will be attending the Australian Game Developers Conference, which is being held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre. [more information]
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IAAPA - Last Chance for Advanced Reservations13 Oct, 2000
IAAPA - Last Chance for Advanced Reservations Advance Registration Deadline is Monday, October 16, 2000 to save $20 to $50 on registration fees for every person in your organization planning to attend IAAPA 2000 [more information]
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Preview 2001 - Quick Report13 Oct, 2000
Preview 2001 - Quick Report The Preview 2001 was held this week at the Novotel in Hammersmith London UK with all people involved deeming the show a success. [more information]
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Mike Green in Recovery10 Oct, 2000
Mike Green in Recovery We were sorry to hear that Mike Green industry veteran and Managing Director of the Family Leisure Group (operators of the Trocadero Centre) underwent triple heart bypass surgery. [more information]
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Submissions Requested By The Aust. Film & Literature Classification Office10 Oct, 2000
Submissions Requested By The Aust. Film & Literature Classification Office Under the request of Australian Govt Ministers, a review of the National Classification Scheme has now been undertaken with submissions by interested partied to be submitted by 31st October. Issues raised included the recent USA report about the marketing of films and computer games to children. [more information]
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Show Me The Content!06 Oct, 2000
Show Me The Content! Though the amusement trade papers have given an excellent representation of the turmoil in the Japanese and American amusement sector, non-have ventured to actually place these changes into perspective for the actual industry. [more information]
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AMOA 2000 Full Round Up05 Oct, 2000
AMOA 2000 Full Round Up With the show now over, we have compiled a comprehensive listing of exhibitors, contact details pictures and more. [more information]
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Germany faces more changes in the industry04 Oct, 2000
Germany faces more changes in the industry With Bally Wullfe and NSM already deciding not to attend the major German trade fair IMA, and with Nova and Tuning joining forces this is certainly a period of great change. [more information]
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Kevin Williams Joins HG as Guest Writer04 Oct, 2000
Kevin Williams Joins HG as Guest Writer It is with great pleasure we introduce Kevin Williams as a guest writer for Highwaygames. Kevin has a wealth of knowledge and writes for many well know publications. [more information]
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Sega Operations Look to IC Cards, Fiber-Optics, Satellites to Revive04 Oct, 2000
Sega Operations Look to IC Cards, Fiber-Optics, Satellites to Revive Sega's five regional operating companies held a joint news conference at Sega HQ on September 26. The aim was to clarify Sega's future arcade operations strategy and speeches were made by each of the five presidents. [more information]
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Sneak Preview of Star Trek Voyager03 Oct, 2000
Sneak Preview of Star Trek Voyager Star Trek Voyager is a licensed shooting gun machine which is testing very well and will be released later this year. [more information]
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Over 500 Machines Up for Offer30 Sep, 2000
Over 500 Machines Up for Offer With the delays in our trading section for members, we have obtained over 500 items in an open tender where members can make offers. To go directly to the tender page, click <a href="http://www.highway.net.au/tender.html" target=popup>here</a>. [more information]
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Some Minor Problems But New Sections Soon Online29 Sep, 2000
Some Minor Problems But New Sections Soon Online With the many changes taking place, please accept our apologies whilst the upgrades take place. [more information]
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Special Preview of Arctic Thunder29 Sep, 2000
Special Preview of Arctic Thunder Under closed doors, Midway held a special showing of their new upcoming driving game, Arctic Thunder. [more information]
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Shock as leading operator Kunick loses its Head27 Sep, 2000
Shock as leading operator Kunick loses its Head One of the UK's leading operators have this week announced the enforced resignation of their MD Russell Smith. [more information]
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AMOA Report24 Sep, 2000
AMOA Report The AMOA Trade Show is now well underway with some very interesting new games and indeed new companies. [more information]
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Jamma 2000, Tokyo Japan.22 Sep, 2000
Jamma 2000, Tokyo Japan. Japan's manufacturers introduced a great number of new games today but according to both Japanese and overseas visitors the response was not strong. [more information]
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Preview 2001 Coming Soon19 Sep, 2000
Preview 2001 Coming Soon Preview 2001 now in its 22nd year is an influential exhibition in the UK Coin-op business. As an essential annual meeting place it attracts many high profile exhibitors from within the industry. [more information]
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Sweet Illusions Showcases Cybertouch 2000 at AMOA16 Sep, 2000
Sweet Illusions Showcases Cybertouch 2000 at AMOA Sweet Illusions will be showcasing their adult interactive coin operated touch screen game during AMOA on booth #1351. [more information]
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California Extreme - Classic Arcade Games Show15 Sep, 2000
California Extreme - Classic Arcade Games Show California Extreme is the "Classic Arcade Games Show". Its annual two day Show features tournaments, speakers, parts vendors, and an opportunity to play games you may have not seen for years. [more information]
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Merit Premieres Megatouch7-Encore Edition15 Sep, 2000
Merit Premieres Megatouch7-Encore Edition Merit Industries is proud to announce the release of Megatouch 7-Encore Edition. With this new software package, owners of Megatouch 260 games can treat their players to brand new content as well as an impressive new look. [more information]
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Silent Partner Route Management Software Now Available15 Sep, 2000
Silent Partner Route Management Software Now Available Elaine Hodgson, President and CEO of Incredible Technologies, announced today the acquisition of the Silent Partner Route Management Software system. Silent Partner will be added to the ITNet Universe of services for the coin-op industry. [more information]
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Latest News from Japan14 Sep, 2000
Latest News from Japan * Sega To Release Go Kart Game?? * Nintendo To Open Pokemon Shops Around World * Square To List on NASDAQ, Enter Movie Biz * SNK Move Into Aruze HQ * Konami Raise Fiscal Year Forecast * Konami Get FIFPro Soccer License [more information]
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Vending Industry shocked as British councils get Greedy13 Sep, 2000
Vending Industry shocked as British councils get Greedy In an unbelievable series of events it appears that some local UK councils are starting to charge sites rates for their machines. Westminster council has started to increase rates on places were coin op equipment is introduced, so making the operator liable for the increase. [more information]
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Merit's TournaMAXX™ System Launches10 Sep, 2000
Merit's TournaMAXX™ System Launches Enthusiasm over the TournaMAXX™ Global Player Ranking™ system keeps growing every day as Merit's Summer Sizzler 2000 tournaments are winding down. The Summer Sizzler tournaments were the first opportunity that operators and customers in the United States and Canada had to test out the new TournaMAXX™ system and experience its capabilities for themselves. [more information]
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Incredible Technologies to Conduct Technical Seminar at AMOA Expo07 Sep, 2000
Incredible Technologies to Conduct Technical Seminar at AMOA Expo Operators will have a chance to discuss all the ins and outs of Golden Tee Fore! at a special technical seminar to be held Friday, September 22 at 8:30am in Rooms 229-230 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. [more information]
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Cirsa enters into alliance with Olivetti en route to a Public Offering07 Sep, 2000
Cirsa enters into alliance with Olivetti en route to a Public Offering The Large Spanish Group Cirsa have sold 4.9% of their company to the Italian communications and technology company Olivetti for around 81 Million Euros. [more information]
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New Developments with Sega's Distribution Network01 Sep, 2000
New Developments with Sega's Distribution Network Sega USA has reorganised their distribution network and have included innovative ideas where distributors can now order parts online and receive account balances via the internet. In the longer report, we have pictures of the latest distributor meeting. [more information]
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Incredible Technologies Moves Toward Online Connectivity in Canada01 Sep, 2000
Incredible Technologies Moves Toward Online Connectivity in Canada Incredible Technologies (IT) with the assistance of Ontario-based Starburst Coin Machines, is closer than ever to releasing an online tournament version of their mega-popular Golden Tee Fore! to the Canadian market. IT is currently creating a special online software version of Golden Tee Fore! for exclusive use in Canada. The software will include Canadian coinage and pricing, and will offer both Tournament and League Play formats. [more information]
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Sega Roll Out New Line Up01 Sep, 2000
Sega Roll Out New Line Up Sega Enterprises, Inc. (USA), (SEU) invited its frontline distributors to their San Francisco headquarters to showoff the fall product lineup and to introduce new Internet based services. Also revealed was Sega's new distributor policy, one that focused on the "partnership" relationship the company wishes to foster between itself and it's distribution network. "This meeting was the culmination of several months of intense effort and focus made by the entire Sega staff and our distributor partners," stated SEU President & Chief Operating Officer Al Stone. "Judging by the reaction of our guests, the hard work was well worth-while." [more information]
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Latest News From Japan01 Sep, 2000
Latest News From Japan * New Namco Coin-Op Driver To Use PS2 Board * Namco To Bow New Gun Game: "Ninja Assault" * Capcom To Sell Direct * Konami Use Net For Product Ideas * Another Konami R&D Sub. to List [more information]
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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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