Centipede May Be Coming Back as a Video Redemption Game

Centipede May Be Coming Back as a Video Redemption Game

Centipede is one of my favorite games of all time. Many times over the past years I have stated that the future of redemption is video redemption or ‘videmption’, a new name that I give credit to Kevin Williams for coining. Arcade Heroes has just reported that, “New...

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Bass Pro Shops Underwater-Themed Game Zones Are Here!

Bass Pro Shops Underwater-Themed Game Zones Are Here!

Bass Pro Shops already has three underwater-themed family fun center game zones under the name ‘Uncle Buck’s FishBowl & Grill’, with more in the pipeline. Guests can ‘bowl in the ocean’ is one of the tag lines. The first three (opened late 2018) are at Bass Pro...

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Madgix Launches New Interactive ScreenPLAY Kit

Madgix Launches New Interactive ScreenPLAY Kit

Developed in collaboration with Alterface, Madgix has announced the worldwide launch of its new interactive Madgix ScreenPLAY Kit. As reported by Global Amusements & Play, “Designed to transform existing non-interactive screens and spaces into vibrant play and...

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F2FEC ‘Presses Pause Button’?

F2FEC ‘Presses Pause Button’?

(From left) The Three Amigos, George Smith, Rick Iceberg and Ben Jones with Robert Sax. F2FEC held its annual networking conference March 5-7 in Colorado Springs CO. Our industry always benefits from any forum that brings operators, manufacturers, and distributors...

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Cincinnati is hosting its first gaming & eSports festival

Cincinnati is hosting its first gaming & eSports festival

Cincinnati Business Courier – “Cincinnati's first-ever eSports tournament and video game conference has selected a site for its inaugural event this year. Bill Donabedian's ESK Presents, which has founded and co-founded [music] festivals like MidPoint, Bunbury, Buckle...

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‘Nerf Arcade’ – Raw Thrills’ New Game

‘Nerf Arcade’ – Raw Thrills’ New Game

Expected to ship by June, the latest game from Raw Thrills brings a wildly popular toy into the arcade sphere. As reported by RePlay, “In collaboration with toy manufacturer Hasbro, Nerf Arcade is a fast-paced game for kids of all ages where players grab hold of two...

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How to Design an Effective Redemption Prize Center

How to Design an Effective Redemption Prize Center

13 tips to attracting the attention of customers, deciding on the shape, displaying the prizes, avoiding lawsuits and more. IT HAS OFTEN been stated that the redemption prize center is the "eye candy" that drives redemption game revenue.  Why is it, then, that I still...

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