Wed. Feb 19th, 2020

Newsbytes: Exa-Arcadia Arrival; Iron Man Vault Version; Xeno Disaster MVS; & Extra

It’s time for a late-late evening Newsbytes, at the very least once I’m writing and publishing this submit. It’s been a super-busy week for me, as I’ve been concerned in managing an arcade on the Slopes Arcade that was part of the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit in Salt Lake Metropolis, UT. My private due to these with the Summit that helped me it occur, whereas additionally giving me a possibility to place my very own arcade enterprise in entrance of the gaming and tech communities of Utah.

Since that is so late, I’ll be speeding a bit with out an excessive amount of commentary on the information objects of the week that I missed, ignored or didn’t have time to get to.

The Exa-Arcadia Arrives

Per week shy of two years in the past, I posted in regards to the Exa-Arcadia multi-game system. On the sting of two years later, I’ve obtained my EXA board and have put in it into the cupboard. I’ve filmed a number of the course of, however as a result of it arrived whereas I used to be on the aforementioned tech summit, I used to be unable to get to putting in it till this afternoon (which was properly busy at my place, which makes it a little bit powerful to do filming). That stated, I received it into the cupboard and playable for patrons to take pleasure in. There have been some minor points within the configuration that brought on some preliminary issues(my misconfiguration of the JVS I/O board, my TV settings and needing to complete wiring my cupboard up). I wasn’t in a position to end filming tonight, however will achieve this on Monday.

Exa-Arcadia EXA Board in the packaging

Iron Man Getting A Vault Version

I’m sort of shocked that I haven’t seen this posted wherever besides from a point out at a distributor, though I admittedly didn’t look all over the place that pinball information is shared. Stern Pinball’s Iron Man is getting a remake by way of the Vault Version technique, revamping the previous however in style recreation with new tech and LEDs. The web page mentions that availability is restricted, though how restricted isn’t acknowledged; I’m listening to there shall be two runs, one now and one later within the Fall. In case you ever needed to get your palms on a model new Iron Man, then this seems to be like the best way to do it (assuming you’ve received the price range for it in the meanwhile).

Iron Man VE

Acquired An Unique Rampage? Add A Topper

Working together with Szabos Arcades, Brian F. Colin has designed a restricted version marquee topper that matches properly atop your Rampage arcade machine (in case you have one). They’re $140 and can be found to pre-order now; orders start delivery out subsequent month in March. Test it out right here; they’re additionally providing customized “unique” facet artwork for the cupboard that the Rampage at Galloping Ghost Arcade has (and is light-years nicer than the lame inexperienced & yellow strains that Halfway gave the cupboard initially)

Rampage arcade topper

Xeno Disaster on MVS Replace

Due to Arcade Belgium for this one, the place they quote progress on the indie made recreation Xeno Disaster. It’s been a yr (nearly actual) since this recreation was first talked about on the weblog and it’s almost completed for the Neo Geo MVS (and lots of different platforms).  By the sounds of it, it must be out of testing throughout the subsequent month or two.

Xeno Crisis by Bitmap Bureau

Galactic Battleground Replace

Additionally persevering with to get updates is the indie recreation Galactic Battleground. This video reveals of gameplay of a brand new recreation mode, Warzone. To cite the YouTube description: “… orbs maintain lots of potential (for victory or defeat). If you’re hit by the enemy, you lose the entire orbs you possessed and expose them to the opposing workforce to gather. Take into consideration how rapidly the tables can flip if one workforce is near victory however just one teammate holds the entire orbs.” Test it out:

Atari Resorts?

This week the web erupted with…confusion, over an announcement group has licensed the rights from the present homeowners of Atari (often called Atari SA) to develop Atari themed lodges. Reader Michael L. did a little bit of analysis on this, discovering that the corporate that has registered the area identify for AtariHotels.com is positioned in a pleasant home in Arizona, however not precisely an workplace constructing. I don’t know – the whole lot Atari SA has executed in current reminiscence appears to be with the only goal of inflating their worth within the hopes of discovering a purchaser of the model and remaining IP. It’s not run by folks with an actual imaginative and prescient for tech & leisure, it’s nearly slapping the Atari identify onto one thing and milking no matter fast bucks they’ll get for it. So, I can’t say I discover this all that thrilling by what’s been revealed thus far.

Properly, that’s all I’ve received for this version. Tune in Monday or Tuesday for a submit diving into the Exa-Arcadia board in additional element.

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