The fifth eurotechno coin-op industry conference will take place on Thursday may 6th at Le Meridien hotel in Brussels (facing the Central station). Among the topics discussed, let's note an in-depth vision of the future in technology and entertainment, the European legislation and taxation, the reprocessing of electronic components and the social responsability of the gaming industry.
Announced speakers are Oscar Nieboer, managing director of Virgin Games, Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and CEO of Uwink, Bob Cooney, vice-president of marketing at Ecast Inc, Luke Alvarez, CEO of Inspired Broadcast Networks, Peter Hannibal, electronic gaming director with Gala Group, Harmen Brenninkmeijer, CEO of Octavian International, Dominique Bé, deputy head of the European Commission's Employment and Social Affairs, Philippe Vlaemminck, senior lawyer and head of office at Vlaemminck & Partners, Adam Craig, international tax director with Deloitte & Touche and Jean Bergevin, head of the European Commission's Internal Market unit.
This year's event coincides with Euromat's 25th anniversary that will be celebrated at this occasion. Full delegation (2 people) registration fee is fixed to 550 € (excl. tax). For more info like the programme of the day, a full speakers list and registration, check the official webpage.
Little report of the ATEI that took place like each year towards the end of january (27-29) at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London. This edition was a real success with 294 exhibitors and 13 040 visitors (5,6% more than in 2003) representing a grand total of 119 different countries, 2004 is a record year in the history of this exhibition. That was for the statistics but that's the presented products that interest us, and on that side either we weren't disapointed! The different manufacturers are following the trend observed the last years; give the players the opportunity to play games they can't enjoy home in the same conditions, this means racing simulators and shooters principally... Read full article...
Amusement Journal recently published the ranking of arcade games that provided the best income in year 2003 in Japan. Here it is:
Best Income Award 2003
1 Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (Sega/AM2)
2 The King of Fighters 2002 (SNK Playmore)
3 Virtua Striker 2002 (Sega/AV)
4 Mobile Suit Gundam - Federation VS. Zeon DX (Capcom/Banpresto)
5 Virtua Tennis 2 (Sega/Hitmaker)
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