This morning around 4:30 am, a mobile arcade located on the Esplanade de l'Europe in Tournai has been ravaged by fire. A living wagon and a caravan were also destroyed. The emergency services of Tournai were dispatched with a pumper, a ladder truck, a tanker truck and a dozen men. Luckily, there are no injuries nor casualities but an investigation was opened. The arcade was part of the 7th International Custom Meeting event.
The next racing game from Sega Amusements Europe (to whom we owe Sega Rally 3) will be a conversion of Codemasters game Race Driver: GRID. There is still no release date announced, but a beta version running in a Sega Racing Classic cabinet is currently in location test at Bowlplex, Cardiff.
GTI Asia Taipei Expo 2010 will be held from May 2th to 4th at Taipei World Trade Center (Taiwan). Nearly 100 exhibitors will showcase their latest products both gaming as amusement market with arcade games, cranes, ticket games, simulators, bingos and AWP. Many Asian companies will be present: Namco, Sega Taiwan, IGS, InJoy,...
The King of Fighters XIII Type X²) will be released in mid-July. Several KOF XIII locations tests have already organized, the last one was held in late March and the next one will take place when the game development reaches 90%. KOF XIII will feature more characters than KOF XII with the long awaited return of the women fighters team with Mai, Yuri and King and also Elizabeth, Mature and other characters not yet revealed. There will be a total of 10 teams of 3 fighters. During Tougeki in September, category C participants will compete on KOF XIII. The game intro video is available on Arcade Belgium Youtube channel.
On Saturday 3rd April, JohnMcAllister played Asteroids at a friend's house near Portland, Oregon. By Monday 5th April, he was still playing! At 10:18 p.m. Pacific, he scored 41,338,740 points, beating the 27 year old record set by 15-year-old Scott Safran who also stayed awake for three days. McAllister's marathon was streamed live over Justin.tv. Every few hours, once he had won enough extra lives, McAllister stood up to pace the room and eat a sandwich. A last-minute bathroom break almost cost McAllister the title: he came back when only two ships were remaining before defeat. The high score will be official once recognized by Twin Galaxies.
At the Japanese national Street Fighter IV tournament held at Bellesalle in Akihabara today, Capcom announced the development of the arcade version of Street Fighter IV. The players roars have finally been heard by Capcom who changed their mind. Super Street Fighter IV was previously planned for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms only. Victory!
All arcades are closing one after the other, new operators are nowhere to be seen, players stay home. The existence of on-line play networks such as Xbox Live and PlayStation Network does not help. The arcade community doesn't include players anymore, only collectors. After 7 years of fight with operators who turn a deaf ear and players that nothing interests aside "possessing a machine", we have exhausted our resources. To ensure the sustainability of this website, we're embracing the Gaming with latest video slots and casino equipment news. But that's not all, you will earn money on our website! Gaming Belgium will soon become a not-to-be-missed iGaming portal through our association with the Wellingtonrenbaan (Oostende) and the Hippodrome de Wallonie (Mons) which allows you to place your bets on-line and watch the races live! For poker enthusiasts, a national tournament of Texas Hold'em poker will be held this year, qualifying turns starting this summer. Arcade games are not to be forgotten since you will be able to play the greatest arcade classics in Flash format with titles like Pac-Man, Asteroids, Space Invaders and Joust. And this is just the beginning, the future looks bright for Gaming Belgium, and YOU are the winner! This is an April fool!
Named Stunfest X, the 2010 edition of Rennes festival organized by 3 hit combo and dedicated to video games will be held from May 22 to 23. Over the years, Stunfest tournaments became the most important in Europe: this year more than 500 competitors are expected. The European qualifications for Tougeki will be played on Street Fighter 3rd Strike, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core. A Super Street Fighter 4 tournament will grant the winner an Atomiswave arcade cabinet. Besides tournaments, visitors will enjoy freeplay arcade games, "chiptune" concerts, retrogaming, new console titles presentation, on stage animations (trivia, exhibitions), independent games and many association stands about the video game culture.
Namco just announced that Terminator Salvation will be released after Easter throughout Europe. This game from Raw Thrills already looks like a great success given the many orders that have already been passed since its first appearance at EAG Expo in January. Namco has also announced that Tank! Tank! Tank! and Deadstrom Pirates will soon be available in Europe. Operators will therefore have the choice to offer quality games this summer!
A new website dedicated to arcade games just opened: Arcade Tunes. This site provides free arcade games music to download as well as ringtones. Seeing that he was not able to find his favorite games music on the Internet, Arcade Tunes creator decided to record music himself by playing music via MAME emulator and M1 software and share them on his website . For the moment the download section is quite empty but everyone can contribute.
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GTI Asia Taipei Expo
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14-20 May 2018
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Complexe Sportif Adrien Herman
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FACTS Fall 2018
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Istanbul Expo Center
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