Gaming/Tech Thread #9 – Pre-Thanksgiving Amusement Gold

At first I thought that this week’s Gaming/tech thread was going to be a little shorter than normal but then I managed to collect enough news to fill it out. that said, the descriptions are shorter than normal. I was out on business to the IAAPA 2016 trade show in Orlando, FL since Sunday so I’ve been out of the loop on politics and other gaming things that aren’t amusement/arcade related.

What are you playing this week?

For me it was all sorts of arcade goodness – Daytona 3, Cruis’n Blast, Dialed In! Pinball, Medieval Madness Pinball, The Walking Dead Arcade, Green Bowling, Omi Arena VR, Meleap HADO Monster Battle, Space Invaders Frenzy, Futuretown VR and more.

Gaming Headlines

Final Fantasy XV To Have A Day One Patch, get hype ‘n all 

Persona 5 Delayed Until April 2017

Black Friday Deals for the PlayStation 4

Black Friday Deals for the Xbox One

Black Friday Deals for the PC Master Race

Stay Classy, Owner of Generic Unnamed Xbox model

System Shock Remastered Delayed until 2018

Super Mario Maker is coming to the 3DS


Daytona 3 Championship USA Off Screen 4k Footage – In the interest of full disclosure, I was the one who shot this footage. I’m using the better video of a Sega employee showing us how it’s done but if you want more, click here. This game is only 50% complete so it will change by the time it releases in Spring 2017 but many Sega fans are quite excited about the prospect.

Three-Seven Speedway Full Course – Daytona 3 Championship USA Arcade Prototype

4k video! – Here’s the full course of Three-Seven Speedway on the new Daytona Championship USA 3 Arcade game played by a Sega employee. This should make up for the bad driving we saw in the other Daytona 3 hands-on video 😉 Filmed in 4k using a Blackberry Priv.

Cruis’n Blast Off Screen Footage – Kind of the same as above but this game is beginning to ship so you’ll find it out at arcades, movie theaters, bowling alleys, etc. starting next month.

Cruis’n Blast Hands-On @ IAAPA 2016 (Raw Thrills/Nintendo) – You’ve been waiting for gameplay footage of the new Cruis’n and we finally have it for you. One thing the video doesn’t capture for you is the sound of sitting in the seat – the engine growl and rumble is good and is much better than FnF.

The Walking Dead Arcade Off-Screen – And for a 3rd round, checking out The Walking Dead arcade game that is launching in January 2017

The Walking Dead Arcade Hands-On @ IAAPA 2016 (Play Mechanix/Raw Thrills) – Checking out the latest zombie shooter for the arcade industry, The Walking Dead by Play Mechanix and Raw Thrills. This follows in the footsteps of titles like Aliens Extermination, Big Buck Hunter, Terminator Salvation, Aliens Armageddon, and Doe of the Dead that light-gun titles that the company has released.

Pokemon Sun & Moon Available Now (Nintendo 3DS) – And apparently sales are spectacular.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon – A World Beyond Trailer

Explore a world beyond your own in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon where there are new places to explore, new Pokémon to train and new Legendary Pokémon to battle. Playable on Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS – start catching now! #PokemonSunMoon Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon! Subscribe for more Nintendo fun!

New Tekken 7 Trailer (PC, PS4, X1) – The upcoming release of this to game console is exactly why pretty much no arcade in the US was interested in paying $14,000 for a set.

Tekken 7 – PS4/XB1/PC – Your story, your fight (Golden Joysticks Award Trailer)

Are you ready to tell your story? All fights are personal. Tekken 7 is out Early 2017 on PS4, XB1 and PC. Like us: Follow us: Visit us:

Valkyria: Azure Revolution Trailer (PS4, PSVita) – Coming to Japan in January


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Homebrew of the Week: Bridge Strike (Amiga Computers) – I’m surprised that more games haven’t followed the River Raid formula, given how successful that game was BITD. Here is an upcoming River Raid like game for Amiga computers:

Bridge Strike 0.3 Retrokomp PREVIEW

You can download demo version from this address: Requirements: Please be aware, this is the first initial version.

Technology Headlines

Are you tired of winning yet #128

I’m sure this will work out just as well as the bunch of lefties on staff deciding what was trendworthy

SpaceX wants to use 4000 satellites to provide world wide internet coverage

OSU creates a new type of LED on metal foil

Texas wishes to remind you that what the media tells you about science and oil is almost always bogus

When the 80s era insult ‘laser brain’ takes on new meaning

The new structure that is looking to contain Chernobyl 


At the trade show I attended, there was a lot of cool tech as well. Companies are putting a lot of stock into VR though so we’ll see how that ends. Personally, I experienced a little bit of vertigo and after that, a long lasting migraine. Lucky me.

A poorly thought out VR concept – Perhaps they were rushed or they simply didn’t think of it. Either way, a hanging safety harness/crane is something you need if you are dealing with having people off the ground, even if they can see what they are doing. Unfortunately for the eye socket of one attendant, they had to learn this lesson the painful way:

VR Elevated Plank Game Ends Just Like You Would Expect

Stumbled across this one at random at IAAPA 2016 and immediately recognized the terrible idea it is to involve an elevated plank with VR goggles, no railing or safety harness. Unfortunately, on attendant had to learn this the hard way. Ignoring safety concerns is something the VR amusement industry does at its own peril.

The Hall Effect has the full story on the revival of the Hall Effect keyboard; below is a video of it in action. For the layman, the hall effect deals with magnets.

XMIT Hall Effect Mechanical Keyboard

This is a typing test video for the XMIT Hall Effect Mechanical Keyboard.

A Dentist reviews the new Quip Toothbrush – I guess this is considered a top competitor to Sonicare.

Quip Unboxing and Test

Dr. Pereslete opens up and tests out his Quip electric toothbrush trial pack. “Seal of approval!” Dr. Pereslete practices General Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Southern Orange County, CA. Thank you Quip! @getquip Twitter – @just_a_dentist Instagram – @just_a_dentist FB – @drdonpereslete Tumblr – @drdonperesletedds

Space pr0n of the Week: A new view from Ceres – The mission at Ceres hasn’t received much attention thanks to being overshadowed by how awesome Pluto is but it still is an interesting place. The Dawn probe just snapped this great new view from above the dwarf planet’s most famous geologic feature, Occator Crater


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