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Novel Jukeboxes And Mobile Entertainment Devices Make Amusement Expo Debut
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
TouchTunes unveils compact Playdium... AMI Continental supports music videos... Tap TV adds new channels... Tanjarine brings tableside entertainment to restaurants...
Author: Nick Montano

Atari Games' Coin-Op Artifacts Acquired By Museum
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
The International Center for the History of Electronic Games has acquired an extraordinary part of early videogame history. The collection originating from Atari Games' coin-operated division includes the source code of such iconic games as Asteroids, Missile Command and Centipede, among other historical assets...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

ICE Ships Ice Ball FX, An Update To The Classic Alley Game
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Innovative Concepts in Entertainment is now shipping Ice Ball FX, a comprehensive update to the manufacturer's popular Ice Ball alley game, introduced almost a decade ago...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Pandora Sued By Labels Over License Fees For Older Recordings
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Three major record labels and an independent allege that Pandora is playing older songs without licenses. Sony, Universal, Warner Music and ABKCO have filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan accusing Pandora of violating the state’s common-law copyright protections by using recordings of older songs without permission...
Author: Nick Montano

Smart Industries Introduces Arcade Boxing Games With Revealing Interactive Screens
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Smart Industries is taking coin-op boxing to a higher level of amusement with two novel concepts, Boxer Baby and Ultima Assaulter. Each features a 27" high-definition monitor that delivers interactive elements to the classic boxing game...
Author: Hank Schlesinger



Legendary Atari Videogame Found Buried In New Mexico
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Frequently called the worst offering in videogame history, a massive stash of cartridges of Atari's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial have been found in a landfill in Alamogordo, NM, by a documentary film crew...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Golden Tee Celebrates 25th Anniversary; Charity Virtual Golf Tournament To Raise Over $100,000 For 'UnderDogs'
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
--press release
Author: VG4U Press Release

AAMA Recognizes BMI As Supplier Of The Year
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
The American Amusement Machine Association honored BMI Merchandise as its Supplier of the Year in an awards ceremony at the 2014 Amusement Expo in Las Vegas...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Hero or Villain? Girl Climbs Into Skill Crane To Play Robin Hood
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Social media, gossip websites and mommy blogs are abuzz about the antics of a young Florida girl who climbed inside a large skill crane and began handing out plush to other kids in an arcade...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Tom Keil, Amusement Industry Veteran, Dies At 63
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Thomas Laird "Tom" Keil, who dedicated his adult life to the amusement industry, died on April 18 following a battle with cancer. He was 63. Most recently, Keil was a sales manager for Sega Amusements...
Author: Nick Montano

Redemption Plus Becomes Exclusive Supplier Of DC Domo Plush To Amusement Industry
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Author: Nick Montano

AMI Entertainment Ships Brand-New Continental Jukebox Ready For Music Videos
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
AMI’s Continental juke­box mounts to a wall and permits operators to install a variety of flat-panel HDTV tele­vision receivers capable of showing the new music video selections available from a central music library...
Author: Tim Sanford

Bobby Hogin: AMOA’s Next President Discusses Challenges, Opportunities Ahead
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Bobby Hogin, Hogin Amusement Co., AMOA The Amusement and Music Operators Association installed Bobby Hogin as its next president on March 27. Hogin brings to the yearlong term some three decades of experience as a coin machine operator. He succeeds John Pascaretti of Michigan’s Pascaretti Enterprises, an equipment distributorship. Pascaretti describes his successor as a Tennessee gentleman who is a nuts and bolts operator who knows the industry...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

IAAPA Terms 2014 Family Entertainment Center Conference A 'Success'
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Some 170 amusement operators, who specialize in family entertainment centers, took part in the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' FEC conference late March in Las Vegas...
Author: Nick Montano

Missing Child Found Inside Skill Crane Machine
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Yet another small child has been found inside a skill crane. This time the incident occurred in Lincoln, NE, where local news media say a 24-year-old woman called police to report the disappearance of her three-year-old son...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Adult Skill Gamerooms Emerge In Ohio, Which Mulls New Amusement Regulations
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
They're the same types of games found in arcades and location-based entertainment centers. Adult gamerooms specializing in skill equipment like skee-ball and basketball games, awarding noncash prizes, are opening up in parts of Ohio...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Frederick 'Fritz' Rolle, Amusement Industry Leader From Jersey Shore, Dies
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
A life-long resident of the Jersey Shore, Fritz Rolle was involved with numerous seaside businesses in several of New Jersey's most popular resort towns, most recently with Jenkinson's South in Point Pleasant Beach. He died on April 3 at 65...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Is Cashless Coin-Op The Future Of Street Locations?
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Ready or not, it looks like the U.S. is moving toward a "cashless society" in which the vast majority of all consumer payments is conducted via credit or debit cards. A recent study by MasterCard Advisors entitled "Cashless Journey" attributes more than 80% of consumer purchases in the U.S. to credit or debit card transactions...
Author: Hank Schlesinger



Pinball Legend Python Anghelo Dies At 61
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Graphic artist and noted pinball designer Python Vladimir Anghelo died on April 9 after a three battle with cancer. He was 61...
Author: by Staff Reporter

Court Grants TouchTunes Multimillion-Dollar Award For Attorneys' Fees In Arachnid Patent Lawsuit
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
TouchTunes Interactive Networks, the largest out-of-home entertainment network in North America, has been awarded attorneys' fees of several million dollars in connection with its patent infringement lawsuit with Arachnid Inc....
Author: Nick Montano

Stern Pinball Delivers Unique Fan Experience With Upgraded Website and Online Store
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
--press release
Author: Stern Pinball Press Release

Florida Law Enforcement Raid Internet Cafés -- Again
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Illegal Gaming Task Force served search warrants on April 3 in five Florida counties, targeting Internet cafés allegedly owned by Ivan Vega and Peter Miller. According to enforcement officials, the warrants represent a continuing crackdown on the illegal gambling locations known as Internet cafés...
Author: Nick Montano



Tetris Goes Big In Philadelphia To Celebrate 30th Anniversary
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Tetris was big in the 1980s, but it became really big on April 5 when gaming fans got the chance to play a jumbo-size version on the side of Philadelphia's Cira Centre...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Arcade Game Giant Becomes Bandai Namco Amusement America Inc.
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Namco America Inc. has officially changed its name to andai Namco Amusement America Inc. This new corporate name together with the Bandai Namco Games logo will be fully integrated in all of the company's communications and branding effective immediately...
Author: Nick Montano

AutoWed Dispenses Coin-Op Nuptials
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
After a brief recorded ceremony, complete with audio prompts and a wedding march, the AutoWed unit vends a personalized marriage license and two rings...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

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