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Cutting-Edge Technology Holds Promise For Cheap, High-Quality Holographic Displays
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
High-quality holographic video displays, including those for videogames, may be closer than you think. A student in MIT's renowned Media Lab has developed a new approach to a holographic display...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Iowa Gallery Stages Twin Galaxies Coin-Op Trading Card Exhibition: Aug. 4-11
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The Iowa Contemporary Art Gallery is planning an exhibition of the game-related artwork created by Twin Galaxies, including its one-of-a-kind series of trading cards honoring individuals who have made historic contributions to the worldwide coin-op amusement industry...
Author: Tim Sanford

Manhattan Amusement Settles Location Contract Copyright Suit With AMOA-New York
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Manhattan Amusement has settled a lawsuit brought by the Amusement And Music Owners Association of New York Inc. for violating location contracts copyrighted by AMOA-NY...
Author: Nick Montano

Global VR Paper Puts Perspective On 3D And Its New Arcade Videogame, The Swarm
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Since debuting its first 3D videogame a year ago, Global VR has fielded many questions about 3D. "It seems that 3D is veiled in mystery, and that has caused some to view The Swarm with some skepticism," the company said. To put some perspective on 3D and how it might fit among today's arcade options, Global VR wrote a brief paper detailing the evolution of 3D...

AMI Entertainment Updates Bar Link Jukebox iOS Mobile Application
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The new version of iOS Bar Link offers a number of new features and an enhanced user interface. Users now are able to check in automatically, search with greater efficiency and make purchases more securely...
Author: Nick Montano

Big Buck HD Kicks off Summer Training Tour
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Raw Thrills Inc. is driving players to Big Buck HDs this summer with the Summer Training Tour Promotion, which kicked off nationally on June 21. During the month of August, Big Buck Hunter will be traveling to New York City, San Francisco, Houston and a player-selected fourth city [press release]
Author: Raw Thrills Press Release

Frankie's Fun Parks, S&M Amusements Choose Embed's Card System
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Frankie's, which operates family entertainment centers in South and North Carolina, has made the transition to electronic tickets in all four of its locations. S&M has installed Embed's wireless debit card system in its Big Top Arcade...
Author: Nick Montano

ICMOA Presents Its First Man of the Year Award; John Neville Led Charge For Operator-Run VLTs In Illinois
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
John Neville of Blackhawk Music Co. (Sterling) is among a great generation of Illinois operators who helped make VLTs a reality, which could give hope to a future generation of operators. It's no surprise that Neville, one of the architects of a new industry, is the Illinois Coin Machine Operator Association's selection for its Man of the Year…
Author: Nick Montano

Golden Tee LIVE June Sweeps Pays Off
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The June Sweeps sweepstakes just completed its third week, and has paid off big for three lucky Golden Tee LIVE players [press release]
Author: Incredible Technologies Inc. Press Release

Speedy's One Stop Unveils Hopper Kit And Mount For Coin Action Games
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
New amusement machine upgrade enables continual supply coins and tokens, especially for quick coin games. Speedy's kit provides all the necessary parts and components, plus a 3D installation template to facilitate installation...
Author: Nick Montano

Veatch's Okay, Just One Ride Chronicles Carousel Industries' Rise And Fall
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Now available from major booksellers is a history of kiddie ride pioneer Carousel Industries, written by Steven E. Veatch. The author is the grandson of company founder Norwood E. Veatch who, with his son Norwood E. Veatch Jr., ran a variety of coin machines and founded Central Distributors (St. Louis, MO) before establishing the iconic kiddie ride company...
Author: Tim Sanford

New York Governor And Lawmakers Plan Gambling Expansion Referendum
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislators agreed to ask voters in November to amend the State Constitution to authorize the expansion of casino gambling in New York state. Two thousand VLTs could be installed on Long Island. New proposals exclude independent operators...
Author: Nick Montano

Sega Debuts Latest 'Vid-Demption' Game With Monsters And Pirates
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The "vid-demption" concept is designed to offer players wider variety and stronger engagement. By adding a video display to a ticket redemption game, Sega has been able to create content with more depth and a more compelling gameplay experience...
Author: Tim Sanford

Benchmark Games Retires Slam-A-Winner And Pop It For Gold Titles
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Benchmark Games reports that it is retiring two of its classic redemption games, Slam-A-Winner Std. and Pop it for Gold Std. Slam-A-Winner Std. has proven to be Benchmark's most successful title to date...
Author: Tim Sanford

Gov. Cuomo Announces Agreement On The Upstate NY Gaming Economic Development Act
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Coalition co-leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced an agreement that will establish four destination gaming resorts in upstate New York and authorize 2,000 video lottery terminals at off-track-betting parlors in Nassau and Suffolk Counties [press release]
Author: NY Governor Press Release

Namco Bandai's Net Sales Grow 7.3% In FY2013
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. reported that its net sales grew 7.3% for its 2013 fiscal year. Sales for the year totaled ¥487 billion ($5 billion), compared with ¥454 billion ($4.7 billion) in the fiscal year prior...
Author: Nick Montano

Sega Sammy Sees Fiscal 2013 Net Profit; Net Sales In All Main Business Segments Slide
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Parent of Sega Amusements reported net profit of ¥33.4 billion ($345 million). But Sega Sammy's full-year net sales totaled ¥321.4 billion ($3.3 billion), down almost 19% from the previous fiscal year. Amusement machine sales were ¥39.1 billion ($404 million), down 21%...
Author: Nick Montano

LAI Games Seeks Chief Executive In Asia; Ashdown Returns To England As International Sales Director
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
LAI Games has begun restructuring its senior management team with the goal of sharpening focus on sales and marketing, while increasing corporate and manufacturing depth. A new chief executive is expected to be appointed in three months...
Author: Nick Montano

Teenage Thieves Busted By Photobooth
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
There is dumb, and then there is stunningly dumb. In what may be worthy of joining the annals of world's dumbest crimes, four teens have been apprehended after allegedly using a photobooth to take images of themselves with a stolen credit card...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Unis Mini Train Kiddie Ride Attracts Aspiring Locomotive Engineers
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
Designed for younger children, the kiddie ride features smoke effects, a train whistle, gentle rocking motion and an interactive mini game to play during the ride...
Author: Nick Montano

MCM Elements Offers Route Boost Management Program To Run On Smartphones, Tablets
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
If the goal of automation is to increase efficiency, and MCM Elements LLC (Williamsport, PA) believes its Route Boost software system will do this for amusement machine operators. In large part, this is because operators designed the software...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

AMI Entertainment's Music And TV Businesses Relocate From Bristol To Trevose, PA
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
AMI Entertainment Network Inc. reports that it has relocated its music and television marketing business from Bristol, PA, to nearby Trevose, a northeastern suburb of Philadelphia...
Author: Nick Montano

Core Cashless Introduces Paydia Mobile App For FECs And Parks
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The Paydia Mobile Payment application is designed for use by consumers. It permits users to use their smartphones to store game credits as well as redemption "tickets" won at their local FECs...
Author: Hank Schlesinger

Officials Shut Down Lucky 7 Arcades In Massachusetts
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
State and local police this week shut down two adult arcades in Danvers and Gloucester, MA. Local reports say there was no explanation for the Lucky 7 Arcade shutdowns, which were ordered by the state attorney general...
Author: Nick Montano

Timezone Posts Increases In Sales, Net Income For 2013 First Quarter
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 7, July 2013
The leading family entertainment chain in the Australasian and adjacent regions reports that sales increased 12% in the first quarter of 2013 over the comparable prior-year quarter. Net income grew by 161%...
Author: Nick Montano

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