THIS WEEK'S ARCADE & PINBALL NEWS - 3/18/2022

Another week is in the books and I'm sure that I sound like a broken record when I say that I was surprised by how much cool arcade and pinball news was out there. Maybe we're getting good at finding stuff like this. It certainly doesn't hurt to have a background in competitive intelligence. From new arcade openings to the Louisville Arcade expo to a new Bally Williams 2.0 and information about Haggis Pinball there's lots to talk about. Enjoy! Have a great weekend and thanks for reading :)

There’s a new arcade in Glasgow, Scotland…

First look at NQ64 new retro arcade bar to open in Glasgow's Merchant City

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/scottish-news/19993371.first-look-nq64-new-retro-arcade-bar-open-glasgows-merchant-city/

Georgia's amazing Pinball Palace is the Marco Specialties location of the month.

https://www.facebook.com/marcospec/posts/10159100683408423

Video of the recent FunHouse 2.0 stream...

L.A.’s Two Bit Circus Expands to Dallas with Arcade Games, VR and AR Experiences, Robot Bartenders, and More


With investors including Capital Factory and TopGolf's executive chairman, the venue will feature 35,000 square feet of tech-enhanced entertainment. Attractions will include arcade games; VR, AR, and "extended reality" experiences; "story (escape) rooms"; reimagined carnival games, and more.

https://dallasinnovates.com/l-a-s-two-bit-circus-expands-to-dallas-with-arcade-games-vr-and-ar-experiences-escape-rooms-and-more/?fbclid=IwAR0Jd2TjMjQabPZODAos9aAqmiLpUp_LTGASgmBQlt9aiZkRt-9EJK3u_PE

RAW: Behind the scenes at Arcade Expo Louisville

https://www.whas11.com/video/news/local/raw-behind-the-scenes-at-arcade-expo-louisville/417-b3609089-8238-4ab0-90dc-e4f775e163d0?fbclid=IwAR209ZYxP5vfVz25Ko9vooZdojtDkDI3XpkwSm4n2K5IJ76HsV7agIMg0Uc

Louisville Arcade Expo offers nostalgia for the serious -- or casual -- gamer

https://www.wdrb.com/news/wdrb-video/louisville-arcade-expo-offers-nostalgia-for-the-serious----or-casual--/video_6835884e-1d4a-5030-9a94-3562cf81aff6.html?fbclid=IwAR2zxoF2s4hKIKeG-JOkc1A_54Kt4wZmXaVMRvV_yW8kaPxo9Wzso33MQvE

Ed Boon shares historic footage of the creation of Mortal Kombat's most famous characters before they even had names

https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2022/mar/10/ed-boon-historic-footage-mk/?fbclid=IwAR3kDS-cST-Lw2ktELbtEMT6ERsbvoSnJs0GU3-83gYUKsP_2B0EFM1bL5Y

Now this is some fancy flying…

FPV | Flying into a pinball machine

The awesome Midwest Gaming Classic arcade and pinball show aka MGC is coming up soon, starting 4/29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rob Miller and I just booked out flights out there. Can’t wait to see everyone and hang out. It’s going to be a blast!

Midwest Gaming Classic

https://fb.watch/bJQM3F8Mrr/

Oh wow, cool. Pre-orders have started for the remake for the 1996 classic arcade shooter The House of the Dead for the Nintendo Switch. I can’t wait to be able to play two of the best OG arcade shooters on my 65” TV. Sick.


There will be a Limited Edition physical release and downloadable versions.


The House of the Dead 1 and 2 remakes for Nintendo Switch keep the camp

https://www.polygon.com/22962028/the-house-of-the-dead-remakes-nintendo-switch-forever-entertainment-release-date?fbclid=IwAR0axdgItSp3wRdYzNFufdzjs6kSWEB18sCG-IGr9ym21OWSylsvEXHyyGs


Limidead Edition Includes Exclusive lenticular box, 2 Character Stands and a Sticker sheet

The complete remake (visual, audio, mechanics and new game modes) of the iconic shooter game released in Arcade in 1996


Play alone or with a friend, using joy-cons or a gun

A frenetic action that never stops

An entire bestiary of creatures to unlock and learn more of their weaknesses


Here's A First Look At The House Of The Dead: Remake Physical Switch Release

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/heres-a-first-look-at-the-house-of-the-dead-remake-physical-switch-release?fbclid=IwAR31j4_QFZINNjdOx39zzSsSlh1phU6R7DnNlyY4fCuU6bs7Rq3x2ugRgkc

Here’s a new trailer for an interesting looking Australian documentary about classic arcade and pinball collecting…

See the Only Two of This Rare Game Ever Produced at the Louisville Arcade Expo

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/see-the-only-two-of-this-rare-game-ever-produced-at-the-louisville-arcade-expo?fbclid=IwAR3x7pQ6IFneydVH5UcP6Z71DRXrB7s49W4apT0YV1qWpnVM2xr8EUlyCsY

Pedretti to Launch Secret FunHouse 2.0 Topper and More

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pedretti-to-launch-secret-funhouse-2-0-topper-and-more?fbclid=IwAR2M3A_h0wy_cdJvoZJVaKx6FNpOlp1Op1ojKhhB6LFO2baXcHcv3YeZ9-o

Pictures of Merlin's Magic, The Who and more Deeproot Pinball Prototypes

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pictures-of-merlin-s-magic-the-who-and-more-deeproot-pinball-prototypes?fbclid=IwAR1tsxWuK0KvtKrpQ7G28Z6Taqpqy8kqtHF2vtH4cEOkFi3BGBu690E20uM

Here it is! The single greatest episode in the history of The Pinball Show podcast! * You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hear hot takes on all of the latest pinball news and rumors. I had a great time hanging out with Dennis on this week’s episode.

Check it out on Apple iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Thanks!

https://www.thepinballnetwork.net/e/the-pinball-show-episode-94-pinball-wishes-and-arcade-dreams/?fbclid=IwAR3x7pQ6IFneydVH5UcP6Z71DRXrB7s49W4apT0YV1qWpnVM2xr8EUlyCsY

* OK, maybe not the greatest…Top 10 perhaps?

Pinball Brothers Alien LV Pinball to Make Public Debut

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/pinball-brothers-alien-lv-pinball-to-make-public-debut?fbclid=IwAR3kDS-cST-Lw2ktELbtEMT6ERsbvoSnJs0GU3-83gYUKsP_2B0EFM1bL5Y

Mirco Playfields Announces Williams Tales of the Arabian Nights 2.0 Kits

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/mirco-playfields-unveils-williams-tales-of-the-arabian-nights-2-0?fbclid=IwAR3kDS-cST-Lw2ktELbtEMT6ERsbvoSnJs0GU3-83gYUKsP_2B0EFM1bL5Y

Stern Pinball Cranking Out Mandalorian Pros and Joins Tik Tok

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/stern-pinball-cranking-out-mandalorians-and-joins-tik-tok?fbclid=IwAR31j4_QFZINNjdOx39zzSsSlh1phU6R7DnNlyY4fCuU6bs7Rq3x2ugRgkc

New Williams Tales of the Arabian Nights Video Mode

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/new-williams-tales-of-the-arabian-nights-video-mode?fbclid=IwAR2tahF3tdDWtS_CFv--w0UcP40ENKx8qK55QPW-jjVWN17KroQmtyVjJWA

The Making of The Mandalorian Pinball by Stern

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/the-making-of-the-mandalorian-pinball-by-stern?fbclid=IwAR0CdpG4F_QrVvRhPpRIY5bBzhGiYk5GVTDYi5V9TgScizcejnoBANV22gM

Williams Whirlwind 2.0 Pinball is Being Created

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/williams-whirlwind-2-0-pinball-is-being-created?fbclid=IwAR1JxgT_L0k2Uq4otuez1Suacq4m4Os_76-Ie_bNErtQkAQ4r8ulUheEpB8

Haggis Pinball is Hard At Work Cranking Out Celts

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/haggis-pinball-is-hard-at-work-cranking-out-celts?fbclid=IwAR3kDS-cST-Lw2ktELbtEMT6ERsbvoSnJs0GU3-83gYUKsP_2B0EFM1bL5Y

Next 3 Arcade1Up Games Leak. Some Heavy Hitters are Coming

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/next-3-arcade1up-games-leak-some-heavy-hitters-are-coming?fbclid=IwAR2l0Bx3DKGzP6Xx4Tg2f95llQ7v4QaStS5uyhBf_14w8Xl1Vadu7bMrOKg

Cliffy Scoop Protectors for Stern Pinball's RUSH are In Testing

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/cliffy-scoop-protectors-for-stern-pinball-s-rush-are-in-testing?fbclid=IwAR0CdpG4F_QrVvRhPpRIY5bBzhGiYk5GVTDYi5V9TgScizcejnoBANV22gM

Sneak Peek at Cactus Canyon Alternate Translite

https://www.knapparcade.org/post/sneak-peek-at-cactus-canyon-alternate-translite?fbclid=IwAR2hFWarlSxMJ_IpNkVt7xqytItpi01RHCvfjk2v1qZS987uAZf62qHH-oM

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