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Andamiro Retires SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, One of the Industry's Most Successful Card/Pusher Games

Andamiro Retires SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, One of the Industry's Most Successful Card/Pusher Games

1 Apr, 2021
Andamiro USA, a division of South Korea's Andamiro Co. Ltd., announced the official retirement of SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade, effective immediately. The final inventory of SpongeBob Pineapple units sold out in March. Parts and service support for the retired amusement machine line will be available for seven years from its retirement date.
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Management Buy Out at SEGA Amusements International Ltd.

Management Buy Out at SEGA Amusements International Ltd.

26 Mar, 2021
SEGA Amusements International Ltd which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA CORPORATION headquartered in Japan and has been at the core of distribution of amusement games to EMEA and USA markets is being acquired by its management team. Industry veteran, Paul Williams who has been employed by SEGA for 22 years has led a Management Buyout (MBO) of the company.
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Facial Recognition Testing for Guest to Access Disney World

Facial Recognition Testing for Guest to Access Disney World

25 Mar, 2021
Disney World has been testing facial recognition technology on its guest at entry as a way to let visitors into its parks. This testing is expected to last until April 23 and is optional for guests.
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After 62 Years, Baton Rouge Bowling Alley Closes on April 1

After 62 Years, Baton Rouge Bowling Alley Closes on April 1

24 Mar, 2021
Baton Rouge's Bowling Alley, Circle Bowl, which has been around for 62 years, will close its doors on April 1st. The bowling alley made their announcement via Facebook, claiming COVID "shutdowns, mandates and other restrictions" as the main reason for the closure.
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Sega's Astro City Mini Confirmed Release for North America and the UK

Sega's Astro City Mini Confirmed Release for North America and the UK

22 Mar, 2021
Release late last year, Sega's Astro City Mini Arcade cabinet is set to be released for North America and the UK. Pre-orders for the mini cabinet open on the 26th of March for $129.99 USD.
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New DC Comics Superheroes Trading Cards Announced

New DC Comics Superheroes Trading Cards Announced

12 Mar, 2021
Bandai Namco Amusement America has announced the latest card series for the DC Superheroes coin pusher machines. The new Series 3 cards feature 16 new artworks of popular DC superheroes and villains such as Superman, Joker, Green Lantern, Darkseid etc, and these new cards will be fully replacing the current Series 2 cards.
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IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 Moves to Shanghai, China August 10-13

IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 Moves to Shanghai, China August 10-13

20 Jan, 2021
IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, today announced IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 will take place in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) August 10-13, 2021.
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Production Ends for Thunderbirds Pinball Machines

Production Ends for Thunderbirds Pinball Machines

20 Jan, 2021
Originally announced in 2014 by Homepin, production has ended as of December 2020 for Thunderbirds Pinball with the expiry of the license. This makes any remaining machines available the last new machines in the world.
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Visitor Registration Opens for EAG Online 2021

Visitor Registration Opens for EAG Online 2021

15 Dec, 2020
Visitor registration is now open for the popular business-to-business trade exhibition, The Entertainment, Attractions & Gaming International Expo (EAG). Due to the pandemic, the event is taking place online next year from 27-28 January 2021.
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Undertale LIVE: Free Concert Coming to Twitch and CD

Undertale LIVE: Free Concert Coming to Twitch and CD

11 Dec, 2020
Undertale LIVE reimagines game creator and composer Toby Fox's beloved, quirky, genre-scrambling score as the core of an interactive show where audience members make the choice to slay or spare from the edge of their seats.
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