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Welcome to the Latest Industry News section where you'll find all the latest information on the amusement industry. The latest news stories are listed below, however to refine your search, please use the search engine on the left.

Special Preview of Cart Fury

Special Preview of Cart Fury

3 Aug, 2000
Cart Fury is cart racing simulation game which ultilises graphics and animation technology to simulate realistic damage to the carts as they race around the track, from minor damage to the framework and tyres to shedding pieces off the cart. The Cart can even totally collapse causes it to skid out and explode, the player can watch the damage done gradually heal over time. Game features 10 drivers and 12 tracks.
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London Arcade Plagued by Daylight Robberies

London Arcade Plagued by Daylight Robberies

2 Aug, 2000
Arcades in London are currently being plagued by daylight robberies, these attacks consist of a gang of youths storming the premises holding up the staff and customers at knife point and crowbarring the AWPs (Amusement with Prize fruit machines) to get the money out.
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NSM sell Juke Box division to Management Buy Out team

NSM sell Juke Box division to Management Buy Out team

1 Aug, 2000
NSM one of the leading suppliers of Juke boxes to the industry have sold their business to a Management team headed by Barry Kirby in the UK. Barry Kirby has worked for NSM for the last 10 years and has been the driving force behind their success in the UK and Ireland. The deal means that the UK headquarters in Leeds will oversee the subsidiaries in the USA and Germany and the European manufacturing plant will now be moved in Leeds. NSM will also now be developing their remote jukebox concept, more on this will follow.
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Questions Asked about Exclusive Distribution by AMD

Questions Asked about Exclusive Distribution by AMD

31 Jul, 2000
With the recently announced exclusive distribution contract between Incredible Technologies and AMD Australia, some questions have been asked about the possible double standard by AMD.
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Hong Kong Trade Show Summary

Hong Kong Trade Show Summary

30 Jul, 2000
With a wide selection of representatives in the amusement and leisure industries, this year's well organised AAE Trade Show was seen successful by most people involved. Due to the Chinese restrictions in the amusement industry(as reported previously), attendance was down however the show still attracted high quality vistors. For a full summary of exhibitors please follow this link.
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SNK Trying to Stop Parallel Sales

SNK Trying to Stop Parallel Sales

28 Jul, 2000
In an interesting twist, the local Hong Kong SNK agent is offering customers rebates if they keep their King of Fighters 2000 for 10days.
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Midway is proud to present a sneak preview of The Grid!

Midway is proud to present a sneak preview of The Grid!

28 Jul, 2000
The Grid is a futuristic game show that takes sporting events to a different level, where contestants battle each other in a virtual-reality, holographic computer generated arena known as The Grid. Up to six players can compete in front of the studio audience using weapons, super moves (powers) and regular combat.
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Psikyo's Dragon Blaze Coming Soon

Psikyo's Dragon Blaze Coming Soon

28 Jul, 2000
Psikyo have been developing a strong vertical shooting game titled, "Dragon Blaze" which will be demonstrated at the upcoming Jamma Trade Show.
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Rachel Davies to leave Midway

Rachel Davies to leave Midway

27 Jul, 2000
We were sorry to hear that Rachael Davies will be leaving Midway shortly, she has been a very friendly member of the Midway team and will certainly be missed. We understand that she is going into the Music Business.
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Latest News From Japan

Latest News From Japan

27 Jul, 2000
* Konami Get "Tour de France" Rights. * Crazy Taxi 2, Virtua Tennis 2 in the Works. * Sega's Debt Downgraded.
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