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AALARA's First Day of Trade Show

AALARA's First Day of Trade Show

23 May, 2000
As the day closes on the first day, members and visitors were kept in touch with emerging trends and developments locally and internationally by Jim Eddy (AALARA), John Graff (IAAPA), Frank Seninsky (AMOA), and Al Turner (WWA). In upcoming days special emphasis is placed on workshops, field trips and guest speakers.
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E3 - The Most Successful Video Game Show in the World

E3 - The Most Successful Video Game Show in the World

21 May, 2000
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2000, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, attracted 62,000 industry professionals from around the world. Approximately 430 exhibitors filled 550,000 net square feet of space, displaying new interactive entertainment products and next generation technology.
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Americans Rate Home Video/Computer Games Most Fun Activity for Third Consecutive Year

Americans Rate Home Video/Computer Games Most Fun Activity for Third Consecutive Year

20 May, 2000
Survey results released today by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), the trade group representing computer and video game publishers, show that an overwhelming percentage of computer and video game players play with friends and family, confirming the view that interactive entertainment brings people together and shattering the myth that games are not a social activity. The results of the IDSA's fifth annual consumer survey, released today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, reveal that fifty-nine percent of respondents play with friends, and most play with a member or members of their family, whether their siblings, spouses, a parent or extended family. Thirty-three percent play with brothers and/or sisters, 27 percent play with their spouse, 25 percent play with their parents, and a 43 percent play with other family members.
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Konami bid to buy JPM

Konami bid to buy JPM

3 May, 2000
We understand that Konami are in final negotiations with Sega to buy the UK AWP manufacturer JPM. The deal thought to be worth in excess of GBP30,000,000 is said to be concluded by the end of the month. This will give Konami access to a substantial new area of revenue in European style gaming machines, and no doubt there will be synergy with their already successful gaming division. For Sega it will mean a much needed boost in the arm, at a time of great expense with their Dreamcast platform in Mortal Kombat with the Sony Playstation 2.
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Highwaygames opens new offices in Europe & USA.

Highwaygames opens new offices in Europe & USA.

2 May, 2000
It is with great pleasure we announce the opening of our new offices in Europe and USA this week.
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Forming of INSKOR Entertainment Limited

Forming of INSKOR Entertainment Limited

29 Apr, 2000
Interactive Partners, in conjunction with SOFILO, have announced the forming of a major amusement entity, under the name of INSKOR Entertainment Limited. With this announcement Europe becomes the launch pad for an auspicious operation in the creation and development of original amusement projects.
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Free Upgrade on 4 Way Linking on Cruis'n Exotica

Free Upgrade on 4 Way Linking on Cruis'n Exotica

19 Apr, 2000
Upgrade software is available as of today for 4 way linking on Cruis'n Exotica. Please contact your local Midway distributor.
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Stanley Putz Debuts at ASI

Stanley Putz Debuts at ASI

12 Apr, 2000
Three games marked the debut of R3 Interactive's flagship character, Stanley Putz. Stanley will also appear on ArcadePlanet/Lazer-Tron's prizegames.com, in his first web game, Blazing Stanley.
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Full ASI Show Roundup!

Full ASI Show Roundup!

12 Apr, 2000
In this edition we have showed a full summary of the ASI Trade Show in Las Vegas with contact details of all exhibitors. For more specialised details please view our Product Section for photos, news and more. Full Summary
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Free Upgrade for Infinity Owners

Free Upgrade for Infinity Owners

11 Apr, 2000
Midway is offering its latest upgrade (as a CD rom for existing units, or built in for new units)for free. The ten new games include player favourites Triple Elevens, Go Wild, Space Chase, Gem Slide, and Power Cell. Contact your nearest Midway distributor for more details.
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