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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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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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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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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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Official Statement by IT

Official Statement by IT

4 Aug, 2000
In addition to this week's story, we thank IT for their official response for granting AMD exclusive agency in Australia. We spoke to Bruce Colbourne earlier this week who mentioned that this project could only be handled by one company successfully and that he will be working closely with IT to make it a success in Australia.
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Merit Industries Opens European Office

Merit Industries Opens European Office

5 Aug, 2000
Merit Industries, one of the world's leading amusement video touch screen games manufacturers has recently opened an office in Wiesbaden, Germany, under the direction of Merit's new Vice President of European Operations, Peter Kuhn.
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Latest News from Japan

Latest News from Japan

6 Aug, 2000
* Konami Takes Further Step Towards Pachi-Slot Profits. * Shinjuku "Joypolis" To Be Closed. * Konami Ties Up With Universal Music for Euro Dance Game. * Sega, Sony Invest in Same Game Developer.
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Advanced Pictures of Dragon Blaze

Advanced Pictures of Dragon Blaze

9 Aug, 2000
With the help of Psikyo, we are pleased to show advanced pictures and screen shots of Dragon Blaze, their new vertical shooting game which will be displayed at the upcoming Jamma Trade Show. Please follow this link for pictures and details.
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Cart Fury Hints and Cheats Available

Cart Fury Hints and Cheats Available

12 Aug, 2000
Increase earnings and help your customers understand game play with these hints or go straight to these track shortcuts.
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Droulillard Joins Sega USA

Droulillard Joins Sega USA

15 Aug, 2000
Sega Enterprises, Inc. (USA), (SEU) announces the addition of veteran coin-op sales executive David "Dave" Drouillard as International Sales Manager. Drouillard's responsibilities will involve the management and development of the South American marketplace for Sega coin-op games. "We're extremely pleased to have Dave on our team," stated SEU Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Barbara Joyiens. "Dave's professionalism and knowledge of the marketplace will be of tremendous benefit to both Sega and our Latin American customers. Dave is an integral part of our overall effort to establish Sega as the leader of coin-op entertainment in this growing market."
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