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If we could turn back the clock and bring what we know now to the past, besides the obvious, there are other things we wish we collected and one of those things are none other than SNK Figures. SNK Memorabilia in itself was difficult to find stateside, but they were somewhat plentiful in Japan and given the numerous toy and video game shops back in the day that did import them, we missed out on so much. Oh well, such is life, but at least someone out there was good enough to hang onto these. Yes, above you see some SNK Figures that was released way back in 1993 (and only in Japan for that matter). Who do you think this belongs to? A former SNK Employee, of course. Someone who did work in Torrance SNK Office. Lucky him, but it doesn’t stop there. He has another complete set of 6 others, still boxed. Yeah, nuts, but good for him. Check it out here:
IRVINE, CA – If you’re attending this year’s SCR 2013, happening January 18-20th, you will be in for a treat. With over 1500 gamers expected to compete for big cash prizes and awesome goodies, Arcadeshock will be there to unveil custom pushbuttons by Sanwa Denshi Co Ltd. There will be two exclusive unveilings, one will be the release of their new Silent Pushbuttons (this time they will be in their Clear Series – OBSC30 – originally, the silent buttons were only released in the SOLID Colors – OBSF30). The other purely customized for Arcadeshock, to debut at SCR2013 is what you see pictured above.
As you can see, these were produced just a week ago and is not part of their catalog, therefore the model numbers are hand written rather than printed because of the limited run. Stop by the Arcadeshock booth at SCR2013 to be the first to see and be able to purchase these buttons. These will be available in our online store after our attendance at SCR2013…if there’s any left.
For those wondering, we will carry the full lineup of Sanwa Denshi Co. Ltd products you see in our store at SCR2013. See ya all there. Click on link to see images of these cool buttons.
Irvine, CA – This year, So Cal Regionals 2013 headed up by Level|Up will be a three day event happening MLK Weekend, January 18-20th, 2013 at UCI (same location as SCR 2011). With the tourney growing, or shall we say over growing to larger numbers, this year’s event needed the extra day to spread out the tournament to allow everyone breathing room (literally) and hold more events at the same time.
Being in the backyard of Arcadeshock, it was just natural for us to take part in the scene and show our support. We will have a booth there this year, which means we will have products that are not only new to our store, but also for those who attend, there will be courtesy discounts (at all levels, single or bulk purchases), freebies and on-site only product sales.
A special event like this means only one thing….specials. If you attend SCR 2013, there will be specials that can only be found here from Arcadeshock.com. There will be a diverse amount of goods that will define the “PRO” in you and enhance your gaming experience.
AS|Reynald will be there to sign this SA Cloud White Qanba Stick (even if you purchased one from us before, swing on by and he’ll sign it for ya).
Here are the items we will have at the show and most will be on special SCR 2013 Pricing:
- HORI PS3 REAL ARCADE PRO 3 PREMIUM VLX [DIAMOND EDITION]
- Qanba Q4 RAF SA Series (Arcadeshock Exclusive) + Qanba Accessories – Plexi, Button Covers, Dust Covers, Fight Stick Bags
- Sanwa Denshi Parts (Clear Series – Pushbuttons, JLF-CD, Balltops), New Silent Stick and Full Range of Silent Pushbuttons (including the CLEAR Series – Just released)
- Limited Edition Posters, T-Shirts (New Arcadeshock.com T-Shirt Unveiled)
This is just a small portion of goodies we will be bringing with us.
Promos (Public) – More Promos will be announced at the show
- Any purchase over $20 will receive free Poster (a few to choose from) – first 20 customers
- Any purchase over $50 will receive free KOF XIII Poster with Free Qanba Button Covers (Set of 4) – Any Color – Limited to 10 Units
- Any purchase over $100 will receive free Qanba Button Covers (Set of 4) and Dust/Shaft Cover Combo – Limited to 10 Units
- Any purchase over $200 will receive free KOF 15th Anniversary Soundtrack and/or Arcadeshock.com T-Shirt – Limited to 10 Units
Click on link to read more about other goodies given out.
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Los Angeles, CA – Dec 13, 2012 - SNK PLAYMORE USA CORPORATION (Corporate HQ: Suita-city, Osaka, Japan, Company President & CEO: Masao Ohata) is proud to announce the worldwide release of METAL SLUG for iOS and Android devices.
The METAL SLUG series established the NEOGEO as the “Ultimate System of 2D action games”, thanks to its state-of-the-art pixel art graphics, and simple, yet deep, addictive gameplay. The METAL SLUG series’ original title, cherished by countless long-time fans, is now finally available for iPhone and Android devices. Moreover, to respond to our faithful fans’ demands, we have decided to release METAL SLUG 2 and METAL SLUG X in the near future, both of which are planned for release in the upcoming months!
Link says it all.
Detroit, MI – While some of us has been to your typical “CON” which showcases cosplay, comics and other entertainment all in one, YOUMACON 2012 adds the competitive fighting gaming scene that normally is held on it’s own. YOUMACON Battle Opera as they call it is supported by some by familiar names in the gaming industry such as Hori, Mad Catz and Level|Up. Held in Detroit, MI at COBO Hall, this tournament could easily be one of the larger fighting game events that is not affiliated with the rest of the fighting game tournament scene today, at least not yet. Best yet, there are bonus cash prizes for various games, such as SF IV AE, UMvC3 and KOF XIII. If you are in the area, definitely head over and compete or at least check it out.
We are sending our pro gamer, Arcadeshock Reynald to compete in KOF XIII and Persona as well to support the scene. Good luck to everyone competing.
Congratulations to Arcadeshock Reynald for taking top spot in both KOF XIII and Persona 4. We will post the full results once we get our hands on them.
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NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition Announced Early Adopters Receive NINJA MASTER’S Game Card, While Supplies Last
Los Angeles, Calif. - October 22, 2012 - Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today announced the NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system. The NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition will include a limited edition game card to accompany the 20 classic NEOGEO® AES games already pre-loaded on the NEOGEO X Handheld, at no additional cost.
Early adopters and fans who reserve the highly anticipated NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition (from participating retailers) on or before its worldwide release date of December 6, 2012 will receive a limited edition NINJA MASTER'S game card for use with the NEOGEO X Handheld, while supplies last.
Originally released in arcades and on the NEOGEO console in 1996, NINJA MASTER'S features 12 playable characters, and lightning-fast 2D fighting action that allows players to switch between hand-to-hand and weapon-based combat on the fly, offering huge combo counts and multiple styles of play. Choose the fighter that suits your skill level and play style and defeat all challengers in this ninja-themed fighter from ADK and SNK.
MARVEL® VS. CAPCOM® ORIGINS will be available to download in North America on PlayStation Network on September 25th for $14.99 and on Xbox LIVE Arcade on September 26th
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is a compilation of two of the most popular arcade games of the â€˜90s - Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. These two classic games are kept arcade-perfect, while adding a host of features sure to tap into arcade nostalgia while meeting todayâ€™s online needs. MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS is jam-packed with Marvel and Capcom fan-favorite characters and crazy, beloved gameplay that throws a powerful punch.
MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes with its unique Infinity Gem system and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS adds GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving.
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Tommo Inc. sets release date and price for revolutionary gaming “system within a system”
Los Angeles, Calif. – August 13, 2012 – Tommo, Inc., in partnership with SNK PLAYMORE, today confirmed that the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is scheduled for a worldwide release this December. Following the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking NEOGEO AES console, the NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system provides players with all of the features of a home arcade and the convenience of a handheld gaming device. The NEOGEO X GOLD entertainment system is set for a worldwide release on December 6, 2012 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 (USD).
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Tournament Legacy once again is holding their annual Revelations tourney not only supports the fighting games we love, SF4AE, UMvC3, Persona 4, Tekken 6, MK9, Skullgirls and King of Fighters XIII, but backs it up with big cash pots for each one. If EVO is considered the finale of the tournament season, a new beginning is just right around the corner.
This year, it will be held in Santa Monica, CA, which is known for it’s incredible beaches and views and hope those who are not local wanting to go, that you have a friend you can bum a couch with because getting hotel in this area will frighten you. There’s always sleeping on the beach, right?
Once again, we will be sending our AS|Reynald to compete in KOF XIII where we know there will be some of the strongest KOF XIII players from So Cal to join him.
UPDATE 08/18/2012 11:00 AM: Lol. That is all we can say about their KOF XIII Pot Prize. Flash it in your face and back out. That is a knee slapper for sure. Yeah, they canceled the tournament because they either didn’t have the funds or didn’t feel it was worth giving out because of the low number of entries. Whatever the reason, having players waste their time and gas and more importantly, future support…is what they earned. Refunds will be coming in by the truckload and bye bye Tournament Legacy next year.
Location: The Santa Monica Place
Source: Tournament Legacy