H2Overdrive on the Red Carpet at the Video Game Awards
Raw Thrills and development house Specular Interactive received a special invitation to display their latest arcade watercraft racer at the upcoming Spike TV Video Game Awards event to be held at the Nokia Center in Los Angeles on December 12th. H2Overdrive will be prominently displayed on the red carpet for the entertainment of celebrities and video game fans attending this event. Steve Ranck, President of Specular Interactive, was blown away by the invite. “This type of recognition, from a Multi-Billion dollar industry, just confirms that arcade development is still an important facet of the video game industry, stated Ranck. “It is truly a great honor!”
In an effort to help gamers find out where they can play H2Overdrive, Specular will be hosting an H2Overdrive game locator on their websites www.h2overdrive.com & www.specular.com. Operators, players and locations are encouraged to post the location(s) where an H2Overdrive can be easily found for players’ enjoyment. “H2Overdrive is an arcade exclusive! This game locator will be a great way to drive player traffic to these locations,” added Ranck.
Universal Space to Offer H2Overdrive in Asia
Betson Enterprises, a leading coin operated distributor of amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts and service is pleased to announce that an exclusive distribution agreement has been reached with Universal Space (UNIS). This agreement will allow UNIS to market and sell the highly successful Raw Thrills arcade watercraft racer H2Overdrive exclusively in China.
“UNIS brings a successful past selling record to the table and we are honored to work with them on distribution of the H2Overdrive product”, stated Bob Boals, Executive VP of Betson Enterprises. Past accomplishments include the successful exclusive distribution of The Fast and the Furious Drift and The Fast and Furious Super Bikes.
While the main focus will be sales and marketing into the Chinese market, Universal Space will also offer H2Overdrive on a non-exclusive basis throughout other parts of Asia and other approved territories by Betson.
For more information on H2Overdrive or any of the other products that UNIS offers please feel free to visit their website, email, or just call 905-477-2823.
Terminator Salvation™ Soon to Appear in an Arcade Near You!
Play Mechanix invigorates the video gaming world with the release of Terminator Salvation™ Arcade, the latest thrill ride in the legendary Terminator Sci-Fi Franchise.
Inspired by the Halcyon Company/Warner Brothers worldwide release, Terminator Salvation™ Arcade captures all of the thrills and excitement of the 2009 mega-hit movie and then some. No expense was spared to design a cabinet that captures the essence that is Terminator Salvation™. Adorned with neon gun holders and a life-sized replica T-600 model Terminator marquee topper with glowing red eyes, Play Mechanix has created the ultimate showcase piece. An impressive 42″ HD LCD displays in-game action and unprecedented realism and cinematic effects. The players are thrust into the future and placed right on the firing line as Terminators of all kinds attempt to squash their resistance. Heavy-duty recoiling guns, featuring a NEW “Clip” action reload feature, adds a depth of realism unparalleled in any arcade shooter. Players can add to their arsenal of weapons by securing numerous power-ups, including grenades, shotguns, rocket launchers and devastating mini-guns. Full-time 2 player mode, coupled with over an hour of cinematic game-play, maximizes high traffic, high replay and longevity in earnings. This game will surely delight arcade players and fans of all ages.
The sheer presentation value of Terminator Salvation™ Arcade will assist operators to secure prime locations and premium real estate within those locations. The traffic volume created with this exciting new shooter will increase earnings and extend players’ stay at the game through compelling and addictive game play. With the continued support of the Terminator franchise, this arcade shooter will be a high earner for years to come.
Terminator Salvation™ Arcade is an official licensed product. Licensed from Halcyon Games, LLC.
Good things come to those who wait. Big Buck Hunter Pro fans get ready; it is now time for Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season!
Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season, the first full-blown software upgrade for # 1 hunting game, Big Buck Hunter Pro, delivers an astounding 60% more content than the original video shooter. The upgrade includes a wide variety of enhancements and additions over the original version. Three new animals with nine new treks give hunters a total of eight animals and 24 trek options to choose from. With 45 new picturesque sites to hunt new animals such as Mountain Goat, Mule Deer, and Bison, the total number of hunting sites in Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season clocks in at a staggering 120. Nine new bonus rounds were also added to this upgrade for a grand total of 24. Play Mechanix even added another 24 new critters to Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season to enhance the hunting challenge. Last, but certainly not least, 2 new full motion Big Buck Girls have been added to this newest edition. That is a lot of content!
“I can’t recall a standard video game upgrade that offers so much new content in one upgrade,” said Tony Maniscalco, National Sales Manager Betson Proprietary Products. “If that’s not enough, operators who connect to the CoinUp Service will get even more content at no charge!”
Betson and its Raw Thrills/Play Mechanix Distributor Network will have a lot of ammunition this fall with Big Buck Hunter Pro Open Season, as the game will be offered in four different configurations. A dedicated 42” LCD Deluxe and a 27” Standard model will lead the product line. Two kit options are also available. A full conversion kit complete with a Dell PC and two rifles will turn any tired old gun game into a proven earner. For the supporters of the Big Buck Hunter Pro, a simple and inexpensive software upgrade is being offered in appreciation of their loyalty. All four configurations will be released simultaneously for fall placement.
Betson Enterprises is excited to announce “Big Buck Safari®” after an incredibly successful three-year run of the of #1 hunting game Big Buck Hunter Pro®, which sold over 10,000 units. During the month of August, Betson shipped its 5,000th standard 27” unit and its 500th deluxe 42” version of the PlayMechanix/Raw Thrills smash hit. “The demand for the Safari product is a clear indication that there is no slow down in the video hunting category,” stated Bob Boals, Vice President of Betson Enterprises.
Safari has captured players’ attentions with highly addictive, highly competitive and highly entertaining game play. Operators were quick to recognize and capitalize on the game’s ability to generate revenue. Safari standard and deluxe models continue to sell at a rate similar to that of the Big Buck Hunter Pro®. Both Safari models are ready for tournament play through the CoinUp Tournament Network. Operators with DSL/Broadband Internet access just need to call PlayMechanix to receive a “no charge” Tournament Kit to get their machines online and start enjoying higher earnings through tournament play.
The Raw Thrills / Play Mechanix team would like to thank all the operators who have purchased their games and for their support in reaching these two milestones. Betson Enterprises would also like to take this opportunity to thank its distributor network for supporting the Big Buck Pro® and Big Buck Safari® product lines.
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