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Cover: 50 Years in Coin-Op -- The Eddie Adlum Story
Celebrating Eddie -- The main focus of this month’s issue is a very special section honoring our publisher Ed Adlum’s half century covering the music and games business. Ed has authorized a witty, insightful and moving memoir of his career in coin-op. We also caught up with a few leading operators for memories of Ed in this month’s Operator Interface. We encourage you to set aside time to read this special section. You’re in for a real treat.3
Parks Show Preview -- Check out our first look at next month’s IAAPA show, which is offering an expanded education line-up. AAMA President Pete Gustafson calls IAAPA a “must-go event” for the amusement game trade.
The Wireless World -- Our regular contributor and data analysis guru Randy White digs deeply into the effects of our increasingly digitized world including smart phones, tablets and social media and what those effects mean to the entertainment industry. These effects may be unavoidable, but only by learning more can operators.
Associations in Action -- We’ve got reports from the front lines of the trade with coverage of recent state association gatherings in Missouri (MoAMOA) and Wisconsin (WAMO). Listen in to what these operator groups are talking about.
Windy City Retro -- RePlay continues to explore the barcade trend, which has put the spotlight on new and classic coin-op games and the value they can bring to entertainment locations catering to today’s social media saturated consumers. Travel with us to Chicago to visit Logan Hardware.
SoCal Sensation -- L.A. area operator John English is aggressively growing his route and in the process demonstrating that the industry still can offer an attractive return on investment. English comes to the operating game after having run a big video rental business and an equally impressive electronics repair firm.
Day of the Dead -- Stern Pinball has launched its Pro and Limited Edition models of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. Inspired by the popular AMC drama, players fight to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon, Sheriff Rick Grimes, by battling zombies and completing various game missions.
High Flying -- The popularity of a mobile app game, Flappy Birds, has spawned two new amusement games, both hoping to leverage the craze for the arcade.
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Calendar of Events
Editorial: Comments from our Editor Steve White.
Frank Talk by Frank Seninsky of Alpha Omega Amusements, New Jersey.
Hail to the Chief: Our monthly chat with AMOA President Bobby Hogin.
Jersey Jack: Industry veteran Jack Guarnieri of Jersey Jack Pinball, Inc., PinballSales.com and ShuffleAlley.com shares philosophies and ideas for today's industry.
Party Professor: Beth Standlee of TrainerTainment teaches how to make parties stand out with your customers and your bottom line.
Spotlight Special: RePlay focuses on one of the key new pieces of equipment being brought to market.
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