Unlike most Brits, many Japanese gamers are still hardcore arcade addicts, flocking to Japan's annual All Nippon Amusement Machine Operator's (AOU) event each February to see what new amusements are on offer from the likes of Namco, Taito, Sega and Konami.
Namco Bandai has been showing off a new multi-player arcade version of its classic Pac-Man, called Pac-Man Battle Royale.
Peter Moore, president of EA Sports, has claimed that Apple's soon-to-be-unveiled Tablet PC has lots of potential as a games machine.
Namco Bandai Networks Europe has announced a new digital delivery channel for its mobile and casual games.
Namco has released its classic Ridge Racer on iPhone, although be warned that the game will only currently work with the latest iPhone 3GS.
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Blitz Games has been showcasing its impressive 3D gaming technology at the Games Developers' Conference in San Francisco this month.
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