Dancing Girls and Giant Robots! The Arcade Games of AOU 2012.

Every February, the Amusement Operator Union holds its annual trade show. Much like the Tokyo Game Show, it's held at Makuhari Messe—right outside of Tokyo—and also much like TGS, it showcases all of Japan's upcoming games—only this time in arcade form.

Other than the incredibly fun Speed of Light, there were… » 2/21/12 7:30am 2/21/12 7:30am

Witness Arcade Button-Mashing Madness

Last weekend, Kotaku East » 2/21/12 5:00am 2/21/12 5:00am scoured the Amusement Operators Union (AOU) trade show for the craziest game coming to Japanese arcades in 2012. And what we found is a game as fun and simple as it is crazy.

Real And Not So Real Arcade Companionship

The recent The Arcade Operators Union Entertainment Expo featured a slew of prize machines — and things that can be won from said prize machines. » 2/21/11 5:00am 2/21/11 5:00am