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Route 66 Arcade Museum opens Thursday

If you’re old enough to remember pinball machines, coin-operated video games and brightly colored and noisy arcades, downtown Atlanta, Ill., has just the place for you. The Route 66 Arcade Museum in Atlanta, Ill., is slated to open Thursday, according…

Another arcade museum opens in Atlanta, Ill.

John Yates, who opened an arcade museum in downtown McLean, Ill., has opened another in downtown Atlanta, Ill., called the Route 66 Arcade Museum. As this video will show, everything is at least 30 years old. No arcade game is…

Spin to win

This isn’t your father’s slot machine: Apparently this “Rollin’ on Route 66″ game is coming to a casino near you, if you’re into that sort of thing. It was developed by Incredible Technologies Inc.: Symbols range from classic gas pumps…

A museum of vintage arcade games that are playable

Apparently this place has been operating in the small Route 66 town of McLean, Ill., for several years, and I never knew about it until this video popped up on YouTube a few days ago. This clip is a bit…

New toys, iPad app allow you to cruise Radiator Springs

A new Disney toy line and an Apple iPad app allow you or your kids to cruise the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs as portrayed in the Disney-Pixar films “Cars” and “Cars 2,” according to Mashable Entertainment. From…

Upcoming video golf game features Route 66 course

Golden Tee Golf, maker of video golf games commonly found in taverns and arcades, soon will release a new game called Golden Tee 2012 that features the Dusty Bend golf course built along Route 66. Here’s a sneak preview released…

Virtual road trip

The Desert Dispatch in Barstow, Calif., published a good article about the Cal State-Heyward students who developed a multimedia Route 66 experience. As their masters thesis in multimedia design, the students have outfitted a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle that can take…

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