updated 02:45 pm EDT, Fri August 18, 2006
Sega's online arcade in US
Recently put into operation in the States is Sega's ALL.Net, an online network linking arcade cabinets for the purposes of ranking and multiplayer tournaments. The first title to make use of the network is Extreme Hunting 2, which premieres with the Deer and Shotgun Tournament, offering prizes like an Xbox 360 or a plasma TV. Arcade networks are much more prevalent in Japan, where arcades are doing better financially. Over there, ALL.Net has been supporting games like Tekken 5 and Virtua Fighter 4: Final Tuned since 2004.