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The Kansas City Times from Kansas City, Missouri • 71

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E-8 The Kansas City Times Tuesday February 281964 FOR THE PRICES GOOD FOR ONE WEEK FROM TODAY Special report: electronics COMPUTER WORK TABLE Cantilever Design in heavy gauge steel 30" 36" 27" Black tan or putty Other sizes available at similar Bally hopes to tap bar crowd shake off video-game slump savings ABC OFFICE FURNITURE 1015 EAST 8THST KC MO 64106 816-842-0123 8417 QUIVIRA RD kji LENEXA KS 66215 913-888-4151 i Open 8 a to 5 Mon -Frl Office Source Sale-Of-The-Week Ai prices Cash and Cany Sale Ends Feb 29 1984 Acme Office Supply Desk Roller suspension drawers wwalnut laminate top Band Son Black or Tropic B-2445 Business Supply Co I- 9 1 Dm OR're Supply Reg 15590 SALE 10900 MC-3060DP Double Pedestal Desk 30" Reg 33135 SALE 23900 fn 'Mm Prodtn Glove' Uffu Supply Hernitl 0'ce Equipment Business Suppi Chicago Tribune CHICAGO The woeful video-game business has driven the Bally Manufacturing Corp to drink The Chicago-based company the largest video-game manufacturer distributor and operator has developed a game that is tied to Budweiser beer and aimed at tavern operators and their clientele The game is called and involves a computer-generated bartender who tries to serve enough beer to customers Bally has licensed the Budweiser name logo and theme song from Anheuser-Busch Inc Tapper is a departure for Bally in several respects It is the first of its video games to be built around a real product in this case beer It is aimed at adults in bars not children in arcades Showing some respect for age and the effects of alcohol Bally has made the game simpler to play than some of its recent arcade offerings Bally began distributing Tapper on the East Coast more than a month ago and already has shipped nearly 4000 units not high compared with Bally's biggest hit with more than 120000 units shipped Still our biggest production run in about 18 said Thomas Nieman Bally director of marketing development video-game problems were reflected in its recent report of a 1983 fourth-quarter loss of $122 million and a 94 percent plunge in full-year profits to $52 million rivals also have suffered in a collapse of the arcade business With even highly touted laser-disc games being coolly received by the market manufacturers are looking for something to revive their once-thriving business With arcade business down Bally is looking for games that will expand its presence in other locations such as bars and bowling alleys Mr Nieman said For store owners who might object to a game about beer Bally has a root beer version of Tapper and other brand-related games are being considered Mr Nieman said Minor Assembly Required Budget Priced Files Our Best Values! 2 drawer 14' deep Metro Office Supply hi 4 1421 Reg 6160 sale 3895 Office Equipment inc AH A Hj 'oss Office Outfitters Platte OMk piy Shawnee Office Supply rivV Summit Office Supply FILE Reg SALE 1841 -4dr 18" 11700 7495 2621-2dr 11900 7495 2641 -4 dr 16700 10495 Above files in Tropic Sand or Black Frank NtemelrSUff A new Bally Manufacturing Corp video game called features a bartender who tries to keep up with the thirst of his Office Source Youi Complete Source For All Office Needs APPLE COMPUTER SPECIAL SALE APPLE Computer 128K Duo-Disk Two Drive System Monitor 80 Col Board Imagewriter Printer (180 CPS) All Cards Cables Assembly 20 Software Programs More Paper Pak Diskettes Disk Case Preferred Customer Card Small Business System $249900 Agee to be chairman of new software firm The Associated Press Peter Weiner has announced the formation of Uniform Software Systems Inc a new UNIX-based business computer software corporation and the appointment of former Ben dix Corp boss William Agee as chairman of the board Uniform Software Systems designs and produces computer programs based on the UNIX operating system developed by Bell Laboratories according to Mr Weiner THE BOTTOM LINE fcippk computer authorized dealer Crossroads Shopping Center Liberty Mo 64068 computers inc SOFTWARE WAREHOUSE FANTASTIC SAVINGS OF UP TO 35 IN SOFTWARE FOR YOUR IBM PC Tl PC APPLE AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL COMPUTERS CALL (S16) 942-1662 792-1500.

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