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10:30 AM on 01.17.2014

Coin-Op Story demo available now

Imagine a tribute/love letter to the days of coin operated arcade games made as a metroidvania-style game. With arcade boards as power-ups, and images and noises from vintage machines, this one will pull at your heartstrings...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 01.14.2014

New fighter joining Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on consoles

Team NINJA's Yosuke Hayashi announced that there will be some updates coming to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate soon. The arcade version will be receiving an update in late January, and it will include new costumes for the fighters....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 01.10.2014

The Bad Dudes President is not actually American

Inspired by a comic from Zac Gorman, the Destructoid staff was chatting about Bad Dudes, the old beat 'em up infamous for its abrupt opening and unsatisfying conclusion (pictured above). Upon inspecting the image more closely...

Darren Nakamura

2:30 PM on 12.31.2013

Sega teases Ryo Hazuki's return to racing

With the end of the year approaching, Sega let loose a nice surprise for fans on their Twitter page. Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed is chock full of references and fan service, and now we can expect the return of S...

Alessandro Fillari

7:00 PM on 12.12.2013

VICE's The New Kings of Kong checks in on the champs

"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game." And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 12.06.2013

New screenshots for Guilty Gear Xrd show off the insanity

There's been a lot of buzz lately regarding the new fighter from Arc System Works. With several location tests going in Japan, fans are already getting some quality time with the title. Recently, we saw the return of Zato=One...

Alessandro Fillari







Review: Mad Catz Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick TE 2 photo
Review: Mad Catz Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick TE 2
by Chris Carter

Mad Catz and I have a rather interesting history. One fine summer day, I had rented the PlayStation One game Ninja: Shadow of Darkness, and decided to try out my brand new Mad Catz controllers. Halfway into the final level the adhesive on the d-pad gave out, causing me to lose my last life and rub some of the skin off of my thumb. I threw the controller against the wall and didn't use another Catz controller for years. I even went so far as to occasionally gift friends licensed controllers if they didn't have any.

But the Catz has come a very long way since then, and has forged a reputable bond with the fighting game community with a long line of sturdy and dependable arcade sticks. The newest of which is the Killer Instinct Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for the Xbox One.

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9:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Namco bringing Mario Kart Arcade GP DX to the West

Regrettably, I've not yet had the privilege of playing Namco Bandai's Mario Kart arcade games. This has been especially painful for Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, which looks so damned good. Unlike its predecessors, this machine wo...

Jordan Devore

9:00 AM on 11.16.2013

Meet Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's new Gothic Lolita

[Update: I've included a video showing off Marie in action, as well as screens, in the gallery below, of her alternate costume.] Tecmo's Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade's most recent trailer gives a small glim...

Wesley Ruscher

1:30 PM on 11.15.2013

Ultra Street Fighter IV releasing before EVO 2014

There was some concern about the state of Ultra Street Fighter IV after Capcom said the game wasn't where it needed to be back in October. Today, the company gave us something to go on in the way of release information -- USF...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 11.13.2013

Another mesmerizing Resogun trailer for good measure

Today was a particularly busy day in what's been an all-around busy week. Did you happen to read Dale's review of Resogun? I think it's a safe bet to call this the go-to PlayStation 4 launch game -- just look at it! And the ...

Jordan Devore

2:45 PM on 11.13.2013

Killer Instinct Classic won't be sold separately

Currently, the only way to get Killer Instinct Classic is by purchasing either the Ultra ($39.99) or Ultimate ($59.99) edition of Double Helix's new Killer Instinct. I say "currently" because these things have a habit of gett...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Typing of the Dead: Overkill was almost never released

To pretty much everyone's surprise, Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill just in time for Halloween. In this sequel of sorts to the infamous Typing of the Dead for the Sega Dreamcast and Arcade, players must put the...

Alessandro Fillari

7:45 PM on 10.22.2013

Caitlin Oliver goes for a new Splatterhouse record LIVE

A lot of people cite Super Metroid as the first game that showed them how tense and isolated videogames can make them feel. For me, that realization came four years earlier when I picked up Splatterhouse on the Turbograf...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 10.21.2013

Space Invaders creator would have made the game easier

Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of the arcade classic Space Invaders, was just interviewed by The New Yorker, and he admits that he isn't very good at playing games, and that if "it been left up to me, Space Invaders wou...

Joshua Derocher

11:30 AM on 10.14.2013

First footage of arcade game Transformers Human Alliance

Earlier this year we told you that Sega was testing new arcade game Transformers Human Alliance in China. Now we're seeing the very first gameplay footage from the game. A new video on Sega's Amusements YouTube account shows...

Dale North