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Namco

Namco is partnering with Hooters in Japan to open up an arcade

I've already professed my love for Japanese arcades, having visited some for the first time a few months back, but this is something else entirely. Namco Bandai is reportedly teaming up with Hooters to bring a "Gaming Barside-B" concept arc...

 
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Pokken Tournament

A new fighter is coming to Pokken Tournament soon

Pokken Tournament currently hosts 11 characters (counting Pikachu Libre and Shadow Mewtwo), and it looks like one more will be revealed on December 10, as per the official Twitter account. I'd wager that the new character would hit the arca...

 
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Dissidia

Y'shtola rounds out Dissidia Final Fantasy's cast as a representative of XIV

She might not be well known at all in most Final Fantasy circles, but XIV fans will recognize Y’shtola the Conjurer. She was featured in the original build of XIV, before moving into the reworked A Realm Reborn, and th...

 
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FFXII

Final Fantasy's Vaan isn't a street rat: I don't buy that

I've always had a lukewarm relationship with Final Fantasy XII, and its protagonist, Vaan. The only thing it really did for me was ape Final Fantasy XI's combat and add in gambits. Post-game content was pretty cool compared to most of...

 
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Final Fantasy

Hahahaha: Tidus shows his stuff in Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade

Tidus (Teedus) is kind of an awkward protagonist. X was the first fully-voiced Final Fantasy game, and Square really tried to force in some strange subplots and scenes meant to evoke emotion -- instead, they ended up being weird ...

 
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Zidane

Does anyone like Zidane? I don't hear him talked about much

Whenever the "best" Final Fantasy discussion comes up, VI is almost always near the top for a reason. Then you start getting into uncharted territory, with games like V and VII getting thrown around. But one I see most ...

 
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Whatever

...Whatever: Squall fights in Dissidia Final Fantasy, I guess

Dengeki has straight gameplay, too. The Koei Tecmo-made Dissidia Final Fantasy is chilling arcades in Japan for a while, but could come to PS4 at some point.

 
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Shantotto

Shantotto will be returning for the new Dissidia Final Fantasy

Shantotto is an immensely popular Final Fantasy character among the fanbase, even though you don't hear about her often outside of it. After a modest start in Final Fantasy XI, she invaded other games, including the Dissidia franchise and ...

 
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Dissidia

Fan favorite Terra takes a step up to the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade plate

Terra is often a fan favorite Final Fantasy character -- heck, anyone from VI is usually a top choice. What makes her especially badass in Dissidia is that she can Trance mid-fight, turning her into her Esper form. She's also...

 
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Cecil

My main man Cecil shows his stuff in latest Dissidia Final Fantasy trailer

Final Fantasy IV is still my favorite entry in the series. Having replayed it every few years or so I wouldn't say nostalgia fuels that claim, as it still has a fantastic soundtrack and an amazing cast -- "Spoony Bard" and all. That's...

 
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Dissidia

All hail the Onion Knight

You didn't think I'd miss the next Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade video just because it was the weekend, did you?Following up the Warrior of Light and Firion, here's the classic Onion Knight. Hailing from Final Fantasy III, this gu...

 
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Dissidia

Watch Firion smack up Lightning in this Dissidia Final Fantasy vignette

I think one of my favorite pastimes, as I've come to realize over the years, is watching character-specific trailers for fighting games and brawlers. It may seem excessive for those of you who don't partake in these genres, to have a video ...

 
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Dissidia

Can I...have Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade now?

A lot of people have been down on Dissidia in the past, but I see it as a spiritual successor of sorts to Square Enix's Ehrgeiz (good God that game could use a remake). I'm a bit bummed, then, that the arcade version will likely ...

 
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Pokemon fighter

Dark Mewtwo is actually Shadow Mewtwo

Just a bit of housekeeping. The new Mewtwo form copped over the weekend is officially Shadow Mewtwo, not Dark Mewtwo as early sleuths sussed. Makes sense what with its "Shadow ___" moves. Not too much else revealed in the characters' debut...

 
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Oh noes?

Pokken Tournament is so unpopular in one Japanese arcade, it's being removed

One popular Japanese arcade has announced it is removing Pokkén Tournament due to lack of popularity and profitability, and the fact that the game will be releasing on Wii U next year. A redditor reports that the fight...

 
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Pokemon fighter

There's a Gardevoir in this Pokken Tournament trailer

Sure, this general Pokkén Tournament trailer is a little less balls to the wall exciting than seeing Luchador Pikachu doing a Stone Cold Stunner, but, hey, there's some Gardevoir action going on, eh? The Bandai Namco-developed fight...

 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy

New Dissidia launches in arcades November 26

Dissidia Final Fantasy launches in Japanese arcades on Nov. 26, Square Enix announced today. The three-on-three arena fighter is in development at Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja, the studio best known for its work on the Dead or Alive and Nin...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Dizzy joins Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator roster

Dizzy will soon be joining the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, the updated version of last year's Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, after being selected by Japanese arcade players in a popular vote. While Dizzy has been playable in the past, ...

 
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Robin Hood

The National Videogame Arcade is doing something cool for Robin Hood Day

This Saturday (October 17) is Robin Hood Day. I’m assuming it’s a day where everyone is more than welcome to run around wearing green tights and steal everything from everyone, but at the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham ...

 
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Devolver Digital

Downwell is going to take over my life

I was on board with Downwell (PC, iOS, Android) as soon as I saw this gif. It's a game about descending a narrow well as a little guy with guns on his boots. Gun boots! Shooting slows your descent and, crucially, destroys enemies and blocks...

 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy

Dissidia Final Fantasy is coming to Japanese arcades in November

I won't forget my experience with Japanese arcades anytime soon. While many of them are dead in the west, they're thriving in Japan, and I really miss them. It looks like I also missed the release of Dissidia Final Fantasy, which is se...

 
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Tekken 7

More hints drop regarding Tekken 7's console future

Every so often Bandai Namco drops hints as to the timeline of Tekken 7 on consoles. I mean, we know it's happening, but we don't have a window or full confirmation yet. Antoher hint dropped at Madrid Games Week, where marketing directo...

 
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Big Boss

Konami files trademark for 'Big Boss' pachinko machine

Oh hey it's another pachinko story today! Following the recent claims that Konami is moving further away from traditional games development, and is instead focusing on pachinko and mobile markets, they have filed a new trademark for "Big Bo...

 
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Bayonetta

Sega Sammy is cutting its pachinko division by 200 jobs

Sega Sammy is cutting 200 jobs from its pachinko division, by way of a "voluntary retirement" program. Strangely enough Bayonetta and Fist of the North Star machines were blamed, which "were not sufficient to offset the impact of adver...

 
Obscure Video Games
I have a hard time reviewing fighting games. There's not much of a plot, and they tend to all be very similar in their basic mechanics. However, Rabbit is an interesting game that doesn't get much attention, so I think i...   read

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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd is getting Jam today in Japanese arcades

As luck would have it, Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- literally got an update the day after I left Japan. Version 1.02 is now live in Japanese arcades, and with it, it brings fan favorite Jam, alongside of some overall tweaks. I had the chance...

 
Japanese arcades
In the US, arcades are mostly a relic. On the east coast where I grew up, other than the overpriced Dave & Buster's (and perhaps DisneyQuest, which is being closed down after 18 years in 2016), it's really tough to f...   read

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Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament is a fun, deep little brawler

I'm still out here in Japan to cover TGS, and even though this is just my first time in the country, I'm already itching to come back. You only need to walk a few blocks to see video game and anime references everywhere, as Tokyo is constan...

 
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Sonic

Rare Sonic arcade game coming to a PC near you

Back in 1991, when Sega was helping Energizer and Duracell achieve record profits, probably, the company released Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, a Japanese arcade game targeted at children. In the years since release, when my Game Gear jo...

 
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Monster Hunter Spirits

Monster Hunter Spirits is housed in a really cool arcade cabinet

One of the biggest reasons for wanting to visit Japan as a kid was the prospect of setting foot into a Japanese arcade. The flashing lights, the sounds emanating throughout the street, the cavalcade of new games fresh on the scene -- it sou...

 

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TheLimoMaker

There are few FPS games I Battlefield 4 captured my time and attention despite its modern If rumours of a past-setting turn out to be true I will fall in love all over again in Or itll be in the future and Ill cry a

 
Dr Mel

I will, occasionally, find the need to just say Jonathan Holmes out loud or substitute it in lyrics of songs that are stuck in my Its a good

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Lately Ive noticed my Nyko Power Pak+ 3DS battery loses power much faster than it used And this is with the brightness set to 3 and power saver on Im thinking of getting a new one to see if that Or is it the games Im playing?

 
ShadeOfLight

Welp, Alucard is dead (*shakes fist at Rival The good news is I still hadnt caught anything on Route 33, and the first encounter was a female Welcome to the team, Seras the Zubat!

 
Trueghostbody

Fear Effect Sedna gameplay trailer

 
Luca Blight

Im curious did Capcoms studios ever told a good video game story?

 
Jed Whitaker

What if a person were to comment on something and actually talk about that thing instead of being upset that someone has a different opinion than them? THAT WOULD BE THE DAY!

 
Ein on Shrooms

If you havent seen food wars yet, you need ;) GIF in the comments

 
Torchman

Welp, game gave me Maxinger Z in the 4th Youre getting back in my good books for taking away Roger, but you still have much to

 
Nathan D

I offered an observation and rebuttal for our history debate today that blew the classs and professors mind in its thoughtfulness and

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

The other games in the Friends of Nintendo Humble Bundle have been revealed: Swords & Soldiers II for WiiU, Nano Assault EX for 3DS, and Runbow for Not sure how to feel about

 
Dreggsao

And later the same review states Fans of console first-person shooters or the Alien film series will probably be better off waiting for Foxs recently announced Aliens: Colonial Marines for the PlayStation

 
ZombZ

Finally off work and the kids *Booting up PC* now my overwatch

 
Malthor

I have an extra EU region key for early access to the Overwatch beta on PS 4, any takers? Leave a comment and Ill PN you the

 
Mike Wallace

Three Devastating Forces in Dawn of War YOU FAIL YOU CAN FUCK RIGHT END OF

 
Gundy

Let me be clear, I never actually killed those Nep It was negligent nepslaughter at best!

 
Shinta

Summoned 4 people for Nue in Nioh, and they all dropped in the first 2 Ahhh!

 
Sharukurusu

Its time to start that Syphon Filter marathon Ive been dreaming about

 
RadicalYoseph

The epic tale of weslikestacos

 
Torchman

Support this! Please! Even if its just to help preserve them in North America, support them! Help get these released physically!

 
Dangus Taargus

OMG Shadows of The Empire is on Im fucking dying! Now I just need Episode 1 Racer and Battle for Naboo to complete my N64 nostalgia

 
ShadeOfLight

Started a Nuzlocke challenge for Heart Gold: almost lost both Saiyan the Mareep and Alucard the Zubat to the first Gym I only now realize how intense this is going to

 
Torchman

I like this

 
Garett Mefford

I really want the CoD4 Remaster, but I really do not care about the new CoD it comes packaged Dilemmas

 
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Haha! Your demise will be slow and agonizing, haha!

 
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one class final am so close!

 
Torchman

That moment when you see a series in Super Robot Wars and you go Who the fuck is that? And then you look them up and it might be the oldest series in the

 
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It seems Space Jam 2 is a thing that is probably

 
SpielerDad

Doing a mind numbing project for one of the Lizard People pretending to be a human that is my coworker, because shes incapable of doing it That is the definition of incompetence right?

 
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One of my favorite youtube channels posted a run down of 5 video game Its rare when this stuff crosses for me so here ya go

 

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