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Hit the lever!

SNK Playmore is abandoning pachinko machines entirely

Pachinko. The word brings terror to any person’s heart after Konami did well… Konami things… and made it seem like it was the best thing to happen to any Japanese publisher since video games. Don’t worry though, as...

 
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King of Fighters XIV

Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV

After revealing King of Fighters XIV at Tokyo Game Show in September, SNK Playmore showed off the fighting game again today at a Sony Computer Entertainment press event in South Korea. The morsel of new footage shows off a couple familiar f...

 
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Metal Slug x Battle Cats

Metal Slug teams up with The Battle Cats

My experience with Metal Slug Defense is watching former Destructoid writer Jim Sterling suffer through its free-to-play trappings for a video. My experience with The Battle Cats, a similar strategy game about overwhelming your opponent's b...

 
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Video games are dead

Someone besides Konami wants to turn gamers into gamblers

"Our company is a Pachinko Slot maker, but we're also video game developers. We'd like to work hard to make video game fans into Pachinko Slot fans," said a SNK Playmore rep at a Beast Busters Pachinko slot press conference recently.  ...

 
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SNK sold

SNK Playmore has been acquired by China's Ledo Millenium

SNK Playmore has reportedly been bought by Chinese company Ledo Millenium, paying out $63.5 million for 81.25% of their shares, granting them majority stake in the company. The core reason given by Oriential Securities (part of a joint vent...

 
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Rhythm of Fighters

Download SNK's The Rhythm of Fighters before it's delisted

We've got less than a week to download The Rhythm of Figthers - SNK Original Sound Collection before SNK Playmore removes the game from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The company thanked fans for their support but did not offer an exp...

 
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Metal Slug 3

Metal Slug 3 blasts its way onto PS4, PS3, and Vita

Have you played the phenomenal Metal Slug 3 yet? If not, you really have no excuse at this point, as the game has come to just about every console imaginable. Today, the Neo Geo classic is also available on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Metal Slug...

 
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Fatal Fury Final

Fatal Fury Final, a fanmade beat-'em-up, is now out on PC

As we all know, Fatal Fury started off as a traditional fighting game in 1991. But over the years the cast has seem some genre crossover, even into the shoot-'em-up arena with one of my personal favorites, KOF Sky Stage. Now a mo...

 
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Square suit

Cops raided Square Enix after criminal lawsuit from SNK

Osaka police raided a Shinjuku, Tokyo Square Enix office yesterday, the result of a May criminal filing against Square Enix by SNK.  SNK alleges that Square Enix infringed (a lot) on SNK intellectual properties, citing over 100 in...

 
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The Rhythm of Fighters

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure

Do you love fighting games? Do you love music games? What about a combination of the two? No, I'm not talking about Kickbeat. I'm actually talking about The Rhythm of Fighters - SNK Original Sound Collection. Strangely enough, it's an upcom...

 
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Metal Slug

Okay, sure: Metal Slug 3 hits Steam next month

I have lost track of the number of times I've bought Metal Slug 3, which usually isn't a good sign -- but it's one of those timeless games and I can't help myself. Absolutely no regrets. Temptation will arise once again in February when the...

 
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Neo Geo X Gold dispute

Neo Geo X maker calls SNK Playmore a bully

Tommo is continuing its fight with SNK Playmore over the right to sell the Neo Geo X Gold. The company alleges SNK has asked a number of Tommo's retail and distribution partners to stop selling the retro console and supporting products. "Th...

 
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King of Fighters

King of Fighters '97 slams its way onto iOS and Android

Joining the likes of Samurai Showdown 2, SNK Playmore has ported another one of its iconic fighting games,The King of Fighters '97, to Android and iOS platforms. Available for $3.99, the classic fighter features 35 iconic warriors duk...

 
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Neo Geo X Gold dispute

Tommo responds to SNK, plans to continue making Neo Geo X

Tommo has responded to SNK Playmore's recent termination of the Neo Geo X Gold licensing agreement. The company asserts it performed all obligations under the contract and is "disappointed by SNK's sudden and unjustified term...

 
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SNK

SNK orders Neo Geo X maker to terminate sales, production

SNK Playmore has terminated its licensing agreement with Tommo, the manufacturer and distributor of the Neo Geo X line of hardware. In an effort to protect its intellectual property rights, SNK Playmore stipulates Tommo must "immediately ce...

 
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KoFXIII netcode & future

King of Fighters XIII's improved netcode only on Steam

King of Fighters XIII finally left beta and hit Steam last week. Siliconera followed up with the fighter's developer, SNK Playmore, which noted, "Our North American & European Business Dept. has had our eye on the PC market for quite so...

 
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Yatagarasu gets a new name, coming to the PS Vita

Nicalis' high-speed 2D fighter, Yatagarasu, is heading to the PlayStation Vita under a new name. Legend of Raven, as it's called now, was originally announced for the 3DS, but has moved development over to the Vita "due to the incredibly ov...

 
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King of Fighters XIII

PSA: King of Fighters XIII is on Steam, on sale

Last week, we reported on some leaks that suggested SNK Playmore's King of Fighters XIII would follow the trajectory of many contemporary fighters and end up on Steam. That has in fact happened.The Steam release touts, "vastly improved netc...

 
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PS2 Classics

Capcom vs. SNK 2 hits PlayStation Network next week

Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium is set to arrive next week on PlayStation Network, the silver-tongued foxes of the PlayStation Blogcast have revealed. The classic PlayStation 2 crossover fighting game sports an expansive roster of ...

 
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Samurai Shodown 2

Samurai Shodown 2 now available on iOS and Android

Good news all you finger-slashing, touchscreen gamers! SNK Playmore has dropped the NEOGEO classic, Samurai Shodown 2, onto iOS and Android compatible devices this week.  Touted as a "perfect port" the weapon-based fighter, that many ...

 
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Fighting Games

SNK devs go indie with new fighter Yatagarasu AoC

A trio of former King of Fighters developers have left SNK for greener pastures, going indie with a fighting game of their own called Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm. Developed over the course of six years on spare time and limited fun...

 
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NEOGEO X

NEOGEO X getting a 15-game 'Mega Pack' collection

The NEOGEO X is a curious piece of hardware. On one hand, it's a bit pricey for what it offers, especially considering that you can't pop in actual NEOGEO AES cartridges. On the other hand, goddamn, is it a sexy-looking piece! The system ca...

 
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Angry Video Game Nerd

The Angry Video Game Nerd tears through Ikari Warriors

Man, know what we haven't shared on Destructoid in a long while? A good ol' fashioned episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd. James Rolfe is still polishing that movie of his, but he managed to squeeze out a solid 20-minute session with SNK'...

 
Metal Slug X photo
Metal Slug X

Metal Slug X out now for Android and iOS

It was only last month that Metal Slug 2 completed its journey to iOS and Android devices. As promised, SNK Playmore USA is back with a similar release for Metal Slug X, the updated version of the aforementioned game. It's available as of t...

 
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NEOGEO X

Metal Slug 2 and 14 other games coming to NEOGEO X GOLD

After a "successful launch" in December, the NEOGEO X GOLD will see further support from Tommo with 15 additional games scheduled to arrive later this April. Available at retail and elsewhere, NEOGEO X Classics: Volume I will contain the fo...

 
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NEOGEO X Gold system available online starting this week

Tommo's NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition gaming system will be available for purchase online from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop in North America and Europe starting tomorrow, December 18. At $199.99, the package includes a hand...

 
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Metal Slug blows up on iOS and Android

NEOGEO Shooting 2D masterpiece Metal Slug comes to iOS and Android devices today, priced  at $3.99 on the App Store and Google Play. SNK Playmore says that this is an "arcade-perfect" port with extra features. A mission mode lets you p...

 
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NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition: rebirth of a legend

I don't know why I want this NEOGEO X GOLD system, but I do. I'm sure I have all these games in multiple forms on other systems. This handheld comes with 20 games, which would be pretty cool on its own, but the dock and the joystick take i...

 
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NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system

SNK Playmore and Tommo have partnered up to bring retro-crazed fans this NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition entertainment system. The handheld system is already pre-loaded with 20 classic NeoGeo games, but those that reserve this special limited...

 
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SNK summer's end sale: 50% off titles on the PS Store

SNK Playmore has discounted PS3 and PSP titles on the PlayStation Store for an End of Summer sale. You'll be able to grab titles for 50 percent off the regular price from August 28 through September 25. Titles like Metal Slug, The King of F...

 

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Double Monocles

I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
Gundy

I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
lokhe

So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 
Bardley

Went hiking up in the Great Smoky I saw three deer, five bears (from inside a car), and chatted with a bunch of nice folks hiking the Appalachian Perfect weather and a gorgeous

 
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You have to admit, this is pretty

 
Amna Umen

Wheres the Offworld Trading Company review so I can complain about a score for a game that I already own?! #Hardcore #CaucusForOuyaSanders

 
Kaleido Ruby

Precisely how Puyo Puyo was meant to be

 
RenaudB90

Purpals get the best landed in a world with the host, a sunbro and a Attack the faithful, get a sentinel dropped on me for my I finish him off and get my shackle, the Sunbro and host die to the Archer love

 
Torchman

I DONT WANT TO BE AT WORK, I WANNA BE HOME PLAYING SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3!

 
whatsacow

Beat the dancer of the boreal valley at level Suffice to say, i am a fucking god! Either that or ive spent way too much time with this game and really need to get back to

 
gajknight

Beat the first boss of I can safely say, this game could turn out to be something real I got a few gripes that Ill highlight in the comments but I could still play it with no changes fairly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I made a small change to the length of the table, and I realize I didnt show the finished white shirt version, so here it is! Thanks for all your feedback and help, everyone!

 
Sr Churros

Godammit, Jake Kaufmans music is so awesome! This game has beeen pure ear joy so

 
Luca Blight

I was watching my brother trying to beat the nameless king numbers of tries then I played Fist of the North Star opening and he whooped his

 
Megas75

I havent went online with the Master Chief Collection Is the online still fucked or did they ever fix it?

 
OverlordZetta

My head is pounding and it wont be tonight until Why must it be this way?

 
FakePlasticTree

Yus! Physical copy of God Already own it on PSN but nothing beats having a physical copy Also wanted the first Bayonetta on Wanted to play it

 
Zer0t0nin

I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 
Gundy

I love me some dill

 
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This is already worth at least $60, which is double what I paid for Along with my three (PS4, Vita, DOS) copies of Retro City Rampage, Im going to be rich

 
Luca Blight

Is it weird to not care for Devil May Cry 1 but absolutely love the 3rd Maybe it was the mood I was

 
RiffRaff

Star Fox tip: Well, I just discovered that if you plug your headphones directly into the gamepad, all of the audio is routed through the Not optimal for fixing the fixing the audio, but a lot better than the shit quality of the gamepad

 
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Im having more fun playing Shantae than I ever was with Dark YEAH I SAID IT

 
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