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    10:30 PM on 04.11.2013

    Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info

    Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking...

    Allistair Pinsof

    9:30 AM on 06.22.2012

    Raystorm now available on the App Store

    Taito's classic pew-pew-pew space shooter, Raystorm, is now available on the Apple App Store, for iPhone and iPod Touch. The 1996 arcade classic has been recreated for iOS with a pixel-perfect arcade mode, but there's also a ...

    Dale North

    8:30 PM on 01.13.2012

    TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store

    Rayforce is now out on the App store for iPhone and iPod users. It's the classic shoot 'em up you remember, but there are some new features like the obvious touch controls. Additionally, you can view the game in the origin...

    Hamza CTZ Aziz

    7:00 PM on 12.30.2011

    'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated

    Takeshi Kitano, Japan's most extreme eliminator, hates technology. Naturally, he was the best person to ask to help make a videogame. The result was Takeshi no Chousenjou (Takeshi's Challenge), a Famicom title that was nearl...

    Tony Ponce

    1:30 PM on 12.20.2011

    Get this game: Groove Coaster is $0.99 for the holidays

    Groove Coaster is awesome. It's easily one of my favorite iOS titles, and I think that every rhythm game fan should check it out. It's kind of like Rez in the visual department, but the music gaming is much simpler, as it has...

    Dale North

    8:00 AM on 12.11.2011

    Friggin' Japan and its awesome Taito Station arcades!

    Nerdcore artist Random is currently touring Japan and taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds in between gigs. Naturally, he had to check out a Taito Station and share the experience with his fans. This is pure guerri...

    Tony Ponce

    4:00 PM on 11.10.2011

    It Came from Japan! PuLiRuLa

    [It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] When it comes to '90s beat 'em ups, there are only a few ga...

    Allistair Pinsof

    11:15 AM on 07.17.2011

    Rhythm-based Space Invaders? Get ready to Groove Coaster

    Space Invaders Infinity Gene stands alongside Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX as one of the best modern re-imaginings of a classic arcade title. All of those games share a certain subtle rhythm that snea...

    Jonathan Holmes

    7:18 PM on 02.19.2011

    AOU 2011: Music GunGun 2 was pretty fun fun, too

    Taito's arcade sequel, Music GunGun 2, again mixes music/rhythm gaming with light gun shooting. Take popular music and add a light gun to shoot notes to the beat and you've got the right idea. After waiting in an insanely ...

    Dale North

    6:00 PM on 10.01.2010

    Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene (PS3/360)

    If you have an iPhone, you may have played Space Invaders Infinity Gene when it came out late last year. Why are we excited about a port then, you ask? Why, HD, of course. That, and the ability to use a gamepad rather than yo...

    Colette Bennett

    3:15 AM on 09.29.2010

    Puzzle Bobble coming to 3DS

    Famitsu has posted some information and screenshots on a new Puzzle Bobble game coming to the 3DS. Under the working title Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D (which translates roughly to "Jump Out! Puzzle Bobble 3D"), the game is exp...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    8:00 PM on 09.10.2010

    Taito reveals new digital distributed arcade game cabinet

    Arcade cabinets have a lot of strikes against them. They take up a lot of space, for starters. And, with a few exceptions like the Neo-Geo multi-slot boards, cabinets only offer one game. So, if you're an arcade owner, the pr...

    Conrad Zimmerman

    3:00 PM on 08.30.2010

    Space Invaders: Infinity Gene on XBLA/PSN in September

    Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, a stylish update to the classic arcade game, will see a PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade release in September. Currently, you can only get this title for iPhone/iPod Touch (or Japanese m...

    Jordan Devore

    8:30 PM on 06.10.2010

    XBLA and PSN are getting Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

    A bit of grand news for us wretched, iPhone-less individuals: Taito's Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is -- sort of unsurprisingly -- looking forward to a future on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. As with many of Tait...

    Jordan Devore

    3:20 PM on 05.03.2010

    Fish lasers! Dariusburst listed by ESRB

    I laughed when I saw Siliconera's reaction to the new ESRB rating write-up for water life-themed side-scrolling space shooter, Dariusburst. It seems that Spencer and I think alike as he also mentions "robotic fish and Zuntata...

    Dale North

    8:00 PM on 02.01.2010

    Living the Dream: Work in a virtual convenience store

    At Destructoid we're always talking about "Living the Dream." The phrase refers to a lot of different things for us. In its most general form, it's about how we love that we do this for a living. It's about ow we've made job...

    Dale North