Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine was finally released on PC and Xbox Live Arcade in the past few weeks and creator Andy Schatz held a Reddit Ask Me Anything session where he answered questions about the game's long developme... more
Sega plans to test out a new arcade game in China first. Not in the U.S. or Japan. China. And get this: It's a Transformers game!
As you'd imagine, there's not much information out for Transformers: Human Alliance at thi... more
At long last, the wait is nearly over. No really. I'm serious this time. Monaco is finally coming to Xbox Live Arcade this Friday, May 10.
Despite releasing two weeks ago for PC, a last-minute issue delayed&nbs... more
We told you that you'd want to see the documentary 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience. We weren't lying. You should definitely see it, and now you can, as it's finally complete, and now out on DVD. The creator... more
If your life-long dream is to run alongside of Sonic the Hedgehog outside of a television screen, then you're in luck, as Sonic Athletics is now a thing. Complete with a treadmill style arcade setup, the game is eight players... more
Strike Suit Zero came out just three months ago and already it has a spin-off. Strike Suit Infinity doesn't attempt an epic narrative or try to establish an enthralling science fiction world that you want to live in immediate... more
Aloha from Oahu! Working on an indie game called Munch Face for a 3 month stint in Hawaii, and this morn we're doing a code jam, and this evening a Spam Jam. Spam Jam is a real thing. It's a festival... for Spam...
Anyways, o... more
It's been a long road leading up to the release of Monaco. For those hoping to nab the Xbox Live Arcade version tomorrow, you'll have to continue waiting a bit longer. An issue was found that's resulted in the game being push... more
Tiny Tower developer NimbleBit's new game, Nimble Quest, has been chipping away at my downtime these past few weeks. It's a twist on the classic Snake in which you try to get close to enemies in order to fire off attack... more
Today, Capcom lifted the curtain on the two extra games for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, which will be free for folks who own the 15-game compilation. The titles are 1943 Kai, the laser-filled update of shoot-'em-up 1943,... more
Everyone knows Snake. They've played it on their computers, on their phones, on their friggin' TI-83 calculators. It was Angry Birds before there was Angry Birds.
But did you know there's an actual ending? This GIF tearing u... more
These days, helicopters have become something of a nuisance. We've surely all fought one head on -- or thirty, depending on whether or not you've played 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. I don't believe I'm alone in thinking that ... more
I love the Taiko no Tatsujin series, known in the West as Taiko Drum Master. Outside of a single PS2 entry, however, none of the other installments have been localized. You might find a Japanese arcade cabinet every once in ... more
Dogfighting games are somewhat of a rarity these days and we are definitely overdue for another one. God Factory: Wingmen is an arcade-style space combat title that scratches a specific itch I've had... more
We had a truly wonderful time on Saturday Morning Hangover today. It was a send off to our set, as we prepare to move to a new location, and it went out with style.
The Xbox Live Indie demos were mostly sequels this we... more
[Update: Contest over! Winners are ResidentEmo and TheCiderMan!]
With National Puppy Day looming on the horizon, what better way to celebrate than with an adorable new iPad game from the internal team at Big Fish Studios?
Capcom announced today at PAX that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, its sequel, would be getting remastered into an HD double-pack for modern platforms.
These two four-player arcade brawler... more
Siliconera has a story up right now which may spoil some of Capcom's plans for this coming PAX East. According to the post, the publisher is set to announce the impending arrival of classic Dungeons & Dragons arcade ... more
The rare act of generosity aside, support for WiiWare has been reduced to almost nothing, leaving the platform to shuffle along until the earth swallows it up. How fitting then that one of its few releases in recent months wo... more
I know you're looking at that headline and saying to yourself, "What the hell is Bravoman?" It's a fairly unknown Namco arcade game from the 80s that was later ported to the TurboGrafx-16 -- and incidentally is also available... more
Remember F-Zero GX for the GameCube? Fun game, and as it turns out, it's been hiding the arcade version in it this whole time. F-Zero AX was developed at the same time as GX, and both versions are essentially the same.
Last year I kicked off a project where I had every intention of going through my entire game collection, from the 8-bit days through now, to find how many instances of the same game popped up in various game collection releas... more
The Sandy Hook Arcade Center, a not-for-profit business, has now officially opened its doors to the local community and beyond thanks to the initiative of two locals: Andrew Clure and Scott Cicciari.
Thanks to the behemoth of... more
Long before they became regarded as frivolous childhood amusements, the first arcade cabinets were installed in very adult establishments like bars and college hot spots. The marriage of gaming and alcohol consumption is a b... more
One of the most disappointing Wii U launch titles is undoubtedly Namco Bandai's arcade-to-console port of Tank! Tank! Tank! Not that I think the game is necessarily bad -- I loved my time with the original arcade cabinet -- b... more
Destructoid contributor Ian Bonds was seemingly too humble to post this video. Either that, or he doesn't really love us as much as I thought, because this music video created to accompany his parody of Ke$ha's "TiK ToK" is the kind of thing you really ought to be showing the people you claim to care about. more
Mario Kart returns arcades this summer after a six-year hiatus with Mario Kart Grand Prix DX, which features gliders and underwater racing found in Mario Kart 7, developer Namco Bandai revealed.
Grand Prix DX will have four m... more
After first hearing about Capcom Arcade Cabinet, I was worried it would be another collection primarily filled with games I've experienced multiple times over the years. Thankfully, though, there will be a few different ways... more
After Burner is one of those games that tickles the nostalgia bone and doesn't stop. I remember burning away hours locked in aerial combat with After Burner II on my Famicom, although I never did manage to reach the end. And... more
Space Ace, like Dragon's Lair before it, was one of those games that grabbed my attention for about a minute before I'd simply find another arcade machine after immediately loosing out on my quarter.
It was always pretty to look at, and its popularity (I guess) lead way to a Super Nintendo port that I never knew existed. And as the latest episode of JonTron discovers, it was a piece of sh*t. more
When talking to another human being who doesn't play many videogames, I have to imagine trying to explain a title like Let's Fish! Hooked On would come across as mystifying. And in its own way, that's kind of awesome. It's a ... more
Back in October, PlayStation Network got a neat-looking arcade-style game called Derrick the Deathfin that seemed to go under a lot of radars. I was hoping to see it release and do really well on Steam, but that hasn't happen... more
My original plan for today was to head out to Connecticut to talk to residents of Southington about their initiative to destroy violent videogames. That event was canceled. So one ridiculous sidestepping of the real... more
After a sizable wait, Retro City Rampage has made its Xbox Live Arcade debut. While this will be neither the first nor last version of the game, it is nice to know that it costs 800 Microsoft Points ($10) instead of launching... more
Locomalito, the maker of wonderful games such as Hydorah, has another freeware release that once again probably should have been something that cost money -- the overall quality is just that good. This one is an arcade-style ... more
When there was still an arcade near my house, Midway games were the ones I often found myself pumping the most quarters into.
During the last console generation, I scooped up the Midway Arcade Treasures collections to relive ... more
The Namco Generations line of games has been an interesting one, giving us some rather excellent arcade experiences in Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX. Do you remember that 1985's Metro-Cross was slated ... more
We've been watching the Japanese AM2 arcade game rereleases for awhile now. Sega has finally announced that at least some of these are coming stateside (and to Europe) today.
A trio of fighting games from Sega's AM2 team come... more
There's nothing more upsetting than a game that believes, if it's wacky enough, it can get away with being crap. It's hard not to love a game that seeks refuge in audacity, as evidenced by the cult fanbase of such titles as D... more
Remember the Sega Model2 Collection of arcade classics we pointed you to last month? The announcement for Japan listed titles like Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers. Cyber Troopers Vurtual-On, Virtua Striker and&nbs... more
11 seconds! That's how long this short, sweet trailer for Crazy Taxi will take to watch. Oddly enough, in that amount of time, we're told much of what we need to know about this release.
The iOS version of the classic Dreamc... more
Nintendo has got a nice promotion (via Tiny Cartridge) that rewards eShop purchases of select games -- Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Style Savy: Trendsetters, Crosswords Plus, Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, and Professor La... more
Razer is working to get their upcoming Xbox 360 Arcade Stick absolutely perfect. The units they have on display at Tokyo Game Show this year are from their beta program, and are the 13th iteration of the sticks. 200 fighters ... more
With the amount of older games that have been ported to digital distribution platforms, I have yet to buy one of those compilation discs this console generation. As such, I'm inclined to be interested in Midway Arcade Origin... more
So it seems that Call of Juarez's brief stint in the modern era is over with. Goodbye and good riddance, I say. Returning to the old west setting of its series heritage, Call of Juarez: The Gunslinger aims to bring an arcade flair all its own.
Does it actually work, though? more
Thunder Wolves is a great name. It's a new arcade shooter for Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC, coming in the first quarter of 2013. Ubisoft says that you can expect bullets flying everywhere into a fully destruc... more
SNK adds two more of their Arcade Classics to the PlayStation Network today: Chopper I and The Next Space. I've never heard of either, but I love that there's a game called The Next Space.
These both come from the golde... more
In the Shunqing District of Nanchong City, China, the police have confiscated around 1000 gambling machines and set them ablaze. I understand the need to crack down on illegal gambling, but couldn't the machines have been rep... more
Weird! You know how you can visit arcades in the Yakuza games to play Sega titles? This week's Famitsu announces a collaboration between Sega and Namco Bandai that puts super-Japanese rhythm game Taiko Drum Master in Yak... more
You might want to give the next Japanese arcade machine you play a wipe down first after reading this.
My Tokyo-based friend and fighting game community figure, Scott Popular (he calls me Yankee Blue Jeans for some ... more