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Iron Fisticle looks a bit like Robotron x Gauntlet

Curve Digital made a name for itself in recent years by porting popular independent games like The Swapper and Thomas Was Alone to PlayStation platforms but Iron Fisticle, an upcoming twin-stick arcade arena shooter, is anoth...   more

Iron Fisticle looks a bit like Robotron x Gauntlet photo

Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke

UK independent game studio Puppygames recently announced via blog post that it is running out of money. In fact, the team admits that it is broke: "Due to several decisions of dubious merit last year we've ended up wasting mo...   more

Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke photo

This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like

We learned this week that Activision is reviving Sierra Entertainment as a publishing label and its first game will be a new Geometry Wars, developed by Lucid Games. As thrilled as I was at the prospect of another installment...   more

This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like photo

Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act

Though arcade-style action games seemed to disappear with arcades themselves (go figure), they have been making a bit of a comeback recently. Games like Super Crate Box or the upcoming Woah Dave! remind us that sometimes it ...   more

Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act photo

Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

4Gamer got to check out Ramlethal Valentine, the next playable character to join Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. She was actually the boss in the game, but she'll now be playable in the game's next arcade update. Ramlethal has a two ...   more

Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- photo

Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan

[Update: It's unclear as to whether this is a full blown sequel or just a big update, but the Japanese used to describe it is "zokuhen," a word reserved for sequels and continuations. As of this writing only two new charac...   more

Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo


Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo
Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo
Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo
Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo
Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo
Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan photo



Two bonus games for Capcom Arcade Cabinet owners

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

Two bonus games for Capcom Arcade Cabinet owners photo

If it moves, blow it up: New Thunder Wolves trailer

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

If it moves, blow it up: New Thunder Wolves trailer photo

PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics

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

PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo


PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo
PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo
PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo
PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo
PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo
PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics photo



Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed

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

Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo


Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo
Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo
Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo
Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo
Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo
Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed photo



After Burner Climax is jetting onto iOS

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

After Burner Climax is jetting onto iOS photo

TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype

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

TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype photo

These are the saddest photos you'll see all week

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

These are the saddest photos you'll see all week photo

Wreck-It Ralph's teaser poster is just a pixelated sprite

Disney's latest CGI film, Wreck-It Ralph, will be landing in theaters nationwide on November 2. To get moviegoers "pumped," a teaser poster has been unveiled. As simple as the poster is, however, I think it's quite ballsy. Le...   more

Wreck-It Ralph's teaser poster is just a pixelated sprite photo

Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter

Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is one heck of a good looking fighter. These new screens from Japan show several of the cast members (no one ones yet) in battle, and you'll get plenty of sparks, light flashes and oth...   more

Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo


Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo
Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo
Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo
Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo
Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo
Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter photo



Razer designing arcade stick based on community feedback

Razer is one of those companies I wouldn't expect to make announcements at Tokyo Game Show, but this industry is always full of surprises. A new Xbox 360 arcade stick is being prototyped now. The ultimate goal is to incorpora...   more

Razer designing arcade stick based on community feedback photo

AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan

Every year the AOU Amusement Expo is held in Makuhari Messe, the exact same place where Tokyo Game Show is held. It's the same building, but AOU only takes up a little corner of the building in comparison. The arcade ...   more

AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo


AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo
AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo
AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo
AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo
AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo
AOU 2011: Impressions, gallery and videos from Japan photo