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Pac-Man 256 photo
Pac-Man 256

Crossy Road developer working on Pac-Man 256


I must have missed about 250 Pac-Mans
May 22
[Update: Now we have a trailer and screenshots! Disregard snark at the bottom here.] In its ongoing celebration of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary, Bandai Namco has said that Pac-Man will show up in unexpected places. The first c... read
Jack photo
Jack

Jack the robot is back in Tekken 7 as Jack-7


Too seven for me
May 15
While Yoshimitsu has undergone some sort of Cthulhuian ritual to turn into a squid, Jack will be returning as the same old robot you're familiar with. On May 19 the arcade edition of Tekken 7 will be getting Jack-7. His... read
Sega 3D Classics photo
Sans crazy arcade installation
It's been a real joy re-experiencing classic titles from Sega's past. With the recent releases of Outrun and Fantasy Zone II bringing back some serious nostalgia trips, the folks at Sega have still got plenty of 3D remasters ... read feature

Yoshimitsu photo
Yoshimitsu

Watch 12 minutes of Yoshimitsu battling it out in Tekken 7


Still my favorite
May 13
Yoshimitsu has undergone a lot of changes over the years. From a cyborg to a more traditional ronin outfit, to a bug...thing, and now, Cthulu's newphew. I dig them all, and across multiple franchises like Soul Calibur, he ha... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Gengar licks the competition in Pokkén Tournament


Ghost-types are the best types
Apr 26
Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucar... read
Dissidia Final Fantasy photo
Dissidia Final Fantasy

Team Ninja developing next Dissidia Final Fantasy


Arcade fighting game debuts in Japan this fall, maybe PS4 later on
Apr 10
[Update: Here's new trailer for the game, as spotted by community member FlanxLycanth.] Dragon Quest Heroes isn't the only project Square Enix and Koei Tecmo are collaborating on, as the companies just announced Team Ni... read
Flyer Fever photo
Flyer Fever

Let's revisit thousands of old arcade game flyers


Inspired!
Apr 08
Several weeks ago, I heard about Flyer Fever, an online archive of thousands of arcade game advertisements dating back to the 1970s, and the site has been clawing at my mind ever since. I've finally succumbed. This is just to... read
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La-Mulana EX

La-Mulana EX is nirvana for punishing game enthusiasts


Alternatively, 'Spelunking for Masochists'
Apr 04
There's a certain thrill to a game that punishes you for attempting to best it, as Bloodborne and Souls series fans can attest to. That's why there happen to be so many of them cropping up here and there, especially over the ... read
PS Plus photo
PS Plus

Heads up: Woah Dave! is free with PS Plus again


PS4 and PS Vita
Apr 03
We heard about April's PlayStation Plus games earlier this week but here's another late addition: Woah Dave! from Choice Provisions. The penny-collecting, alien-dodging, egg-throwing arcade game was free for subscribers back ... read
Pac-Man Google Maps photo
Pac-Man Google Maps

Google Maps is now a giant game of Pac-Man


It's still March!
Mar 31
I like when companies channel their April Fools' Day creativity into something real as opposed to just announcing a phony product or service that really ought to exist. This year, Google has another fun interactive gag for us... read
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Dissidia arcades

More Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade details coming April 10


Cabinet and first demonstration debuting at fan event
Mar 23
Square Enix's Final Fantasy-filled PSP fighter is continuing not on Sony's subsequent handheld or, as fans have always wanted, on consoles. Rather, the next iteration is a three-on-three arcade fighter, the cabinet for which... read
Pixels movie photo
Pixels movie

Arcade icons wreck Earth in the first trailer for Pixels


Warning: Adam Sandler and Kevin James
Mar 17
In Pixels, aliens have invaded Earth with classic arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it's up to Adam Sandler and friends to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? The basic concept originated years ago... read
More Geometry Wars photo
More Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode


Somehow this is a free update
Mar 17
This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game wil... read
Sega 3D Classics photo
Race with flair on March 12
One of the great things about Sega's ongoing 3DS Classics series is that it allows retro games from the publisher's past to find a new audience. And given its rich and diverse history of quirky and fan-favorite titles, there'... read feature

Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Flex those muscles, Machamp


Did it for the headline
Feb 18
This is vaguely the same footage of Pokkén Tournament we've seen over the past couple weeks, but it's a direct capture of the game, so what the hell. Good recap of the current roster, though do note that the voice over and text are in Japanese. Long way to go before this'll get localized. What's going on with Pikachu (starting at 1:25)? That expression is Kirby-in-the-USA angry. read
Dissidia Final Fantasy photo
Dissidia Final Fantasy

Square Enix reveals new Dissidia Final Fantasy


...for arcades!
Feb 14
Square Enix has a new Dissidia Final Fantasy in the works, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. It's a three-on-three fighting game currently only announced for arcades. You have to figure ... read
New Attack on Titan game photo
New Attack on Titan game

Capcom is making an Attack on Titan arcade game


HNNNNNNNNG!
Feb 13
Capcom is developing an Attack on Titan arcade game, the publisher revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. Details are scarce at present, but we'll learn more this summer. Attack on Titan is a dark fant... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén strikes Japanese arcades this summer


Love that outfit, Harada
Feb 12
Pokkén Tournament launches in arcades across Japan this summer, Bandai Namco revealed today at the Japan Amusement Expo in Chiba. The studio is showcasing the fighter this weekend at the event, giving attendees an... read
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Arcade heaven

Housemarque is making a game with Robotron designer Eugene Jarvis


What a match
Feb 12
Designer Eugene Jarvis (Defender, Robotron: 2084, Smash TV, Cruis'n) and Housemarque (Super Stardust, Outland, Resogun) are collaborating on a game. Is this real life? It can't be! "When I saw Resogun I couldn't believe how t... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Off-screen Pokkén Tournament footage has Gardevoir-on-Gardevoir action


Give the people what they want
Feb 11
As a man of simple tastes, my big takeaway from Pokkén Tournament's location test in Japanese arcades was Pikachu wearing shorts, but, I get it: game mechanics are important too. This off-screen video from seadraDS ha... read
Q*Bert photo
Q*Bert

Kids just won't understand how jaggy Q*Bert used to be


Missed opportunity to call it 'Q*Bert Reberted'
Feb 06
When Q*Bert Rebooted does a weird little hop thing over to PS4, PS3, and Vita, it'll evoke two different thoughts from its prospective audience. Old-timers won't be able to recall everything looking so smooth. Youngins ... read
Pix the Cat reviewed photo
Infinite nest
Pix is a mix of the two most saccharine basic emoticons, :3 and ^_^, a face for the forgotten mascot age. Just too cute, and not in a way that ever betrays the fiendish score-chaser underneath. Sincere cuteness. A real testam... read feature

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Nitroplus Blasters

Nitroplus Blasters adds four new faces to its extensive roster


Saya x another video game = my OTP
Feb 02
Nitroplus Blasters: Heroines Infinite Duel has added some new faces to its roster, and they're pretty awesome. Saber of Fate/Zero and Ethica Kibanohara of Tokyo Necro have been announced as playable characters in the upc... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén arcade controller resembles Wii U GamePad


Suspicious, very suspicious
Feb 02
Well, maybe not exactly. It's certainly no fightstick, but it's also wider than your standard controller. Even still, the setups at the Pokkén Tournament location tests are giving me serious Wii U vibes. They may ... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén looks hot: Shorts-wearing Pikachu and red Lucario


Location test underway in Japanese arcades
Jan 30
Now that Bandai Namco has begun testing Pokkén Tournament in Japanese arcades, the photos are flooding in -- and they're scrumptious. The Pokémon fighting game offers alternate colors for its combatants, includi... read
Like Dissidia photo
Like Dissidia

School of Ragnarok is Square Enix's 1-on-1 arcade fighter


'Exclusive title for arcades around Japan'
Jan 29
If you are in Japan or going sometime this year (and want to take me with you!), you can play Square Enix's newest title, School of Ragnarok. The one-versus-one fighter is more of a Gundam VS (or maybe Square's own Diss... read
Pokkén Tournament  photo
Pokkén Tournament

The return of news on Dtoid's YouTube channel? Let's start with Pokkén Tournament


Do you want news in video form? Pog form?
Jan 24
Today was a pretty huge day for Destructoid. One of the founding fathers of the website returned to the fold and swiftly kicked NBA2K15 in the nuts. We reviewed the New 3DS with lukewarm appreciation, tempered with the ... read
Pokkén Tournament photo
Snivy, Emolga, Fennekin, and Lapras are support characters
[Update: Embedded the full stream below. Also, GoNintendo rounded up more info on how the game plays, including details on how the 3-Axis movement works, how you can guard attacks from any height with the same button, and mo... read feature

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Pixel art gifs

It's time for some Paul Robertson gifs


Nom nom nom
Jan 19
This ghost, Mister Specter, comes from Curses 'N Chaos, an upcoming co-op arcade action title about smashing monsters. Developer Tribute Games (Mercenary Kings, Wizorb) has shared gifs of the first three bosses designed by Justin Cyr and animated by Paul Robertson. This was one of the first emails I saw this morning and now I wish every day began with gifs. read
Pix or it didn't happen photo
Pix or it didn't happen

PlayStation-exclusive Pix the Cat comes to PC this month


'Like an infinite, mind-bending Pac-Man'
Jan 13
Pix the Cat has been downloaded over a million times on PS4 and Vita, likely thanks to it being a free PlayStation Plus game. If you don't own one of those two things, Pix the Cat is coming to Steam at the end of January. Nostalgia mode, four player local multiplayer. Fun stuff.  read






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