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Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD photo
Mario Kart 8 is stunning and fierce in HD
by Alessandro Fillari

As an institution within the videogame racing genre, Mario Kart has always been an example of what arcade style racing is all about. Focusing on simple, pick up and play gameplay, while still offering high level skill based action, the Mario Kart series has been going strong for over twenty years; and it doesn't seem like it'll stop any time soon.

Now, the series is finally taking its first steps onto an HD platform, and after spending about an hour of playtime with it, I just don't see how they can go back after this. I'm just going to come right out and say it: Mario Kart 8 is one gorgeous game.

As the first full HD release of the series, the developers at Nintendo went the extra mile with creating a game that is visually spectacular, but also the most content rich game of the series.

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11:30 AM on 04.01.2014

This is what a Blizzard fighting game would look like

It's only fitting that I start my personal April Fools' Day off with Blizzard. The company's gags are almost always something so cool or outlandish that we wish they were really being made, and that's no different this year ...

Jordan Devore

6:00 PM on 03.24.2014

OutRun is going to be a 3D Classic in Japan

Every time we cover Sega's 3D Classics line for 3DS, someone inevitably jumps in to talk about how OutRun should be among those games. I agree. And it will be -- at least in Japan. A logo for the legendary arcade racing game ...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 03.18.2014

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



These are my favorite Luftrausers photo
These are my favorite Luftrausers
by Conrad Zimmerman

I've been slavishly playing Luftrausers like a madman this past weekend, and I'm shaping up to be a fairly decent player. To help you get a sense of the different Rausers you can pilot, I put together this little video showing four of my favorite configurations.

I'm seriously addicted to this game. Only three absurdly difficult challenges stand between me and total completion, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let them get the better of me. Make sure you go and read our full review!

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Review: Luftrausers photo
Review: Luftrausers
by Conrad Zimmerman

Vlambeer's air combat game, Luftrausers, has finally been cleared for take-off, following a wait that seemed far longer than anybody expected it would. It's been worth holding out for, and fans of high speed, challenging shoot-em-ups have something pretty special on their hands.

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Review: TxK photo
Review: TxK
by Steven Hansen

If you came up to me and told me I could be this turned around, bearingless and disoriented, on a two dimensional plane of movement, I would say, "Gee, that's oddly specific, why are you telling me this?"

And then you would flee into the unbearable flatness of space under cover of a blinding vector graphic laser light show with explosions and flowers and bulls and I would try really hard to shoot you with my pointy little crab legs.

That's TxK, basically. It's fun.

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3:00 PM on 02.26.2014

Pac-Man Museum out today for PSN, XBLA, and Steam

Pac-Man Museum, released today on Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live Arcade, caught my eye this morning. It was my first time hearing about the game and the $19.99 price stood out. What could a compilation like this po...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre photo
Preview: Trials: Fusion is daring and really bizarre
by Alessandro Fillari

The year was 2009. Back when the Xbox 360's XBLA Summer of Games was all the rage, a small little downloadable title called Trials HD came out of nowhere and won the hearts of players. With two sequels, and several million copies sold, Trials has been a staple of downloadable gaming scene and has garnered a loyal and devout following.

Now, with another title on the way, the developers at RedLynx and Ubisoft have gone all in and made Trials: Fusion the most content rich and expansive title of the series. With over 150 developers working on the title across three different studios, Ubisoft plans to give fans and newcomers alike a crash course in making a splash with this bizarre and challenging puzzle racer.

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3:00 PM on 02.16.2014

Sega's next Shining game is a 2D fighter

Along time ago, in an arcade far far away, Sega was king of the scene. Some of the industries best fighters (Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Virtual On...) were developed and powered by the once dominant developer. But al...

Wesley Ruscher

7:15 AM on 02.12.2014

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign launches in February in Japan

According to Siliconera, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will launch on February 20th in Japanese arcades. After that, Xrd Sign will launch on the PlayStation 3 and the PS4 later this year in Japan. There are no announcements ...

Chris Carter

6:15 PM on 02.10.2014

Japanese sidescrolling shooter Wolf Fang on PSN this week

One more week until Tomba! 2 releases on PlayStation Network. Until then, we're getting the fifth title in MonkeyPaw Games' Retro Rush event, Wolf Fang, a sidescrolling shooter sequel to the 1989 shoot-'em-up Vapor Trail: Hyp...

Jordan Devore

11:00 PM on 01.30.2014

Beware the Backyard in Guilty Gear Xrd's arcade opening

Some sort of Jumanji book about the secret Backyard gets hidden away, but an evil power erupts from the Backyard itself (kind of like The Gate) threatening the world and, uh, only the power of cheesy rock and roll and drop d...

Steven Hansen

8:00 PM on 01.17.2014

The gameplay modes of Rambo: The Video Game

A new trailer has been released for Rambo: The Video Game focused on the variety of gameplay contained within. You'll see stealth kills, bits of shooting, environmental destruction and QTE. Yeah, quick-time events are apparently considered a "feature" in Rambo, which ought to give just about anybody pause for reflection.

Conrad Zimmerman

10:30 AM on 01.17.2014

Coin-Op Story demo available now

Imagine a tribute/love letter to the days of coin operated arcade games made as a metroidvania-style game. With arcade boards as power-ups, and images and noises from vintage machines, this one will pull at your heartstrings...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 01.14.2014

New fighter joining Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on consoles

Team NINJA's Yosuke Hayashi announced that there will be some updates coming to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate soon. The arcade version will be receiving an update in late January, and it will include new costumes for the fighters....

Hamza CTZ Aziz