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4:30 PM on 12.17.2012

NEOGEO X Gold system available online starting this week

Tommo's NEOGEO X Gold Limited Edition gaming system will be available for purchase online from retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and GameStop in North America and Europe starting tomorrow, December 18. At $199.99, the package ...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 12.13.2012

Metal Slug blows up on iOS and Android

NEOGEO Shooting 2D masterpiece Metal Slug comes to iOS and Android devices today, priced  at $3.99 on the App Store and Google Play. SNK Playmore says that this is an "arcade-perfect" port with extra features. A mission ...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 12.04.2012

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition: rebirth of a legend

I don't know why I want this NEOGEO X GOLD system, but I do. I'm sure I have all these games in multiple forms on other systems. This handheld comes with 20 games, which would be pretty cool on its own, but the dock and the ...

Dale North

12:00 PM on 10.22.2012

NEOGEO X GOLD Limited Edition entertainment system

SNK Playmore and Tommo have partnered up to bring retro-crazed fans this NeoGeo X Gold Limited Edition entertainment system. The handheld system is already pre-loaded with 20 classic NeoGeo games, but those that reserve this ...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 08.28.2012

SNK summer's end sale: 50% off titles on the PS Store

SNK Playmore has discounted PS3 and PSP titles on the PlayStation Store for an End of Summer sale. You'll be able to grab titles for 50 percent off the regular price from August 28 through September 25. Titles like Metal Slug...

Dale North

8:00 AM on 08.21.2012

Two 1980s SNK classics hit PSN: Chopper I, The Next Space

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...

Dale North





10:00 AM on 07.28.2012

Behold the glorious home page of D-Arts Terry Bogard

Remember the Bandai D-Arts figure of King of Fighter's Terry Bogard that was showcased at Comic-Con a few weeks back? Someone saw fit to give the man a promotional website all of his own. It's pretty amazing. In addition to o...

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 07.26.2012

SNK's handsome shooter Blazing Star out for iOS, Android

Do you want a pretty nice looking shooter for your mobile device? SNK Playmore has you covered with the release of a Neo-Geo favorite, Blazing Star. The iOS and Android versions feature a retro perfect Arcade Mode for those t...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 07.24.2012

SNK releases 2 arcade classics: Gang Wars, Time Soldiers

This week, two more pre-Neo Geo era arcade classics will come to the PSP and PS3 from SNK. Both Gang Wars and Time Soldiers will be released on the PlayStation Store as Minis, straight from the 1980s to your fancy little fut...

Dale North

1:00 AM on 06.01.2012

Nintendo Download: Classic Rayman and Metal Slug 3

This week's Nintendo download content is bursting at the seams with things that you may or may not actually want. For example, there's some retro goodness à la old school Rayman astride this week's obligatory insipid p...

Kyle MacGregor

3:00 PM on 03.20.2012

SAR - Search and Rescue on the way to the PSN

As part of SNK's new "Arcade Classics" program, old dog SAR - Search and Rescue is on it's way to the Playstation Network. Evidently, back in the day, SNK wasn't sure that people would know what SAR meant, so they included th...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 01.31.2012

King of Fighters XIII gets a patch and a price reduction

A patch that primarily focuses on improving the online functionality in The King of Fighters XIII is now live for PlayStation Network and will soon be available on Xbox Live. Here's what it does: Ranked match filtering allow...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 01.26.2012

Check out this slick new Neo Geo portable

The Neo Geo lives on in this new portable system. Yes, new. It's not quite confirmed yet, but the reveal from Japanese blog Famicom Plaza has some solid sounding details. They say that this is a licensed handheld that co...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 01.25.2012

SNK adds two more arcade classics to PlayStation Network

SNK Playmore has brought two more Arcade Classics from their vault to the PlayStation Store for play on PSP or PS3. Bermuda Triangle is a vintage SNK shmup from 1987 where you'll pilot a ZIG aircraft as you journey through ti...

Dale North



Review: The King of Fighters XIII photo
Review: The King of Fighters XIII
by Jonathan Holmes

I fell madly in love with The King of Fighters XII the first time I played it. After slogging through the slow-paced, polygon-based KoF: Maximum Impact games, it was such a relief to see the series return to its roots. The game featured some of the best 2D graphics I'd ever seen, and a fighting system that felt familiar, yet offered plenty of opportunities for discovery and creativity. 

Then I actually got it home, and I realized how much it sucked that the game had no story mode, the smallest roster in series history (lacking fan favorites Mai, King, K' and many others), shoddy netcode, some balancing issues related to the new systems, and a load of other flaws and frown-makers. The core game was still fantastic, but the fine tuning and features that fans had come to expect from a full-priced retail fighting game release just weren't there. 

Much like Street Fighter III: The New Generation, KoF XII felt like a promising, half-finished first entry in a fighting game franchise that was just begging for a fully-featured follow-up. That brings us to The King of Fighters XIII, the game that does its best to give us the experience that KoF XII should have been in the first place.

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3:45 PM on 10.11.2011

Two more NEOGEO classics: Metal Slug 2, KOF '96

SNK Playmore keeps adding more NEOGEO classics to the line-up. Toda they send word that Metal Slug 2 and King of Fighters '96 will be added this week. This, the fourth set in this series of offerings, should be up on the Play...

Dale North