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King of the Iron Fist

North America's Tekken 7 tournament is underway

Bandai Namco is making the rounds across North America with the arcade version of Tekken 7. The company shared its schedule for this year's King of the Iron Fist Tournament, which will make 18 stops in cities primarily in the United States ...   read

 
 
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Sneak peak
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Exclusive: Brief off-camera video of Argyle Shift

Last week, I blogged about the first few minutes of Argyle Shift, a new Japanese arcade shooter by Bandai Namco where you hang out with a gorgeous cyborg in VR while piloting a giant Gundam type robot called Lucifer. The alpha-grade de...   read

 
 
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Best of all time?
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Perfect Donkey Kong run sets new world record score

The world of competitive Donkey Kong is still lit. If you're far removed from the high-score chasing of the King of Kong documentary era, when Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, and Hank Chien were jockeying for supremacy, note that their once-r...   read

 
 
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Retro X: Arcade

These retro X-Men games are truly terrible

Bless 'em for trying, but the retro inspired mini-games 20th Century Fox cooked up to promote X-Men: Apocalypse are pretty damn terrible. Tenuously tied to the film as a throwback to the '80s when the movie is set, Retro X: Arcade is a set ...   read

 
 
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Shriek Rodeo amirite
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Ski Rodeo VR may have you screaming for your life

Rarely do I get to publish a real person's shrieks of death, so I'm morbidly enjoying this. This is Ski Rodeo, a Bandai Namco VR ski simulator powered by HTC Vive. The experience is unique in that it listens to your breathing (an...   read

 
 
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How do they get arcade games out of skyscrapers? Cranes

I probably never would have thought of this on my own, but those arcade games have to move somehow, right? Over in Japan, someone snapped a few pictures for Twitter of a Club Sega location, showing exactly how they get some of the bigger ar...   read

 
 
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Arcade

Namco's Arcade Game Series kicks off next week on PC, PS4, Xbox One

Do I need to buy Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, or Dig Dug yet again? No, not really. But the chance to do so is about to present itself through new ports for PlayStation 4, Steam, and Xbox One, and I can't be held accountable for my late-ni...   read

 
 
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Beavis and Butt-Head
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Rare Beavis and Butt-Head arcade game now available for public play

Allegedly, there are only a handful of Beavis and Butt-Head arcade machines out there (MTV has one that is only dragged out for tradeshows), and Galloping Ghost Arcade of Brookfield Illinois has one of them. Funnily enough the team nee...   read

 
 
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IKEA

I would totally rock this IKEA arcade cabinet

Pretty snazzy!IKEA Hackers decided to give an arcade cabinet project a go, and it looks like they succeeded. Using a $50 desk, $150 monitor, $100 (all-in) arcade stick, $15 stickers, and a $50 stool, they made the shell of a cabinet that an...   read

 
 
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is having a new character reveal this month

Square Enix is still ramping up production of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade, even though the full launch roster is complete with one representative of every core entry up to XIV, and Ramza from Tactics. They've just announced that on A...   read

 
 
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Theatrhythm

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy arcade is being tested this month

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival -- which is totally not an April Fools joke as it was announced weeks ago -- is being tested this month in Japan. Square Enix has announced that tests will begin on April 15 and conclude on April...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator demo arrives in April

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is coming west in June, but you'll get a chance to try the demo out before then. Aksys Games has announced that the demo (which is a pre-order bonus) will hit on April 5. It'll feature three new characters (Jack-O...   read

 
 
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Surf Shogun
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Spend your Sunday as a Surf Shogun

I didn't know how badly I needed a violent samurai take on California Games' surfing mini-game until I had one in my life. Farmer Gnome, who you may remember from Fistful of Gun and a bunch of other small experimental games, just released S...   read

 
 
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Dissidia
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Dissidia Final Fantasy's Alexandria stage is beautiful

Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade has all of its core characters revealed at this point (well, for now, as Square Enix is working on more eventually), but it's also going to pepper in more content over time. That includes the new Alexandria lev...   read

 
 
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Obscure Video Games: Hard Head 2

Hard Head 2 is janky as hell; but that's what makes it so fascinating. Released in arcades back in 1991, the game wants to be a Super Mario Bros. clone. Yet for some reason, the developers at SunA decided to throw out everything that made...   read

 
 
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Dissidia

Dissidia arcade is getting a Final Fantasy IX themed update in March

I don't hear a lot of talk about Final Fantasy IX in general, but there really should be. It's one of the most memorable games in the series, from the colorful cartoony cast of characters to its locations. That includes Alexandria, which is...   read

 
 
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival coming this fall to arcades

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival is officially coming to Japanese arcades this fall. According to Square Enix, it will host over 80 songs, as well as 60 characters. The game is moving to a dual-joystick system, and will also spo...   read

 
 
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Pokemon x Taiko

Namco originally pitched Pokken as a Taiko: Drum Master game

Pokkén Tournament, or at least the collaborative project between The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco that eventually became Pokkén Tournament, wasn't always a fighting game. According to Bandai Namco fighting...   read

 
 
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FightStick review

Review: Street Fighter V Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2+

Another fighting game, another fightstick. This month Mad Catz is unleashing several sticks into the market, including a sub $100 option, and a few $200+ models. Do you really need an expensive stick to play Street Fighter V? No, but a lot ...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7
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See Tekken 7's Akuma in action from Japan's location test

Japan is running its location tests for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution right now, and of course, tons of people are recording their experiences. It looks like Akuma and his standard moveset are in, and you can get a look at both him and t...   read

 
 
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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival gets a teaser site

The arcade version of Theatrhythm has a name -- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival -- and also a new teaser site. It's set to debut in Japan this year, but will also be available at the Japan Amusement Expo at the Makuha...   read

 
 
Tekken 7 photo
Tekken 7

Tekken 7 Retribution updates Steven 'Don't Call Him Steve' Fox's outfit

Bandai Namco has provided a ton of new screens for Tekken 7 Retrbution, their update of sorts to the base game, and it gives us a few new looks at characters like Paul, Hwoarang, Devil Jin, Alisa, and of course, Fox. Interestingly enough, A...   read

 
 
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Dissidia
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See Ramza in all his Dissidia glory right here

Over the past few months we've covered all of the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade character reveals, and the last character is a pretty welcome surprise -- Final Fantasy Tactics' Ramza Beoulve. You can watch him in action for the first t...   read

 
 
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Mario Party Arcade

Now you can throw a fit in public with Mario Party Arcade

You're leading by four Stars in Mario Party -- it's down to the final few turns -- and you've won most of the minigames so far so you're pretty sure the Minigame Star in the bag. Then your friend uncovers a hidden Star, gets a free Boo...   read

 
 
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Obscure Video Games
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Obscure Video Games: Top 5 Bosses of Ninja Baseball Bat Man

Ninja Baseball Bat Man is not a baseball game. It also has nothing to do with Batman. It's actually a wacky arcade beat-'em-up released in 1993 by Irem (maker of R-Type). You might assume it's just another example of Japanese weirdness. How...   read

 
 
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