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Dissidia Final Fantasy's next character reveal is soon, I hope it's Noctis

The developers of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade have already said that if Final Fantasy XV caught on (I think it has) and people respond kindly to Notcis (uh, they mostly have), he might make it into the game representing XV. Now,...   read

 
 
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Battlezone is going old-school with Classic mode

With its too-high price out of the gate, Battlezone has become something of an underappreciated gem in the PlayStation VR lineup. It doesn't help that you really need three players if not a full four-person group to get the most out it. Bu...   read

 
 
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PS4 and Vita owners can Windjam online in early 2017

Windjammers is a sports arcade game originally released in 1994 on Neo Geo by Data East. It was ported to the Wii Virtual Console in Japan only, back in 2010, so in early 2017 western PlayStation 4 and PS Vita owners will for the first...   read

 
 
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Nex Machina: Death Machine looks like a pretty metal top-down shooter

New Machina: Death Machine, a new top-down shooter from Eugene Jarvis (of Atari fame), is in the works. It was revealed today at PSX with a new trailer, showcasing vibrant graphics along with some high-octane dash-heavy gameplay, and light ...   read

 
 
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Overcooked is getting even better with free festive DLC

My love/hate relationship with Overcooked and the blessed/poor souls I play it with continues. Ghost Town Games is expanding its frenzied arcade-style co-op cooking title with the free Festive Seasoning DLC, a pack containing eight new win...   read

 
 
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Pinball FX2 is even better than expected in VR

It feels like it's been years since I've last played a Zen Studios pinball game. I mean, my goodness! The list of tables available for Pinball FX2 stretches on and on. Where do you even start at this point? For as much fun as I've had with ...   read

 
 
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Empoleon is the latest member of the PT crew

So he's finally here, performing for you, Empoleon in Pokken Tournament, yes the leaks were true, Put your hands together, if you want to clap, But only for arcades, which is kind of crap.   read

 
 
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New VR burger game brings zombies and death metal to the cooking sim genre

Q-Games, developer of The Tomorrow Children and the PixelJunk series, has decided to move to VR for its next title, Dead Hungry. More specifically it will be coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam. If you were baffled by The...   read

 
 
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Another mystery Pokken Tournament character will be revealed this week

Pokken Tournament can't stop, won't stop! At least in arcades, where it's getting tons of new DLC in the form of extra fighters. Wii U isn't getting anything just yet, while we wait for more information, or a potential Switch port. As ...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 0 still has all the zany mini-games

The Yakuza series may not be well known in the West, but any fan can tell you that the best feature is all of the crazy mini-games. Yakuza 0 looks to continue that tradition with a bunch of ridiculous scenarios and returning classics (Karao...   read

 
 
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That darn Snake Eater pachislot machine looks so good!

Some more images have surfaced for Konami's pachislot machine based on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and, ugh, these characters have never looked so good. This is the stuff of broken dreams for any fan wishing that somehow, some way, thin...   read

 
 
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Get some retro gaming goodness with the Retro-Bit Generations

So the NES Classic goes on sale this afternoon and many fans of old-school games and lapsed gamers alike are excited to experience the new version of the system that coined the term for video games as "Nintendo." But did you now that there ...   read

 
 
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Daytona USA returning to arcades

It's been 18 years since Daytona USA 2 first hit arcades, but Sega announced yesterday that it's bringing a new version of the classic racing franchise "screeching into the 21st century." Daytona 3 Championship USA features the origina...   read

 
 
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The leaks were wrong: Pokken Tournament welcomes...Croagunk?!

Given that a reliable leak gave us Scizor and Darkrai, it stood to reason that Empoleon, the third leak, would be announced for Pokken Tournament. But we were possibly trolled by Bandai Namco, as the newest character on the block is none ot...   read

 
 
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Yet another Pokken Tournament character will be revealed in November

It feels weird reporting on all this rad Pokken Tournament news and having Nintendo and Bandai Namco staying completely silent about the Wii U version, but here we go again. As revealed by the game's official Twitter account, another m...   read

 
 
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Rebellion patches in PS4 Pro support for Battlezone

Battlezone isn't making the same waves that other PlayStation VR games like Job Simulator, Thumper, and Rez Infinite are, but I keep coming back to it and staying up way, way too late trying to best its challenging procedurally-generated ca...   read

 
 
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The last arcade in Boston

[To this day I still lament the closing of southern California's Arcade Infinity, one of my favorite dives and one of the last arcades to survive into the 2000s. I met and interviewed Mike Z there when Skullgirls was naught but a glint in h...   read

 
 
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Review: Battlezone

Out of all the PlayStation VR launch games, none was a bigger question mark for me than Battlezone. Maybe I'm underestimating the appreciation and allegiance for this classic arcade property, but ever since hearing about Rebellion's 2016 re...   read

 
 
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Review: Pirate Pop Plus

[Update: Added the release date for the Wii U version of the game as well as notated that the game is cross-buy across Nintendo consoles.] Remember Buster Bros. (aka Pang outside of America)? It's that game where you walk back and...   read

 
 
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Scizor is heading to Pokken Tournament arcade, Wii U still in question

Bandai Namco teased another Pokemon for Pokken Tournament, and now we finally have a confirmation -- Scizor! Nintendo Everything grabbed some footage from the stream that you can watch below. Leaks several months ago pointed towards&nb...   read

 
 
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Classic racing series Cruis'n lives again in arcades

When I tell people I have a Cruis'n game collection, half the responses I get are "huh?" It's a relic of the past, something that went out during the decline of the arcade era -- at least, that was the cast until recently. Raw Thrills ...   read

 
 
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Another Pokemon is being added to the arcade version of Pokken Tournament

You would be forgiven for thinking that Pokkén Tournament was a finished game. No DLC was ever announced for the game and the eventual port to Wii U kind of solidified that the roster was complete. The arcade original launched with e...   read

 
 
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Review: Overcooked

Overcooked is an absolute riot. Some of you already know this. After all, the manic cooking game has been out on a few different platforms since early August. But many of you have yet to experience the joy (and utter misery) of running a ki...   read

 
 
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Arcade-inspired roguelike TumbleSeed plays as well as it looks

TumbleSeed is an audio-visual treat. I knew that much before giving it a spin. What I didn't expect was how much strategy comes into play in this arcade-inspired permadeath romp about a fragile seed on a journey up a mountain. Fast reflexe...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7's console edition is on par with arcades

I don't have as much to say about Tekken 7 because there just isn't a whole lot to say. It's Tekken. That's all you need you know really. If you're a Tekken fan and been following it, you'll already know that the game is...   read

 
 



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