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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 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
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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 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

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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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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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Square Enix finally reveals Ramza in Dissidia Final Fantasy

Finally! After dancing around it for weeks and teasing his lower body, Square Enix has showed off Ramza's character model in Dissidia Final Fantasy. He's currently set to debut at some point in the near future on the arcade edition in Japan...   read

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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is getting yet another new character in Kum Haehyun

While we were all expecting Dizzy to make a triumphant return in the near future, it looks like there's a newcomer on the block for Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator -- Kum Haehyun. This character joins Johnny, Jam, and Jack-O. Dizzy is still...   read

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Akuma is likely coming to Tekken in Japanese arcades in February

It's official: Akuma is invading the Tekken world, and he's probably coming to Japanese arcades soon by way of a series of location tests. If you happen to reside in Tokyo, Fukuoka, or Osaka, you can catch the tests from February ...   read

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The Bug Butcher review
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Review: The Bug Butcher

When I first heard about The Bug Butcher last year, I thought it looked like a nice modern take on the bubble-popping shooter Super Pang. But I held off. I have a regrettable history of playing games in Steam Early Access only to completely...   read

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Dissida Final Fantasy

Ramza is coming soon to Dissida Final Fantasy arcade

Right now, the roster for the Dissida Final Fantasy arcade edition is complete. Well it mostly is, outside of Final Fantasy Tactics' Ramza, who will be added in "soon," according to Famitsu. Ramza was initially teased back in Nove...   read

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Tekken 7: Fated Retribution announced, the first new character is Street Fighter's Akuma

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has just been announced at The King of Iron Fist Tournament 2015’s grand finals. Fated Retribution will be released first in arcades, and will include new characters, outfits, items and stages. That all so...   read

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Namco is partnering with Hooters in Japan to open up an arcade

I've already professed my love for Japanese arcades, having visited some for the first time a few months back, but this is something else entirely. Namco Bandai is reportedly teaming up with Hooters to bring a "Gaming Barside-B" concept arc...   read

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Pokken Tournament

A new fighter is coming to Pokken Tournament soon

Pokken Tournament currently hosts 11 characters (counting Pikachu Libre and Shadow Mewtwo), and it looks like one more will be revealed on December 10, as per the official Twitter account. I'd wager that the new character would hit the arca...   read

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Y'shtola rounds out Dissidia Final Fantasy's cast as a representative of XIV

She might not be well known at all in most Final Fantasy circles, but XIV fans will recognize Y’shtola the Conjurer. She was featured in the original build of XIV, before moving into the reworked A Realm Reborn, and th...   read

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Final Fantasy's Vaan isn't a street rat: I don't buy that

I've always had a lukewarm relationship with Final Fantasy XII, and its protagonist, Vaan. The only thing it really did for me was ape Final Fantasy XI's combat and add in gambits. Post-game content was pretty cool compared to most of...   read

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