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NBA Playgrounds' first major patch fundamentally changes how shooting works

In our positive review of NBA Playgrounds, we pointed out that it's an enjoyable game but that it's enjoyable despite of a glut of problems. Probably the most concerning dealt with shooting the rock. Players have unique shooting animations ...   read

 
 
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Housemarque's top-down shooter Nex Machina is out June 20

It seems like word of Nex Machina has started to spread, but in case you haven't heard of it yet, this is an arcade shooter from Resogun studio Housemarque and Defender, Robotron: 2084, and Smash TV designer Eugene Jarvis. It looks and play...   read

 
 

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Review: Polybius

Polybius, the trippy new arcade shooter from long-time designer Jeff Minter, is a question-inducing game. Why's it called that? What even is it? Won't it give me motion sickness? The name is a riff on an old urban legend that spoke of a mys...   read

 
 
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Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is a thing of beauty

Darn! Do any of you have access to a time machine? I need to go back -- just to last week! -- and strictly for business. We had a staff-wide discussion about our dream crossover games and instead of cleverly namedropping Arkanoid vs. Space...   read

 
 
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Battlezone is worth checking out on Vive and Oculus Rift

For me, Battlezone was and still is a highlight of the PlayStation VR library, albeit with the caveat that it's best experienced with a full four-person group. The roguelike campaign structure and at times fierce difficulty both necessitate...   read

 
 
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I would rock this Nintendo Switch arcade dock

Knowing someone who owns an original X-Men arcade cabinet, six players and all, is a real treat. As more and more "funzone" type arcades pop up in various places and adopt smartphone variations like Flappy Bird and Temple Run vari...   read

 
 
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That wild new Jeff Minter game Polybius is out today

Polybius is another hectic arcade shooter from Jeff Minter, albeit one designed with virtual reality in mind, and I'm not so sure I can handle his brand of trance-inducing madness while I'm strapped in. It's playable on a standard PS4 witho...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy V's Exdeath gon' give it to ya in Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade

Seeing the Dissidia versions of Final Fantasy characters in a higher resolution is a dream come true, so waiting on a console version has been pure agony. It's especially worse knowing Dissidia Final Fantasy's current arcade run is doing w...   read

 
 
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Review: NBA Playgrounds

Yeah, now basketball is my favorite sport I like the way they dribble up and down the court I keep it so fresh on the microphone I like no interruptions when the game is on I like slam dunk, to take me to the hoop My favorite play is the al...   read

 
 
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A fighting game tournament with two-second rounds? I'm in

Having been to arcades in Japan, it's incredible what you can find. Entire floors dedicated to preserving games from 30 years ago is just one wonder, but thriving fighting game competitions were another awesome sight to behold. Over in ...   read

 
 


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The plot of the Rampage movie sounds a lot more serious than it should

It kind of sucks we're still waiting on a great videogame adaptation, and by the sounds of the upcoming Rampage film, we're going to wait a lot longer. Directed by Brad Peyton (San Andreas), and starring Dwayne Johnson and Malin Ackerman, y...   read

 
 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade is getting yet another character, maybe it's Noctis?

Square Enix and Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade came out in 2015, and Square Enix and Team Ninja have been updating it ever since at a very respectable pace.  In all that time we've gotten a surge of characters, levels, and there's ...   read

 
 
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Smile! Geometry Wars 2 and 3 are backward compatible on Xbox One

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is one of those games that I try to come back to each year, and I'm sure many of you hold it in similarly high regard. It's a modern-day classic! I'm also willing to bet there are leaderboard chasers among us ...   read

 
 
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Review: TumbleSeed

"FUCK!" That's the word I say right before I nearly throw my Switch across the room after dying what seems like the millionth time in TumbleSeed.  "I hate this fucking game," I think at the time, but I don't really. I actually like it ...   read

 
 
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Housemarque's Nex Machina will have a replay system and seasons

Nex Machina is looking more and more like a crowd-pleaser among Housemarque fans. The Resogun studio took to the PlayStation Blog today to discuss a few extras making it into the upcoming PC and PlayStation 4 top-down shooter. Most notabl...   read

 
 
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Ms. Pac-Man has taken over Google Maps

Ahead of April Fools' Day, Google has turned Google Maps into a playable game of Ms. Pac-Man. Just click the little icon (it's unmissable on the mobile app and found on the bottom left on desktop), then off you go. Streets become pellet-fil...   read

 
 
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Canceled arcade fighter Primal Rage II is now available online

Primal Rage is the one series I can barely remember playing as a kid (since it released in 1994), but had all of the toys. Atari had a sequel in the works for a planned 1996 release before shelving the project in 1995. Now, twenty years lat...   read

 
 
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Housemarque is bringing twin-stick shooter Nex Machina to PC

Housemarque (Resogun) and Eugene Jarvis (Robotron: 2084) are collaborating on a twin-stick shooter, and that's such a beautiful thought. The new game, Nex Machina, really does look like a fitting fusion. You've got robo-blasting, human sav...   read

 
 
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Review: Fast RMX

Look, this game is super fast racing and includes a big blue vehicle named "Fulcon Capital." You can stop asking for these guys to make the next F-Zero game. This is it.   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy II's Emperor gets a new groove in Dissidia Final Fantasy

If you're like me, you've been keeping tabs of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade in the hopes that'll it'll come to the PlayStation 4 soon. The two PSP titles were some of my favorite games on that system, so I really want to play this soon.&nb...   read

 
 
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The long rumored Nintendo Switch Hori Fight Stick is confirmed

For weeks now there has been leaked knowledge of a Hori Fight Stick for the Nintendo Switch, which at the moment is probably only going to be useful for Ultra Street Fighter II. But still, with those C-button-esque Joy-Con inputs it makes s...   read

 
 
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Damn, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade just keeps adding new characters

I hope that Square Enix is saving its PS4 port of Dissidia Final Fantasy for when the roster is mostly complete, so they can avoid patching it every month or so. That's how often they'd have to do it to keep up with the arcade edition,...   read

 
 
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Review: Dexed

I'm at the point in PlayStation VR ownership where I'm still actively seeking out new games on a regular basis, but I'm also not willing to play just anything because it happens to support the headset. That novelty has long since worn off, ...   read

 
 
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Resogun lands 4K and HDR support

There's nothing quite like returning to a leaderboard-centric game after a long absence only to find out that all of your unstoppable high scores have been trounced by some jabroni. This is how grudges form! Housemarque is giving Resogun pl...   read

 
 
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Sephiroth is getting his Kingdom Hearts outfit in Dissidia Final Fantasy

It may be a fool's errand to write about small updates to a Japanese arcade game but, like writing "Mrs. Antonio Banderas" in my middle school dream journal, I write this hoping I'll get my hands on it in the future. Anyway, shown off durin...   read

 
 


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