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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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Pac-man Championship Edition is getting a sequel with hella huge bosses!

YES! YES! YES! YES! One of my favorite retro remakes is getting a proper sequel in Pac-man Championship Edition 2! Not only will there be the classic modes from the original game, but a new adventure mode that has you chasing fast mov...   read

 
 
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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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Crossy Road developer working on Pac-Man 256

[Update: Now we have a trailer and screenshots! Disregard snark at the bottom here.] In its ongoing celebration of Pac-Man's 35th anniversary, Bandai Namco has said that Pac-Man will show up in unexpected places. The first concrete piece o...   read

 
 
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Geometry Wars 3 is evolving with 40 new stages and Hardcore Mode

This is unexpected. Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions is rolling out a free update across all platforms (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC) on March 31, 2015 that's large enough to warrant a name change. Going forward, the game will be known as G...   read

 
 
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In the world of Basingstoke, even dessicated corpses look cute

It's been a while since we last talked about Puppygames' newest project, the creepy/adorable stealth-roguelike Basingstoke, so I thought it would be a good idea to check in with the developers and see how things are coming along. Not only...   read

 
 
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Horror title Noct reaches its Kickstarter funding goal, Greenlit on Steam

Noct, a 2D top-down multiplayer survival horror game that blends arcade combat with RPG survival elements has recently met and exceeded its Kickstarter funding goal of $20,000 CAD and has been Greenlit on Steam. The game's bleak world is r...   read

 
 
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Possibly seizure-inducing arcade racer The Collider smashes into Steam today

Shortbreak Studios, a part of Techland (Dead Island, Call of Juarez), has just released its PC port of the iOS and Android arcade racer The Collider today on Steam. You might recognize that name as the studio behind the mobile spin-off of ...   read

 
 
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GoD Factory: Wingmen is a thing of beauty, now available on Steam

Nine Dots Studio's gorgeous-looking multiplayer space combat game GoD Factory: Wingmen is now available on Steam. Wingmen is a 4v4 competitive arcade-like title where the goal is to destroy the enemy's 13km carrier while defendin...   read

 
 
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Here are some more Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions screens

We have already seen a little bit of the "full 3D action" of Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, and it looks like those lucky attendees of PAX Prime can get some hands-on time with it this weekend. Stupid lucky jerks who I love having tons of fun...   read

 
 


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Iron Fisticle looks a bit like Robotron x Gauntlet

Curve Digital made a name for itself in recent years by porting popular independent games like The Swapper and Thomas Was Alone to PlayStation platforms but Iron Fisticle, an upcoming twin-stick arcade arena shooter, is another one of its h...   read

 
 
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Puppygames goes broke, announces Basingstoke

UK independent game studio Puppygames recently announced via blog post that it is running out of money. In fact, the team admits that it is broke: "Due to several decisions of dubious merit last year we've ended up wasting most of our cash ...   read

 
 
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This is what Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions looks like

We learned this week that Activision is reviving Sierra Entertainment as a publishing label and its first game will be a new Geometry Wars, developed by Lucid Games. As thrilled as I was at the prospect of another installment, early descrip...   read

 
 
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Penarium wants you to try to survive a sadistic circus act

Though arcade-style action games seemed to disappear with arcades themselves (go figure), they have been making a bit of a comeback recently. Games like Super Crate Box or the upcoming Woah Dave! remind us that sometimes it is okay to just...   read

 
 
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Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

4Gamer got to check out Ramlethal Valentine, the next playable character to join Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. She was actually the boss in the game, but she'll now be playable in the game's next arcade update. Ramlethal has a two swords at her d...   read

 
 
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Persona 4 Arena follow-up starts location test in Japan

[Update: It's unclear as to whether this is a full blown sequel or just a big update, but the Japanese used to describe it is "zokuhen," a word reserved for sequels and continuations. As of this writing only two new characters have been ...   read

 
 
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Two bonus games for Capcom Arcade Cabinet owners

Today, Capcom lifted the curtain on the two extra games for Capcom Arcade Cabinet, which will be free for folks who own the 15-game compilation. The titles are 1943 Kai, the laser-filled update of shoot-'em-up 1943, and Vulgus, th...   read

 
 
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If it moves, blow it up: New Thunder Wolves trailer

These days, helicopters have become something of a nuisance. We've surely all fought one head on -- or thirty, depending on whether or not you've played 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. I don't believe I'm alone in thinking that once again maki...   read

 
 
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PAX: Capcom breathes new life into D&D arcade classics

Capcom announced today at PAX that Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, its sequel, would be getting remastered into an HD double-pack for modern platforms. These two four-player arcade brawlers are getting a...   read

 
 
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Capcom Arcade Cabinet release schedule detailed

After first hearing about Capcom Arcade Cabinet, I was worried it would be another collection primarily filled with games I've experienced multiple times over the years. Thankfully, though, there will be a few different ways to buy the gam...   read

 
 
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After Burner Climax is jetting onto iOS

After Burner is one of those games that tickles the nostalgia bone and doesn't stop. I remember burning away hours locked in aerial combat with After Burner II on my Famicom, although I never did manage to reach the end. And when I played ...   read

 
 
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TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype

Razer is working to get their upcoming Xbox 360 Arcade Stick absolutely perfect. The units they have on display at Tokyo Game Show this year are from their beta program, and are the 13th iteration of the sticks. 200 fighters and modders hav...   read

 
 
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These are the saddest photos you'll see all week

In the Shunqing District of Nanchong City, China, the police have confiscated around 1000 gambling machines and set them ablaze. I understand the need to crack down on illegal gambling, but couldn't the machines have been repurposed? This c...   read

 
 
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Wreck-It Ralph's teaser poster is just a pixelated sprite

Disney's latest CGI film, Wreck-It Ralph, will be landing in theaters nationwide on November 2. To get moviegoers "pumped," a teaser poster has been unveiled. As simple as the poster is, however, I think it's quite ballsy. Let's back up a b...   read

 
 
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Sparks and flashes: New screens from Persona 4 fighter

Persona 4 The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena is one heck of a good looking fighter. These new screens from Japan show several of the cast members (no one ones yet) in battle, and you'll get plenty of sparks, light flashes and other blue/yellow ...   read

 
 



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