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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


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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Review: Noitu Love: Devolution

Noitu Love. Spell it backwards. Evol Ution. Evolution! If the damn title can blow your mind, imagine how great the game must be.   read


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Review: Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

Bandai Namco has done such a wonderful job revitalizing Pac-Man. It's gotten to the point where even if you weren't all that into the original decades-old game, you're still liable to succumb to Pac-Man fever. The Championship Edition serie...   read

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Final Fantasy Type-0's Ace joins Dissidia Final Fantasy

If and when Dissidia Final Fantasy gets a worldwide release on the PS4, it's going to be one hell of a game. The last time we talked about it, Kain Highwind was added to the cast. Today, a Final Fantasy spin-off is getting some representati...   read

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Multibowl is like a head-to-head WarioWare for old games

In Multibowl, two players compete against each other across snippets of emulated games like Wild Guns, Vs. Excitebike, Super Mario Kart, and others selected randomly from a list of hundreds. One moment you're serving in tennis, the next, y...   read


Alienation now has weekly challenges and new loot

Local co-op support was the big post-release addition for Alienation, but Housemarque is back with another free update for its twin-stick shooter, as well as some DLC. As of today, you'll now have Weekly Missions with "unusual rules" to tac...   read

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 drops September 13

Bandai Namco has earned enough goodwill with Pac-Man Championship Edition and its follow-ups that I was wholeheartedly down for the sequel coming into the announcement trailer. What a game! For the sequel, the ghost trains are back alongsi...   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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Snake Eater pachislot
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And now, a seven-minute trailer for Konami's Snake Eater pachislot machine

This extensive trailer for Konami's upcoming Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater pachislot machine really brings home how cool a Fox Engine remake of the cherished PlayStation 2 game could be with a proper budget. The attention to detail ...   read

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Alienation adds four-player local co-op next week

I am so down with Housemarque's twin-stick shooter Alienation, and I bet if you played it, you would be too. The game's lack of local co-op has understandably kept some folks away, but the studio is addressing that omission with an update n...   read

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PlayStation VR

Super Stardust Ultra will be wild in first-person VR

Hearing that Housemarque's twin-stick shooter Super Stardust Ultra would be getting PlayStation VR support, I figured, "Oh, cool, you'll get to look at the spherical levels like they're right there floating in front of you. Sort of like how...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy
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Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade adds fan favorite Kefka to the mix

After Garland and the Alexandria level, Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade edition is set to receive famed VI villain Kefka. In this brief intro we see that he's just as randy as ever, smacking his ass and floating across the screen like ...   read

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Pac-Man CE 2

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 spotted on Korean ratings board

I will spread the good word of Pac-Man Championship Edition and its ilk for as long as I can type (these fingers aren't arthritic yet!). It is a modern classic -- truly one of the best arcade games I've played, new or old -- and I say that ...   read

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Dissidia Final Fantasy's next character revealed soon, follows Garland

Square Enix is still going forward with Dissidia Final Fantasy, which is constantly getting new updates in Japanese arcades in the form of fighters and levels. Following up on Alexandria and Garland, the team has announced that a new c...   read

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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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