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Space Invaders Extreme and Groove Coaster are bound for Steam

Taito and Degica have been teasing something Steam-releated for Space Invaders' 40th anniversary. I kept my expectations in check, hoping for ports of the more recent games. That's happening! Space Invaders Extreme is up first with a Febru...

 
 
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R-Type is back with an SNES reprint from Retro-bit

The R-Type series was one of the first shooter franchises I remember playing outside of my random jaunts with Galaga and the like, so I'm always happy to see it maintain its relevance. Retro-Bit is doing just that by re-releasing it in...

 
 
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Neo Geo shoot 'em up Pulstar available now on Nintendo Switch

Over 2017, the Neo Geo ACA range raked in big bucks for SNK, as many a '90s arcade found itself ported to modern platforms. The trend continues this week as horizontal shmup Pulstar is now available on the Nintendo Switch.Featuring impressi...

 
 
 
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Resogun developers Housemarque leaving arcade shooter genre

Speaking to Engadget, Helsinki-based developers Housemarque announced that they are moving on from their trademark arcade shmup shooters, due to the genre not being financially viable in today's gaming climate.The company have put out sever...

 
 
 
 
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Sine Mora EX for Nintendo Switch dated for release this month

THQ Nordic have announced that their time-based Euro-shmup Sine Mora EX will be getting a Switch release in North America this month, with a European launch to follow in October.The bullet-hell shooter, in which time is both the ultimate we...

 
 
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Review: Senko no Ronde 2

Selling an original game is hard! Trying to convince players why they should try something new without being able to compare it to an existing property is tough at the best of times and with a huge marketing budget and even then, the possib...

 
 
 
 
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Neo Geo shmup Pulstar blasts onto Xbox One

Almost nothing recalls the halcyon days of the arcade quite like a shmup. The twitchy, reactive and often infuriating genre swamped game rooms the world over, ensnaring a community of masochistic fans who are still dedicated to the genre to...

 
 
 
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Review: Castle of Shikigami

I sort of remember the long and convoluted history of the first Castle of Shikigami game, but I had to stare at a few sources for several minutes just to be sure I had it right. Years back, a publisher named XS Games licensed Gunbird a...

 
 
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Polybius is heading to PC

Earlier this month, Polybius finally stopped being an urban legend and became a game on PS4. While there is more than likely not an actual arcade cabinet that drove people insane, the story behind the legend is a cool bit of urban mythology...

 
 
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Raiden V is coming to PS4 and Steam with a 'Director's Cut'

Sometime this fall, UFO Interactive Games will be bringing Raiden V to PS4 and PC (via Steam) as Raiden V: Director's Cut. In an effort to entice fans to double dip (or sweeten the deal for people who don't own an Xbox One), Director's Cut ...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Bullet Soul

"There are only so many shmups I can play before I get sick of them," is something I've never said in my life. So without further ado, here's a review of Bullet Soul, which is gearing up for a Steam release after a debut on Xbox 360, t...

 
 
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Review: Ghost Blade HD

What's going on, I can't hold all these shmups! With the rise of digital distribution, more and more developers are able to get their previously super niche bodies of work into the hands of more folks, which subsequently results in more shm...

 
 
 
 




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Seymour

Just ordered this beast from Play-Asia (purely out of paranoia that the US wont get this same LE with those hot soundtracks) and I feel happy but also conflicted because I proooooooobably still shouldve ?

 
GoofierBrute

So for those of who are still playing it and have a My Nintendo account, Fire Emblem Heroes is holding that Choose Your Heroes event Top four become new units down the road, and the four who won last time cant be voted on this

 
Electric Reaper

The worst possible job in a video game would be vehicle insurance agent to the player character of an open world Abandoned vehicles, vehicles blown up, vehicles covered in blood and gore, heavily damaged vehicles, vehicles dropped in water, and more

 
TysonOfTime

Aaand just watched the RWBY V5 aside from two character moments it was really weak, and disappointing after last episodes Im starting to see a lot more people falling off the boat, surprisingly also from the Maybe I should

 
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WILFoftheblues

For those not so fresh times

 
jak2364

This has been stuck in my head the past few days since I found this Hopefully itll get stuck in some of your heads I REFUSE TO KEEP MY EARWORMS TO

 
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Sometime I should consider doing a blog on body horror ala Dead Its something that might be interesting to ponder, as well as something I know a certain somone else on the site finds interesting if they wanted to contribute cough

 
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After battling Parkinsons for a few years, Zombie Dad is now battling stage III colon If you could, please help spread the word for my dad, hes the only one I My mom cant do it on her

 
 

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