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Review: Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders has slowly taken over my life. Jordan first brought it to my attention last week, and today I play it everywhere I go. I play it on the bus, I play it on the train, I play it at my desk when I’m sure nobody...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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Obscure Video Games: Combat Queen

Remember FMV games? Back in the '90s they were briefly the hot new thing. Games like Phantasmagoria and 7th Guest were considered cutting edge adventure games. Perhaps you even bought a CD-ROM drive for your computer just to play them. Even...

 
 
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Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders should have happened years ago

I was too young to get into Space Invaders, influential as it was, but Arkanoid is my jam. Taito is working on a mobile game for iOS and Android that combines the two properties, according to Game Watch, and I'm loving the sound of it (minu...

 
 
 
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Sip in style with these retro Taito coffee mugs

You can never have too many coffee mugs. My favorite just happens to be the House Targaryen stein I've got chilling in my cabinet, but I rarely drink coffee (if ever) so I don't have much of a reason to use it. But if I ever want some hot c...

 
 
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Meet the cast of Left 4 Dead's Japanese arcade version

Left 4 Dead: Survivors is shambling to test locations in Tokyo today, courtesy of Taito. The Japanese arcade release sports a number of subtle changes to the classic zombie-shooting formula, including a strange new controller that looks jus...

 
 
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Taito's 'Project Z' endeavor is actually a Left 4 Dead game

Left 4 Dead in Japanese arcades? It's more likely than you think. Actually, it's definitely going to happen. Taito's been teasing a "Project Z" for some time now for its Nesica arcade systems, but today the official site has been updated w...

 
 
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Bust-a-Move 4 bobbles over to PSN next week

Earlier this month, Nastume announced it would be bringing Taito's Bust-a-Move 4 on PlayStation Network this spring. We didn't get a specific release date back then, but the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcas...

 
 
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Taito's Crime Connection wants your phone's contact info

Crime Connection, the latest iOS and Android title from Square Enix subsidiary Taito, is a free-to-play "social crime simulation" in the style of Mafia Wars. There is a serious caveat to the game, however, and I'm not talking about microtra...

 
 
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Raystorm now available on the App Store

Taito's classic pew-pew-pew space shooter, Raystorm, is now available on the Apple App Store, for iPhone and iPod Touch. The 1996 arcade classic has been recreated for iOS with a pixel-perfect arcade mode, but there's also a new iPhone mode...

 
 
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TAITO's Rayforce out now on the App store

Rayforce is now out on the App store for iPhone and iPod users. It's the classic shoot 'em up you remember, but there are some new features like the obvious touch controls. Additionally, you can view the game in the original arcade aspec...

 
 
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'Impossible' Famicom game Takeshi's Challenge translated

Takeshi Kitano, Japan's most extreme eliminator, hates technology. Naturally, he was the best person to ask to help make a videogame. The result was Takeshi no Chousenjou (Takeshi's Challenge), a Famicom title that was nearly impossible to...

 
 
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Get this game: Groove Coaster is $0.99 for the holidays

Groove Coaster is awesome. It's easily one of my favorite iOS titles, and I think that every rhythm game fan should check it out. It's kind of like Rez in the visual department, but the music gaming is much simpler, as it has you tapping to...

 
 
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Friggin' Japan and its awesome Taito Station arcades!

Nerdcore artist Random is currently touring Japan and taking the time to enjoy the sights and sounds in between gigs. Naturally, he had to check out a Taito Station and share the experience with his fans. This is pure guerrilla filming, as...

 
 
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It Came from Japan! PuLiRuLa

[It Came from Japan! is a series where I seek out and review the weirdest, most original and enjoyable titles that never left the Land of the Rising Sun.] When it comes to '90s beat 'em ups, there are only a few games worth expl...

 
 
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Rhythm-based Space Invaders? Get ready to Groove Coaster

Space Invaders Infinity Gene stands alongside Pac-Man Championship Edition DX and Galaga Legions DX as one of the best modern re-imaginings of a classic arcade title. All of those games share a certain subtle rhythm that sneaks into your br...

 
 
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AOU 2011: Music GunGun 2 was pretty fun fun, too

Taito's arcade sequel, Music GunGun 2, again mixes music/rhythm gaming with light gun shooting. Take popular music and add a light gun to shoot notes to the beat and you've got the right idea. After waiting in an insanely long line at AO...

 
 
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Review: Space Invaders Infinity Gene (PS3/360)

If you have an iPhone, you may have played Space Invaders Infinity Gene when it came out late last year. Why are we excited about a port then, you ask? Why, HD, of course. That, and the ability to use a gamepad rather than your iPhone's tou...

 
 
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Puzzle Bobble coming to 3DS

Famitsu has posted some information and screenshots on a new Puzzle Bobble game coming to the 3DS. Under the working title Tobidasu! Puzzle Bobble 3D (which translates roughly to "Jump Out! Puzzle Bobble 3D"), the game is expected to be rel...

 
 
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Taito reveals new digital distributed arcade game cabinet

Arcade cabinets have a lot of strikes against them. They take up a lot of space, for starters. And, with a few exceptions like the Neo-Geo multi-slot boards, cabinets only offer one game. So, if you're an arcade owner, the profitability of ...

 
 
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Space Invaders: Infinity Gene on XBLA/PSN in September

Space Invaders: Infinity Gene, a stylish update to the classic arcade game, will see a PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade release in September. Currently, you can only get this title for iPhone/iPod Touch (or Japanese mobile phones), ...

 
 
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XBLA and PSN are getting Space Invaders: Infinity Gene

A bit of grand news for us wretched, iPhone-less individuals: Taito's Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is -- sort of unsurprisingly -- looking forward to a future on PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE Arcade. As with many of Taito's more recent...

 
 
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Fish lasers! Dariusburst listed by ESRB

I laughed when I saw Siliconera's reaction to the new ESRB rating write-up for water life-themed side-scrolling space shooter, Dariusburst. It seems that Spencer and I think alike as he also mentions "robotic fish and Zuntata" when thinking...

 
 




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That moment when you realize that Mohn from the Poke-pelago is probably Mohn from Aether paradise, Lusamines spouse, who disappeared studying ultra has similar hair to the family and the pelago is basically Aether paradise, only

 
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Theres a new Classic Sonic stage revealed for Sonic It seems a bit too grey in places, but I rather like the neon colors and Casino Night

 
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I was in the hospital today for some looking around my insides for a problem, taking tissue samples and a mild I had a weird experience with Entonox I may post about later and mentioned on Twitter but laughing gas is awesome! Yo Joker, hook a girl up!

 
chlmera

I picked up a pair of the sony 1000x Recently audio has sounded worse to me, I guess my other Sonys and shitty apple earpods dont cut it no Or I destroying my hearing using that

 
Keiichi Morisato

OH MY GOD!the show Dark Matter is using a PSVR head set as a prop for a scene where a guy has jacked into a full virtual simulation like in The though they have covered up the PS symbols, its pretty easily

 
Jetfandam

Best costume in the recent SF V update (3 other picks are in the comments)

 
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#2BTuesday

 
Ein on Shrooms

Ein Update: -My family in Puerto Rico is going to be ok, thank Steamworld Dig Mistakenly thought the Town song was soundtrack is done by the Hotline Miami Done with Xenosaga the best in the seri

 
Shinkz

What the fuck, Capcom?

 
ShadeOfLight

When my dad fell ill, we decided that we still wanted to build my first high-end PC We did, but I only got all the software installed and ready However, now I need to get games for this beast to utterly Suggest me some!

 
 

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