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Review: Space Invaders Extreme (PC)

Almost 10 years ago, Space Invaders Extreme released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable and blew people away. The game was a wild reinvention of one of the most iconic shmups ever made and it somehow transformed a 30-year-old prop...

 
 
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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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1982 arcade game Front Line now available on PlayStation 4

Retro-enthusiasts HAMSTER have added another title to the Arcade Archives range. The ever-expanding catalogue is designed to release arcade classics of yesterday onto today's consoles, with HAMSTER recently stating that they hope to put out...

 
 
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Taito and Degica are teasing a Space Invaders game for Steam

A no-frills teaser site has surfaced for a Space Invaders project launching in 2018. Whatever the mystery game is, it's headed to Steam. Taito and Degica Games also had this to say: If you have ever played a video game (if you are reading...

 
 
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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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TriCerAroK

I want a Star Wars prequel set during Darth Vaders recovery at Emporer Palpatines Reconstructive Surgery I want physical therapy montages of him going from being invalid to killing rebels set to The Best Around, him sharing at grief

 
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Apparently, Destructoid objects to to the _ part of so I cant really link you to my cat

 
Goemar

Raider V is on sale over on the PS-Store for any shmups fans who may have been put off by the

 
Tohsaka

I got Twitch working for the first time in four I guess I fixed whatever was ailing my Looks pretty good for a test/no commentary short Might do something with

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

My review of Superhot VR: So full of action it made me break a lightbulb!

 
Parismio

Everytime kratos calls for his son, i keep thinking of this:

 
Shoggoth2588

So that Venom the Sim-Buy-Oat manufactured by Alchemax or did they not say the name of the evil corporation explicitly?

 
CaimDark Reloaded

Conservative media has been covering the Toronto attack They Maybe because the terrorist is a white self-described Just a white dude who hates women, not something truly bad like a brown All is Carry

 
GoofierBrute

So hey, guess what I just pre-ordered on AmiAmi, because Im an idiot sandwich who makes poor choices with money?

 
Pixie The Fairy

Hi Dont spoil Infinity War or the moderation knives will come Dont be that totally bangs Thanos by the

 
 

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