The old parental and Congressional outrage about video games was always pretty stupid. The belief that video games represented some phantasmagoric nadir for youth culture, the idea that you could encrypt Satanism into a Super Nintendo, none of that held up.
A man is wanted by police after being filmed sending his daughter inside a BarBerCut Lite cabinet, where she was able to get her tiny hands on some prizes and retrieve them before the pair (and another child, believed to be the man’s son) left the scene.
Look at these! Japan’s Wave Corporation has been releasing several different miniature arcade cabinets (here and here, for example). These Astro City cabinets, however, are my favorite.
Sometimes life throws a pack of mummies and raging bulls at you, and the only thing to do is run like heck. I Hate Running Backwards is an endless runner that mixes close call dodges with loud weaponry. As the screen fills with enemies and explosions, it gets harder and harder to run away. It’s a furious race for…
Microsoft just showed off Halo: Fireteam Raven, a lightgun shooter for the arcade that’s set during the events of the first game in the series.
Previously hinted at, the Neo Geo Mini is now official. It’s the latest retro hardware to get miniaturized.
It’s May the 4th, and that means there’s no better time to talk about one of the best racing games ever: Star Wars Episode 1: Racer. Recently re-released for the PC, wannabe podracers and grizzled veterans can return to the tracks once more. Staff writers Heather Alexandra and Ethan Gach look back at what made the…
Amid all the pro circuits and premiers for games like Street Fighter and Tekken, you might have forgotten about another classic: Virtua Fighter. Last night in Japan, 510 entrants gathered in Tokyo to play some Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and y’all, it was pretty rad.
It’s only March! There is still time for another company to top this. But for now, Japanese peripheral maker Hori has the honor or making this year’s best-looking mecha game controller. Sorry, controllers.
Released in arcades in 1976, Atari’s original Night Driver is an outstanding example of doing more with less, simulating first-person driving through nothing more than a series of scrolling rectangles. The new Night Driver, coming soon to Android and iOS, looks like any other mobile racing game.
There’s a new Tomb Raider game! It’s not an action adventure for consoles and the PC, though: it’s a four-player lightgun game that you play at the arcade.
A prominent Donkey Kong forum has removed some scores supposedly earned by legendary arcade game player Billy Mitchell after evidence that there was possible foul play. Mitchell’s scores, which had set world records in Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., had been recognized by the forum for eight years.
Last month, it was announced that there was going to be a new TMNT arcade game, featuring the same kind of four-player co-op that made Konami’s 1989 version an all-time classic. There wasn’t any footage to go along with that announcement, sadly, but there is now.
Do you have a video game room? You know, a room dedicated to playing video games. Some folks in Japan do, and they are very, very cool.
Housemarque, the veteran Finnish development studio behind Resogun and Nex Machina, announced in a blog post today that they will abandon arcade style games after a lack of financial success.
Arcade cabinet maker Raw Thrills has confirmed it’s currently working on a new machine featuring the heroes in a half shell as depicted in the Nickelodeon cartoon currently in its fifth season.
New Wave Toys has teamed up with Atari to produce Replicade x Centipede, the first in a line of fully-functional 1/6 scale replicas of classic arcade games.
Centipede was released for the arcade by Atari in 1980. It’s a game where you swerve back and forth as you fire at bugs and try not to get eaten. Halt and Catch Fire featured it in its very first episode and again in last night’s series finale, proving once and for all the show is more than just the sum of its…
Revealed last night during the official Twitch E3 stream, Studio Saizensen’s Blade Strangers is a 2D fighter that combines the speed of Guilty Gear with the easy inputs of Smash Bros. More importantly, it lets Curly from Cave Story fight Solange from Code of Princess.
Fighting Final Fantasy fans eagerly awaiting the console port of Team Ninja’s arcade brawler now have a better idea of how long they’ll be waiting, as Square Enix announces Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for early 2018 release on PlayStation 4.