The Alternative Universe Of Soviet Arcade Games


When you walk into the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games in St. Petersburg, the first thing you’ll see is a series of gray, hard-edged soda machines from the early 1980s. If you choose the one in the middle, it will dispense a tarragon-flavored and slightly fermented soda whose recipe relies on a syrup that has not been… »9/07/15 2:00pm9/07/15 2:00pm


If you’re in or near New York City, you should go check out this Friday’s tournament centered on Kil

If you’re in or near New York City, you should go check out this Friday’s tournament centered on Killer Queen—the action/strategy multiplayer game that debuted in a spiffy arcade cabinet at New York University’s No Quarter exhibition. New sprites and a new map will be debuting at the event. »7/01/13 3:20pm7/01/13 3:20pm

You Have This Guy to Thank for a Game About Jetpacks and Lancing

Of all the games that I played at New York University’s No Quarter exhibition, the one I most wanted to take home and play with a friend was There Shall Be Lancing. Granted, Killer Queen and Bennet Foddy's Speed Chess are a little too unwieldy to play in my small New York City apartment, But, the combat game by… »5/14/13 3:00pm5/14/13 3:00pm

Nobody Makes Awesome Arcade Machines Anymore. But These Guys Did.

Whether it’s a PC monitor or a smartphone display, indie game-makers tend to thrive on smaller screens. But when Josh DeBonis and Nik Mikros worked up the idea for their co-operative strategy/platformer hybrid Killer Queen, they went really big. So big they had to make their own unique stand-up machine for it. But,… »5/13/13 9:40am5/13/13 9:40am

Donate Some Cash to Help Classic Arcade Titles Enter Video Game Valhalla

Those of us that remember them still miss the arcade emporiums of yore, even is they reeked of cigarette smoke and too much body odor in too small a space. That era's long gone but the American Classic Arcade Museum, located in New Hampshire's Funspot arcade, remains one place where folks can lay hands on the… »12/29/11 9:00am12/29/11 9:00am