The shoot'em up Touhou Project games are fan-made PC games created by a one-man game studio. Touhou Project's creator, Zun, has been free-wheeling about derivative work—something that changed earlier this year.
Bring a Nintendo DS! As seen by me.
With all the talk about gloom and doom and often hangs over arcade gaming, it's nice to see a new arcade open. And open with style.
One word: "Daigo".
Upcoming 2D arcade fighting game The King of Fighters XIII already has curvy ninja Mai Shiranui in its line-up. But just because KOFXIII has Mai, that doesn't mean the line-up is finalized. Two more fights are entering the fray.
Crane game prizes can run the gamut of everything from rice cookers to stuffed animals. Figures are not uncommon. This figure, however, is quite nice.
Jiggly fighter Mai Shiranui was not in The King of Fighters XII. She is in upcoming arcade game The King of Fighters XIII.
Not that there are a ton of music videos about arcade cabinets. There should be, however.
The latest entry in the 2D King of Fighters series has been announced by Osaka-based game developer SNK Playmore. It is The King of Fighters XIII.
Upcoming arcade title Metal Gear Arcade is in 3D. If this game is a hit, it could start a 3D arcade gaming trend. And just like 3D Hollywood films shown in theaters, gamers wear 3D goggles.
At the recent AOU Arcade Show in Chiba, Japan, upcoming "prizes" for arcade crane-type games. There figures run the gamut of Love Plus to Fist of the North Star.
When Konami announced what games it would be bringing to the arcade AOU expo, there was one glaring omission: Metal Gear Arcade. That looks like it will change.
Me? Shooters. Bulletin board 2ch has a thread up (translated by game localizer and Yokai Attack author Matt Alt) asking gamers what they play in arcades. Here are some of the replies:
Yes, we know, books don't actually go gold like video games do. But still, publisher Pix'N Love got back its French language version of Arcade Mania back from the printer.
In 1995, video game Atlus maker changed game centers forever when its first sticker picture (called "purikura" in Japanese) machine Print Club exploded onto the arcade scene.
Arcade Mania, the book on Japanese arcades I wrote, will be translated for an upcoming French version.
This week, Konami is releasing Castlevania arcade title Akumajo Dracula THE ARCADE in game centers across Japan.
Ever wonder why I'm in Japan? Or how I got this super duper job? No? Well then, don't click past the jump. If so, hey, clicky-clack away.
Yesterday was... Thursday. Today is... Friday! Time to talk, time for Tell Us Dammit. No, make that TELL US DAMMIT.
Screw interest rates! Is there a better way to sock money away than this? No dear reader, there ain't.