Two Companies Go To War Over A Neo Geo Handheld

On the weekend, SNK issued a press release saying that the Neo Geo X handheld - a re-release of the company's famous home console - was done for. Only a few days later, the company licensing the handheld from SNK says nope, we'll keep selling it. » 10/08/13 1:30am 10/08/13 1:30am

SNK Orders NeoGeo X Maker to End Production and Stop Selling It

The NeoGeo X, the handheld NeoGeo platform, is no more. SNK Playmore, the owner of the NeoGeo hardware, terminated its license with manufacturer and distributor Tommo Inc. effective Oct. 2, according to this notice on SNK's web site. » 10/05/13 2:00pm 10/05/13 2:00pm

Now You Can Own An Incredibly Expensive Neo Geo Made Of Exotic Wood

Are you serious about the Neo Geo? Like, really serious? Then you should check out Analogue Interactive, a company that makes console-sized Neo Geo MVS arcade systems that will run on your home entertainment center. » 3/13/13 10:30pm 3/13/13 10:30pm

The Awesome Giant Monsters of Japanese Video Games

Godzilla and his atomic breath are one of the most recognizable metaphors for the atomic bombings of WWII—and they're also icons of Japanese pop culture. With a steady supply of Kaiju movies, giant monsters nestled themselves comfortably in video games, creating a huge library of monster mayhem-based titles. We have… » 3/06/13 8:00am 3/06/13 8:00am

The Best Animated Backgrounds Of 2D Fighting Games

The color schemes and the attention to the tiniest details of the backgrounds in classic 2D fighters always fascinated me. Dodgy streets, abandoned buildings, mystical Far Eastern temples: all important elements of these games, just as important as the gameplay mechanics or the featured characters. » 1/22/13 5:00pm 1/22/13 5:00pm

Well That Was Quick: The New Neo Geo Has Been Hacked [UPDATE: Video…

The hacking of a portable system is often bad news for game developers working on the platform, but somehow I don't think that's going to be the case for the Neo Geo X. » 12/23/12 10:30am 12/23/12 10:30am

The New Neo Geo Handheld Seems Long and Clicky

Here's our first look at the new Neo Geo X Gold handheld in action, courtesy of Japanese game mag Famitsu. Out in December, it looks...well, is that my eyes, or is the machine stretching the original 4:3 visuals to fit a 16:9 screen? » 9/26/12 10:30pm 9/26/12 10:30pm

This Brand New Neo Geo Game Will Make You Move Your TV

From the same guys who brought you Gunlord, comes NEO XYX, a shooter for the Neo Geo that...yes, this will be a Neo Geo game. On a cartridge and everything. » 9/23/12 11:00pm 9/23/12 11:00pm

The Neo Geo Returns This December (For $200!)

Remember in January how everyone got a little excited about the official return of the Neo Geo brand, via a new handheld system called the NEOGEO X GOLD? Yeah, well, it might be time to get a little less excited. » 8/13/12 2:00am 8/13/12 2:00am

Was the $30,000 Video Game Sale a Fake?

The strange story of a collector buying a very rare Neo Geo game at an airport for $30,000 just got a whole lot stranger: there are now accusations that the cartridge is a fake. A forgery. A hoax. » 8/05/12 9:00pm 8/05/12 9:00pm

Keith Apicary Asks a Local News Reporter if She's Ever Played Blazing…

The famous PAX East ejectee Keith Apicary (a character portrayed by comedian Nathan Barnatt) gatecrashed a backup dancer audition for pop star (and "amazing roller skater") Kimberly Cole earlier this month. ("He was wearing mom jeans, a NASA sweatshirt and he had a sack lunch," she says, "so I knew that there was… » 4/29/12 3:00pm 4/29/12 3:00pm

The "New" Neo Geo Handheld Goes on Sale Very Soon

The new Neo Geo handheld gaming system, which we first told you about in January, will be going on sale worldwide in Q2 2012. Which is very, very soon! » 3/15/12 9:01pm 3/15/12 9:01pm

This Video Game Just Sold, at an Airport, for Over $30,000

There's a Neo Geo game called Aero Fighters 3. Until this month, it was assumed that it had never been released in the US. It never was, officially. But at least three copies are now known to exist anyway, and one of them just went for over $30,000. » 2/28/12 7:10pm 2/28/12 7:10pm

The Return of the Neo-Geo

SNK Playmore is once again in the hardware business. The Osaka-based game company is licensing a new (well, sort of) portable Neo-Geo gaming system. This is it. » 1/25/12 1:48am 1/25/12 1:48am

The Greatest Baseball Game Ever Made Had Explosions, Girls and Robots

Being Australian, I don't have much time for baseball. I find it occupies too similar a place in the sporting landscape to cricket, which I love, to bother with it. » 12/14/11 12:00am 12/14/11 12:00am

Of all the Street Fighter Clones, This was my Favourite

When Street Fighter II hit the big time in the early 1990s, it led to countless clones, copies and competitors. Some of these emerged as beloved fighting game series in their own rights, and would live on for years. » 9/28/11 12:00am 9/28/11 12:00am

How Unusual Was The 3DS Price Cut?

Many people in the gaming community were taken aback by Nintendo's announcement last night that the 3DS would be dropping price from $250 to $170 only five months after its initial launch in America and after fewer than 900,000 units have sold in the U.S. » 7/28/11 5:00pm 7/28/11 5:00pm

A Wooden Neo Geo Is A Masterpiece Of Fine Craftsmanship

This is a Neo Geo. A working, fully armed and operational Neo Geo. Made entirely of finely-crafted walnut. I don't know the precise moment master craftsmen and video games got together, but it's a union worth celebrating. » 4/19/11 2:30am 4/19/11 2:30am

You've Never Experienced Neo Geo Hardware Drama Like This

Are you ready to have a Neo Geo make sweet love to your eyeballs? Thanks to photographer Aaron Nanto and his perfectly preserved, beautifully shot SNK hardware, your retinas are about to be thoroughly and lovingly sexed. » 2/15/11 6:30pm 2/15/11 6:30pm

Vintage Gaming Collection Washed Away In Aussie Floods

Over the past week, large areas of Australia's eastern seaboard have been ravaged by floods. Billions of dollars worth of damage has been done, and sitting quietly amidst that tally is this man's retro gaming hardware collection. » 1/17/11 7:30am 1/17/11 7:30am