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.
Watch This offers movie recommendations inspired by new releases or premieres, or occasionally our own inscrutable whims. With Tomb Raider in theaters Friday, Ready Player One screening at SXSW, and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle now on home-viewing platforms, we’re looking back on “video game movies.” The catch: None…
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 let’s 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.
Street Fighter is one of the most prominent fighting game series in the world, but it can be hard to track down competitive arcade scenes for some of the older games, like Street Fighter 3. Earlier this week, YouTube user Phil H. uploaded a short doc where he interviewed five Americans who moved to Japan to, among…
If you’ve ever wondered what a North Korean propaganda clip for arcade gaming looks like, well, it apparently looks like this.
Sky Rogue looks like it was ripped right out of an arcade. Colorful graphics, fun combat, and wonderfully realized community content combine for a damn good time. It’s this week’s Indie Pick.
“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…
Primal Rage II, a video game cancelled over 20 years ago, was never released. But if you want to enjoy it now, in The Year Of Our Lord 2017, knock yourself out, because there’s a build available and playable via an emulator.