Controversial arcade game player Billy Mitchell’s record scores have been removed from the Twin Galaxies leaderboards following a dispute earlier this year that many were performed using an arcade emulator. The ruling, which comes after a lengthy arbitration process, also bans Mitchell from further participation on…
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.
Have you ever played Pac-Man for an ungodly amount of time, and thought to yourself, “This would be even better if my savings were on the line”? First of all, are you OK? And second of all, the gambling industry is about to grant your wish.
Nintendo is re-releasing some of its arcade games—for the first time ever since they appeared in pizza places and laundromats of the 1980s—on Nintendo Switch, beginning with Mario Bros. this month.
Tony Temple has written one hell of a story about a “raid” on the The Duke of Lancaster, a beached and rotting former luxury liner in Wales that for over 30 years had hidden a treasure trove of classic arcade games inside its hold.
A former Midway Games employee is raising money on Kickstarter for a documentary called Insert Coin, a look at the studio in the 90s. At the time, Midway was pumping out classic after classic—NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat, Smash TV. Looks interesting!
Star Wars Battle Pod might not be good enough to justify paying $35,000 to have at home, but there’s no denying it’s the most fun I’ve had with an arcade game in years.
The best part of the Star Wars arcade games of yore was how they transported you into the movies, letting you be the one destroying the Death Star and defeating the Empire. A new bunch of Star Wars machines are going to do the same thing for today's audiences, starting next January.
Listen: when you’re watching two teams go to war in Killer Queen, you don’t have to join in the crowds yelling for an oversized
cephalopod gastropod to make it to one side of the screen. But you want to. “SNAIL! SNAIL! SNAIL!” It just comes out of you.
When I was growing up, I was barely allowed to own any video games. Contrast that with Redditor Mertzlufft, whose father teamed up with him to construct this bananas-looking underground compound, stuffed with more games than any single human could hope to handle.
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…
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,…
Maybe you're like me and never heard of 1980s arcade game Meteors. If you guessed that it was a clone of Asteroids, though, you'd be right. The coin-op arcade game stood at the center of a lawsuit aimed by Atari at competitor Amusement World.
It took a lot of skill (and quarters) to rack up an epic run on Ms. Pac-Man back in the day. Turns out it took sharp hand-eye co-ordination to assemble those iconic cabinets, too.
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…
On the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, visitors to the Penny Arcade Expo East get to visit an actual arcade, filled with free-to-play arcade cabinets and pinball machines, just like mother used to make.