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Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Internet Arcade puts 900 old-school games in your browser

Let's say you're a gamer who's trying to dig deeper into gaming culture's roots. You've heard about these titles that have broken records, expectations, paradigms, and genres. Or maybe you're just really curious how those games of the past played out. Suffice it to say, you'd be out of luck if you wanted to go beyond a simple book or video hearsay. That is, until now. Thanks to the Internet Archive, you can now test, play, and maybe even enjoy a shockingly huge library of 900 arcade games right in your web browser.

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Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Star Wars: Battle Pod game heads to arcades in January

Bandai Namco Games has pulled the wraps off a fully functional arcade game in the Star Wars universe. The new arcade game is called Star Wars: Battle Pods and has gamers playing an arcade-exclusive game on a dome screen that envelops the player's entire area of sight. The Battle Pod will launch in the US in January 2015 and will then roll out globally in later months to participating arcades around the country.

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Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

In an effort to get Xbox Live users to play more of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade games, the company will be launching a new "Play To Earn" rewards system on Xbox Live on April 1 that will reward gamers with free items and Microsoft Points in exchange for playing XBLA games. The new program is only available to Xbox Live Reward members, so if you aren't a member, get signed up now to take advantage of the new rewards.

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PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

PlayStation Home Arcade arrives on PS Vita today

Sony has announced PS Vita users are getting PlayStation Home Arcade today, a new app for their portable gaming beast. PlayStation Home Arcade is basically what it sounds like - an app that allows you to buy and play classic arcade titles. There will also be a handful of newer titles on offer, and Sony is giving away some free games to celebrate the launch of PlayStation Home Arcade.

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PAX gaming convention goes international in 2013

PAX gaming convention goes international in 2013

As the Penny Arcade Expo continues to grow exponentially each time it takes place in a collection of hot arenas throughout the USA, PAX Australia 2013 was announced on the first day of the iteration known as PAX Prime 2012. It was announced during a question and answer session held by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, the original authors of the Penny Arcade web-based media beast. This convention takes everything that is the webcomic and column of Penny Arcade and places it in the real world with not just real-world video games, but nerd rappers, developers, and games of all times as well.

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Street Fighter coming to Android in 2012

Street Fighter coming to Android in 2012

It's finally time for one of the most epic fighting games ever to grace the halls of the console era to make its way to the mobile platform - Street Fighter IV HD will be appearing on Android devices inside 2012 courtesy of a special introduction contest held by Capcom and LG. What this introduction will consist of is a Global Championship for ultimate fighting supremacy played on the same in question and on the Google mobile operating system in the form of the AT&T carried LG Nitro HD inside the USA and the LG Optimus LTE in Japan and Korea. Will you enter the fight and see yourself murdering the competition for fame and fortune come January?

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Tobii EyeAsteroids arcade game has no joystick, uses eye control

Tobii EyeAsteroids arcade game has no joystick, uses eye control

If you were an old school gamer, I would wager that back in the day you spent many a quarter playing Asteroids at the arcade. A company we have talked about in the past called Tobii has a new game that reminds me of the classic Asteroids game that is called Tobii EyeAsteroids. Tobii has in the past offered up a laptop that can be controlled by the eyes only. It has also shown off a computer accessory called PCEye that adds eye tracking to your monitor.

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Ms. Splosion Man Releasing Early on July 13th!

Ms. Splosion Man Releasing Early on July 13th!

Joy un-2 the new year! We're getting Ms. Splosion Man earlier than we expected! This game which we've scantly spoken of since back in December was originally slated for sometime in the Fall of 2011. Now we've got word that it's coming out in July - what a winner! This game, as it was originally noted to be, will come out on Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and is the direct sequel to the 2009 classic Splosion Man - get ready to Splode!

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