arcade

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

Arcade cabinet pits Tesla, Edison, your hands in mortal combat

It seems to be the trend these days to pit famous dead people against each other. And now, we're not talking about disgusting, decomposing zombies. Last month saw the beginnings of what would be a "Science Kombat" game that pit pixelated embodiments of famous scientists, both dead and alive, imbuing them superpowers to inflict fatality on other scientists. At SxSW, someone cooked up a more limited yet more elaborate version of that concept, involving Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. The catch? The players themselves will also be in a shock. Literally.

Continue Reading

Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Secret menus discovered in Mortal Kombat arcade games

Back in the day if you wanted to play video games with your friends, you headed to the local game arcade. The arcades were packed with all sorts of cool games like Mortal Kombat and a slew of other fighting, driving, and classic arcade games. Recently secret menus were discovered in the Mortal Kombat 1, 2, and 3 arcade games that were so popular in the arcades more than 20 years ago.

Continue Reading

Gigantic arcade machine lands Guinness World Record

Gigantic arcade machine lands Guinness World Record

Anyone who grew up in the '80s will remember going into arcades that crowded malls and other places to play video games. If you went into those arcades as a very young child, you probably remember having to stretch up to reach the controls and how gigantic the machines seemed. A man named Jason Chamberis has built his own gigantic arcade machine that will make a grown man feel like a child again.

Continue Reading

TRON hands-on: Videogame History Museum and ATARI at GDC

TRON hands-on: Videogame History Museum and ATARI at GDC

Before events began this morning in San Francisco for GDC 2015, we got the opportunity to have a peek at a vintage piece of equipment. This is TRON, the arcade video game made by Disney and Bally/Midway for the release of the motion picture event of the same name. Seeing this machine sitting amongst other classic games, prepared for attendees to play at will - my, what a treat. This and other ATARI-related pieces of history have been prepared by the Videogame History Museum for a special exhibit this week at GDC.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Pokemon VS Tekken is Pokken: fighting game detailed at last

Pokemon VS Tekken is Pokken: fighting game detailed at last

The time has come. Back from the grave that was Pokemon Stadium comes Pokken Tournament, a game that matches the world of Pocket Monsters with the classic fighting game Tekken. It’s not the same as Marvel VS Capcom, but it’s not entirely different, either. Nintendo is out for punches!

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Raspberry Pi MAME cabinet brings the arcade to your tiny fingertips

Raspberry Pi MAME cabinet brings the arcade to your tiny fingertips

The $35 Raspberry Pi hobby board is one of the most innovative pieces of circuitry that we've seen yet. It's so simple and cheap, yet it leads to thousands of hackers and modders cooking up their own concoctions of circuitry brilliance. One modder in particular, Sprite_tm, recently made a pocket-size MAME cabinet out of a Raspberry Pi and a few other pieces of circuitry.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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?

Continue Reading

1 2 3