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Arcade1Up’s next two arcade machines are made for young kids

Arcade1Up’s next two arcade machines are made for young kids

Arcade1Up has introduced two new arcade cabinets, both under its 'Jr' line of products for kids. The newly revealed Pac-Man and Paw Patrol arcade cabinets are shorter than their traditional counterparts, making it easy for kids to play. Beyond that, the cabinets feature fun designs and bright colors that would pair well with a child's playroom.

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Simpsons arcade machine rebooted for home play, 30 years later

Simpsons arcade machine rebooted for home play, 30 years later

The people at Arcade1Up revealed a new full-sized arcade machine this week, 30 years after its first launch. The Simpsons Konami arcade game is the title you very possibly played back in the year 1991 - the one where you could be Homer, Marge, Bart, or Lisa. This game allows you to smack and bash your way through wave after wave of Simpsons TV show enemies, here in the year 2021, in a cabinet very similar to that of the original.

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Sega Astro City Mini console is getting a limited US run

Sega Astro City Mini console is getting a limited US run

The hype over miniature recreations of classic consoles seems to have died down but Sega made one last attempt last year smack in the middle of the pandemic. Because of that, as well as its limited availability, the Astro City Mini console, or rather mini arcade cabinet, may have gone under some Sega fans' radars. That is, fortunately, going to change in a few days as the Sega Astro City Mini will be coming to the US in a very limited fashion.

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Mortal Kombat 2021 movie posters reveal 12 fighters

Mortal Kombat 2021 movie posters reveal 12 fighters

The first Mortal Kombat 2021 movie trailer was released today, and with it, a better look at the film's 12 main characters. What on earth, you might be saying, would a movie need with 12 main characters? When it comes to Mortal Kombat, the more the bloodier. In the first mix, we've got Kung Lao, Kano, and Jax (pre- and post-metal!) We've got Liu Kang, Mileena, Raiden, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Sub Zero, Sonya Blade, and a new character Cole Young.

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Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Konami dissolving all three production divisions [UPDATE: but they’ve still got games!]

Gaming company Konami announced that as of February 1, 2021, they'll be formally dissolving all three of their production divisions. After each division is dissolved, they'll be restructured. In the restructuring of their company, a whole BUNCH of major players in the company will be reassigned and instated to new positions. It's unlikely we'll see the company pushing any major title games in the very near future.*

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SNK NEOGEO MVSX recreates the arcade experience in full size

SNK NEOGEO MVSX recreates the arcade experience in full size

We've seen quite a number of retro recreations of beloved consoles from decades past but, with the exception of the rather unique Atari VCS, most of them aimed for miniature replicas of the original. There are benefits to such smaller forms, especially in saving space, but it's not easy to recreate the same gaming experience when it comes to retro arcade cabinets. No one knows this better than SNK because of the NEOGEO Mini which is probably why it's taking a second stab at it with the almost full-sized NEOGEO MVSX "desktop" home arcade.

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Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega Astro City Mini is a retro console for classic arcade games

Sega found a lot of success with its Sega Genesis Mini retro console, but back before the company was putting out home consoles, it was cutting its teeth in the arcade scene. Sega still makes arcade machines to this day, so its newest retro console comes as little surprise. Sega has revealed the Astro City Mini, a miniature arcade cabinet that will connect to your TV and let you play a collection of classic arcade games.

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iiRcade puts arcade box in your home for around $400

iiRcade puts arcade box in your home for around $400

A game machine called iiRcade was launched with a crowdfunding campaign Kickstarter here in June, and it seems pretty radical. This arcade machine can be either a bartop or full-sized mode arcade machine and will cost backers approximately $400 after it's funded. This crowdfunding campaign raised over $100k more than its goal with 44 days left to go - that's no small feat in an economic situation such as the one we're in here in the summer of 2020.

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Apple Arcade Takeover: Watch as video game characters invade

Apple Arcade Takeover: Watch as video game characters invade

In February of 2020, Apple initiated a self-takeover of its website with a promotional sort of design invasion. They used characters from some of the biggest names in video games that were part of the Apple Arcade universe, allowing them to jump over, drive by, and swing through their hardware products on their main Apple.com webpage. We've done a little documentation here so you can see this invasion in the future.

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Arcade classic Tecmo Bowl lands on Switch and PS4 this week

Arcade classic Tecmo Bowl lands on Switch and PS4 this week

With the Super Bowl quickly approaching, Koei Tecmo and Hamster Co. have a very appropriately-timed release for their Arcade Archives compilation: Tecmo Bowl. The classic arcade game is coming to Switch and PlayStation 4 tomorrow, giving fans of the game a chance to take step back in time and play it again.

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How to play Apple Arcade’s newest 6 games as it reaches 100

How to play Apple Arcade’s newest 6 games as it reaches 100

Today Apple Arcade reached its first major milestone with a total of 100 playable game titles. The list includes several oddities and/or otherwise decent-looking games. Some are the sort you might never have seen if you'd not acquired an Apple Arcade subscription in the first place - imagine that!

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9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

9 games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Yesterday, The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York announced its four inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2019. Those four games are Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Kart, Microsoft Solitaire, and Colossal Cave Adventure. Those games managed to beat out some serious competition in the round of 12 finalists, including Candy Crush Saga and Half-Life, which got us thinking about other games that deserve a spot in the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

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