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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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Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Chair hands-on: Gloriously Excessive

Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Chair hands-on: Gloriously Excessive

The Acer Predator Thronos Gaming Chair is something out of a sci-fi movie - or perhaps your wildest at-home arcade dreams. It's like I'm one of the Sovereign from Marvel Comics - in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, where they remotely control spaceships from their super-advanced full-sized consoles. Or one of those kids in the movie TOYS, controlling war machines from the comfort of their own gaming chairs - or something like that. In any case, this is pretty awesome.

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NEOGEO mini celebrates SNK’s 40 years with 40 classic games

NEOGEO mini celebrates SNK’s 40 years with 40 classic games

There are two trends that seem to still be going strong in the gaming market: nostalgia and miniaturization. The unsurprising success of the NES mini, followed by the SNES mini, has undoubtedly given console and arcade cabinet makers of old some confidence that their loyal fans not only still exist but are also very willing to throw some cash in the name of nostalgia and history. Japanese game company SNK is definitely hoping so. To celebrate the company's 40th anniversary, it is announcing a shrunken down version of its NEOGEO (Neo Geo) arcade cabinet called, what else, the NEOGEO mini.

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Donkey Kong king Billy Mitchell says he didn’t cheat

Donkey Kong king Billy Mitchell says he didn’t cheat

It's been an interesting week for the classic gaming scene. Last week, Twin Galaxies announced that it would strike Billy Mitchell's high scores in games like Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Pac-Man from its leaderboards and ban him from submitting new scores after other Twin Galaxies members disputed them. It's a decision that certainly wasn't made lightly, as Billy Mitchell is probably the most famous face in retro gaming and has been deeply involved with Twin Galaxies since its founding in the 1980s.

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Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

Billy Mitchell stripped of Donkey Kong, Pac-Man high score records & Guinness title

The name Billy Mitchell is likely familiar to the subset of gamers interested in classic arcade games or those who high score world records. For a number of years now, Mitchell has held the record for the highest scores in Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, and Donkey Kong Jr, earning him the nickname "King of Kong," also the title of a 2007 documentary about his feats. Sadly, he has been stripped of all his high score titles, and in turn his Guinness World Records, after an investigation determined his scores weren't genuine.

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Internet Archive’s Arcade now adding “hundreds” of new games

Internet Archive’s Arcade now adding “hundreds” of new games

Emulated games from the otherwise-lost history of video games are coming to the Internet Archive. The original Internet Arcade project was started all the way back on August 6th of 2014, but only this year really blew up to its current size. In fact, the most massive portion of games in the archive now were just added this week - and will continue over the next few days!

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Steam Engine Arcade cabinet cheats with a Steam Link

Steam Engine Arcade cabinet cheats with a Steam Link

There is no shortage of DIY arcade cabinets, many of them running off something like a Raspberry Pi or at least some older, unused PC. While interesting projects, they suffer from one thing: they are limited by the power of the computer running inside. And once built, those arcades usually aren’t upgradable. That’s what makes Inferno156’s Steam Engine Arcade a bit ingenious. By using a Steam Link, he can have a nice looking and pretty barebones arcade cabinet, while the real work happens elsewhere in the house.

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