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  • Blog Post: Internet Arcade Offers Up Over 900 Arcade Classics For Free

    Archive.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving our Internet and digital history. It's now expanded its collection to include emulations of classic arcade games. According to Archive.org , its newly opened Internet Arcade is "a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Have Any Arcade Memories?

    As gaming gets older and the players get younger, fewer have nostalgia for arcades. Do you have memories of video games' original platform? I have a few memories of traveling to arcades and playing arcade cabinets. I recall my brother and I attending a friend's party and using all of our tokens... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Manually Updated 17,000 Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinets To Combat Exploits In 1994

    Did You Know Gaming's latest episode takes a look at Rare's Killer Instinct. You will learn about how the game was nearly called Brute Force, how Orchid almost wore a red outfit and was almost called Roxy Rave or Wanda, and how the game brought in nearly $1,000 a week for some arcades. You will... More
  • Blog Post: A Stunning Free Run Through An 8-bit Dream

    This crazy parkour homage to classic 8-bit and arcade classics might look fake, but it's as real as they come. Take a journey through an imagined arcade scene with real actors. Parkour expert Jason Paul races through a series of 8-bit maps and fights ninjas in this crazy stunt. It might look like... More
  • Blog Post: The World Record For Highest Score In Donkey Kong Has Been Beaten

    The frequently in flux world record for highest score in Donkey Kong has been beaten by a relative newcomer. As reported by the Donkey Kong Blog , Robbie Lakeman, who has been gunning for the high score for the last two years, beat previous record holder Hank Chien's score of 1,138,600 by recently... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco Producer Promises More Than Just Fighting Types For Pokkén

    Confirming our assumptions, the Bandai Namco Pokémon fighting game will definitely feature more than just fighting type Pokémon. Guys, Don't worry about that. It's not only Fighting-type RT @Joshawott Will Pokkén Tournament's cast be limited to Fighting-type Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Sega Brings Transformers Co-op Arcade Cabinet To Japan

    Activision releases most of the Transformers game we see here in North America, but in Japan, Sega released an arcade exclusive Transformers on-rails shooter. The game, subtitled Human Alliance, appears to take place in the Transformers film universe, but its human characters have changed appearance... More
  • Blog Post: Trial And Unlock Game Demo Functionality Now On Xbox One

    On the Xbox 360, when players downloaded demos for Xbox Live Arcade games, they were actually downloading the games in their entirety. This would allow players to try out a game and purchase it without having to re-download anything. At launch, this was not an option with Xbox One games, but a recent... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How Final Fight Began As A Street Fighter Sequel

    A new video from Did You Know Gaming looks at Final Fight, and how it began its life as a Street Fighter sequel. The video also covers the ambiguous nature of Final Fight and recently Street Fighter character Poison's gender, and how the team basically ignored request to make a sequel to Final Fight... More
  • Blog Post: Getting Crazy With Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α

    One of the biggest surprises from Microsoft’s E3 press conference was the unveiling of a new piece of Dead Rising 3 DLC for Xbox One. Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α was announced via a frantic trailer, which showed a battery of Capcom characters and references... More
  • Blog Post: Perk Up For Early Morning Gaming With These Retro-Themed Coffee Mugs

    Despite what the Folgers jingle might tell you, the best part of waking up is actually brick-breaking action with Arkanoid in your cup. Though the site is still under construction, Retrogamers aims to sell officially licensed video game merchandise. The site doesn't have too much stock listed yet... More
  • Blog Post: New Trailer Shows Gameplay From Left 4 Dead's Japanese Arcade Port

    We still don't know exactly how the game plays, or the structure of its cabinet, but a new trailer shows off how the gameplay will look. Unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like Left 4 Dead. In fact, it looks exactly like Left 4 Dead, but with less accuracy, and what appears to be redisigned protagonists... More
  • Blog Post: Taito Bringing Left 4 Dead To Japanese Arcades

    Valve and Taito are teaming up to bring Left 4 Dead to Japanese arcades this year. The game, which was first teased as “Project Z” is now known as Left 4 Dead: Survivors. Unfortunately, there’s no gameplay yet or even a look at a cabinet. We do know that it will be part of Taito’s... More
  • Blog Post: Arcade Champion John Salter Sets Record For Longest Arcade Single-Credit Run With Armor Attack

    John Salter, an arcade champion, played Armor Attack for three days to set two world records. Salter began playing the game on April 9, and finally ended his Armor Attack run on April 12 playing for 85 hours and 16 minutes straight on a single quarter/credit. His marathon bested the previous record held... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Live Sale Offers Large Discounts For On Demand And Arcade Games

    Microsoft has put a large number of downloadable games on its Xbox Live service on sale with significant markdowns. The sale covers everything from full Xbox 360 games, to arcade titles and the smallest discount is 50 percent off. This first batch of games listed here are on sale until today. If you... More
  • Blog Post: Olympic Village Features Sweet Soviet Union-Era Arcade Machines

    Everyone's eyes are appropriately transfixed on the Olympics, but they aren't the only games that are taking place in Sochi, Russia. At least one of the Olympic villages has an arcade in it, with a few fully functional games from the Soviet Union-era on display. Take a look at them in our gallery... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Opens Up Its Arcade And Editing Tools To Everyone For Free

    The latest StarCraft II update, patch version 2.1, opens up Blizzard's modding and development community in a grandiose way. According to Blizzard, "Patch 2.1 will help open up the StarCraft II community to a broader set of players, offering a plethora of playable Arcade games the community... More
  • Blog Post: Space Invaders Creator Admits He's Terrible At Space Invaders

    In a profile piece on The New Yorker , Tomohiro Nishikado, the creator of Space Invaders, admitted that he is and always has been terrible at video games. Even the ones he created himself. The full article covers Nishikado's early years when he was pursuing a career in electronics and not video games... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 3 Is Free To Download For Xbox Live Gold Subscribers

    Halo 3 was promised to be one of the Xbox Live Arcade Gold's free games for the month of October, and that time has come. Technically, the promotion is supposed to begin tomorrow , but the game is currently showing up for free on Microsoft's website. Halo 3 will be available to download for free... More
  • Blog Post: Grab All Of The Capcom Arcade Cabinet Titles In One Simplified Bundle

    Capcom's Arcade Cabinet is a virtual platform that Capcom has used to release classic arcade titles pack by pack over the past few months on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. All of the titles have released now, so Capcom has gathered all the games in one bundle. You can grab all 17 games on either Xbox... More
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