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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Won't Separate Games Into Live Arcade, Indie, And Retail Categories

    On the Xbox One, all games are equal. Microsoft's Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer spoke with Eurogamer , and clarified a question we had about the distribution of games on Microsoft's newly announced consoles. "In the past we had retail games which came on disc, we had Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom Dusts Off Its Arcade Cabinet

    Capcom has released a load of details on its upcoming arcade collection, Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The package includes 17 total games, which can be purchased individually or in bundled packs. Players will be able to check out authentic versions of the games, right down to the DIP switches. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Home Arcade Available Now For Vita

    Formerly available only in PlayStation Home, the new PlayStation Home Arcade app for Vita gives players access to both classic and original arcade-style games. The app is available now, and here's what is available immediately. If you bought the PlayStation 3 versions of these games, you won't... More
  • Blog Post: Dark Souls Imagined As An Arcade Cabinet

    Deviantart user semsei has put together an attractive mock-up of what Dark Souls may look like as an arcade cabinet. I think my favorite part of the advertisement is the "0 hand-holding." Thanks to John Hollingsworth for the news tip! More
  • Blog Post: The Fictional Arcade Game From Disney's Wreck-It Ralph Is Playable Online

    A couple of days ago, we posted the debut trailer for Disney's Wreck-It Ralph , a new CG animated movie concerning a video game bad guy that escapes his game for the straight life. It's notable for -- so far -- appearing to be a video-game themed movie that handles game references with a bit... More
  • Blog Post: Zuma's Revenge! Is Coming To Xbox 360

    Technically Zuma's Revenge has an exclamation point at the end of it, but yelling the title every time you say it seems unnecessary. It will be a port of the popular PC game sequel, with an additional content like boss rush mode and weekly challenges. Here are some more or the highlighted features... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Creator's New Mobile Team Is Ready To Impress

    Last week, we reported on how Seamus Blackley, one of the architects of Microsoft's original Xbox was founding a mobile game studio with a group of Atari arcade veterans. Now Blackley has commented on how the future of games may look a lot like its history. Given THQ’s gradually sinking stock... More
  • Blog Post: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection Comes To PC

    Console gamers have been able to indulge in Mortal Kombat nostalgia since August , but today PC gamers can join the fight. The Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (which includes the arcade versions of MK 1, 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3) is for sale via Steam, Impulse, and other digital download services... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox Co-Creator Reunites Atari Arcade Vets For iOS Game Startup

    Seamus Blackley was one of the architects of Microsoft's original Xbox. Now, he's set his sights on the mobile market, partnering with some revered game designers from the Atari's golden age. In an exclusive interview with Venturebeat , Blackley posits that the new frontier of gaming is actually... More
  • Blog Post: Dust: An Elysian Tail Promised For Release This Year

    Dust: An Elysian Tail was shown off when Xbox Live Indie Games were first being brought about in 2009. That is where the game was meant to release, but upon winning the Dream Play Build Challenge, Microsoft offered developer Humble Hearts a contract to release the game on Xbox Live Arcade. We haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Simpson’s Arcade Game Might Finally Come To Consoles

    Konami’s Simpson’s Arcade game from the early ‘90s is widely considered one of the finest beat ‘em ups of it’s era, and yet we still haven’t seen the game ported to modern consoles as a digital download. Is that about to change? The Australian Classification Board... More
  • Blog Post: Father and Son Reenact Pac-Man

    Can’t get your kids to eat their sugar? Try drawing a maze on the floor and scattering marshmallows across it. It works for this father son team. We want this due to perform Heavy Rain next. [Source: Joystiq ] More
  • Blog Post: The Ghosts Are Hungry In Pac-Man The Musical

    Did you feel like the original Pac-Man arcade game lacked a musical number? Well you’re in luck, because Pac-Man the Musical has finally arrived. Better late than never. YouTube production channel Random Encounters recently posted this Pac-Man Musical, and it’s probably the best thing we’ve... More
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