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  • Blog Post: Vlambeer Discusses Nazi Concerns, Luftrausers' Historical Inspiration

    Vlambeer’s Luftrausers places players in the cockpit of an experimental warplane, letting them gun down enemies to become an ace pilot. The satisfying controls, customizable aircraft, and unique war footage aesthetic combine into an enticing package ( read my review here ). Luftrausers’ draws... More
  • Blog Post: Seven Live Arcade Games That Deserve Re-Release On Xbox One

    The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are not backwards compatible , and that includes the games that appear on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. In the interest of making some if its most popular games available on its new console, Sony is porting some of its best downloadable titles. Games like... More
  • Blog Post: The True Story Of Double Dragon

    The original Double Dragon was one of the first beat-em-ups to ever hit arcades. For a time it was a cultural icon, but how well do you know its story? I remember when I first encountered Double Dragon on the NES I thought it was the coolest game I'd ever encountered. It's story wasn't complicated... More
  • Blog Post: Pocket Pixels: Talking With The Creator Of The World’s Smallest Arcade Cabinet

    Mark Slevinsky didn’t set out to create the world’s smallest arcade cabinet. But after tinkering with microcontrollers, a weekend hack quickly turned into a gaming novelty. Slevinsky now holds the Guinness world record for creating the smallest fully functional arcade cabinet. (But they’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Games Do You Want To Be Able To Download?

    Lately, I have struggled with splitting my time between playing current titles and playing older ones. Too many games exist that I never tried out – either because I wasn’t old enough to hold a controller or because I just didn’t play a title around its release window. Most recently... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Were At The Right Place, At The Right Time

    Gaming has been a big part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. Sometimes it’s been background noise , while other times it’s taken over everything around me . There have been a few standout games though, that seemed to have arrived with perfect timing. Here are three of them... More
  • Blog Post: Born With No Name: A Look Back At Q*bert

    As an actor, Warren Davis has achieved small roles in shows like House M.D. and Criminal Minds . Before finding some success as an actor, Davis programmed arcade games – most notably the 1982 arcade hit Q*bert. In celebration of Q*bert’s 30 anniversary, we talked with the game designer turned... More
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