Category Archives: Arcade
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 | 06:03 GMT
“Super Battle Opera” Tougeki, a global arcade game tournament based in Japan, has announced it is taking a break. An announcement on the decade-old tournament’s website, says only that “extenuating circumstances” caused the suspension of this year’s planned events. However, there’s some hope for a return, with organisers planning to continue hosting other events and working towards a relaunch.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 | 22:24 GMT
You might remember the PS Mini Velocity, a twin stick action thingie, from way back when (last year), and now it’s getting an HD update and a full PSN release for the Vita, with touch mechanics and everything. This is the same game, but the developers say they’ve changed tons of stuff based on player feedback, and of course it’s more visually attractive. Trailer inside:
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 | 02:05 GMT
This weekend, Swedish gamer Victor Sandberg set out to take the Missile Command record, set in 1982 by Victor Ali with a score of 80.5 million. The determined arcade fan livestreamed his attempt, which lasted over 56 hours, and eventually took the crown by bowing out with 81,796,035 points. You can watch a recording the stream, or just check out this clip of the record being surpassed, and Sandberg’s eventual game over. The original Missile Command was released in 1980 via Atari and Sega.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 14:59 GMT
The Pinball Arcade is in development for PS4, it has been announced. According to a development post over on the PS Blog, the team is “adding rendering tech for per pixel ray casting, area lights/shadows, point lights and screen space ambient occlusion,” to the game on the new console. The physics and gameplay on all of the DLC tables released will also be updated, and the team is “very confident” it can add these features on PS4 and maintain 60 fps.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 | 10:49 GMT
Spin the Bottle isn’t a game about awkward kissing. Instead it’s a Wii U party game that sees players spinning a WiiMote on their Wii U GamePad screen to trigger bizarre mini-games. It doesn’t use your television at all, and features a host of colourful characters.
Mon, Mar 11, 2013 | 04:06 GMT
Street Fighter X Mega Man has surpassed one million downloads worldwide, according to Capcom. While the actual number could be larger due to the freeware potentially being offered elsewhere, Capcom is sure of at least the one million portion. Over on Capcom Unity, the firm also wanted to remind everyone that Mega Man 3 will land on 3DS Virtual Console March 14, and Mega Man 4-6 will following in consecutive order each month.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 23:35 GMT
Xbox360Achievements has posted a list of achievements for Gravity’s Xbox Live remake for Double Dragon 2, subtitled Wander of the Dragons, which we had not heard anything about in a really long time.
Sat, Mar 02, 2013 | 15:44 GMT
Gaijin Games is working on a Wii U patch for Runner 2, and the main fix coming will squash a bug which freezes the console when powered down or exiting to the main menu.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 19:44 GMT
With 44 hours to go on its Kickstarter, the developers of Asylum have added a new stretch goal, which is oddly enough $166,666. Upon being met, a complete rework of Asylum will be distributed as an expansion which is being dubbed Asylum: Memories. A 20 second teaser for it is below. The game was also recently greenlit on Steam Greenlight.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 16:30 GMT
Star Wars Pinball arrives on PSN later today in North America and tomorrow in Europe, so Zen Studios though this would be an opportune time to release a couple screenshots and a trailer for The Clone wars table. Get the lot below.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 15:56 GMT
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien developer Gaijin Games has released a new gameplay trailer for its sprint-em-up. It looks rather shiny and should appeal to fans of Canabalt, Temple Run and all those other cardio-intensive romps.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 | 14:45 GMT
Zen Studios has released a new video for Star Wars Pinball, and it features the Boba Fett table. This particular table will contain several “major moments” in the bounty hunter’s career as such as jobs given by the Galactic Empire and the Hutts. The table contains a spinner featuring Han Solo in Carbonite and the Great Pit of Carkoon featuring the tentacled Sarlacc. Star Wars Pinball is releasing next week on the following platforms: App Store, Google Play, XBL, and PSN with Cross-Buy.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 16:40 GMT
Star Wars Pinball tables have been dated for multiple platfortms. The DLC for Zen Pinball 2 features tables based on The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and The Clone Wars.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 17:39 GMT
Star Wars Pinball has a new video available, which gives you a closer look at the cool Empire Strikes Back table. Hit it up below. The Boba Fett table will be revealed next week. Star Wars Pinball will be available as DLC for Zen Pinball 2 on PS3 and Vita later this month as Cross-Buy content.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 16:31 GMT
Dakko Dakko has announced it is now an officially licensed Wii U developer, and will release its action title Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails exclusively on the platform’s eShop.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 00:29 GMT
In a quick update to his personal blog, Edmund McMillen has said work on The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is coming along swimmingly. A significant number of assets from the original game have been reproduced in the re-releases 16-bit art style, and the artists will soon move on to working on new content. McMillen said he’s “quite happy with how things are looking” and that “the game is in good hands”. Rebirth is a console re-release of the experimental rogue-like, freed from its Flash engine constraints to support new content and an overhauled art style thanks to Nicalis. Platforms and release date are still to be confirmed.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 02:05 GMT
SNK Playmore has made good on its promise and delivered Metal Slug 2 to Google Play and the Apple App Store. The $4 title is described as a “perfect port” but Destructoid reports it also includes the chance to replay stages in Mission Mode, an auto-fire option, leaderboards and Bluetooth multiplayer. Much like the first one, then.
Thu, Feb 07, 2013 | 16:46 GMT
Capcom Arcade Cabinet is the new retro game app heading to PS3 and Xbox 360, giving players access to many old-school classics. The app has now been dated and the full game roster revealed.
Wed, Feb 06, 2013 | 11:48 GMT
Mario Kart: Arcade GP DX has a very awkward name, but it’s coming to Japanese arcades, courtesy of Namco Bandai and Nintendo. It seems that both companies are getting rather cosy lately, as they have also teamed up on the next iteration of Super Smash Bros. The new racer was announced this morning, along with some debut images.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 21:39 GMT
Team 17′s classic Alien Brees is headed to the US PlayStation Network on February 12. Priced at $10, with a 20% discount for Plus members, the PlayStation 3 and Vita title supports cross-save and cross-play as well as local, ad-hoc and online multiplayer. The fondly-remember top-down shooter title has had an optional HD graphics overhaul, too, which you can see in action through the break.