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Pokken Tournament's arcade debut meant to gauge whether it's captivating

Pokken Tournament is choosing Japanese arcades first to more quickly gauge the reaction from intensive fighting game fans, according to Siliconera's translation of 4Gamer's interview with developer Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada. Since Pokken Tournament is meant to be a complex, competitive...

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Wonder Boy creator Westone filing for bankruptcy

Veteran Japanese developer Westone Bit Entertainment is facing bankruptcy after nearly 30 years of operation, Game Watch Impress reports (via Sega Nerds). After debuting in 1986 with its landmark arcade side-scroller Wonder Boy (later adapted for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System as...

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Strider 2, original arcade Strider team up on PSN next week

Capcom's over-the-top arcade side-scroller Strider 2 will launch for the PlayStation Network next week as a PSone Classic, the publisher confirmed yesterday. Released in arcades in 1999, Strider 2 chronicles the unlikely acrobatic adventures of its ninja star Strider Hiryu, who scales gigantic...

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On like Donkey Kong; new champion crowned with record score

In 2011, surgeon Hank Chien broke the then-record score for Donkey Kong, and became - for the second time - the world champion of the classic game. But all kings of Kong eventually fall from the Empire State Building their throne, and so it was with Chien, whose title has now passed to a man named...

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Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions twin-sticks with you

Late last week, Activision teased the return of longtime developer and publisher Sierra Entertainment, which birthed series like King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest and Gabriel Knight. The resurrection of the Sierra brand was not only confirmed earlier this week, but brought with it the...

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Toki Tori devs ar-rive with new platforming shooter

Two Tribes announced its latest game today, a "metal wrecking, robot hacking shooter" called Rive. The game is a 2D shooter-meets-platformer with "old school gaming values," in which players blast robotic enemies and alter their enemies' behavior by gathering and installing hacks. Rive's...

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No bones about it: Silent Scope returns to Japanese arcades

After more than a decade, Konami's fan-favorite sniper simulation franchise Silent Scope is making a return to the arcade with the decidedly anime-styled Silent Scope: Bone Eater. What peering through the lens of a high-caliber rifle has to do with munching skeletons is anyone's guess, but...

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R-Kaid-R packs portable arcade cabinet in a sleek wooden box

In case you ever felt proud about the paint job you gave your controllers or something, Swedish craftsman Love Hulten has created the R-Kaid-R, a portable homage to arcades that manages to look sleek and old fashioned at the same time. The R-Kaid-R's wooden clamshell design hosts an 8" LCD...

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Mythical Primal Rage 2 cabinet appears, playable to all

Remember that footage of Primal Rage 2 that showed up on YouTube about a year and a half ago? You know, the one that broke our inner 12-year-old heart because we knew we'd never get to play it? Well, if you can make it to the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois, a functional arcade...

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Left 4 Dead planned for arcade release in Japan

Arcade game manufacturer Taito has partnered with Valve to produce an arcade adaptation of Turtle Rock Studios' co-op zombie FPS Left 4 Dead in Japan. News of the tie-in arrives shortly after Taito announced "Project Z", a zombie-themed shooter due to hit arcades this year. The official...

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