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Santa Ragione's VHS rewinds movie-selection sims at Fantastic Arcade

VideoHeroeS is a good fit for Fantastic Arcade, the annual indie game exhibition tied to Fantastic Fest, a genre film showcase held in Austin, Texas. VHS is a game about the nostalgia of picking out movies, on VHS, in the 90s from the local rental store – players are the store clerk and...

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These 8 Fantastic Arcade Spotlight games get custom arcade cabinets

"Going big" to Fantastic Arcade – the annual indie showcase in Austin, Texas – means building custom arcade cabinets for eight indie games. This year, the Spotlight games getting the full-cabinet treatment are Samurai Gunn, Wasteland Kings, Goblet Grotto, Panoramical, QED, Starwhal:...

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Photo tour of Austin's Fantastic Arcade

Fantastic Arcade continues to be one of the coolest, most satisfying gaming events of the year. No other convention that I can think of would ever have a custom Luftrausers arcade cabinet, for example, nor is there an event with such easy, casual access to tons of indie developers. For those of you...

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Steam Greenlight by the numbers

During a panel pitching Steam and Greenlight to indies at Fantastic Arcade, Valve presented some numbers representing the usage of the service. According to the slide, 949,156 users have participated, casting 9,998,476 votes toward getting games onto Steam. 3,195 games have been posted to...

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Make an Adventure Time game in 48 hours next week

What time is it? Frantic, sleepless coding time! A last-minute event has been added to the upcoming Fantastic Arcade celebrations in Austin, TX: a 48-hour game jam in which participants will attempt to create games about, based on, inspired by, or otherwise tied into Cartoon Network's wonderful...

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Go back in time, destroy warships at Austin's Fantastic Arcade next month

Fantastic Arcade, the annual independent game showcase attached to the Fantastic Fest film festival, revealed its official selections for this year's event this week. Capy's Super TIME Force, Vlambeer's Luftrausers, and Dennaton's Hotline Miami are on display as the "main competition," along with...

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Pixeljunk 4am's cube of sound

"You have to play it to understand it!" That's about as big a cop-out as I could possibly conjure up, but if I learned anything from my half-hour, hands-off demo of PixelJunk Lifelike during E3, it's absolutely true of this particular game. It's devoid of pretense, tutorial or any semblance of...

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Fantastic Arcade 2011 in pictures

The annual Fantastic Arcade event, attached to the insane Fantastic Fest film ... fest ... is going on this weekend at the Highball in Austin, TX. This year's layout includes the requisite array of custom arcade machines for indie games (this is a magical place where you can just walk up and play...

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Fantastic Arcade to keep Austin weird on September 22

If you're fortunate enough to live within (or near!) the borders of Austin, Texas, you should clear your schedule for next weekend. Fantastic Arcade will take over The Highball from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25. The event will play host to 21 indie games, such as the psychedelic...

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Super Meat Boy preview: Super masochistic

I almost didn't dare write a preview of the XBLA version of Super Meat Boy. When I approached the demo kiosk at Fantastic Arcade, I started playing the level the previous player had abandoned, and then proceeded to die -- about a hundred times. That's not hyperbole. If anything, that's a...

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