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I grew up feeding quarters to arcade machines, which might seem like a foreign concept to gamers who have been raised on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Back in the day, we had to hike 2 miles in the snow, up hill (both ways!) just for the privilege of playing a video game. And now? Game consoles and PCs rule the day, though you can still find arcade cabinets in a few spots. You can also bring one home, and without the bulk and cost that are usually associated buying an arcade cabinet. Intrigued? A company called Arcade 1Up unveiled three-quarter sized arcade cabinets earlier this year at E3. At the time, the company said they would be available this fall, with pre-orders beginning at the end... Read more...
Lots of gamers out there will have very fond memories of the 2001 Xbox game Halo: Combat Evolved. Now, the very first ever Halo arcade game has been unveiled and the game takes place in the same timeframe as that 2001 fan favorite. Halo: Fireteam Raven is a collaboration of Microsoft and 343 Industries with Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. The game is one of those four player outings you have probably seen in the arcade before with a giant cabinet with four guns and four seats inside. The cooperative game lets you fight alongside Master Chief to stop the Covenant and save the galaxy. Players will also have to fight the parasitic Flood in the game, assuming your coins and prowess get you to that... Read more...
If you have been itching to play some classic arcade games, then consider that itch scratched. The Internet Arcade has made around 900 classic arcade games from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s available for free to play in your web browser. The games use the JavaScript Multi Emulator Super System (JSMESS) software package that allows everyone to play the games in an internet browser. To make this possible required “months of testing, refinement, improvements, and efforts,” according to Jason Scott, one of the team members who worked on the JSMESS. However, not all of the emulated games will run smoothly or are fully playable. Some games, which employed more exotic controls,... Read more...
A four-studio bidding war has ended and Universal Pictures has won the film rights to the classic Atari video game "Asteroids." Asteroids was originally released as an arcade game in 1979. In the game, players control a triangular spaceship as they attempt to shoot and destroy masses of rock and an occasional flying saucer while avoiding running into either obstruction.Unlike today’s games, Asteroids lacks a story line or fancy world-building mythology so Universal Pictures must create a plot from scratch. The studio isn’t new to this process: It’s currently in the middle of creating plots for several popular board games from Hasbro including Battleship and Candyland.Or maybe it might look a... Read more...