The first real footage of real people playing the Persona 4 fighting game spin-off in an arcade has emerged from Japanese arcades, where the game is currently in its ‘Location Test’ – a public test of balance, popularity and other vital things before the game is properly released more widely to arcades.
If you’re like me and try to play all the indie games that come out for XBLA hoping for the rare gem in there, then today yielded a treat. Developer Phoenix has put out a challenging platformer called T.E.C. 3001. You play as a robot that races down a track collecting batteries while jumping across gaps and sliding under obstacles. Sounds simple right? Well it’s surprisingly hard to master but rewarding when [...]
Check out this fantastic, if not a wee bit sentimental video compilation by Rob Beschizza of BoingBoing showing off the wide range of deaths players can experience in the world of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming. I think I almost shed a tear on a number of these clips, mostly because it brought back a lot of nostalgia when I was in the arcade and using up the last credit in [...]
The guys over at Mad Catz kindly extended us an invite to go head down to Super vs Battle 2010 and interview Daigo Umehara, Super Street Fighter IV World Champion and key member of ‘Team Mad Catz’. As a fighting game fan myself, I could hardly pass up this opporunity, and so headed down to see what was going on at what is now the UK’s largest fighting game tournament.
Hello friends, Jason Heine here! Thanks for joining me once again for another Instalment of The Emulator Review! Today I decided to take a road trip… Even though the weather was horrible outside and I had some annoying company at times, I still made room for an alternative route! Please join me on this road trip down memory lane with “Cruis’n USA”! This is both a review for the Arcade [...]
Billy Mitchell, your barrel-dodging reign has come to a screeching halt. Say hello to the new king of arcade game Donkey Kong, New York City plastic surgeon Hank Chien! Chien has dominated over Mitchell’s old score by 10,000 points, as verified by Twin Galaxies, the official name in arcade scoring. The real kicker behind this? Chien has been playing the game less than a year. He says he started playing [...]
According to Joystiq, Steve Wiebe has reclaimed his title as the #1 Donkey Kong, Jr. player in the world. Wiebe lost his title last fall to Oklahoma man Mark Kiehl, but on Valentine’s Day, he managed to score 1,190,400 points, far surpassing the score of 1,139,800 points he achieved in April of last year. The lesson here is that if you want high scores in arcade games, spend your Valentine’s [...]