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Classic Arcade 3D pixel art

Shaggy October 6, 2009 0

In the world of computer graphics, one idea that is starting to gain a lot of attention (even though the concept has been around for quite a while with some games using the technology)

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The making of Defender

Shaggy July 7, 2009 0

Defender is a well-known arcade classic and if you have ever wondered about some of the details involved in how the game came about, one site has interviewed Eugene Jarvis to get the rundown

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If Danger Zone were made today

Shaggy June 23, 2009 3

If we take a trip on the wayback machine to 1986, the industry crash has begun to pass and while it hurt arcades, companies were still churning out a lot of games and sometimes

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Ed Logg recounts how Asteroids was made

Shaggy June 3, 2009 0

A lot of classic games made their mark on our culture back in the 80’s but of those, Asteroids is certainly one of the top contenders for it’s reach and influence in gaming. I

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These models of classic Sega arcade games are awesome

Shaggy May 28, 2009 6

Brought to you by: A long time ago we posted about some nifty paper arcade models that anyone could print up and make their own little mock cabinets with. It was a cool idea

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Rifftrax derezzes TRON

Shaggy May 21, 2009 3

Label this under the “somewhat related to arcade games” category but Rifftrax – which is helmed by three former cast members of the hysterically funny show Mystery Science Theater 3000 – has released a

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New arcade museum exhibit to open on May 30th in New York (updated)

Shaggy May 14, 2009 3

(thanks to Susan Trien for the corrections) While the idea of a museum exhibit dedicated to arcade history isn’t exactly new, it’s always cool to see one setup. On May 30th, a new exhibit

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Steve Wiebe sets world record score for Donkey Kong Jr., eyes Donkey Kong next

Shaggy April 28, 2009 0

Many people have seen the documentary “The King of Kong” which delves into the world of high-score record setting on classic arcade games and the center of that story revolves around Steve Wiebe. We

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There's always a good reason to keep the classics around

Shaggy March 28, 2009 0

Not many arcades have some of the good old classics on-site anymore but for those who do, there is one great advantage that comes out of it – those games easily attract older players

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Review: Asteroids Deluxe by Atari

Shaggy January 30, 2009 0

While we eagerly await our ATEI coverage to be posted (it should be up very soon so stay tuned) I figured it might be nice to get in a video review before hand. I’ve

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Interview with Steve Wiebe & Walter Day about the classics

Shaggy July 23, 2008 0

I still need to get the documentary, King of Kong. It’s the kind of film that demonstrates the rivalry that is such an integral part of arcade culture, or at least is most prominent

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Pacman Ghost Lamps

Shaggy June 9, 2008 0

One day I’ll have the cash to get all of this arcade game merchandise and furniture that we’ve been seeing lately. That day isn’t today but if it was I would probably pick up

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