Will Your Favorite Classic Make it Into the World Video Game Hall of Fame?

Does a certain classic cabinet or cocktail arcade game hold a special place in your heart? If so, you might be able to share the love for your favorite with museum goers the world over. In Rochester, NY, the Strong National Museum of Play has a new exhibit in store. Continue reading

Can Your Computer Beat Your High Score?

You might have thought it was embarrassing when your little sister bested your high score at the classic vertical arcade games down at the local arcade, but did you know in today’s world, you have another competitive threat? Researchers have been perfecting artificial intelligence in computers for decades and computer scientist and former video game developer Demis Hassabis’ recent presentation shows how far computers have come. Continue reading

Sega Expands its Reach

In an investing move underscoring the company’s transition towards focusing on PC and mobile gaming development, Sega bought Deimurge Studios, a game developing company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Sega didn’t stop there – they also heavily invested in Ignited Artists, a startup based in San Francisco, California. Both studios are primarily focused on mobile game development, an industry projected to outrank console games in sales in 2015. Sega is still an arcade giant, the name behind many arcade machines for sale in high demand, but these new business acquisitions show Sega Networks is also a company focused on pursuing technological gaming developments in the ripe mobile app field. Continue reading

Capcom’s Newest Creation: “Attack on Titan” Coming Soon

At the Japan Amusement Expo, which took place on February 14 and 15 at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba City, Capcom revealed news that will excite anime fans everywhere. Branching out from their classic custom arcade machines, with titles like Street Fighter, the Japanese publishing company is looking to tap into two markets simultaneously: anime and arcade. Continue reading

The History of the Arcade Game Joystick

Do you miss the good old days? No, not when gas was $0.25 per gallon and you paid the same for a loaf of bread. We’re talking about the days when all arcade game machines used joysticks during game play. How was the joystick incorporated into arcade gaming and how did it become a symbol for all things fun during the golden age of arcade games? Read on to find out. Continue reading

Famous Atari Classic “Asteroids” Returns

Don’t say you forgot about one of the best-loved arcade machines from the 80’s! Actually, Asteroids was released before 1980…way back in 1979 is when the arcade machine made its entrance into the gaming sphere. It might have been 36 years ago, but Asteroids made its mark during the golden age of arcade games, selling over 70,000 cabinets and grossing over $150 million. The game has regained enough popularity throughout the ages that Atari is now releasing the classic title in a new, shiny package called Asteroids: Outpost. The main difference is the method of game play – instead of a classic cabinet, Atari’s latest Asteroids installment will be accessed through your PC. Continue reading

California’s Arcade Expo Broke Pinball World Record

Banning, California is the home of the newest world record for simultaneous pinball games. Throughout the weekend of January 16-18, 2015, thousands of people flocked to the Museum of Pinball, situated an hour outside of Los Angeles to explore the new collection of vintage pinball games. The Arcade Expo didn’t just offer pinball games, but included a selection of classic arcade titles on an upright arcade machine, cocktail arcade machines and more. Some gamers came from as far as Canada to attend the event, with official attendance clocking in at 3,300. Continue reading

The Return of ‘Wonder Boy’

If you’ve spent time looking for your favorite classic arcade games for sale, chances are you were searching for the world-famous Wonder Boy. As soon as the classic Sega title was released in 1986, critics gave favorable reviews and arcades everywhere stocked Wonder Boy as a mainstay. Continue reading

Revamped ‘Ghostbusters’ with an All-Female Cast

If you’re old enough to remember the Ghostbusters craze of 1984, get ready for this news: it’s coming back. This time around, four women will play the roles of New York City parapsychologists who work at capturing ghosts for a living. Ghostbusters made waves in its 1984 release, bringing in $240 million in U.S. profits and spawning widespread merchandise production, including a host of classic arcade machines and an amusement park show. Continue reading

Remember the Old Classic ‘Q*bert’?

There are so many arcade machines that remind you of the good old gaming days, it’s hard to keep track of them all. But as soon as you spot the graphics of an old favorite, the memories come rushing back. Does the name Q*bert ring a bell? It should, as Q*bert was one of the most memorable arcade cabinets from the arcade’s golden age. Today, Q*bert is a rare collectible, especially the cocktail arcade table versions of the popular game. Continue reading

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