Classic Game “Dragon’s Lair” Could Soon Become a Major Film

Back in 1983, the release of Dragon’s Lair gave arcade-goers a rest from the usual rounds on the popular Ms. Pac-Man cocktail table. The title played like an animated movie, with a “choose your own destiny” plot that controlled Dirk the Daring, the knight whose aim was to rescue Princess Daphne but had to battle castle traps and creeping vines. Continue reading

8th Annual “Big Buck” World Championship Draws Large Twitch Following

If you took a break from playing your arcade cocktail table and logged into Twitch during the last weekend of October, you undoubtedly noticed that the Big Buck HD championship was causing quite a stir in Chicago. Over 200,000 people tuned in online to watch the showdown, which took place at the Hard Rock Café on October 23rd and 24th. Continue reading

“Dissidia Final Fantasy” Arcade Game Coming Out November 26th

Browsing the many upright arcade games for sale can no doubt prompt you to start thinking about the past titles you enjoyed and continue to love. In particular, you are most likely to think about the long-running franchises that left an indelible mark on your memory and continue to interest you to this day. For example: Final Fantasy. Continue reading

SK Telecom T1 Becomes “League of Legends” World Champions for the Second Time

You think multi game arcade machines are cool? How about teams of professional gamers teaming up and participating in tournaments streamed online for fans around the world to watch? Continue reading

Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival Coming in 2016

Back in the late 1980s, it wasn’t just the Pac-Man cocktail arcade table that caught your attention, not if you were an avid gamer. You also enjoyed many other classics like Space Invaders, Asteroids, Kick Off and more. Continue reading

Buster Bros. Remake in the Works

Searching for the perfect arcade machine for sale no doubt brings back many old memories. There may be games that were a major part of your youth that you have completely forgotten about. For example, Buster Bros. was one of Capcom’s 1989 upright arcade hits, although the title went by many different names, including Pang and Pomping World. If you are paying attention to recent news in the arcade and video game industry, you’ll notice a revival of many old classics, and Buster Bros. is now included on that list. Continue reading

Unionized Video Game Voice Actors Vote for the Right to Strike

The gaming industry has come a long way from the basic, traditional vertical arcade games found in arcades of the 1980s. Today, video games are present in homes across the country and the world, whether in the form of a classic cabinet, a console or a smartphone. It takes an intense commitment to crafting high-quality games, something the members of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG – AFTRA) know firsthand. Since the union has been unable to come to a new agreement with major game publishers, it held a community-wide vote on whether or not a strike was in order. Continue reading

Recent Study Shows Video Games Benefit Brain Cognition

You were planning on picking up a Ms. Pac-man cocktail table for sale just for entertainment? Justify your purchase as more than an addition to your home arcade. Recent studies show that playing first-person video games can have a profound effect on cognition and critical thinking. All that time spent chasing a new high score doesn’t have to go to waste – you can benefit your brain power as well. Continue reading

Luigi’s Mansion Arcade Comes to North America

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons to visit Dave & Buster’s! You might love playing tabletop arcade games and visit the gaming paradise to eat, drink and compete to your heart’s content, but if you’ve ever been obsessed with Mario and Luigi, now you have added motivation to frequent the entertainment restaurant. Dave & Buster’s is capitalizing on another craving from avid North American Nintendo fans – they have just announced the arrival of the first North American installation of Luigi’s Mansion arcade at their Addison, Illinois location. Continue reading

Have You Heard About Twitter’s New Feature: Moments?

While you may love hearing about all the latest video game industry news, from who scored the latest record on a Ms. Pac-man cocktail table to which games are set to premier on your console of choice, Twitter does not seem to feel the same. The company’s new feature, called Moments, is designed to curate all the top news from any given category on a weekly basis. While so far the algorithm has successfully covered TV news, including the Vampire Diaries installment, as covered by Forbes, it has left out all news surrounding any information about the video game industry. Continue reading

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