ARCADE GAMES

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Games Like 'Sky Rogue' Let Me Indulge in My Arcade Nostalgia

Bold, bright, and smartly designed, the best arcade games offered a simplicity I've missed for years.
Austin Walker
5.23.18
Postscript

'The King of Kong' Worked Because It Had a Compelling Villain

'The King of Kong' is as much a map of power as it is a game about competitive Donkey Kong.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.21.17
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What Are Your Favorite Arcade Memories?

Public gaming used to be a thing. It used to be the thing—and it’s still very fun.
Danielle Riendeau
6.28.17
The Pick-Me-Up

‘Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders’ Is an Arcade Crossover for the Ages

It could be that Taito’s arcade heyday is actually right now.
Chris Schilling
5.25.17
Music

'Dragon Ball Z' Meets Dance Dance Revolution in a New Animated Music Video

Set in a futuristic desert metropolis, director and animator Mustashrik's new music video is a tribute to throwback arcade games and shows like 'Sailor Moon.'
Nathaniel Ainley
2.27.17
Sega

An Abridged History of Sega’s Awesome Arcade Racers

We speak to ‘Sega Rally’ maker Tetsuya Mizuguchi as we break down the racing titles that helped Sega dominate the arcades.
Ewen Hosie
2.23.17
Love Letters

A Little Love Letter to Sega’s ‘Virtua Racing’

It’s not my favorite game or anything, but once it hit the 32X, Sega’s arcade racer blew my mind in a memorable way.
Mike Diver
2.14.17
50 states of art

Hundreds of Artists Designed a Wondrous Mini-Golf Course in Minnesota | #50StatesofArt

Take a look inside this art-infused amusement park in St. Paul.
Nathaniel Ainley
1.24.17
Gaming

Remembering Fighting Games' Fatalities Arms Race

We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
William Barboza
10.26.16
Battlezone

The Old-School Arcade Classic ‘Battlezone’ Is Now an Awesome Virtual-Reality Game

UK studio Rebellion has turned a VR progenitor into a contemporary experience that convincingly sells this new world of gaming.
Mike Diver
8.5.16
Gaming

The Old-School Arcade Classic ‘Battlezone’ Is Now an Awesome Virtual-Reality Game

UK studio Rebellion has turned a VR progenitor into a contemporary experience that convincingly sells this new world of gaming.
Mike Diver
8.5.16
Art

Invader Invaded Tanzania with Street Art

8-bit lions and giraffes populate the artist's takeover of the the East African nation.
Sami Emory
6.12.16
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