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N++ is going to break me, but I'm okay with that

One of the games I knew I had to check out at the Indie Megabooth this PAX Prime was N++. I liked its predecessor on Xbox Live Arcade a great deal, which is to say it infuriated the hell out of me but was satisfying beyond words when...Show More Summary

Past Lives: America's First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes

Photograph by Ben Jacobsen. Courtesy Northeast Collaborative Architects In 2008, Rhode Island's Providence Arcade was in trouble. Considered America's first indoor mall, the nearly 200-year-old downtown building closed after struggling to fill its cramped commercial spaces. The arcade needed an...

DIY Mini Arcade Cabinet lets your creative juices flow

Ever wondered how fun it would be if you were to actually live in an arcade itself? You know, being surrounded by arcade cabinets and all. It would certainly be a dream for a fair number of us out there, but then again, such a scenario is practically impractical in this day and age, although you might be able to pull it off if you were single. What if you...

Toy Soldiers: War Chest is my kind of tower defense

The Toy Soldiers games were a blast on Xbox Live Arcade and I'm expecting more good things from Toy Soldiers: War Chest, coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One early next year. My favorite tower defense titles are the ones that let you take direct control as opposed to just sitting back, placing and upgrading units every so often from up high. Show More Summary

Watch Arcade Fire Cover Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream” With David Byrne In Brooklyn

To cap off their three-night stint in Brooklyn, Arcade Fire brought out David Byrne for a cover of Suicide’s “Dream Baby Dream.” Byrne has performed live with the band before — in 2005, he joined them on stage at Irving Plaza to sing the Talking Heads’ “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody).” While in [...]

Aphex Twin goes all “Arcade Fire” with new album promo; SYRO to be released later this year

Okay, I’m going to have to go on the trust of others here because I live in Central Illinois and don’t use Tor so I can’t see any of this shit, but according to a number of music websites that apparently employ nothing but Sherlock Holmes...Show More Summary

Smaller games 'great candidates' for Xbox Games with Gold

Above: Goat Simulator, coming to Xbox One When mind-bender Braid came to Xbox Live Arcade in 2008, it felt emblematic of a curated platform: a boutique in which unique concepts and independent developers could gain exposure. Now the boutique is long...

Video: Arcade Fire – “You Already Know”

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Arcade Fire – “You Already Know” Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

Arcade Fire’s new video for the Reflektor track “You Already Know” feels, in some ways, like an extension of the whole bobblehead-mask schtick of their recent live shows; it shows another way for the band to play with ideas of image and representation. The clip is made up entirely of home-video-style footage of the band [...]

Gravity Crash Ultra Vita release date, price announced

Retro style arcade shooter Gravity Crash Ultra launches on the PlayStation Vita on 13th August, developer Just Add Water (Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty) has announced. That's on the European PlayStation Store. It goes live a day earlier, on 12th August, in the US. The game costs £5.49 / €6.99 / $8.99. Read more…

Beat-'em-up Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds hits PS Vita next week

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds was a decently enjoyable sidescrolling beat-'em-up released on Xbox Live Arcade early last year. It's now coming to PS Vita, where it will hopefully gain more visibility, on July 29, 2014. Good game-platform...Show More Summary

Devs can now offer trials, games in same download on Xbox One

Being able to sample content from digital storefronts is one of the more compelling advantages of shopping digitally. Trial-sized portions of games could be sampled on the Xbox 360 by downloading Xbox Live Arcade titles, which could then be used to...

Xbox One games can now offer demos that unlock the full version

I came to really appreciate the way Microsoft handled demos on Xbox 360. Xbox Live Arcade titles were required to offer them, and if you liked what you played in the trial, it was super easy to upgrade to the full thing right then and there. Show More Summary

Oh hey, an excuse to talk about Banjo-Kazooie

Before 4J Studios became involved with the console versions of Minecraft, it ported Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie to Xbox Live Arcade -- rather well, I might add. If you haven't yet played them on Xbox 360, they're worth a revisit, and you can save a bit of money. Both titles can now be purchased together in a Banjo Games Bundle, priced at $14.99. Show More Summary

Columbia Pictures is Bringing a Pixels Arcade to Comic-Con

2 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The official schedule for the 2014 Comic Con International in San Diego is going to start going live any minute now but a few companies have already been getting word out of what they're bringing and Columbia Pictures is announcing that they'll be bringing their live action adaptation of R.L. Show More Summary

IGN Plays Frank West in Super Ultra Dead Rising 3: Arcade Remix

Capcom fans will be happy to see Frank West's return in Dead Rising 3's newest DLC. Naomi and Eriq make sure he still has what it takes in the fight against the living dead.

Broken Laptop Lives Again in Skull ‘n Wrenches Arcade Cabinet

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

We’re pretty fond of home-built arcade cabinets, especially when those cabinets feature a giant HaD logo on the front. We teased you with a picture of two predators playing it at Maker Faire Kansas City, and we thought you might like to see what makes it tick. [Dustin and Nick] have dubbed this the Dustin and Nick Arcade [DNA]. Show More Summary

REVIEW / Titan Attacks! (PS3)

  Remember when video games were mainly played in those exciting, low-lit places called arcades, where quarters were precious extra lives and friends would cheer you on when you were close to beating …

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