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
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
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
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We Visited the World’s First Real-Life Pokémon Gym in Osaka, Japan

It's called a 'gym,' but don't show up expecting to get a workout.
Louise Saul
11.21.15
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One Night in the Insane Video Game Arcades of Akihabara

Akiba is Japan's sprawling strip where J-Pop blares constantly, girls dressed as French maids entice you up to 5F to play GameCube games with them, and everyone's lost and found at the same time.
Jonathan Beach
7.13.15