An arcade game (or coin-op) is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and particularly amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, and merchandisers (such as claw cranes).The golden age of arcade video games lasted from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s. While arcade games were still relatively popular during the late 1990s, the entertainment medium saw a continuous decline in popularity in the Western hemisphere when home-based video game consoles made the transition from 2D graphics to 3D graphics.
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    • HORI Real Arcade Pro V for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 Now Up for Pre-Order

      Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reporting on a bunch of new arcade sticks for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 from HORI. Now, here’s another to add to the list, one that you can pre-order now through Amazon Japan and AmiAmi. As the name implies, the HORI Real Arcade Pro V Hayabusa comes with the same HORI Hayabusa lever and Kuro buttons found in all of the company’s top ...

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    • HORI Releasing BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND Arcade Stick Alongside Japanese Launch

      It seems that the Real Arcade Pro 4 Kai isn’t the only new arcade stick that HORI has in the works. In line with the game’s Japanese release this April, HORI is set to release a BlazBlue: Chronophantasma EXTEND arcade stick. Unlike the HRAP4 Kai, however, this new controller utilizes a smaller form factor similar to the company’s older Fighting Stick models.

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  • Pokken Tournament location test gameplay report

    … Everything you need to know about the basics of how the game is played and controlled. As we’ve previously reported, Bandai Namco and Nintendo are currently holding location tests for Pokken Tournament in Japan through February 1. Japanese outlet Game Watch attended the one being held at the Namco Lazona Kawasaki arcade and provided a detailed…

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  • Newsbag: Medieval Madness; Funk’d Up; Toki Proto; NTG#33 + More

    … Test – It’s one of the most anticipated loctest’s the West has seen – for a game we’re not really sure will make it over here in an arcade form. I still don’t like the gamepad like controller they went for this but I suppose it is unfair of me to judge without having tried it. Still, I just can’t imagine that it would last very long in a US arcade…

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  • One on One with The Requiem: Random Kid Playing After Burner

    … Hey nerds. What’s up? Me? Oh, nothing much. Things pretty much suck on my end, but thanks for asking. It’s After Burner. It’s awesome. We all know it. Moving on. Why, you ask? Well, lots of reasons, really. This interview being one of them. You see, we here at the ‘Nerds site tried like mad to get someone awesome to interview in celebration…

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  • Square Enix teasing new arcade game for JAEPO reveal

    … Square Enix has launched a teaser site for a new arcade title featuring the text “Coming! JAEPO 2015″ wrapped around a Final Fantasy-like user interface. A link on the page leads viewers here, which confirms the new title announcement stage event at JAEPO for February 14 at 13:00 local time. JAEPO, or the Japan Amusement Expo, is an annual…

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  • Frogadier and Eevee Confirmed for Pokkén Tournament’s Supporting Cast

    … Just a day after we posited that Eevee might be a playable character in Bandai Namco Games’ upcoming fighter Pokkén Tournament, confirmation has arrived. This news comes courtesy of an official document that was released ahead of this weekend’s location tests, which are set to take place at Namco’s own game centers in the Japanese cities…

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  • Gives Star Wars Battle Pod A Marketing Boost

    …/impressions of it? I'm a lifelong fan of video games and I have been operating my own arcade, The Game Grid Arcade in West Valley City, Utah for the past six years. I joined Arcade Heroes in 2007 and took ownership of the site in 2010. Twitter - …

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  • JAEPO Preview Update: School of Ragnarok; Crossbeats REV.; Pokken + More.

    …” game. I wouldn’t call it a fighter exactly since it appears that you have free reign to move around the arena. The controls are also a little odd in the layout as you can see here. Crossbeats REV. (Capcom) – It seems that everyone is coming up with a new rhythm arcade game now, Capcom is no exception. What is interesting about this one…

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  • School of Ragnarok teaser trailer

    … First look at Square Enix and Dimps' new arcade game. Square Enix has released the teaser trailer for its newly announced arcade game School of Ragnarok. The upcoming game has players battling it out as transfer students summoned to another world alongside deities known as “School Spirits.” It’ll be out in Japanese arcades later this year. Watch the trailer below. Visit the game’s website here. …

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  • Pix the Cat Review

    Pix the Cat Fast-paced, arcade puzzler that will get you addicted in no time! Pix the Cat is addictive and possibly seizure-inducing, and so much fun you will lose yourself in it as soon as you start playing. Initially released as a single-player arcade “beat the high-score” puzzle game with a local multiplayer mode, future releases will include online multiplayer, so n ...

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  • School of Ragnarok detailed in Famitsu

    … A Dimps-developed "online 1-vs-1 tactical 5D action" game. Famitsu this week has first details on Square Enix’s new arcade game School of Ragnarok. The game, an “online 1-vs-1 tactical 5D action” title developed by Dimps, puts players in the role of a “Transfer Student” summoned to another world. Taking place during the Warring Schools Period…

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