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Neo Geo MVS arcade console

25 years of SNK's Neo Geo video gaming platform

Antique Code Show 1990s console gamers were curiously obsessed with the notion of game conversions being “arcade perfect”. Of course, such hopes were invariably dashed on the hard rocks of reality – hardly surprising when arcade hardware tended to have far superior specs to home machines. Neo Geo MVS arcade machine Neo Geo MVS 4 in 1 arcade …
Giles Hill, 12 Mar 2015
Atari Games: Gauntlet

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

Antique Code Show Rumours of a new version of the Atari classic Gauntlet at E3 took me straight back to the arcade circa 1985. I remember being dwarfed as a preteen by the fearsome presence of Gauntlet’s massive cabinet. It dominated the arcade and the rest of the machines in the room with its huge screen and impressive multicoloured keypad. …
Lucy Orr, 16 Jul 2014

WTF happened to Pac-Man?

Antique Code Show During the finale of this season’s King of the Nerds, one of the nerd challenges was to complete the first level of Pac-Man in a set time. I was delighted to see they were playing the original arcade version, albeit on an iPad. Pac-Man: original and best? Pac-Man: original and best? Pac-Man is 34 years old this year. With …
Lucy Orr, 21 Apr 2014

Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

Antique Code Show Xenon marked the beginning of a distinguished career for The Bitmap Brothers, legendary developers of the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST era. Overhead, vertically scrolling shooters were doing great trade in arcades across the land, and with its exposure on Saturday morning kids’ show Get Fresh (you don’t remember Gaz Top and …
Giles Hill, 19 Mar 2014
Space Harrier

Vertical take-off and laughing: Space Harrier

Antique Code Show One of the outright joys of retro gaming is being able to look back at some very esoteric design choices and general weirdness that sometimes surrounds old titles: forgotten little segments of youth culture, odd nuances that found their place due to technical limitations, and novel arcade game concepts designed to draw more and …
Giles Hill, 18 Feb 2014
Space Invader

Twenty classic arcade games

I’d better say it from the outset: picking 20 all-time arcade game classics is a nightmarish task, not simply because of the almost endless array of titles available to choose from, but because of all the really good ones you have to omit. Space Invader Here then, are the titles that made the cut, either because they have …
Giles Hill, 5 Mar 2013
The Register breaking news

It's game over for pinball pioneer

Steve Kordek, the man widely dubbed as the Godfather of Pinball, has fired his last steely sphere at the ripe age of 100. While Kordek was credited with developing hundreds of pinball games, it was his implementation of two flippers that cemented his legendary status in the gaming world. After the 1947 game Humpty Dumpty …
Caleb Cox, 27 Feb 2012
Retro Space Invaders Couch

Retro couch is quite the space invader

Check this crazy piece of furniture out. Behold the Retro Space Invaders Couch from Firebox. Created by Russian Designer Igor Chak, the pixelated sofa is made from leather and comes with memory foam cushions for added comfort. With furniture like this, bachelors are bound to score. Retro Space Invaders Couch As the couches …
Caleb Cox, 21 Oct 2011
Atari Arcade iPad gaming accessory

Atari-branded iPad gaming gadget debuts

There's an Atari-branded alternative to the iCade iPad gaming gadget on the way. Ion Audio's offering sticks the iPad in an MDF-made cabinet that's a minature version of an original arcade unit. The joystick and control buttons communicate with the tablet over Bluetooth. Atari Arcade iPad gaming accessory Ironically, the …
Hard Reg, 7 Sep 2011
Space Invaders

Top Ten Arcade Classics

Product Round-up What do you remember about being twelve? I remember spending a whole summer wishing I could hang out with the cool kids but instead nicking stuff from Woolworths and ramming coin after coin into Dragon’s Lair and Defender. Seventeen? Sometimes I ponder my misspent youth playing pool in Sneaky Dee’s and ramming coin after coin …
Lucy Orr, 19 Nov 2010

Microsoft re-jigs Xbox 360 range

Updated Rumours of changes to the Xbox 360 line-up were true. Microsoft has confirmed it will increase the Arcade model’s price, phase out the Pro and slash the Elite's price. From tomorrow, the Xbox 360 Arcade’s price will rise by £30 to £160 - it's staying at $199 in the US – but you won’t get any more for your money. Conversely, …
James Sherwood, 27 Aug 2009

Xbox 360 price to rise

Microsoft is to increase the recommended retail price of its Arcade model Xbox 360, according to retail channel reports. Igor Cipolletta, boss of online games retailer ShopTo, said he was told by Microsoft that the Arcade’s price will jump from £130 to £160 ($262/€186) from 1 September, website Eurogamer reports. An unnamed …
James Sherwood, 18 Aug 2009

Microsoft bins Xbox 360 Pro

Microsoft has canned one of its Xbox 360 models, according to a leading UK retailer. Argos_Xbox_message Argos suggests you buy the Arcade or Elite as an alternative to the Pro Argos has called a halt to the 60GB Xbox 360 – also known as the Pro - according to its website, which carries the message: “We are very sorry but …
James Sherwood, 14 Aug 2009

NXE fans tempted with refurb Xbox HDD offer

The impending New Xbox Experience will require 128MB of storage when you download it. So Microsoft’s launched a storage upgrade offer to ensure gamers without HDD-equipped consoles can still join in. Xbox_offer2 Hurrah! Reg Hardware's dusty Arcade is eligible If you’re an Arcade owner, then 128MB is a fair chunk of your …
James Sherwood, 18 Nov 2008

Slimline Xbox 360 to be named the Pure?

Microsoft could be in the final stages of renaming one of its Xbox 360 models - or introducing a new one - if a rather sketchy snap is to be believed. Xbox_Pure Metal plates have also been disregarded, whatever that means... A snap of what appears to be an internal company memo has surfaced on website Cheap Ass Gamer (CAG …
James Sherwood, 19 Sep 2008

Microsoft slashes US Xbox 360 to sub-Wii price

Microsoft will slice the price of the Xbox 360 in the US this Friday, making an entry-level version of its game console less expensive than a Nintendo Wii. Microsoft Xbox 360 Microsoft confirmed today the Arcade model will retail for $200 beginning 5 September, which is down from its previous price of $280. The standard …
Austin Modine, 4 Sep 2008

Tired of RRoD taunts? Turn your Xbox 360 into a PC

The solution to a hot and noisy Xbox 360 is to put the console inside a big, black PC case - according to one manufacturer, that is. xb01q01_01 Lian-Li's PC-esque Xbox 360 case improves airflow and reduces noise Lian-Li Industrial, a self-styled “executive upper-class aluminium PC chassis manufacturer”, has designed a PC- …
James Sherwood, 14 Aug 2008

UK to get 60GB Xbox 360 on Friday

Microsoft has confirmed that its much hyped 60GB Xbox 360 will be available in the UK on 15th August for £200 (€255/$400). That’s this coming Friday, folks. Neil Thompson, senior regional director for Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division, said: “Now the Xbox 360 has triple the space to house all your entertainment …
James Sherwood, 11 Aug 2008

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