Back in the mid-1990s fighting games ruled the arcades. Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat were already in their next generation of sequels. Atari Games decided to get into the fighting game scene with Primal Rage—a 2D fighting game with a unique back story featuring a meteor crash causing a post-apocalyptic version of Earth called "Urth." The seven-character fighting game featured original monsters (worshipped by the now stone-age dwellers as gods)—Armadon, Blizzard, Sauron, Talon, Vertigo, Diablo and Chaos—fighting each other for dominance of Urth.
R-Type Dimensions is a re-imagining of the classic 2D arcade shoot-em-up (shmup) from 1987. It’s basically a love letter to all fans of the R-Type series of games. Over the years there have been a myriad of sequels and ports to this series, but nothing holds up like the original arcade versions of R-Type and R-Type II. Now that they’ve been given a facelift and more features, it’s time to revisit them once more.
Please join us in welcoming the guys at Gamer Chatter to the Retroids Podcast Network (RPN)! They produce a weekly show called the Chatter Cast in which they love talking about all aspects of their gaming hobby.
One of the most addictive video games in history is celebrating its 30th anniverary today. Tetris is arguably the world's most successful selling game, having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Created in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, it has been on countless platforms and even on skyscrapers and under a microscope.
Via the PlayStation.Blog: Why watch PlayStation’s E3 Press Conference on a puny browser window when you can see it on the silver screen? On June 9th, we’re inviting PlayStation fans in the US and Canada to experience the E3 press conference in a new way – live, on a massive screen in more than 40 movie theaters.
According to multiple sources, including Variety.com, Google/YouTube will be buying the Twitch streaming service (Twitch.tv) for $1 billion. The exceedingly popular Twitch has garnered much attention since launching in 2011 as a spinoff of Justin.tv. Twitch has reportedly raised roughly $35M since becoming an independent company. The service is now an integral part of the PS4's "share button" feature and was recently implemented on the Xbox One as well.
Good news for console owners that want the best of both worlds—Less than six months after its initial $499 console release of the Xbox One, Microsoft has announced a new $399 version of the system, without the Kinect 2.0. This brings the device down to exactly the same price as the PlayStation 4.
The Retroids Console Championship Scoreboard presents our 10th official online contest - OPEN SEASON! Any "shooting gallery" genre console game in which you can put up a score or time is eligible for the scoreboard in May, and every score entry is eligible to try and win a $20 gift card from Amazon.com!
Entries are eligible throughout the month by submitting and saving a score done through Twitch.tv or YouTube. This contest will end on May 31, 2014.
Now you can witness history, as one of the video game industry's biggest urban legends gets unearthed—literally. Rumor has it, Atari Inc. allegedly buried millions of unsold E.T. game cartridges in an Alamogordo, New Mexico desert landfill. Now, 31 years later, a team of archeologists will be excavating the landfill. Xbox Gaming Studios will be filming the dig and other media, fans and people tied to the event will be in attendance.
The Midwest Gaming Classic returns to the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield hotel in Brookfield, Wisconsin on April 12th and 13th, 2014! Join us in the Retroids room for a ton of gaming goodness! Retroids founders (Ken, Terry and Paul) will be running consoles at their tables as well as running their Retroids Videolympics high score contests. The Retroids Podcast Network (RPN) will be around to meet and greet their listeners. Join them in some casual gaming sessions, meet & greets as well as their designated contests and podcast roundtable sessions. Galloping Ghost arcade joins us in the Retroids room again this year, and will have a myriad of arcade games to play, including custom arcade cabinets! Learn how to repair your own arcade cabinet in their hands-on classes, and play against Team GGA in the newest iteration of Killer Instinct.