• Bye bye Xbox 360 Core [Update]

    Ok, so the headline isn’t exactly accurate, but this recent photo of the Xbox 360 Arcade packaging is a clear indication that the Core is on the way out. The Arcade is purported to come with a wireless controller, a 256MB memory card and five arcade games. If the Arcade surfaces before the holiday rush, then Nintendo better miraculously produce a ton of Wii consoles or open the door to… Read More

  • XBox 360 Arcade console found online

    Sony’s PlayStation 3 Need an XBox 360 without a hard drive? Sure, we all do. That’s why you can buy the $279.99 Arcade console AKA the Core from Amazon and Toys R Us on October 23. The product, which leaked through the sales channels, includes a 256MB memory module, which is just enough for Ms. Pac Man and maybe three game saves. It will also include 5 free XBox Live Arcade… Read More

  • Original Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Machine For Sale

    I’m pretty certain this was the first arcade machine I ever fed my hard earned quarters. Who doesn’t remember the Star Wars Cockpit machine?! I’ve been lusting over Golden Tee for years and came very close to purchasing one in college, but I had reached the limit on my CC and rather than applying for a new one I went back to drinking and playing Tetris. This, however, is… Read More

  • Tekken 6 Gameplay In The Wild

    Surely by now you’ve become extremely excited for Tekken 6 and are dying for some live gameplay vids. This video will quench that thirst. Check out the minor details in the game. Fluid motions, ultra-realistic water effects – this game looks hot. I can’t wait to score the PS3 version come later this year. Tekken 6 In The Wild [Kotaku] Read More

  • Arcade-style Wii Controller

    With this new peripheral from Hoki you can finally play your classic Virtual Console games in all of their retro glory. As usual the U.S. is going to be last on the list for this one, but it can be imported from Japan for around $53. A State-side release has been confirmed however it is unknown as to when that will happen. Hori fighting stick Wii [IGN] Read More

  • MAME Devs Decrypt CPS III, Street Fighter III Playable Soon

    The MAME guys cracked Capcom’s CPS III encryption about a week ago and have made a startling amount of progress since then. (In fact, I just grabbed a bunch of CPS III dumps from Usenet in preparation for the moment when a Mac OS X port is released.) CPS III was the hardware that all 600 versions of Street Fighter III ran on but wasn’t compatible with the MAME emulator until last week. Read More

  • Next King of Fighters Arcade Screens Leaked

    Mmmm I’m not sure how I feel about another 3D King of Fighters, but I’ll let SNK slide this time around. This new incarnation of the hit 2D-fighting game will be heading to arcades sometime this summer. Dubbed King of Fighters: Maximum Impact Regulation, the game uses Taito’s Type X2 PC-based machine, which greatly improves upon graphics and sound. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: I'm Sensitive Edition

    Electrically Sensitive People Reach Out, Tell Us to Cut Back on the Wi-Fi, Cellphones
    DreamAuthentics’ Katana: The Desktop Arcade Machine You Always Wanted
    Tiger R-Zone: Worst Console Ever, or Just Misunderstood?
    Slouchpod Endorses Laziness: We Get Fatter
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  • DreamAuthentics' Katana: The Desktop Arcade Machine You Always Wanted

    DreamAuthentics’ Katana brings the excitement of video game arcade culture of yore to your desktop. Built around a Windows-based PC, the Katana is filled with more than 200 games, very possibly leading to all-night, Mountain Dew-fueled gaming sessions. Its 17-inch screen does the job and its many buttons should make playing games an enjoyable, if not entirely accurate experience. Whether… Read More

  • The Cell Processor: The Brains of The PS3 and Now Tekken 6

    The Cell processor already sits at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation 3, but starting with Tekken 6 it will also power arcade machines. Namco’s upcoming fighter is currently scheduled for release sometime this year and will be the first arcade machine to use the notoriously difficult-to-program-for Cell. This isn’t too surprising, considering that Namco always based their… Read More

  • 512MB Xbox 360 Memory Unit Being Launched For Poor People

    Truth be told, you shouldn’t have bought that Xbox 360 unless you can afford a hard drive for it. But for all the poor people up in the CrunchGear, we feel you and so does Microsoft. That’s why the software giant will be releasing a 512MB memory unit in early April. For $49.99, you’ll be able to snag a 512MB unit with “Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved” preloaded… Read More

  • Arcade In A Box Is Literally That

    This is not a controller. It is not a component for a MAME cabinet. It is a full-on gaming PC. Burn your PS3 pre-order form, the Arcade In A Box is here to stay. With a full compliment of audio and TV-outs, as well as traditional VGA, this might be the next PC we get. It’s made for gaming, not just in its spec sheet (2.88GHz proc, 512RAM, DVD, XP Home Edition, 128MB video, USB, so on)… Read More

  • How to Build an Arcade Controller for Xbox 360

    This how-to involves a lot of wiring, a lot of balls, and a lot of love for old school arcade games like Frogger, Street Fighter 2, Galaga, and whatever early ’80s shooter they’re pumping out onto Xbox 360 for your $5 this week. As you can see by the horrific pictures, it involves taking your wireless Xbox 360 apart and hooking it up to the innards of some discarded arcade stick. Read More

  • X-Arcade Tankstick

    I love these things. My friend used to have one back in the Dreamcast days and we’d play “Marvel Vs. Capcom” for hours and hours. Ah memories. Anyway, X-Arcade is releasing a newly redesigned version of its popular arcade controller. It features two joysticks with eight buttons each and a trackball, making it compatible with most arcade games. The Tankstick is 30-inches… Read More