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This week's Xbox Live Arcade release announcement just landed in our inbox and from the looks of things, the soccer gods have finally come through! Sensible World of Soccer is releasing to the XBLA this Wednesday and this time it's a guarantee. And that's a good thing, seeing that our cleats have be...

December 17th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Atari has just announced yet another retro compilation for PSP: Atari Classics Evolved will offer eleven updated games, including Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Millipede, Missile Command, Super Breakout, Tempest, Warlords and Pong. These "evolved" versions will in...

August 21st 2007 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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We love the ESRB. With the group constantly rating titles that have yet to be announced, it's like getting birthday presents year round. XBLArcade breaks the news that the ESRB has rated 4 new games for Xbox Live Arcade, though not all of them are "new." The three we already know about are Tempest,...

May 30th 2007 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Rumor alert! NamcoBandai is allegedly planning a load of new, and new-ish, games in their Tales series for Nintendo consoles. The rumor gives titles for three new (potential) games, one of which is headed for the DS. If internet rumormongering is to be believed, Namco is working on a 2D sequel to th...

February 19th 2007 at 12:55pm 0 Comments
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Jeff Minter reports on the status of Space Giraffe, his psychedelic homage to his own Tempest 2000. With the game engine complete, Minter sounds optimistic that an actual framework can be compiled (levels, lives, bonuses, achievements, etc.) and shipped out for testing within a few weeks. Minter wri...

January 9th 2007 at 3:53pm 0 Comments
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Alongside the press release for Contra hitting XBLA, Microsoft sent another press release outlining a slew of Atari classics heading to Live Arcade next year. The six Atari games to be released are: Centipede/Millipede Battlezone Asteroids/Asteroids Deluxe Missile Command Tempes...

November 6th 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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There have been many a Tales game and the latest is as anxiously awaited as any other. As such, Famitsu recently revealed two new characters in the game that had yet to be introduced to the game-awaiting public at large. The first character revealed is Romi, a cleric tagging along with Lukius, she i...

October 26th 2006 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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The antecedent to all those tips and tricks magazines can be found in this obscure LP from the 80s: Conquer the Video Craze: How to Beat the Hottest Games. In it, "Atari Champion finalist" Curtis Hoard reads off -- in a stultifyingly slow monotone -- the techniques he's used to earn him that honorif...

May 30th 2006 at 5:03pm 0 Comments