Twitch starts its retro ‘Starcade’ marathon on August 28th

Twitch has nailed down the start of its Starcade marathon… and unlike many of its other marathons, it won't just involve playing episodes back to back. It'll stream the arcade-themed game show on Shout! Factory's channel starting August 28th at 2PM…

Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op ‘Tempest’

As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari's flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in an advanced — and vibrantly psychedelic — semi-3D adv…

Bring out your inner ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ at Alt.Ctrl.GDC

Ah, the Alt.Ctrl.GDC booth. It's the real reason thousands of people flock to downtown San Francisco every year, under the guise of attending panels, networking and showing off their work at the annual Game Developers Conference. Alt.Ctrl.GDC is a co…

Gaming TV show ‘Starcade’ is making a comeback

Veteran gamers will have more than a few fond memories of Starcade, the first video game-oriented TV show. Well, it's about to come roaring back: Shout Factory has bought the rights to create a reboot of the series. It's too early to say how they'l…

HTC wants to bring back the arcade for its VR gear

HTC's high-end VR gear is expensive and takes up a fair amount of space that most people simply don't have. That's why the company is hoping to bring back the old-fashioned arcade in the hope of giving more people access to the future of gaming. At a…

Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell launches a VR company

Atari's Nolan Bushnell is busier than ever these days — in addition to his mobile game efforts, the video game pioneer is launching a virtual reality company. Modal VR is promising a combination of hardware and software that delivers high-end virtua…

World’s first ‘gamer hotel’ opens in Amsterdam

The first hotel dedicated to serving gamers has opened for business in Amsterdam. The Arcade Hotel, as it is named, is located in the city's De Pijp area. Each of its 36 rooms include gratis consoles and games. Guests can also use loaner handhelds fo…

Tiny Arcade Lets The Smallest Of Us Experience Stand Up Arcade Action

1f90af4f9cba2abc55c58fd6fc2949cd_original Day 3 – My experiment, though a success, has led to a terrible side effect. Now that I am a mere 3 inches tall I am able to perform a number of exciting feats including the exploration of a gopher hole and the systematic cleaning of my home’s heating ducts. However, I have found that I am now horribly bored. I cannot read a normal book and even ebooks are difficult to manage due to… Read More