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Initial D 4 coming to PS3

March 3, 2008

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Now I can only hope this comes out, outside of Japan because I haven’t seen much of Stage 4 in arcades over here (other than Trocadero). I guess I could always import it seeings as the PS3 is region-free.

[via Soliconera]

This summer Sega has Initial D: Extreme Stage as one of their Japanese PlayStation 3 titles, which is essentially a port of Initial D: Arcade Stage 4. Previous home versions of Initial D: Arcade Stage included in online racing and Initial D: Extreme Stage is no exception. Players will be able to race rivals over the PlayStation Network. The first screenshots over at Famitsu look pretty nice, but besides a few pictures of a night battle there isn’t much else known about extra features, if any, over the arcade version.

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Console Arcade Downloads – Catch Up

July 16, 2007

It has been a while since I’ve covered any of the arcade releases that have been released on Xbox, Wii or PS3. So here’s a little catch up for anyone who has missed any of these golden oldies.

Xbox 360 Live Arcade

  • Golden Axe – 400 points
  • Missile Command – 400 points
  • Centipede & Millipede – 400 points
  • Contra – 400 points
  • Also Bomberman Live is out this week for 800 points with 8 player online play!

Wii Virtual Console

  • Bloody Wolf – 600 points
  • Dragon Spirit – 600 points
  • Mighty Bomb Jack – 500 points
  • Balloon Fight – 500 points
  • Ice Climber – 500 points
  • Excitebike – 500 points

PS3 Network

  • Q*Bert
  • Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection

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Time Crisis 4 PS3 Confirmed

June 14, 2007

We covered the rumours of this a while back, but TC4 has now been confirmed for the PS3. Let’s hope they put a bit of shine to the graphics, really use that extra power available to them on Sony’s next gen console. Also check out the pics of the new Guncon gun, imaginatively called Guncon 3! Yum, Orange!

 

[via 1up]

Time Crisis 4for PlayStation 3 will be an arcade port of the arcade version with the addition of a original game mode called the “full mission mode,” where you play as Lieutenant Colonel William Rush. The game will be more like a first-person shooter, as opposed to the normal gun shooting, since players will use the dual analog stick on the Guncon 3 to move around and shoot enemies.

The pricing and release date of Time Crisis 4 has not yet been set in Japan — but is it coming here? Probably.

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The second golden age of the arcade

May 20, 2007

 

UK newspaper website Telegraph.co.ukrecently wrote about the second golden age of the arcade, i.e. the re-releases of many classic arcade games on XBLA, PS3 and the Wii’s VC. Read on……

Each of Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s new consoles let you plunder gaming history for classics from the past. With Microsoft’s Xbox Live Arcade, for example, the user pays for “points”, which can then be used to download a vast, and expanding, array of arcade treats, from coin-operated classics such as Smash TV to console favourites such as Street Fighter 2, and even PC legends such as the original Doom. By keeping the prices down, making all the titles easily accessible and providing nostalgia for older players, the games are proving to be tremendously successful, their basic pick-up-and-play style providing a sense of quick-fix relief from the current slew of rather po-faced technical marvels going on sale for around £50.

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SPoNG’s May 2007 arcade report – Motion based and Bemani games

May 17, 2007

Kevin Williams at SPoNG.com has posted an article discussing the importance of Konami’s Bemani and motion capture (MoCap) games and their effect on the game console industry with the likes of the Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3. It’s pretty interesting stuff and it shows once again how vital the arcade industry has been in affecting ideas in the larger game console arena. Sadly many people seem to forget all the innovations that arcade industry makes to gaming overall. Kevin Williams also is the editor of The Stringer Report.

[Arcade Report - May 2007 by Kevin Williams]

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SPoNG's May 2007 arcade report – Motion based and Bemani games

May 17, 2007

Kevin Williams at SPoNG.com has posted an article discussing the importance of Konami’s Bemani and motion capture (MoCap) games and their effect on the game console industry with the likes of the Nintendo Wii and Sony Playstation 3. It’s pretty interesting stuff and it shows once again how vital the arcade industry has been in affecting ideas in the larger game console arena. Sadly many people seem to forget all the innovations that arcade industry makes to gaming overall. Kevin Williams also is the editor of The Stringer Report.

[Arcade Report - May 2007 by Kevin Williams]

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Arcade Card Battlers For The Home?

May 17, 2007

Kotaku ran a post about about the Dragon Quest Video and brought up a good point about weather or not the technology of the PS3 Eye could be used to support a home version of the Dragon Quest Arcade game. To add to this I would say that Sega’s card games and Taito’s Kings of the Jurassiccould be supported in this way too. Seeing as they use bar-codes the Ps3 camera could read these and then you could play the arcade game at home but with special effects like in Eye Of Judgement (see below). 

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They have already done some of these games on the Nintendo DS……

The Kotaku Post……

“The new Dragon Quest arcadegame from Square-Enix isn’t likely to see much exposure, if any, outside of Japanese arcades as the card-based gaming scene is strongest there. But this trailer, overly dramatic though it may be, makes it look just thrilling to play. With the card-buying revenue stream surely to make greedy executives drool with profit hunger worldwide, I wouldn’t be surprised to the see home-based card readers make their way onto store shelves over the next few years.

What do you think? Would a card-reader for the Wiior EyeToy-based game like Eye of Judgment for the PLAYSTATION 3 catch on?”

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