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Soap Invaders

June 5, 2009

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In the long line of Space Invaders spin-offs are now these cute little soap invaders for you to scrub away with. If invaders are you’re cup of tea, then give the old tetris blocks a soaking! Pick up this retro soap here for Space Invaders and here for the Tetris variety

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Space Invaders Piggy Bank

January 20, 2009

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There’s a certain irony of a Space Invaders cocktail cabinet piggy bank. So much money put in to them back in the day, but now you get to save the coins this time around!

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Space Invaders art exhibits portray the story of a world invasion

October 27, 2008

Video games have almost always been a great place to find inspiration for creating art and in particular classic titles from what many call the 8-bit era. Quite a few classic arcade titles feature iconic characters that show up in art today, and in this case, it’s Space Invaders related. I have heard of someone going around the world putting up SI stuff and I am not sure if this is the same person or not but according to the map of exhibits, they have been all over the place, invading a number of venues on pretty much every continent except for South America. With this one it seems that Taito is content on not saying anything (unlike that WTC/SI thing a short while ago since this isn’t controversial)

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First footage of Taito’s new Space Invaders: Beat The Attackers

June 19, 2008

We first saw Taito’s new Space Invader’s based redemption game at the Park Avenue Open Day in the UK a short time ago and now it has been seen on location at the Funland in the Trocadero, London. Thanks to Patrick from Sega for sending us this short video of the game, it should be interesting to see how this takes off as we first saw Sea Wolf be remade into a redemption game and now this.

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First footage of Taito's new Space Invaders: Beat The Attackers

June 19, 2008

We first saw Taito’s new Space Invader’s based redemption game at the Park Avenue Open Day in the UK a short time ago and now it has been seen on location at the Funland in the Trocadero, London. Thanks to Patrick from Sega for sending us this short video of the game, it should be interesting to see how this takes off as we first saw Sea Wolf be remade into a redemption game and now this.

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Park Avenue Open Day – Familiar games as well as brand new ones

June 6, 2008

For an industry that is supposedly dead, it happens to have a lot of official events where new product is being shown. Take for instance the Park Avenue Open Day, which took place a short time ago in the UK. In

addition to showing off some games that we know about already, there also were a number of new games there and thanks to our friend Kevin Williams of The Stinger Report, here is a run down of the event:

While the games were inside, one could enjoy the weather outside and network with other people in the

industry. Here is Electrocoin’s (a UK distributor) outside booth. (On all images, click on them to see the full size).

Inside is where it gets interesting however. First off is a new sci-fi themed table for the Virtual Pinball system by TAB Austria. I believe that one distributor in the US carries these and the nice thing about the system is the fact that you can install new table themes. Electrocoin also had Sega Rally 3 on hand (in the picture below it is being enjoyed by the guys at Taito) and it was revealed what the price tag would be for the motion deluxe version of the game (operators might need to brace for a shock): a mere £15,000 ($25,000). Not entirely surprising considering the quality of the game but it still can get to you when you see these high prices. We’ll have to see how much the standard edition goes for.

There’s a lot more to come so I am going to fit it in after the break, hit the link below for a look at a few other new games including a brand new Space Invaders game for arcades by Taito!

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Space Invader snow sculpture

February 10, 2008

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Could this be the beginning of a new epidemic of videogame related sculptures. Remember the wave of pumpkin sculptures?

[via Kotuku]

Kotaku reader Ryan attended the Sapporo Snow Festival last week in Hokkaido, Japan. He spotted this cool snow sculpture of a Space Invader and sent this picture to them and said;

It was dwarfed by some of the larger creations there but was still very cool to see. A lot more cool than the Al Gore snow sculpture that looked like Kim Jong-il.

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