Archive for March 5, 2009

Fighting Club Tournament coming to Gameworks in Tempe, AZ

March 5, 2009

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(thanks to Brian Matthews for the info)

The tournaments continue to come along at various Gameworks locations around the country and the next one players can look forward to is a fighter tournament at the location in Tempe Arizona. There are three games they will be holding the tournament on, Street Fighter 2, 3 and 4.  A prize pool of $1000 is up on the block, where the 1st place winner gets $700 and 4 4 hour playcards, 2nd place wins $200 and play cards, 3rd place $100 and playcards and 4th place $50 + play cards. 5th through 16th places will win 1 hr free play cards so at least you’ll get something for getting in the top 16.

The tournament begins on March 20th and goes until the 22nd, with the semi-finals and the finals being held on Sunday March 22nd. Hit the post break for more details including rules. And if anyone gets some video from the event, send it along to us so we can post it.

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A trip down memory lane: Namco's Starblade

March 5, 2009

Sorry about the lack of updates recently – news has sort of dried up the past week or so compared to what we usually see. But we’re still here scouring for what we can.

Lately I have been thinking of games that we don’t see in arcades anymore, for some reason. Space combat games like Namco’s Starblade could easily be part of our “bread and butter” like a light-gun game or a racing title if done right. Throw a yoke controller in a sleek cabinet with a nice sound system and a cool game like this and you’d have a winner.  Heck maybe make it a co-op game too for some extra fun.

I haven’t seen Starblade in ages so let’s take a trip down memory lane with this youtube video that was recently uploaded by user Macwhoelse. Anyone else remember this arcade title?

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A trip down memory lane: Namco’s Starblade

March 5, 2009

Sorry about the lack of updates recently – news has sort of dried up the past week or so compared to what we usually see. But we’re still here scouring for what we can.

Lately I have been thinking of games that we don’t see in arcades anymore, for some reason. Space combat games like Namco’s Starblade could easily be part of our “bread and butter” like a light-gun game or a racing title if done right. Throw a yoke controller in a sleek cabinet with a nice sound system and a cool game like this and you’d have a winner.  Heck maybe make it a co-op game too for some extra fun.

I haven’t seen Starblade in ages so let’s take a trip down memory lane with this youtube video that was recently uploaded by user Macwhoelse. Anyone else remember this arcade title?

[Discuss on the Forums]