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The Heart Of Gaming is the closest thing to a Japanese Game Center outside Japan

28 Apr

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

Everybody always whines about the lack of decent arcades in Europe and US. We obviously do the same, since there are no enjoyable game centers in London, apart (maybe) from the Namco FunScape, but it’s more a family style arcade, with bumper car, bowling and all.

But don’t despair, things are going to change! In fact, from mid-April you are able to enjoy The Heart Of Gaming!

In a world where arcades have been replaced by casinos and slot machines, a portion of that great period in history arises, blending the gaming scene of yesteryear, with the games of the past, present and future.

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The HOG is basically the closest thing to a real Japanese Game Center. They got plenty of SEGA VS City cabinets with lots of different fighting games, but also regular NAOMIs, NAOMI DXs and other super cool machines covering many other genres (like vertical shmups). And that’s not all, because there are countless Xbox 360 and PS3 available to host your own console fighting!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcadeSounds too good to be true? This is how it works.

You just step in, pay an entry fee, and start play whatever you want for how long you want until, at some point, they kick you out (everybody needs to sleep).

The HOG opens at 4pm every day, and closes at midnight. Overnight sessions will depend on numbers of people prepared to stay. Here’s the price guide:

Mon- Thurs: £7 (£5 after 6pm)
Overnight price –
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £6. After 2330- £8

Friday: £10 (£7 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Saturday: £10 all day.
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first- £7. After 2330- £10

Sunday: £8 all day (£6 after 6pm)
Overnight price
If arriving and paying for any day session first-£6. After 2330- £8

To provide the customers with even better value for money, they will be announcing the prices of weekly, fornightly and monthly passes shortly. Overnight sessions are cheaper if you have already paid for any of the day sessions.

Need more pics? Here we go!

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

The Heart Of Gaming london arcade

What do you think? For us is just the heaven! And we’re really looking forward to go there as soon as possible! Still not convinced? Check out this interview with one of the co-founder!

Yes, but where is it? Easy, The Heart Of Gaming is located at 10 Cullen Way, NW10 6JZ, North Acton, London

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Huge fighting games backgrounds animated gif collection

27 Apr

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Some Imgur user created the most staggering and beautiful fighting games backgrounds animated gif collection!

The backgrounds are taken from several fighting games, covering an huge amount of systems and franchises. We copy/pasted just few of them here, if you want to check (highly recommended) the entire galley follow this link, you can thank us later!

We dare you recognize all the games!

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First trailer for J-Stars Victory VS

8 Apr

J-Stars Victory VS

 

Crossovers are a trend nowadays, so after Project X Zone (fighting/action/RPG crossover among SEGA, Namco Bandai and Capcom) and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars Battle (fighting with all the characters from the eight JoJo’s series), now it’s time for J-Stars Victory VS.

The game, exclusive for PS3 and PS Vita and now only announced for a Japanese release, should be a fighting game featuring characters from four of the major Shonen Jump series. So it won’t be like Jump Ultimate Stars, but it will feature warriors only from One Piece, Naruto, DragonBall and Toriko.

The game is still in TBA release date and probably will never see the light outside Japan (mainly because of the west-unknown Toriko), but for now enjoy the trailer.

 

New trailer for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Star Battle

20 Feb

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Star Battle logo

As every well respectable nerd on the planet, beside video games, we also love manga and anime. So when a new video game based on a manga series comes out we are even more excited! Especially if we’re talking about Hirohiko Araki‘s masterpiece: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures.

You might have noticed that there’s a new game scheduled, it’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures: All Stars Battle, and it looks pretty awesome.  The fighting game is being developed by CyberConnect2 (known for the .hack series and its not-always-good fanservice products, as all Naruto fighting games) and will be published by Namco Bandai Games only for PlayStation 3 on August 2013 (fuck, this is an exclusive!).

Earlier this week, Namco Bandai released a new trailer for the game, featuring most of the playable characters (from all the 8 JoJo’s series) and quite a lot of gameplay footage. Enjoy.

It’s a real shame this game won’t be multi-platform.