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Watch the history of horror video games in 3 minutes

22 Nov

history of horror video games

Are you rady to re-live a brief history of horror video games in the next 3 minutes or so? Because young film-maker Anthony Carpendale is looking for some funds on Kickstarter, in order to complete his project of a full-lenght documentary on horror video games Playing With Fear. So, the video you’re going to watch is some sort of trailer for his campaign, but still pretty impressive! Enjoy!

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In a world where arcades have been replaced by casinos and slot machines, a portion of that great period in history arises, blending the gaming scene of yesteryear, with the games of the past, present and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

Twin Galaxies now accepting new scores submissions

22 Apr

twin galaxies scores video games

Twin Galaxies is an organization that tracks video game world records. It operates the Twin Galaxies website and publishes the Twin Galaxies’ Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. The Guinness World Records – Gamers Edition is released every year in conjunction with Twin Galaxies, who Guinness World Records considers to be the official supplier of verified world video games records to the annual volume.

Exchanging hands in the Autumn of 2012, to new owners Jourdan Adler and Richie Knucklez, Twin Galaxies came with a name, a legacy and, unfortunately, a damaged yet not completely irretrievable database. Believing gamers deserved an updated system and quicker response time on verification, the difficult decision was made to abandon the old system and recreate Twin Galaxies anew no matter how long it took. So, finally submission procedures have been re-opened, and according to the new owners simplified. But also a new not-so-welcome fee structure has been instituted -let’s say- to ensure prompt service and efficient handling  of scores submitted for adjudication.

So what does it cost now to submit a score to Twin Galaxies? Well, it’s not that cheap…

$25.00 – One (1) score submission or up to Two (2) hours of recording
$60.00 – Three (3) score submission or up to Six (6) hours of recording
$75.00 – Five (5) score submission or up to Twelve (12) hours of recording

Ready to p(l)ay?

The best of PAX East 2013

25 Mar

pax east 2013


You didn’t make it to PAX East last week? No problem, here’s a quick recap of the best of PAX East 2013 in Boston!


transistor supergiant games


Transistor is a science-fiction-themed action RPG by Supergiant Games and promises to bring players to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as they explore a stunning futuristic city. The game has been designed to seamlessly integrate thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, complete with responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.



DRP = 3D Bullet Hell + Jetpacks + Giant Robots… ’nuff said!



dropchord leap motion double fine


Dropchord is a music-driven score challenge game for PC and Mac that will use the revolutionary Leap Motion Controller. The game will be also released on iOS.



battleblock theater


Now is Behemoth (the guys from Alien Hominid and Castle Crasher) turn to announce the release date for the long waited BattleBlock Theater!
 The platform game in which you can create your own character using various shapes will be out April 3rd 2013, on Xbox LIVE, for 1200 Microsoft Points. Obviously supporting co-op and multiplayer, and with the usual design we all like!



This looks chaotic and messy as hell and it is going to be pretty awesome!



Capy Fine Racing GP PAX


The two games studios teamed up to develop a racer, called Capy Fine Racing GP and featuring all the characters from both companies. But this isn’t all, indeed the racing game will be released on floppy disk…yep, you heard it right,old school 1.44 MB floppy disk!



duck tales remastered hd


Capcom announced today at PAX that an HD version of the evergreen 1989 NES game Duck Tales is being developed by WayForward. The classic platformer features hand-drawn character sprites and a 3D background world. Also, Disney’s original voice actors will lend their talents to the game. The game’s original 8-bit songs will be remastered by WayForward’s Jake Kaufman, and new elements will be included, without spoiling the original concept of the title.



contrast compulsion


Contrast will let you play with your own shadow, literally. The game is basically a platformer where you can become a shadow in order to climb and interact with other shadows.

Over $100 Million pledged to games on Kickstarter

22 Mar

kickstarter games $100 million love


Today the guys at Kickstarter shared an exciting stat: more than $100 million has been pledged to games projects on Kickstarter, giving 1,476 new games the green light!

Games Category Stats

  • Total Dollars: $107.6 Million
  • Successful projects: 1,476
  • Total Backers: 633,242

In the past four years, more than 633,242 backers have pledged to more than 4,500 games projects, nearly 1,000 of them in the past year alone. After the launch of Double Fine Adventure in February 2012, things really took off. Take a look at this video.

Keep it up guys, you’re one of the few helps for all the indie games devs out there!

Arcade Passion | 2 – SEGA GiGO (Ikebukuro)

21 Mar


sega gigo ikebukuro 池袋

Address: 1-21-1 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 〒 170-0013 | 〒170-0013 東京都豊島区 東池袋1-21-1

Telephone: (00 81) 03-3981-6906

Opening time: 10:00~24:00 (10am – 12 midnight)

Website: http://tempo.sega.jp/am/ikebukuro/

Foursquare venue: 池袋 GiGO


Our journey in the beautiful world of Japanese game centers continues with another must-visit arcade. This time we’re talking about the Ikebukuro SEGA GiGO, probably the largest game center in the whole Japan. It is located not far from the Ikebukuro station, one of the three largest commercial districts in Tokyo. This huge amusement venue offers seven floor of arcade cabinets (of every type and genre), ufo-catchers and so on. And as expected, the store boasts an impressive lineup of fighting games at its B1 floor, with daily tournaments and competitions. Like its counterpart in Akihabara, this SEGA temple often holds anime oriented events. From our personal experience, it’s safe to say that this Ikebukuro GiGO is far better than everything else you could possibly find in Japan (and in the world). If you’ll travel by this district, stop and spend some money here! Must visit!

FINAL THOUGHT: Nothing else to say, apart from that this game center is like the heaven for all the arcade gamers!

Gamerdisco vs Capcom! You don’t want to miss this one

19 Mar

gamerdisco vs capcom

We’ve already told you a lot about Gamerdisco, what it is, how it was and so on. But this time we are even more excited. Why? Because it’s gonna be huge!

Indeed, after the very cool Gamerdisco x IGN UK, the next event will be Gamerdisco vs Capcom!

Here’s the event description, taken from the Facebook event:

GamerDisco vs Capcom Community event

Darkstalkers Special Event !!!

In a long awaited collaboration GamerDisco have teamed up with the brilliant Capcom to bring you a night of video gaming delight!!


Big Screen Darkstalkers competition
Fantastic Capcom Prizes
Capcom Arcade on the big screen
Guile’s Theme Drinks Promotion
Recorded gaming battles
Capcom Classic tunes played throughout the night

The Capcom guys will be on hand for tournaments, gaming discussion and the occasional drinking contest!

GamerDisco DJ’s will be playing gaming themes and 8 bit bangers all night:

DJ Jet Set Rory (Tokyo Soundscape: http://soasradio.org/tokyo-soundscape) – Gaming Themes, 8bit, wacky!

Plus More DJ’s TBA

Drinking, Dancing, Gaming- GamerDisco an arcade for adults!

Expect: UMVC3, SFXT, Darkstalkers, Capcom Arcade & More

Costs: Free
18+ (ID may be required)

The event will be Wednesday, April 3, at The Book Club, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, Hoxton and Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4RH, United Kingdom. See you there!

Sex in video games

7 Mar

Have you ever wandered how is sex in video games? Probably no, but someone actually did…awww these french people! Enjoy this video by Golden Moustache (english subtitles available).

Can you handle the glitch?

6 Mar

Just yesterday we’ve talked about that very awkward masturbation glitch affecting Assassin’s Creed III, so today came back to our minds this really cool video about glitches in video games.

The video, made by Corridor Digital, shows a bunch of famous video games characters dealing with THE GLITCH! Yep, we know it’s not new (indeed, it has been released last December, but whatever). Enjoy!

Memorable Video Game Advertisements | 2 – Microsoft // Nintendo

20 Feb

Welcome back to our MVGA column. As usual we selected two great video games advertisement for your entertainment.


Date: 2011

Country: USA/UK

Comment: Did you think that good ads are dead? No way! This spot is from 2011, but it’s something epic, we mean, if you love cars and/or racing games this is the perfect advertisement. Do we need to mention Jeremy Clarckson (from Top Gear TV show) doing the voiceover? EPIC, JUST EPIC


nintendo gamecube wavebird controller wireless adv ad

Date: 2002

Country: USA

Comment: Why stop playing while taking a shit? Not even nature comes between a man and his game. Just awesome, nice hob Nintendo