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The Crazy Urban Legend Of The Killer Arcade Machine

Let me tell you a story. It involves an arcade game, the CIA, epilepsy, suicide and one of the greatest urban legends in all of video gaming.


Hands On With The Dissidia: Final Fantasy Arcade Game

This past weekend in Tokyo, Square Enix did their first location test of the upcoming Dissidia: Final Fantasy arcade — and Kotaku was on hand to try it out.


Tetsuya Nomura On Redesigning Characters For Dissidia Final Fantasy

With the release of the latest Dissidia Final Fantasy trailer, Kingdom Hearts director and zipper enthusiast, Tetsuya Nomura sat down to talk about the newest addition to the character roster.


Um, There Are Zombies In Buck Hunter Now

Look, there’s only so many years you can keep shooting innocent defenceless animals before the formula gets a little stale. Which might explain why the next Buck Hunter arcade game — Big Buck HD Wild — is full of zombies.


Classic Arcade Machines In Tiny LEGO Form

Space Harrier. Out Run. Thunder Blade. Apart from being Sega arcade games from the eighties, what do they have in common? LEGO, of course.


How To Beat Up Pokémon In Japanese Arcades

The new Pokémon fighting game, Pokkén Tournament is hitting arcades in Japan later this year, and a new trailer is out to offer new details, including a breakdown of the controls.


Nintendo's Ballsy Star Wars Knock-Off

Nintendo had a pretty strange relationship with Star Wars in the early years of its video game enterprise. We’ve already seen the weird shit that went down when Star Wars came to the NES, but a 1979 arcade game was even weirder.


Dissidia Final Fantasy Takes The Fight To Japanese Arcades

Video: Announced this weekend at the Japanese Amusement Expo, Dissidia Final Fantasy takes Square Enix’s franchise-wide fighting game from the PSP to the arcade with three-on-three battles between a horde of iconic characters.


Pac-Man Ghosts Are Smarter Than You Think

Pac-Man might not seem like much next to today’s hyper-realistic gun, dungeon and gungeon-packed blockbusters, but the tiny puck that aspired to manhood inhabited a surprisingly complex world. His nemeses, the ghosts, are still pretty clever, even by modern video game standards.


The Left 4 Dead Arcade Is Basically Left 4 Dead 2, But Worse

This past weekend, needing a bit of zombie killing in my life, I joined some friends at a local arcade to spend some time with Left 4 Dead Survivors. Honestly, I wish I’d just stayed home and played Left 4 Dead 2.