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If you grew up in the golden age of coin-op arcades, you probably dream of having your own machine (or machines) in the den, where you can play all the Pac-Man or Galaga you want -- no quarters required.Full-size cabinets are generally crazy-expensive, though, which is what keeps most of us from living the dream.The antidote: Arcade1Up has a line of affordable three-quarter scale upright cabinets and slightly pricier cocktail-table cabinets.We've seen deals on the former, but very few on the latter.Thankfully, that just changed: Right now, you can get the Arcade1Up Deluxe 8-in-1 Head to Head Cocktail Table for $420, down from the regular price of $500.To get that deal, you need to sign in to Rakuten.
Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch has smashed its way into the record books, earning the title as the best-selling fighting game of all time.The title was previously held by Street Fighter II, which sold 15.5 million units after releasing seven unique versions since its original launch in 1991.Ultimate holds the distinction as the fastest-selling Nintendo game of all time, with 12.08 million units sold in just three weeks after its release on December 7 last year.According to Nintendo’s half-year financial report, that number stood at 15.71 million copies by September 30, which means that it took less than a year to surpass Street Fighter II.Ultimate has overtaken Super Mario Odyssey, with 15.38 million copies sold, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, with 14.54 million copies sold, to become the second best-selling game for the Nintendo Switch.The fighting game, however, is way behind Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has sold 19.01 million copies as the best-selling title on the console.
Arcade1Up's remake of the classic arcade machine lets fans relive the four-player fun with a build-it-yourself home version, now on sale at Walmart for $400.After building and playing it, I can tell you as a Turtles fan, this machine was exactly what I hoped it would be -- and the materials are a nice upgrade in quality from last year's Arcade1Up cabinets.Sega Genesis is back with a mini console.There are Pac-Man and Street Fighter II tables, and customers can choose models with classic artwork or a more refined all-black theme.This time around it also includes a riser with custom artwork (the risers were usually sold separately last year) to bring it to standing height.As for the cramped playing space, it wasn't a deal-breaker for me since I was playing with friends and colleagues (that, and it helps that the game doesn't last that long).
New York City Comic-Con officially kicks off on Thursday and to celebrate the occasion, arcade cabinet maker Arcade1Up announced its plans for a limited-time discount, along with the addition of two Head 2 Head gaming tables to its 2019 lineup.Best known for bringing back classics with its arcade cabinets, Arcade1Up says that both of its new gaming tables are designed to include a black theme with each respective table containing original artwork for each title.The latest gaming tables also feature a 17-inch full-color display and, as the product name implies, includes two control decks.The Pac-Man gaming table offers eight games, six of them are installments in the Pac-Man franchise, including the original Pac-Man and Pac-Mania.The other two games included are popular old-school hits Dig Dug and Galaga.The Street Fighter II table offers 12 games; six of them are entires from Capcom’s popular fighting game franchise.
The Huawei MediaPad M6 came to be the company’s flagship tablet for 2019.It is currently available in three size models – 10.8-inch, 8.4-inch, and an 8.4-inch Turbo Edition.In a good show of commitment with customers, Huawei is rolling out a new update today to improve the experience with the tablet.The update bears EMUI 184.108.40.206 version number.According to the changelog, the fingerprint unlocking process, gaming experience, PC mode, and input method have been improved with this update.Interesting enough, this update also increases the number of apps with support for Huawei’s Parallel View to 54.
Street Fighter 2, one of history’s iconic fighting games, was notoriously tough, but that is probably because its CPU was a no-good, dirty cheater.The revelation was made by YouTuber Desk, who uploaded a video that details the many ways of how the Street Fighter 2 CPU cheated human players out of victories.The first method of cheating by the Street Fighter 2 CPU was its capability for instant God Mode, making it invulnerable to attacks for a short period of time.Desk shows the same combination by Ryu against Chun-Li, ending with a sweep that only affects human players, not the CPU.He goes on to show how various CPU-controlled characters have instances of invincibility.Desk also showed that CPU characters are able to break out of dizzy status almost right away when human players need to mash buttons for as long as a couple of seconds.
Huawei has added yet another tablet dubbed Huawei MediaPad M6 to its growing portfolio.The Chinese smartphone maker announced the device via its official Weibo account.The company has posted the device’s images and promotion materials revealing key specifications and availability details.Here is everything you should know about the recently-launched tablet.Huawei MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition: Price, AvailabilityThe MediaPad M6 Turbo Edition comes in two different variants – 4G LTE and WiFi only.
Valve Corporation released a public apology for leaking the next DLC characters of Street Fighter V on Steam, days before the official announcement at the Evo 2019 fighting game tournament.A trailer for the addition of Street Fighter II‘s E. Honda, Final Fight 3‘s Lucia, and Final Fight‘s Poison was uploaded to Steam, generating excitement for players as the last character added to the game was Evil Ryu in December.The problem, however, is that Capcom was planning to reveal the new DLC characters at this year’s edition of the Evolution Championship Series.Street Fighter V is no longer headlining the tournament, as it has been bumped off by Super Smash Bros.Ultimate, but the game was still looking to make a splash by revealing the next round of DLC characters.The DLC trailer went up on Steam days before the Evo 2019 weekend though, forcing Capcom to make an official announcement earlier than it had planned.
For our final trip to the archives this weekend, this story on the state of pinball collecting one decade ago originally ran on July 6, 2009 and largely appears unchanged below.(However, we couldn't help but add some vintage visuals above from our more recent trip to the Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame, the largest and rarest collection of pinball and electromechanical games in the US.)The major manufacturers have moved from creating pinball machines to slot machines for casinos, a business with a much rosier future.With even larger arcades only sporting one or two pinball machines, most likely emblazoned with licensed artwork from a popular movie or TV show, enthusiasts of the game are forced to look backward for their joy, not forward.In the 80s and 90s, video games became popular and pinball sales suffered," Karl Marsicek explained to Ars.He knows a little bit about the lost art of pinball: his basement houses a collection of machines he has bought and restored.
Earlier this week, Capcom revealed its entry into growing the plug-and-play console market with the Capcom Home Arcade.The Capcom Home Arcade is a giant, plastic Capcom logo with two arcade sticks.Capcom Home Arcade will have 16 built-in games, including classic fighting games like Street Fighter II (Hyper Fighting edition) and beat-em-ups like Final Fight.It’s a cool lineup of games that includes some surprises, like Capcom’s Alien vs.I haven’t played this in years, as it’s never had any console ports.And since I’m giant a Mega Man fan, I love seeing The Power Battle on here.
It’s no longer just hardware companies like Nintendo and Sony who are recycling old content with plug-and-play mini consoles packed with retro games.Capcom’s now joining the fun too with its new Capcom Home Arcade that includes 16 classic titles from the developer’s catalogue including Street Fighter II and Mega Man: The Power Battle, but we have some concerns about that design, as well as that price tag.Fighting game enthusiasts often prefer to play with the same joystick and arcade button combination that are traditionally found on full-size arcade cabinets, so that’s what Capcom has done with its Home Arcade.Instead of a pint-sized console with wired controllers like the NES Classic Edition, the console itself is a 3D recreation of the Capcom logo with two sets of “competition class” Sanwa joysticks and arcade buttons built right in.It’s reminiscent of an actual arcade cabinet, and that design works great when two players are standing next to each other.But since the Capcom Home Arcade connects to a TV with an HDMI cable, it will instead be used on the couch or floor, requiring players to sidle up uncomfortably close to each other.
Revisit your arcade days with games like Street Fighter II, Ghouls 'N Ghosts and Final Fight with the Capcom Home Arcade, slated to ship this October.It's available for preorder now, though only in Europe and via Capcom's online store.It's priced at 230 euros, which converts to about $260, £200 or AU$360.Capcom has packed an entire arcade machine into the just the controller, including on-board Wi-Fi.You connect it to a TV or monitor via HDMI.Capcom licensed the rights to the Austrian games publisher Koch Media, which manufactures the hardware.
Apple iPad 32GB $250 ($80 off)Incredibly, the Apple iPad with 32GB is still available at Walmart.Go get it while it's still around -- this disappeared then came back into stock.See at Walmart Read CNET's iPhone 8 reviewNintendo 2DS XL: $130 (save $20)Most of Walmart's good Nintendo Switch deals have expired, but this is solid savings on the older 2DS XL, a portable console we still really like.