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Learning from the Past: The Arcades

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We live in a great time to be a gamer. The quality and quantity of games available is at an all-time high. We can even hop on our systems and play against people in our living rooms or halfway around the world.

This holds even more true for retro gamers. It is getting easier to gain access to older games, whether through the internet, local stores that focus on retro gaming or services like Nintendo’s Virtual Console. Older PC games are making a comeback as well, with Blizzard releasing StarCraft Broodwar for free and services like Good Old Games ( optimizing the settings for programs like DOSbox so gamers don’t have to fight with it.

There is one experience, however, that will probably never be the same as it was back in the hey days of the 80s and early 90s: the local arcade.

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Written by azrockslide

June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Street Fighter x Tekken

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This week Fred is joined by special guest Obi (@ObiWanJabronE) to discuss two of the most beloved fighters of the 90s.  Street Fighter II was a title that most consider to be the definitive 2D fighter of all time and Tekken is widely regarded as one of the best 3D fighters.  We cover the history 0f both titles, initial impressions, and why Street Fighter II was so damn popular in the UK.

Opening Song – Rising Dragon (Ryu’s Theme) from Street Fighter EX Plus

Closing Song – Jin Kazama’s Theme from Tekken 3

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Written by Fred Rojas

June 19, 2013 at 11:00 am