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Street Fighter II Coming to XBox Live Arcade

During the Microsoft CES keynote, Peter Moore announced that Street Fighter 2 is coming the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right, the game that re-ignited the arcade scene a decade ago will be making its way to every XBox 360. SFII along with more than 20 other titles would be available on […]

Racketboy’s Top 20 Retro Games of 2005

This year, we have seen the curiosity with retro gaming grow among the mainstream gaming audience and it seems that game publishers are clueing into the fact. While it is unfortunate that publishers seem to focus most of their retro efforts at the handheld market, there were also a handful of excellent console compilations to […]

Meta-Review: Power Stone 2 – Sega Dreamcast

The original Power Stone was one of the most exciting launch titles on the Dreamcast. It built on many of the arena fighting concepts established by Poy Poy on the Playstation. Power Stone was also Capcom’s first successful attempt at bringing their quirky by killer style of fighting to the third dimension. Power Stone 2 […]

2D Fighters Going Downhill Revisited

Those of you that are familiar with my gaming habits know that I am a heavy fan of the 2D Fighter. 2D Fighters are basically the genre that pushed me into retrogaming. There’s nothing quite like a one-on-one battle in a colorful and precise 2D environment. As we all know, back in the early 90’s, […]

Atomiswave Lineup Impressions – Part 2

I have finally found time to do the follow-up to my popular write-up, “Atomiswave Lineup Impressions – Part 1“. There have been quite a few developments on the Atomiswave platoform, even though it may be approaching the end of it’s lifespan. Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star) If you’re looking for the freshest […]

The Importance of Joysticks

GameSpy’s Pixel has a new piece entitled Joyriding that discusses the history of joysticks, the importance of them when playing many 2D games, and how to shop for a good one. I actually enjoyed the write-up a bit and I recommend it for those of you like me who like that arcade feel when playing […]

Neo-Geo Cart to CD Conversion Project

Just recently cdoty started a thread on the messageboards claiming to have started a project that will basically take ROMs from Neo-Geo AES/MVS games and converting them into Neo-Geo CD games. There is a major interest in this since The original carts are expensive and people a looking for a cheap way to play […]

Atomiswave Lineup Impressions – Part 1

I’ve been interested in the Atomiswave arcade system for a while, but haven’t done much investigation into some of the games that are offered on the system. So I dug around on Sammy’s site and gathered some information on the games that caught my eye. The big arcade buffs will probably laugh at my lack […]

Reponse to “2D Fighters Going Downhill”

There are multiple pages of discussion sparked by my blog entry, 2D Fighters Are Going Downhill over at SegaXtreme. The discussion skews off to a couple of side discussions such as retrogaming as a whole, the possible death of 2D gaming, and the future of consoles. It’s definately a good read for any retrogaming fan.

2D Fighters Going Downhill

The recent reviews of both Capcom Fighing Evolution (formally Capcom Fighting Jam) and Guilty Gear Isuka have been a tad on the downside. SNK has also been going downhill. It’s been depending on re-releases of its older titles while SvC Chaos has had a lukeware reation. Evolution’s main concern is that is cobbled together poorly […]

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