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‘Dead Cells’ Replay:
4 Years & 27 Updates Later

January 12, 2022 — The Metroidvania rogue-lite Dead Cells has been out on Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox for over three years now, four on PC if you count its Steam Early Access release in 2017. Within that time, the game has received a whopping 27 updates which have implemented everything from balance patches to entirely new biomes aka level content.

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Yestermade’s Best of 2021 Synthwave Roundup

January 6, 2022 — Everyone loves to use the New Year as a reason to look forward and be hopeful. We’re a little different. We like to use it as an opportunity to reflect on the 365 days we just survived through. And those days would have been quite a bit longer if not for the upbeat, energetic, electrifying, and oft-eerie sounds of synth. New retrowave favorites, grim darkwave gems, and so much more helped fuel 2021 and provided us with sounds that helped us usher in the New Year.

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‘Blasphemous’ Replay:
3x DLC Content Final Version

January 5, 2022 — Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC; cult hit side-scroller Blasphemous is bound to leave an impression. Many will be drawn to the game’s aesthetic that is heavily influenced by Catholic Spain, while others may be surprised or put off by its extreme gore.

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Yestermade Weekly Roundup: Blasts from the Past Resurface

December 23, 2021 —  As much as everyone loves retro gaming and touts the good times had at arcades around the world, we just don’t see an abundance of exciting industry announcements rolling across our news desk. Of course, sometimes we strike it hot, as evidenced in this Yestermade roundup and the bounty of standout announcements we can’t wait to share.

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‘Mega Man’ Revisited with New Vinyl Soundtrack Collections

December 19, 2021 — The sounds of everyone’s favorite blue are soon at your disposal, thanks to Capcom and Laced Records. According to a recent announcement from Laced, the duo has been tinkering away at bringing a selection of Mega Man’s best soundtracks to LP format. Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 are being re-released on a deluxe double LP, while the Super Nintendo spin-off, Mega Man X, will have its own single LP release.

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Video Game Review:
‘Flynn: Son of Crimson’

December 9, 2021 — Funded on Kickstarter back in 2017, Flynn: Son of Crimson is a relatively ambitious undertaking. It portrays its characters and world with a remarkably fluid pixel-art style, and its gameplay combines the combat and overall progression of an action RPG with the level design and movement of a 2D platformer. While a few elements stumble in their execution, Flynn is nonetheless a beautiful, excellently crafted adventure that is well worth a playthrough or two.

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Video Game Review:
‘Children of Morta DLC:
Ancient Spirits’

November 7, 2021 — First released in 2019, dungeon-crawling rogue-lite Children of Morta has received plenty of content updates by its developer Dead Mage since. The latest expansion, titled Ancient Spirits, is an uncomplicated addition that consists of a new playable character, a new skin system, and an additional 15 items to utilize during runs.

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Arcade1UP and Stern Celebrate Elvira and ‘Terminator’

November 3, 2021 — In a pair of separate announcements, Arcade1UP, a leading provider in at-home arcade entertainment, and Stern Pinball, the name in commercial pinball cabinets, revealed two exciting machines – an at-home Terminator 2 cabinet and an Anniversary Edition Elvira (Mistress of the Dark) pinball machine.

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Yestermade Monthly:
October‘s Retrowave Thrills

October 30, 2021 — October is a month of chills and frights. Surely you too can feel the veil that protects us from the land of the deadlifts and all manner of creepy crawlies sneak through. Apparently, it’s also an excellent month for retro, dark, and chillwave fans. At least this year it was, as notable names like Dance With The Dead and Scandroid graced our playlists with all new tracks.

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ARCADE1UP Taps Classics,
Stern Brings Home Jurassic

October 15, 2021 — The concept of a home arcade is getting closer to becoming reality for the average household and fans of retro gaming as companies with “arcade roots” shift their focus away from strictly commercial usage to the home consumer. In fact, ARCADE1UP and Stern Pinball have been leading the pack in at-home arcades, with Stern bringing real-life pinball to the masses.

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Video Game Review:
‘Metroid Dread’

October 12, 2021 — Being the first 2D Metroid installment in nearly two decades, Metroid Dread has a seemingly impossible legacy to live up to. The Metroid series consists of some of the most highly regarded games of all time, so while the hype surrounding Metroid Dread is immense, some may understandably feel skeptical that it would serve as a worthy follow-up to what came before.

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Yestermade Fortnightly:
80s Rock, New Album, E.T.

October 3, 2021 — Apparently, a collective spark of creativity coursed throughout the synthwave universe recently. It’s been a short spell since the Yestermade crew had so many tracks to sift through! From remixes of notable tracks to all new sounds filling out the chill and retrowave genres nicely — these past two weeks have been full of delights and surprises.

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Video Game Review:
‘Steel Assault’

October 1, 2021 — When it comes to old-school arcade action, not many games manage to genuinely recreate the feeling of the 80s-90s coin-op era. Thankfully, the New York-based team behind Steel Assault — Zenovia knew exactly what they were doing when developing this game. READ MORE »


Arcade1Up Launches New Hardware, Sega Arcade Closes

September 23, 2021 — Do you hear that? That’s the sound of nostalgia barrelling right into your home! Not long after announcing junior-sized arcade cabinets, Arcade1Up revealed a series of new full-sized machines sure to transport players back to their youth. And guess what? We have the full rundown, so read on!

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Yestermade Fortnightly:
Droids, Fury, Cassettes

September 18, 2021 — It has been a slow pair of weeks for synthwave. Then again, it is rarely about how many new releases drop — but the quality of the few tracks that manage to lit a heartfelt fire. And since we’re seeing new stuff from The Midnight, it is already turning out to be a pretty exciting Yestermade Fortnightly.

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Stern’s ‘Godzilla’ Pinball to Stomp Into Arcades

September 16, 2021 —  The King of the Monsters is stomping its way across the globe with the recent announcement of the Godzilla Stern Pinball machine. Stern partnered with Toho International, Inc. to resurrect the original ‘zilla for an arcade cabinet that captures the true essence of the classic kaiju.

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