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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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Yestermade Fortnightly:
Remixes, Maiden-wave, Disco

September 4, 2021 — Iron Maiden, synthwave remixes, and more! This Yestermade™ Fortnightly features electrified nostalgia, a collection of tracks that’s sure to be an audio journey back to “simpler times.” There are some truly notable names rounding out this Fortnightly, including a real blast from the past that’s been, in a sense, absent for 40 years!

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Arcade Culture:
Pinball evolve, Pac-Man is back

August 28, 2021 — To an outsider, it may appear arcade culture is fizzling out, quickly being replaced by e-lounges, PC centers, and e-sports arenas. At a quick glance, those iconic arcades we once passed along boardwalks or in the heart of small-town America seem to be vanishing. However, as readers will find out by way of our new ARCADE CULTURE series — the coin-op scene is far from abandoned.

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April O’Neil Joins TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge as Playable Fighter

August 26, 2021 —  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is putting a new hero in the spotlight — and Foot Soldiers are going to hate being on the business end of her microphone. For the first time in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ gaming history, April O’Neil will join the fight, equipped with a sassy attitude, her trusty camera, and a Harley Quinn-esque mallet. READ MORE »


Yestermade™ Fortnightly:
Fury Weekend, Kalax, LeBrock

August 21, 2021 — When we started our retrowave biweekly, Yestermade Fortnightly, we knew there might be some roundups devoid of exciting releases. Thankfully, this is not one of those! In fact, it has been a relatively musical two weeks since last, with new tracks popping up from recognizable names in synthwave, plus a surprise or two.

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Yestermade™ Fortnightly:
80s Covers and Female Talent

August 7, 2021 — It is always an exciting time for the synthwave community whenever a new project comes onto the scene. Even more so when artists release material really worth listening to — Mark LoProto reports.

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders
of the Lost Ark (Bluray)

August 4, 2021 — The Indiana Jones cinematic series is bookended by the best and worst of Hollywood. On one end, there is the more recent travesty of 2008 that sent the titular archeologist soaring through the air in a 50s-era refrigerator amidst a nuclear blast not long before he meets a race of aliens.

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Remaster Review:
‘Cotton Reboot!’

July 26, 2021 — There is plenty to love about this callback to the 90s, although Japanese Akihabara-game-store-turned-retro-developer BEEP may have left a few things out. Some games serve one purpose: unabashedly deliver an endless stream of nonsensical entertainment brimming with vibrant colors and a brilliant assortment of enemies.

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Netflix’s ‘The Cuphead Show!’
Can It Live Up To the Game?

July 22, 2021 — It was a quiet Friday in June when the Netflix Geeked Twitter account blew the lid off some exciting news. Almost exactly two years after news dropped that the anger-inducing antics of Cuphead would translate to their own Netflix animated series, a post revealed King Dice, the big baddy in the action-packed side-scrolling shooter, would be voiced by Wayne Brady.

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Console Port Review:
‘Within the Blade’

July 16, 2021 — Long before Ryu Hayabusa faced off against all matter of villainy in a 3D plane, he occupied a 2D space in one of the NES’ most beloved series. Ninja Gaiden was one of a few titles that lined my NES library as a young lad, giving me an early taste of engaging but often frustrating gameplay.

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‘Horizon Chase Turbo’ Drip-Feeds Seasonal Vehicle Skins

July 13, 2021 — Players who enjoy zooming through the vibrant environments of Brazilian developer Aquiris’ Horizon Chase Turbo are in for a treat. The ‘Complete Your Collection’ season which launched at the beginning of July immediately started to deliver on its promise of unique and colorful skins.

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The Midnight Drops Orchestral ‘Vampires’ Ahead of New Album

July 9, 2021 — There are certain artists across any medium that, when they announce something new, you drop what you are doing and pay attention. For synthwave enthusiasts, The Midnight is one of those. You can bet I was all ears when the talented duo of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEvan announced they will release a new album, The Rearview Mirror. READ MORE »


Stern Pinball: Grogu Finally Takes Seat On ‘Mandalorian’

July 7, 2021 — The largest pinball manufacturer in the world has quite a bit on the docket. Released on the first Tuesday of each month, the “Stern of the Union Address” sounds off on the excitement ahead for Stern Pinball, and with names like The Mandalorian and Avengers being tossed around, you know there is excitement on the horizon. 

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‘Werewolves Within’ Is A
New, 90s-Style Monster Hit

July 5, 2021 — It was bound to happen, and now it has — UbiSoft has indirectly made a direct foray into the movie streaming business. And, as anyone who is a fan of both video games and film knows, adaptations of video games rarely work. Except this one does.
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‘Streets of Rage 4’ Gets
Mr. X Nightmare Mode via DLC

July 2, 2021 — The streets will be full of rage in Streets of Rage 4’s survival mode, ‘Mr. X Nightmare’. Developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games are preparing a brand new, much-coveted upcoming DLC that pits players against even deadlier enemy waves.

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Roxi Drive Strikes Gold With
New Album ‘Feel the Beat’

June 26, 2021 — We all have artists we enjoy. Some become part of our life soundtrack, with each new album providing both anticipation and joy. After stumbling upon her cover of Laura Branigan’s ‘Hot Night’ a few years ago, Roxi Drive became one of those artists to me.

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