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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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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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