Published April 1, 2014 Leave a Comment

The extremely popular arcade classic Capcom’s Strider is making a comeback.  Strider was a mesmerizing arcade games of the late ’80s, with unbelievable graphics and game play that kept you playing hour after hour.

The super cool scrolling game has now been revamped for release on PlayStation 4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Although Capcom has tried to reintroduce it’s classic game in 1999 it could not capture what the arcade version had so the game title stayed dormant until now.  With the new game, rather than stringing together a series of linear levels, Strider is a large, interconnected world that allows and encourages backtracking.

Capcom's Strider

Capcom’s Strider

As you progress through the game, you’ll gain upgrades that allow you to explore more and more of the map. As this happens, you’ll want to revisit previous areas to unlock even more upgrades.  And the new Strider character is faster and more agile.  Giving you more the feel of what it must be like to be a super-ninja.

Arcade Classic Strider

Arcade Classic Strider

The game also allows excellent backtracking so you can move all round this world flipping, sliding, double-jumping and slashing as fast as you can handle the joystick.  Capcom has a real winner again on their hands and this title is sure to be a hit with any gamer that gives it a try.

Game On!

Published March 24, 2014 Leave a Comment

Have any used video game titles you want to trade in? Well starting March 26th 2014 the mega-giant Walmart is going to start to get into the used video game trade-in business.

Used Video Games

Used Video Games

Walmart is going to offer gift cards for used video games; these gift cards will be valued between a few dollars to thirty-five dollars.  The gift cards will not be able to be traded for cash, but will be able to be used for any items in the store.  The game consoles that they will be taking game trade for are old Playstation, Wii, and Xbox.

Walmart states there are still nearly a billion pre-owned video games sitting in homes across the country. It believes jumping into video games makes sense now, since the store is doing iPhone trade-ins as well.

This may be bad news for the used video game leader GameStop, but GameStop’s chief executive Paul Raines says he isn’t intimidated by the new player as he feels that their customer base is solid.  Although with the news that Walmart was starting this program GameStop’s stock dropped 5%.

Now Walmart tried this in 2000 with trade-in kiosks but it failed, so they are giving it another go.

Only time will tell if Walmart will able to take over the multi-billion dollar used video game market, but if history is an indicator of the future then GameStop’s days are numbered as Walmart has a habit of crushing the completion.

Game On!

Published March 7, 2014 Leave a Comment

When the Titanfall beta period ended it turned out that every games is better with a Titan. The game Titanfall is scheduled for release on March 11 for Xbox One and Windows PC and March 25 for Xbox 360.

Titanfall Arcade

Titanfall Arcade

Until then Titanfall has opened an online arcade, Titanfall Arcade,  with some really great classic games featuring the Titan.  I just got finished playing Asteroids and I have to say with the Titan dropping in the game is much more fun.  Not as challenging as the original, but definitely more fun.

Game on!

Arcade Nook