Gunslinger Stratos Looks Awesome

While I think arcade games that use fake guns as controllers are mildly problematic, this arcade game made by Byking and published by Square-Enix looks really cool. You can combine the gun controllers - either horizontally or vertically - to form new weapons. No way it’s ever making its way to the West though.

Neo•Geo X Supports 4:3 Aspect Ratio

One of my big concerns about the upcoming Neo•Geo X handheld is that previews had shown games running in a stretched 16:9 aspect ratio rather than the Neo’s native 4:3. According to Gamespot’s video (above) the aspect ratio can be toggled between letterbox and widescreen with a button. Phew!

Border Break Gets iOS Treatment

Sega’s mech-based arcade game, Border Break, is getting an iOS version at some point according to Andriasang.com. You know when you know something probably sucks but you really want it anyway? That’s me and Border Break. I don’t know how Sega’s going to translate this game onto the iPad, but hopefully it works out. I’m not buying an iPad just for this, but I’ll definitely pick it up if I ever do get an iPad, just to fulfill my curiosity.

Note: The footage above is from the arcade version of Border Break, not the iOS version.

I don’t even…
Japan: The only (I hope) country where you can buy used panties from a vending machine. Almost as creepy as those vending machines is this arcade game. I’m really hoping this thing is fake.

I don’t even…

Japan: The only (I hope) country where you can buy used panties from a vending machine. Almost as creepy as those vending machines is this arcade game. I’m really hoping this thing is fake.

DoDonPachi: Saidaiohjou Gets a Trailer

Cave’s latest shooter hit arcades on Friday and if you’re wondering what it looks like, check out the above video. The big question for me is if this will get a 360 port. On one hand, I doubt it because there is usually a three-year gap between a Cave arcade release and a console port. So this may get ported to a next-gen console. On the other hand, Cave have heavily supported the 360. And if the 360 can handle Dai-Fukkatsu without a problem, it should be able to propertly represent Saidaiohjou.

A Little Bit on the OMG It’s a New Arcade Shmup Side: Just when you thought Cave was ready to - uh - cave, they announce that their mystery game, DoDonPachi Saidaiohjou is indeed a new arcade shooter. The game will be location tested in the near future and hit the arcades at some point later in the year. Hopefully there will be a 360 port, but I don’t think we’ll hear anything about that for several months at the least.

A Little Bit on the OMG It’s a New Arcade Shmup Side: Just when you thought Cave was ready to - uh - cave, they announce that their mystery game, DoDonPachi Saidaiohjou is indeed a new arcade shooter. The game will be location tested in the near future and hit the arcades at some point later in the year. Hopefully there will be a 360 port, but I don’t think we’ll hear anything about that for several months at the least.

Taito Announces X3 Board
Taito have been dominating the arcades [all two of them] for the past several years with their Type X boards and Viewlix cabs. The company just announced at TGS that they will be releasing the third in the main series of X boards, the X3. There are no details, other than a photo, which shows a machine that looks very similar to the X2. The X2 has a door on top that would swing open, revealing a slot for a SATA hard drive. The games are stored on 3.5” drives and a security key is stored on a USB drive, kind of like the security keys from most NAOMI games. It looks like the X3 will use the same format, but will almost definitely run on top of Win7 rather than XP.

Taito Announces X3 Board

Taito have been dominating the arcades [all two of them] for the past several years with their Type X boards and Viewlix cabs. The company just announced at TGS that they will be releasing the third in the main series of X boards, the X3. There are no details, other than a photo, which shows a machine that looks very similar to the X2. The X2 has a door on top that would swing open, revealing a slot for a SATA hard drive. The games are stored on 3.5” drives and a security key is stored on a USB drive, kind of like the security keys from most NAOMI games. It looks like the X3 will use the same format, but will almost definitely run on top of Win7 rather than XP.

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