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Man Spends Two Years Building The World’s Largest Arcade Machine


Chicago-based network engineer and arcade fan Jason Camberis spent two years creating the ARCADE DeLuxe, a massive arcade system that was declared the “Largest Arcade Machine” by Guinness World Records. The machine measures approximately 15 feet tall, 6 feet wide, and 3.5 feet deep.


The fully functioning arcade machine has over 200 classic arcade games including Pac-Man and Dragon Spirit. Players can use the giant buttons and 16 inch glass track ball to recreate the excitement of old school arcade. The super-sized arcade machine is so big players have to climb stairs that come out from the bottom to reach the controls!

A self-confessed arcade fanatic, Jason builds and sells custom home arcade machines and security systems for a living. When he decided to build the giant arcade machine he wanted to recreate the excitement he felt in the arcades of his youth, making the machine big, tall, loud and with plenty of flashing lights!

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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes Announcement Trailer


First announced at this year’s E3 with minimal details, EA and Lucasfilm have now debuted a trailer for the upcoming mobile title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Test your skill and master the hologames in a cantina far, far away! Collect your favorite heroes across the Star Wars universe and form powerful teams. Upgrade each character’s unique abilities and strengths, devise the perfect strategy, and dominate the competition. Fight in memorable, RPG-style turn-based battles across iconic locations to become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy!


Complete epic missions on Hoth, Bespin, Tatooine, Coruscant, and beyond. Unlock special characters to play through in light and dark side campaigns. Collect characters from the original trilogy and prequel films, plus animated TV shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and more.

Build powerful light and dark side teams with heroes and other characters from the Star Wars universe. Make strategic choices and pick characters with complimentary abilities to construct squads like never before.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes will be available for iOS and Android devices later this year.

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These Simple Yet Addictive Games Will Keep You Entertained For Hours

There are so many video games out there in today’s market that are visually stunning and superbly complex. These games are often built around incredibly detailed environments and backed up with exceptional storylines and plots. However, for many modern and retro gamers alike, there’s something very comforting about playing a game that oozes unpretentiousness and simplicity. We’ve searched the internet high and low to uncover 4 such games but be warned, they’re highly addictive!

Mario Kart


There is a reason that there just so happens to be a version of’ Mario Kart’ available on pretty much every single console and gadget that Nintendo has ever released. This incredibly addictive little racer classic reflects Nintendo at its best; fun for all the family and simple enough for anyone and everyone to pick up. From the basics of Luigi Circuit to the frustrating difficulty of Rainbow Road, this is a game that has kept generations entertained for many, many years.



This classic Russian pastime is one of the simplest games ever created and for more than 30 years it has gripped many players around the world. Tetris is a tile-based puzzler than requires you to shift and drop various shapes into place in order to eliminate lines before you get overrun with the shapes and the construction mounts too high. What makes this game even better is its ability to be played on a diverse number of platforms ranging from consoles to smart watches and everything in between.



Whilst Tetris wet the appetite for building block games, modern-day construction amusement Minecraft has raised the stakes even further. The brain child of Swedish programmer Markus Persson, Minecraft was originally only developed as a sandbox game but grew in popularity and now exists across most major gaming platforms. Ask any fan and it’s much more than simply building structures using 3D blocks, it’s a chance to immerse yourself into a captivating world of mining, exploring and even combat.



Picture bingo and many people often visualize a game unfolding at a social club or church but you might be surprised to learn that actually bingo is quickly becoming one of the most popular mobile games in the country. Owing to the emergence and penetration of the smartphone, and the corresponding improvements in mobile gaming, there are now more variants of this classic number title and more new bingo sites in 2015 than ever before. Most apps allow you to play for free and in some versions cash prizes are up for grabs.

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Limited Edition Star Wars PlayStation 4


A limited edition Darth Vader-inspired PS4 system was revealed at D23 Expo that will be available as part of two “Star Wars” bundles on November 17th, including either Star Wars Battlefront or Disney Infinity 3.0. The bundles will include a custom 500GB limited edition PS4 system and DualShock 4 Wireless Controller inspired by Darth Vader. The fully customized PS4 features an image of Darth Vader, as well as a repeated Star Wars logo across the top of the system. The Darth Vader edition DualShock 4 is inspired by Darth Vader’s chest panel and features the repeated Star Wars logo on its touchpad. Each will also feature a digital voucher to download four classic Star Wars titles – Super Star Wars, Star Wars: Racer Revenge, Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter and Star Wars Bounty Hunter – playable for the first time on PS4, and sporting enhanced graphics and Trophy support.

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The Best Superhero Video Games of All Time

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes


These creative little plastic bricks have certainly had quite the comeback in recent years. Now they spawn popular video games and even number one box office movies. One such gaming effort from the LEGO realm is ‘LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes’. The action-adventure game was praised very highly by gamers and critics alike and takes place in an open world environment. The game allows you to play as the caped crusader as well as other popular DC Comic characters. There have been many Batman-based games released such as the the Dark Knight Rises slot game, and LEGO Batman 2 is definitely amongst the very best.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance


Theatrically the Marvel universe has swarmed cinemas over the last few years with a constant flow of Marvel-based releases. And with each release comes the opportunity for a video game spin-off. However in ‘Marvel: Ultimate Alliance’ a whole host of famous faces come together to give us one heck of a showdown. The game features over 140 Marvel comic book characters and allows players to pick a team of 4 offering total team customisation. Players can also control the fate of the Marvel universe with the decisions they make.

Batman: Arkham City


The Batman makes it on to our list once more with the incomparable sequel to 2009’s thrilling ‘Batman: Arkham Asylum’. Arkham City from Rocksteady Studios picked up a number of awards for its gameplay, music and action all brilliantly honed to give players a real intense gaming experience. In this all new storyline more Gotham-based characters come out of the woodwork for the Dark Knight to tackle. The incredible FreeFlow combat aspect as well as the typically atmospheric environments and characterisations help make this stand out above the rest.

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction


Ultimate Destruction is an often overlooked superhero classic that was perfect for those wishing to cause a bit of virtual mayhem. In this open world environment the green Hulk was able to break away from his particular missions, if the player so wished, and was able to go off and quite literally smash things to smithereens. You could even break things in order to then use the leftover pieces to batter your enemies long the way. The storyline is engaging enough but it’s the freedom of rage and destruction that makes this effort stand out, and is the perfect solution for letting off a little steam.

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Funko To Release Batman: Arkham Knight Pop! Vinyl Figures In September 2015

Funko announced a new series of Pop! Heroes vinyl figurines based on the Batman: Arkham Knight video game. This series will consist of four figures: Batman, Scarecrow, Harley Quinn and the Arkham Knight.

Like most Pop! vinyl toys, these figures measure about 4 inches tall and carry an MSRP of $10.99.

This isn’t the first time Funko has tackled the Arkham franchise. Last year they released a series of five figures based on Arkham Asylum (Batman, Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc).

Look for the Arkham Knight series to hit stores in September 2015.

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Star Wars Is Coming To Disney Infinity 3.0


Disney Interactive Studios announced that Disney Infinity 3.0 will introduce Star Wars characters!

The Star Wars characters will launch with two different pack-in playsets, “Twilight of the Republic” and “Rise Against the Empire.” The former, from developer Ninja Theory, is set after Attack of the Clones and will see Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka take on a new droid army. The latter, then, hails from Studio Gobo and has Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia taking on Darth Vader with levels set on Hoth and Tatooine and during the Battle of Yavin.

Available separately are figurines of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Han Solo and Chewbacca. All Star Wars figurines will be playable in any Star Wars environment.

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Outside of the Star Wars galaxy, Disney Infinity 3.0 will also introduce new figurines from the recent Avengers: Age of Ultron (including Hulkbuster), the upcoming Disney Pixar animated feature Inside Out and even TRON: Legacy!

Disney Infinity 3.0 hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android this fall.

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Announcing LEGO Dimensions


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced LEGO Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. Launching September 27, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favorite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.

LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U system from Nintendo.


For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile.


In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional expansion packs. Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as compelling game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. All expansion packs will feature well-known properties and provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game – with no limitations.


A small sample of packs available in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure. Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.


LEGO Dimensions not only offers a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play, but also introduces a digital system of play with great long-term value for LEGO gaming. One LEGO Toy Pad, LEGO Gateway and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come. Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year.

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Why Superhero Video Games Are Always Fun


Superhero films have taken over Hollywood in the past 15 years. But along with the movies, classic comic characters have also inspired countless modern video games. And while only a handful stand out as truly great achievements, there’s always something great about playable hero experiences. Here are a few reasons in particular that superhero video games are so much fun

Character Abilities

Ordinary action games may be fun, but on some level they’re always the same. In superhero games, however, you can enjoy specific hero skills! Play as Iron Man and you get immense strength and armor; play as Batman and you’ll go through stealth challenges; or play as Spider-Man or Superman and you’ll swing (or fly) through the air. The individual games aren’t always the best, but the action is unique, and that counts for something. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game is a great example of this. It received mediocre critical commentary, but scroll through fan reviews at Metacritic and you’ll notice a lot of them give credit to the game’s web swinging. Some even gave the game a positive review just because of this single action feature unique to Spider-Man.

Character Interest

Simply put, we want to interact with superheroes in any way we can. And this can make even otherwise ordinary games a lot more interesting. The online casino market offers some clear indications of this concept in practice. At InterCasino, ordinary sounding casino games such as “Hot Shots Blazing 7’s” and “Quick Hit Platinum” are placed alongside a few games, such as “Superman: Last Son Of Krypton,” that use character names and artwork to attract players. Which of these games would you rather try if you were dabbling in an online casino? That’s what we thought!

They Can Improve On Movies

Not every superhero film is good, and sometimes the games that coincide with them are actually more entertaining than the movies. In these instances, games can help to keep our heroes from growing disappointing. The best example is X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Rotten Tomatoes reveals almost-universally horrible reviews for the 2009 film of this name. However, the game earned four stars at IGN and was seen by many as one of the most engaging and enjoyable superhero games in recent years. Of course it would be better if all the movies were great, but the ability of the games to save face for the films is valuable.


Video games have more character flexibility than films, and for that reason they often bring us some incredibly fun character combinations we might otherwise never see. Just look at the range of villains in the Arkham franchise, or the different heroes that can fight in games like Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.  Even if a single game is so-so, options like fighting pitting Iron Man and Spider-Man against one another, or dealing with the Joker in one scene and the Riddler in the next, make for incredibly fun experiences.

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Batman Arkham Knight Set For June 2, 2015 Release With Two Collector’s Editions


Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham Knight is scheduled to release worldwide beginning June 2, 2015. Also revealed, are two collector’s editions – Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition and Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition. Both will be available in limited quantities at launch in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition will also be available in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for PC.

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 Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition ($99.99) will include:

– Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
– Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc
– Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
– Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
– Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight

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Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition ($199.99) will include:

– Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
– Limited Edition SteelBook – Unique SteelBook case and game disc
– Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
– Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
– Transforming Batmobile Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realized in exquisite detail by TriForce

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