Reader Discussion: Do You Have Any Arcade Memories?

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Reader Discussion: Do You Have Any Arcade Memories?

As gaming gets older and the players get younger, fewer have nostalgia for arcades. Do you have memories of video games' original platform?

I have a few memories of traveling to arcades and playing arcade cabinets. I recall my brother and I attending a friend's party and using all of our tokens on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cabinet. I also recall dropping about $20 worth of tokens into the Star Wars Trilogy arcade machine (I eventually beat it). I also dragged my college roommates to a Chuck E. Cheese's when I found out they had a Mario Kart arcade cabinet. Perhaps my favorite memory, however, is from a small convenience store near my house that my parents would send my brother and I too every Sunday to pick them up a newspaper. It had a Killer Instinct cabinet, and though I never got particularly good at the game, I played the hell out of it.

What about you? Do you have any arcade memories? Do you wish arcades would make a return in popularity? Or are you happy to contain all of your gaming in your home?

Nintendo Manually Updated 17,000 Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinets To Combat Exploits In 1994

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Nintendo Manually Updated 17,000 Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinets To Combat Exploits In 1994

Did You Know Gaming's latest episode takes a look at Rare's Killer Instinct.

You will learn about how the game was nearly called Brute Force, how Orchid almost wore a red outfit and was almost called Roxy Rave or Wanda, and how the game brought in nearly $1,000 a week for some arcades. You will also learn about the exploits referenced in the headline that forced Nintendo to travel cabinet to cabinet to issue an update.

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DC Announces Digital First Mortal Kombat And Fables: Wolf Among Us Comics

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DC Announces Digital First Mortal Kombat And Fables: Wolf Among Us Comics

Announced during the New York Comic Con DC Digitial: Download This! panel, comic based on the upcoming Mortal Kombat X and Telltale's Wolf Among Us are on the way.

Coming to digital first before print (as the headline implies) Mortal Kombat takes place 25 years after the events of 2011's Mortal Kombat and serves as a prequel to Mortal Kobat X. The series is written by Shawn Kittelsen with interior art by Dexter Soy and covers by Ivan Reis. You will be able to start reading the series in January 2015. Mortal Kombat X is planned for release in April 2015.

DC also announced Fables: The Wolf Among Us which will debut digitally in December 2014 with a print version to release next year. The comic will be based on Telltale's game, which is based on the Fables comic book series. The Wolf Among us is a prequel to the Fables comic series, so presumably, this is being released to fill in the gap for readers of the comic who did not play the game. The series is written by Matthew Sturges and Dave Justus with art by Steve Sadowski, Travis Moore, and Shawn McManus, and covers by Chrissie Zullo.

McFarlane To Release Clementine

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McFarlane To Release Clementine

Today at New York Comic Con, Telltale Games, McFarlane Toys, and Skybound Entertainment (publisher of The Walking Dead comics) announced and showcased a Clementine figure.

Outside of "Coming Soon" a release date for the figure was not revealed, but on The Walking Dead's website, it is revealed that the figure will be available in both bloody and clean versions.

For more pictures of the Clementine action figure, check out the gallery below.

Watch The Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament Finals Right Now

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The finals for Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. 3DS National Open Tournament are happening right now.

To tune in to the live streamed tournament, which will be going until 9:00 PM ET, head here. The winner, who will have worked their way through a number of smaller national tournaments to make their way to the Nintendo World Store in New York, will take home the trophy and the robe you see below.

Thanks to Clint for the news tip!

Fable Legends Now Accepting Beta Applicants

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Fable Legends Now Accepting Beta Applicants

Fable Legends is entering beta this fall, and you can sign up to get in right now.

To get into the beta for the Xbox One title, which doesn't have a launch date just yet, head here and offer up your e-mail address. After that, you will need to confirm your e-mail address, connect your Xbox Live account, and you will receive a message that reads, "“Thanks for completing your registration for the Fable Legends Beta!. We will email you when you are selected to begin your adventure.”

For more on Fable Legends, the action and multiplayer focused Fable, head here.

Sharlto Copley Stars In First Trailer For PSN Exclusive Show Powers

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Sharlto Copley Stars In First Trailer For PSN Exclusive Show Powers

New York Comic Con offered Sony's first peak at the upcoming PlayStation Network television series based on the comic series Powers.

The show stars Sharlto Copley (District 9) as Christian Walker and Susan Heyward (Mother of George, The Following) as Deena Pilgrim as they conduct police investigations involving super powers.

The show comes from the same studio as Breaking Bad and fully embraces its non-television exclusivity with the liberal use of profanity (as a heads-up). The show will premiere exclusively on PlayStation Network this winter and PlayStation Plus members will have access to the entire show as part of their subscription.