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Joseph Saelee Becomes Back-To-Back Tetris World Champion

The Classic Tetris World Championship 2019 saw last year's new champ Joseph Saelee take it again in an incredible weekend of competition.

Super Mario Maker 2's Community Has Created Over 2 Million Levels

Super Mario Maker 2's worldwide community has been on a creative roll with the game. Over 2 million courses have been created for play.

Tetris Royale Set to Bring Tetris 99 Gameplay to Mobile

Tetris Royale is a newly announced battle royale game that will bring the 1-vs-All nature of Tetris 99 to mobile devices later this year.

Michael Lombardi On His Recent Mat Mania Max-Out

Recently, Michael "LUMBO" Lombardi maxed out Taito's 1985 arcade Mat Mania. We spoke to him about this phenomenal run, how it came together, and what comes next.

My Arcade's Retro Champ Is An Awesome Option For Portable NES Gaming

During E3 2019, we had a chance to talk with My Arcade about the Retro Champ - a portable and plug-and-play system that lets you play classic NES and Famicom games.

The Evolution Of Community & Competition In 10 Years Of Galaga

Former Twin Galaxies Galaga World Record holder Phil Day goes into detail on how competitive Galaga has evolved since his record in 2009 and what the future holds for Galaga scores and competition.

An Ode to The Toads: TG's Champions of Battletoads

On Sunday, Microsoft revealed at E3 that the fan-favorite retro beat 'em up Battletoads was returning in 2019. We wax nostalgic and show off a few TG record holders who definitely have Battletoads on lock-down.

Tetris Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary With New Logo & Events

Tetris was released on this day in 1984. In celebration, the Tetris company is sharing all new logos, games, and new ways to play the classic game.

Bandai Namco & Artist Richard Orlinski Team Up For Pac-Man Sculpture

Bandai Namco recently collaborated with popular artist Richard Orlinski and Neamedia to produce a neat new sculpture of the retro gaming star icon, Pac-Man.

Capcom Home Arcade Plug-And-Play Device Revealed

After a teaser trailer yesterday, Capcom revealed its latest retro gaming device - a plug-and-play "Home Arcade" containing 16 pre-loaded arcade classics.

Twitch Streamer Rudeism Beats Mario 64 With Single-Button Controller

Twitch Streamer Rudeism created a one button controller and then played Super Mario 64 in a 70-hour run.

Jeff Wolfe & John McCurdy Are The New Kings of Kong

The classic gaming community was treated to news of an unprecedented event in the world of Donkey Kong arcade competition - a "King of Kong" championship double-header.

Apple Announces 'Apple Arcade' Gaming Subscription Service

Coming in the Fall of 2019, Apple will be launching a premium gaming service across all of their devices that will allow gamers to access any and all paid games for a monthly fee.

William Rosa Sets New Tapper World Record After 24-Hour Stream

After setting himself up nicely with a 24-hour challenge to break the Tapper world record, William Rosa is once again the best in the world!

Battle of the Strongest Ends 2018 with a Bang

Battle of the Strongest, a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 event, took place in someone's apartment. But just because it didn't take place in a fancy esports arena doesn't mean it wasn't one of the absolute best events of the year.

1989 Arcade Classic Toki Returns With Love & Dedication to Nintendo Switch

Developer Microids has reached into the wayback machine to bring new life to an arcade classic. Toki has recently released on Switch and it's a remake made with clear faith to the source material.

Conquering A Cosmic Record On Cosmic Alien - A Chat With Petr Prokop

Petr Prokop set a Twin Galaxies record on Cosmic Alien, a nearly 40-year-old game with a 6-year-old previous record. We spoke to him and other experts about challenging one of the rare Universal arcades that goes over 1 million points.

Could Nintendo Switch NES Classics Be Next For Twin Galaxies Record Chasers?

With Nintendo Switch Online introducing the NES Classics Library and new games added regularly, we look at the possibility of a new horizon for NES record chasers in their favorite games.

Intellivision Amico Trailer Reveal Follows Tallarico Retro Gaming Keynote

A new trailer for the revealed and named Intellivision Amico console has been released just a couple days after Tommy Tallarico revealed details about the new system at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

Tetris Pro Koryan Demolishes 19 Levels in Record Time!

Think you're good at Tetris? You've got nothing on Tetris Grand Master Koryan. Watch here as he smashes through 19 levels in just over 7 minutes at the Tetris World Championships. How many levels can you get in that amount of time?

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