Space Invaders

'RayCrisis' Review - We Have to Do Better at the Cyber

Taito is one of the most historically significant companies in gaming history, and that is almost entirely due to <i>Space Invaders</i>. The 1978 pioneer of …

Arcade Games

What is Gamification?

Player-Centred Design: Moving Beyond User-Centred Design for Gamification<p>We’ve all come to think in terms of user-centred design over the years. It’s …

UX Design

Know your Space Invaders from your Tangy Toms? This bottomless retro crisp pop-up buffet is for you

Someone pass the Monster Munch.<p>They contain all the nutritional value of a hessian sack, but the crisps of our childhoods are a wondrous collection …

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

<b>Thieves posing as city workers appear to have stripped Paris's walls of some of its best-loved street art in a matter of days.</b><p>The suspects have taken "more than a dozen pieces" of the mosaic artworks by French urban artist Invader, a Paris City Council spokeswoman said.<p>The city was alerted to the …

Street Art

New York's appalling dirty secret

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>LETTER OF THE WEEK: TRASH TALK<p>If New York is the city …

Airlines

PARTYNEXTDOOR Shares Hilarious Before and After Photo on Instagram

As an OVO-signed, pop-star dating, turbo-banger writing, chart-topping hip-hop icon, it’s almost impossible to think that PARTYNEXTDOOR was once just …

Music

Here's what it was like when video games were brand new

<i>Newsweek published this story under the headline of "Zip! Zap! Video Games are back!” on March 14, 1988. In light of Nintendo's release of the</i> …

Pacman

America’s vast swaths of retail space have become a burden in the age of e-commerce

For all the talk of the “retail apocalypse” taking place in the US, the reality is that retail overall isn’t dying. E-commerce and Amazon, after all, are part of retail, too, and they’re doing alright.<p>The suffering is mostly concentrated in brick-and-mortar retailers, particularly malls and …

Trends

Atari reveals first pictures of its new games console

Atari has revealed images of its new Ataribox, the company's first video games console in more than 20 years.<p>The Ataribox will come in black with ribbed lines and wood paneling, a throwback to the original console released in 1977.<p>The Ataribox will feature four USB slots, an HDMI connector and an …

Atari

New Atari Console Will Bring "Current Gaming Content" As Well As Classic Titles

Atari has revealed new details and images of its first console in over 20 years, the Ataribox. The company has said it wants to bring both "current" and "classic" gaming content to the new device, which will contain "modern internal specs."<p>Atari said in a newsletter to fans (via Kotaku AU) that its …

Atari

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Welcome to the 197th edition of Android Apps Weekly. Here are your headlines from this week:<p>Google announced some changes to Google Play this week. Starting June 30th, Android 2.1 and lower will no longer have Android Market support. This will have two immediately impacts. For starters, developers …

Apps

Get to Know Nerdstrong, the Hollywood Gym Keeping Nerds Fit

The natural habitat of grunting meatheads, gyms are not usually associated with intelligence. The closest you might come to geekiness is overhearing …

Lifestyle

Infographic: Identifying and fending off workplace space invaders

The most daunting challenges at work often stem from working with other people.<p>If you’ve ever been a cubicle jockey, you know what—or whom—we’re …

The Workplace

iOS 11 is already being used to make AR fidget spinners, BB-8, and Space Invaders

Phone-based AR isn’t new, but it’s about to come to the masses<p>One of the key features of iOS 11, which Apple announced earlier this week, is augmented reality. But Apple’s ho-hum demo during the event — a tabletop game, similar to what we’ve seen from other AR projects like Google’s Tango — still …

Augmented Reality

Why artificial intelligence is the PR client from hell

Artificial intelligence is every PR’s nightmare, an amplified version of us that makes it the impossible client.<p>It may be ‘fake’ but its behaviour is …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Unleash Database of Atari Gameplay to Teach A.I.

In humanity’s latest blunder to unwittingly help A.I. take over the world, machine learning researchers have now made 45 hours of video game replays …

Machine Learning

Play Space Invaders – An Old School Arcade Game on Linux Terminal

There is a numerous number of terminal-based games to play on Linux. Yes, sometimes you need to move away from the configuration files, monitoring …

Linux

The World Is Walking All Over Trump

Matt Bai: “But really, all this focus on Trump’s tweets and the stories about his boorishness abroad should please the White House no end. The more …

Politics

The Absorbing 3D Work of Filip Hodas

Filip Hodas, an illustrator based in Prague, makes 3D works and animations that often reference pop culture, everyday objects rendered in unexpected …

Contemporary Art

How Technology Is Helping These Major Restaurant Chains

Besides a smooth customer experience, bigger ticket sizes and stronger margins are also in the cards.<p>A full transcript follows the video.<p><i>This video</i> …

Investing

Children of the ‘80s Never Fear: Video Games Did Not Ruin Your Life

Inside the ridiculous media panic that scared parents silly

Henry David Thoreau

Review: Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders

Welcome back, Chack'n<p><i>Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders</i> has slowly taken over my life. Jordan first brought it to my attention last week, and today I play …

Dark Lord Trip Report - The TouchArcade Show #307

Another Friday, and another episode of the podcast! Weeks like this are easy to record as there's so many rockin' games to talk about that we …

Arkanoid vs Space Invaders mashes up two classic arcade games for Android

We have seen mash-up games released for phones before, but the latest such combo from Square Enix actually feels more organic than many of them that have launched in the past. Arkanoid vs Space Invaders brings together two classic arcade games; the brick-breaking Arkanoid with the sci-fi shooter …

Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is a thing of beauty

'Totally worth the $4,' according to CJ<p>Darn! Do any of you have access to a time machine? I need to go back -- just to last week! -- and <i>strictly for</i> …

Time Travel

Square Enix releases classic games mash-up Arkanoid vs Space Invaders

What happens when you take an iconic Breakout-style block-breaker and collide it with a classic alien shooter? Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is what, …

Gaming

'Arkanoid vs Space Invaders' Review - After Seeing the Movie "Pixels," I Guess This Mash-Up Makes Sense?

Early this morning, Square Enix unveiled to the world the latest and greatest thing they've been working on in arena world of mobile gaming. If …

It’s the clash of arcade kings as Araknoid vs Space Invaders hits mobile devices

Two of TAITO’s most iconic video game series clash on mobile devices, with Square Enix announcing that <b>Araknoid vs Space Invaders</b> is now available via …

'Arkanoid vs Space Invaders' Mashes Arcade Classics Together

New mobile game from Square Enix mixes block breaking and shooting<p>If you're wondering how a classic shoot 'em up like Taito's 1978 <i>Space Invaders</i> and …

Gaming

Oddball mash-up Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is out today

In a move no one was really expecting, Square Enix has put forth an <i>Arkanoid/Space Invaders</i> mash-up aptly titled <i>Arkanoid vs Space Invaders.</i> The game …

Science Fiction