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The Lost Arcade and the Loss of Public Play
Doc tells the tale of a New York gaming institution in its final days
"...As personal consoles have taken the place of arcades, the whole idea of arcade culture has been pushed..."

Nov. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Will McCarthy

Fantastic Arcade: Day 4
Donuts, a banana sing-along, and a Barfcade, naturally
"...The final day of the Fantastic Arcade did not disappoint. There were donuts, an impromptu sing-along..."

Sept. 22, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Announces Spotlight Games
Eight indies get the arcade-cabinet treatment
"...The Fantastic Arcade makes its triumphant return to the Drafthouse/Highball on South..."

Aug. 11, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Games Announced
Some gaming to accompany the Fantastic Fest moviegoing
"...The Fantastic Arcade is back for another four days of indie gaming..."

Aug. 15, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade for the Average Austinite
A preview of free, public events at this weekend of indie gaming
"...and outré side of the gaming world is Fantastic Arcade...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade: Day 1
As the airhorns sounded, the indie game onslaught commenced
"...The Fantastic Arcade triumphantly returned to the HighBall and Alamo South Lamar..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Arcade Fire – Deep in the Heart of Texas
Bobble heads, confetti canons, and the official afterparty
"...As polarizing as Arcade Fire’s fifth album, last year’s Reflektor, remains, the Canadian..."

April 11, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Fantastic Arcade Day 3
Another day, more lessons learned
"...Easily the most tightly packed day of the Fantastic Arcade, day three found the fest hitting its stride. Highlights..."

Sept. 22, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Day 2
More lessons I learned from a bunch of indie devs in a dark theatre
"...tad embarrassing, and extremely floppy yesterday at the Fantastic Arcade. I'm tempted to leave it at that, but here..."

Sept. 21, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Things I Learned at Fantastic Arcade: Bonus Edition
We don't need no stinkin' badges
"...little rambling aside to spice up my daily Fantastic Arcade blogs. It exists, if for no other reason, than..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Arcade Fire Plays to the Hardcores
Polarizing new album can’t stem Canadians’ catharsis
"...Judgment on Arcade Fire’s fifth LP, July’s Everything Now, proved swift and..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Music Post by Samantha Lopez

FF2012: Fantastic Arcade Day 3
In which I get a taste of blood and victory
"...The Arcade has one thing on its film-centric sibling: The stars..."

Sept. 23, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

FF2012: Day One of Fantastic Arcade
It's all about money, stories, and nerds.
"...The first day of the Fantastic Arcade at the HighBall was unofficial local developer day with..."

Sept. 20, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Announces Second Wave of Games
Tournaments, parties, and more interactive strangeness
"...rooms hoping to see the next cult film, Fantastic Arcade-goers will explore the weird and wonderful world of video..."

Aug. 31, 2015 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Week's Waste of Time: Fantastic Arcade Edition
Free versions of exhibiting games
"...Fest goes and announces the lineup for its Fantastic Arcade. Put simply the titles coming to the fest continue..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

What I Learned at Fantastic Arcade: Thursday
or, OMG, I got a new 3-D hat!
"...The Fantastic Arcade isn’t even running on all cylinders -- no talks,..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Links to the Community Arcade
Remember that Texatron story? Here are those links.
"...you just finished reading my article about the Texatron arcade cabinet. Congratulations. Oh, you didn’t read it? Well, now’s..."

Sept. 8, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Announces 2016 Lineup
Interactive arm of Fantastic Fest probes video games' outer limits
"...out in the world with others. That’s where Fantastic Arcade comes in...."

Aug. 10, 2016 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade: Day 2
A day of brawling doughboys, two-headed freaks, and Tim Schafer
"...Fantastic Arcade fun continues through the weekend, but yesterday drew what..."

Sept. 20, 2014 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Takeaways From Fantastic Arcade: Day 1
Life lessons learned through video games and the people who make them
"...Dominated by locals, the opening day of Fantastic Arcade proffered its fair share of insights into the art..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Screenburn Arcade Finds Its Audience
And it’s roughly 14 years old
"...brought yourself or your kids to the SXSW Screenburn Arcade in past years and been unimpressed, this is the..."

March 11, 2012 SXSW Post by James Renovitch

sxswi: Screenburn Arcade
Free stuff, now in 3D!
"...shortage of smooth talking. Not so for the Screenburn Arcade, which is generally lineless, blind to badges, and chock..."

March 12, 2011 SXSW Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Awards Announced
Samurai Gunn slashes & shoots its way to victory
"...of absurdist awards for their showcase games, the Fantastic Arcade didn’t disappoint. And the winners are …..."

Sept. 22, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade Gets the Closing Party It Deserves
Devolver Digital and Wild Rumpus team up to let loose
"...reason we love it though? This year the Fantastic Arcade (the gaming arm of the Fantastic Fest) finally gets..."

Sept. 16, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

FF2012: Fantastic Arcade Award Winners
Lord British showed, clothes were swapped, weapons were brandished
"...The Fantastic Arcade ended with two gaming geeks going head to head..."

Sept. 24, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

What I Learned at Fantastic Arcade: Saturday
or, where have all the fishermen gone
"...The talks at the Fantastic Arcade are heating up. Having the creator of Fez interview..."

Sept. 25, 2011 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Arcade Fire
Pastime becomes passion project becomes Pinballz
"...Pinballz Arcade should not exist. Game arcades are a dead industry,..."

April 6, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Game for Every Weirdo at Fantastic Arcade
Fest celebrates the outer reaches of video games
"...play video games and those who don't. At Fantastic Arcade that latter group is better defined as those who..."

Nov. 17, 2017 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Community Arcade
How the Texatron will bring us together
"...When was the last time you played a new arcade game that didn't involve discerning minute differences between pornographic..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Fantastic Arcade
Four days of independent games, free of charge
"...addition to the cutting-edge independent games playable in the arcade cabinets and on laptops are talks, films, and tournaments..."

Sept. 19, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

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