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Fantastic Arcade Closing Night Wrap-up
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Fantastic Arcade Closing Night Wrap-up

An unbelievable final night of Fantastic Arcade, with a blindfolded Samurai showdown, four true VideoHeroeS, and a multiplayer rager courtesy of Wild Rumpus and Devolver Digital.

Fantastic Arcade Day 3
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Fantastic Arcade Day 3

Fantastic Arcade day 3 was absolutely legendary. We ordered pizza atop science mountain, read our fortunes in ticker-tape, emerged victorious out the puckered cloaca of a cave worm, watched about 40,000 arrows fly by, and took a blissfully smooth trip across the surface of an imaginary planet of sound.

Fantastic Arcade Day 1 wrap up
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Fantastic Arcade Day 1 wrap up

We got an impromptu concert, a journey to a great white north that never was, a trip through the development crucible that is the Retro Game Crunch, a demo of demos of demos, tiny cats with big pistols...  and an edge-of-your-seat local-boy-makes-good story, played out in the deep caves of Derek Yu's platform-hell, Spelunky.

Your Guide to Fantastic Arcade
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Your Guide to Fantastic Arcade

Amid a flurry of activity as an Arcade rises in the lobby of Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline- a schedule of unforgettable tournaments and talks with the brightest in independent videogames has formed!