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Ed tries his hand at running an amusement arcade
Games that trade on nostalgia are ten-lives-a-penny on Xbox Live Arcade, a service named for the branch of old school gaming it arguably helped to kill off - but in ArcadeCraft's case, the rosy, backward-looking glow is pervaded by threat. As you go about the business of raising an arcade from dust, stocking it with the choicest cabinets and milking the neighbourhood kids dry, shadows wind ominously across the chequered floor. The bewitching, flickering twilight of the arcade here becomes the twilight of the idea of leaving your house to play a videogame.... read more