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    Monday July 15, 2019
  • New Line Cinema Zaps Endless Waves of Aliens in Space Invaders Film

    Greg Russo ("Death Note 2") tapped to write screenplay adapting Taito's classic 1978 arcade game

    Some quick news that's sure to confuse all you retro-game fans out there: after years of radio silence since acquiring the rights back in 2014, it looks like New Line Cinema is moving ahead with a live-action film adaptation of Space Invaders, Taito's iconic alien-zapping arcade game which was originally published back in 1978. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Sunday January 14, 2018
  • "Space Invaders" Celebrates 40 Years of Planetary Conquest in Roppongi

    Simple but challenging shooter-defense game took the arcade world by storm in 1978

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Space Invaders - a 1978 shooter-defense arcade game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado and distributed by Taito in which players attempt to blast on-coming waves of aliens with a laser cannon - and fans of the game have the chance to celebrate at a special commemorative event that kicked off on January 12, 2018, in Roppongi, Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.