As of this past week, it is with heavy heart that iiRcade has announced that they have to close their doors and shut down their servers.  This article is not to discuss the internal reasons for the doors closing because that has already happed last week and can be seen on YouTube and through the conversations through Facebook.  But the reason for this post is that this week, the servers for iiRcade will be shut down permanently as of Friday June 23, 2023.

If you have an iiRcade unit and have purchased any games for it in the past and want to preserve the games on the machine, you need to go online within the next few days to re-download the games to your machine.  If you have already paid for them, you do not have to pay for them again.  Also, if there are games you wish to purchase, you do have the opportunity to still purchase games,

In addition to that, it is highly recommended to check EVERY game that you currently own on your system to see if there are any updates to download.  There may also be system updates to be made to your system as well.

In the meantime, take a look at the pre-order project that is currently available to preserve the usage of the iiRcade after the servers are permanently shut down at




Brad Feingold Brad Feingold (118 Posts)

Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.