First thoughts: Pokken Tournament

Retail releases tend to be thin on the Nintendo Wii U system, but, when they do hit, that usually gives them a pretty good focus. Last year, Namco-Bandai took on ...

Review: DeathSmiles (PC)

We’re approaching 10 years since the heroines of DeathSmiles descended into arcades, but even now the unique themes and frantic action have kept the series alive and well in the ...

Review: Ninja Senki DX (PC)

Ninja Senki is an indie game that is hot off its fifth anniversary, and Tribute is giving the title a re-release to extend the game’s reach to the Playstation 4, ...

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GemuBaka Doodle: A Week of Garfield

A Week of Garfield is one those NES oddities where a developer took a wholly American concept like Garfield the cat and released a Japan-only game. The game was published by Towa Chiki in 1989, and its inclusion in a recent Big 20 race put many eyes on the title this year. The game is […]

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GemuBaka Doodle: Gratitude

One of my biggest goals for my Twitch channel since summer was to reach 100 followers on the djtatsujin Twitch channel. It took a touch longer than I projected, but, the other week, we managed to squeak by and top that magic number. It was another inspiration that had me breaking out the drawing pad […]

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GemuBaka doodle: Traitor Slippy Toad

I’ve been trying to dabble into a little bit of art lately to find a new way of scratching creative itches. I have a rough style and never expect to reach levels where people would actively seek out my work, but in an effort to round out my media abilities, I still try my best. […]

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12 Hour Challenge: Tag team, back again

Aug. 4-6 will bring us yet another 12 Hour Challenge, and I’m looking forward to continued speedrunning growth in my second participation with the event. The previous event was in February, and was my first involvement with any sort of proper speedrunning event. The event tasks players to learn a brand new game within 12 […]

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T20 Competition returning for year 3

Galloping Ghost Arcade laid down the challenge once again, putting $500 and a one-year pass to the venue up for grabs to the winner of September’s T20 Competition. The T20 has been established as a “Tournament of 20 Games,” making it one of the more interesting – and challenging – competitions around. I’ve always been […]

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First thoughts: Pokken Tournament

Retail releases tend to be thin on the Nintendo Wii U system, but, when they do hit, that usually gives them a pretty good focus. Last year, Namco-Bandai took on the Pokemon license to offer up an arcade fighter featuring a chunk of the franchise’s cast. With a promised mix of eclectic characters and fighting, […]

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Review: DeathSmiles (PC)

We’re approaching 10 years since the heroines of DeathSmiles descended into arcades, but even now the unique themes and frantic action have kept the series alive and well in the hearts of shoot-‘em-up enthusiasts. When Cave announced it planned to release its catalog on Steam, DeathSmiles was practically a lock for the treatment, and its […]

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Getting into the game

With all of the talk about VR taking off, here is something I wrote a handful of years ago, that echoes all of the talk of virtual first-person shooters: Just imagine this game premise: You take the atmosphere of Tron, stick players in tight labyrinth corridors a la Wolfenstein 3D or Doom, place guns in […]

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Review: Ninja Senki DX (PC)

Ninja Senki is an indie game that is hot off its fifth anniversary, and Tribute is giving the title a re-release to extend the game’s reach to the Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Steam audiences. The result is a DX version that brings an already quality platformer over to the marketplace with an appropriate injection […]

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A look at Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One)

Today marks the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, a title many fans of the franchise have been looking forward to for quite some time. It marks the series’ first appearance on the current generation of systems, and has easily been one of the most-anticipated titles for the first half of the year.

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