The Best of GemuBaka in 2022

I spent 2022 quite differently than 2021, opting to greatly reduce my travels for the year, and this resulted in a shift in GemuBaka’s content. I’ve spent time since 2020 ...

Combing Through the Pages: Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Issue #1

Every now and again, I think about how the debut issue of the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine rolled out with a “Ghost in the Shell” cover. I always keep this ...

70 Years of Geese! – A tribute to Young Geese Howard

“Die like your father, you pin-headed son of an icecream maker.” – Geese Howard, now 70 years young as of Jan. 23, 2023. I’ve spent the past few years marking ...

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The Best of GemuBaka in 2022

I spent 2022 quite differently than 2021, opting to greatly reduce my travels for the year, and this resulted in a shift in GemuBaka’s content. I’ve spent time since 2020 making plans to greatly ease off my use of social media, and this has fully kicked in for 2023. The motivation behind that is in […]

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Combing Through the Pages: Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Issue #1

Every now and again, I think about how the debut issue of the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine rolled out with a “Ghost in the Shell” cover. I always keep this among a group of sleeved and protected magazines. Even though this likely isn’t all that valuable compared to something like Nintendo Power #1, I have […]

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Visiting Boss Battle Games

Traveling for me often involves searching out any arcades or local video game stores I can find. Boss Battle Games in Indianapolis recently came to my attention, and it was worked in as part of a trip I took in November. Boss Battle Games is an arcade that has jumped on the bandwagon of eliminating […]

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70 Years of Geese! – A tribute to Young Geese Howard

“Die like your father, you pin-headed son of an icecream maker.” – Geese Howard, now 70 years young as of Jan. 23, 2023. I’ve spent the past few years marking Geese Howard’s birthday on Twitter, usually highlighted by his Fatal Fury challenge quote that could only come from a 1990s U.S. SNK game translation. It’s […]

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The 2022 “Year-end ‘kuso’ combo festival”

As much as I’ve soured on social media over the past couple of years, I still love a good fighting game combo tag.  The first favorite I found a few years ago was #日めくり即死ぬ – summed up as a 100% damage combo tag. More literally translated, that tag was started by a Japanese player who […]

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The Street Fighter 6 beta from the eyes of a novice

I predominately keep my focus on older fighting games, because the arcade format still intrigues me to this very day. Still, when one of the most popular fighting franchises in the world gears up for a sequel, it’s difficult to ignore it. Doubly so for Capcom’s Street Fighter 6, as the company looks to move […]

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Santa Claus grapples in WCW Nitro

Inland Productions produced two WCW Wrestling video games for the PlayStation, and I have documented quite well how a single change can completely flip the gameplay of WCW/NWO Thunder. While WCW Nitro isn’t quite as feature rich as its sequel, the gameplay is a little more strait-laced. More importantly for December, though, WCW Nitro is […]

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Rhythm Game Roundup: Melatonin, Theatrhythm, God of Rock

I’m a big fan of rhythm games, and it seems like those that enjoy the genre have a slate of interesting titles to enjoy into early 2023. First is a game that is now released on Steam (PC) but will also make its way to the Nintendo Switch – Melatonin by Half Asleep Games. Since […]

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The Birth of Bemani: Beatmania turns 25

GemuBaka readers and viewers will have likely seen the occasional piece on music and rhythm games, but these have largely fixated on more recent arcade releases. Those with a keen eye on my Round One videos will have noticed short clips of game play on Konami’s beat mania IIDX – which is now on its […]

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New Street Fighter 6 images

As part of the Video Game Awards, Capcom released a batch of new information and images based on Street Fighter 6. The game has been officially announced to release June 2, 2023, for PlayStation 4 and 5, the Xbox Series X/S and PC.

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