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Retro Achiever Game #55: Convoy no Nazo

As a child, all of my Transformers video game experience came from the Commodore 64 attempt at the franchise, The Battle to Save the Earth. I knew a few others who had the game, and I gave it a couple of tries, but ultimately came away unfulfilled because I didn’t fully understand how the game […]

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Speedrunning on the Lex Express

Over the past couple of years, I can’t name a game I’ve sunk more time into than Midway’s WWF: Wrestlemania, usually billed as Wrestlemania the Arcade Game due to its more-accessible console ports. I was a big fan of the WWF (now WWE) through most of the 1990s, so, from the get-go, I had a […]

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Event Report: StepManiaX at BASHCon

While anime/comic conventions are a dime a dozen these days, the area I live in is quite dry when it comes to gaming-focused events. Although it is predominantly based on tabletop gaming, the closest event attempting to capture this spirit is BASHCon. The console space gets dominated by Super Smash Bros., but the inclusion of […]

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Event report: NBA Jam developer day

Galloping Ghost Arcade innocently scheduled an NBA Jam Day at the end of January, but, as time passed, more and more details emerged that made this quite an event. Tournaments were held on both NBA Jam and NBA Jam: Tournament Edition, but it also morphed into one of the location’s trademark “developer days” that saw […]

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The Best of GemuBaka in 2019

After refocusing and establishing an actual “brand” in April 2018, GemuBaka has seen modest growth since that point. The 2020 new year rang in after passing 1,000 followers on Twitter, meaning 2019 was a success with most of my personal goals. Overall, GemuBaka is a fledgling brand that is a hobby for me, but that […]

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Trocadero SEGAWorld London

You know those embarrassing situations where your parents pull out the old photo binders to show other people? Well, that recently worked in my favor for once. On a recent visit to my parents’, my mother leafed through a binder I had chronicling high school, and, low and behold, I had preserved a 1997 printing […]

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Event report: Game Con 2019

News of the Game Con 2019 event at Northwest State Community College came to me at the last second, but, thankfully, this is the closest a fully-organized gaming event has ever been held to my home. The main focus of the event was a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament as eSports quickly picks up steam […]

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Fighting Zangief in Street Fighter II

Sparked by a recent Twitter post, there was a discussion on what the easiest Street Fighter II CPU AI is to fight. While you can learn the AI ticks all around, I’ve always felt Zangief’s AI was the easiest to grasp across the board with Ryu. Playing as either Ryu or Ken, it seems Zangief […]

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GemuBaka Doodle: Bust-a-Move [PUZZLE BOBBLE]

The past couple of months have left little time and opportunity for me to do much of anything creative, but I managed to get one doodle in for the month of November. The Speed Gaming Live Twitch channel has spent the past several days marathoning Super Nintendo titles, one of which was the SNES version […]

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Retro Achiever Game #54: TMNT Hyperstone Heist

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a huge part of the arcade scene as calendars flipped over into the 1990s, and I’ve detailed before how important Konami’s 1989 release of TMNT was to me. We later received a version of the game on the Nintendo Entertainment System, but the smashed-down product into an 8-bit cart […]

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