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Midwest Gaming Classic event April 12-14

As mentioned previously, I will be in attendance at the 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic. With the event just a week away, I thought I would post some images from the 2018 event so I have a gallery of the photos right here on GemuBaka. Please enjoy these photos, and check back for updates from the […]

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Retro Achiever Game #52: Soul Blazer (SNES)

Once I hit 50 games cleared on the Retro Achiever series of episodes on my Twitch channel, I pledged myself to play a more substantial game that would take longer to play than the standard fare for the show. When you consider 8- or 16-bit titles, these mostly boil down to RPG-style games, and this […]

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Impressions of the 8BitDo M30 gamepad

SEGA-inspired controllers are a current hot commodity, with products from 8BitDo and Retro Bit making a splash very close to each other. The 8BitDo M30 controller doesn’t sport the SEGA branding, but it’s instantly clear the inspiration for the controller is in SEGA’s timeless 6-button Genesis controller, with splashes of Saturn design thrown in for […]

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Hands-on with Dark Presence

Galloping Ghost Arcade has become a notable name in the gaming scene, but many people seem to be unaware that the overall company also includes Galloping Ghost Productions. While the arcade features more than 700 arcade games from a span of decades, the productions company is developing its own arcade games to not only feature […]

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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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