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Event report: StarFight 21

Thankfully COVID didn’t completely ruin the momentum of the local Game Con event, as most of that group was able to move on and produce StarFight 21. This event focused solely on providing a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, but it was able to garner decent traction thanks to its sponsors. The support allowed the […]

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The 2021 Classic Consoles & Arcade Gaming (CCAG) Event

This weekend, my family and I were able to check out the annual Classic Consoles & Arcade Gaming (CCAG) event in the Cleveland area. I don’t believe I’ve been to a strictly video gaming event since the 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic, so it was a welcome experience that wasn’t too far away from home. The […]

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Event report: RPW & Flophouse Wrestling!

July brought us another Ruthless Pro Wrestling show, but this time, the organization joined with Flophouse Wrestling to provide a double bill out of Indianapolis, Indiana. With two cards put together by the companies, the day featured eight hours of professional wrestling at one, single ticket price. I try to take quick clips of the […]

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Event report: RPW’s Ruthless Consequences

Ruthless Pro Wrestling (RPW) held its Ruthless Consequences event May 29, 2021, in Erie, Michigan, and having attended the previous three live events, I wasn’t going to skip out on another chance to catch live pro wrestling about as close as it gets to me. While I mostly write about video games on GemuBaka, pro […]

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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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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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Media from the 2019 Pinball Expo

The 2019 Pinball Expo was held in Wheeling, IL, last week, and, while it was my first time at the event, this year marked its 35th anniversary. True to the event’s namesake, there was a plethora of pinball at the event, giving me a chance to soak in some things I haven’t had a chance […]

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Galloping Ghost Swap Meet (Video)

In late September, my wife and I attended the most recent video game swap meet held by Galloping Ghost Arcade, as hosted by the Galloping Ghost Productions office. The room was pleasantly packed with vendors offering a variety of goods – some were fun staples, while others were obscure curiosities. At the end of the […]

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Chicago Twitch community meetup

The 9th Chicago Twitch community streaming meetup was held May 18, which gathered hundreds inside of a private hall at Ignite gaming lounge in Skokie, Illinois. I spent the weekend in the area to take in a handful of gaming-related stops, and it culminated with this gathering of everything streaming. The previous days were spent […]

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