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A walkthrough of Level 419 Arcade

I’ve chronicled my visits to Level 419 Arcade in Northwood, Ohio, on Twitter, but a recent visit allowed me a chance to record some video footage and give others a first-hand look at this recently-opened location. Level 419 is a convenient location for myself, as it is less an hour away, yet provides nearly 100 […]

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Midwest Gaming Classic featured impressive new titles

The Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an obvious love letter to classic gaming. You can view a large number of the retro offerings at the event in my Midwest Gaming Classic photo gallery and video walkthrough of the Midwest Gaming Classic arcade hall. However, during the 2019 event, there were a large number […]

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Midwest Gaming Classic (2019) photo gallery

A photo gallery from the April 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More features and media from the show will be posted soon!

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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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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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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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The Generation Gap

Through my extracurricular activities at my college, I get to take in exactly how the 18-20 year old demographic takes in video games. Working at the college, myself and my boss, who is one year younger than I am, are often dumbfounded by how these students respond to video games. Still going to school, many […]

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Dedication vs. Casual Play: Why Winning Isn’t Bad

Alexander “MixMasterLar” Browning was a freelance writer on the old Rithum.com and Gemubaka sites, and has also done opinion pieces on games and the industry here and there. Not one to agree with the majority, Lar has always offered his own views regardless of popular opinion. Today, he explains his reasoning on why gamers should strive to […]

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Roll a Six to Hadoken

Ever since the World Warriors’ first console outing on the Super Nintendo in 1992’s Street Fighter II, something always bugged me and, perhaps, it should also bother me that such a trivial matter has stuck to my brain for the past 17 years. In the game’s arcade mode, everything is innocent enough for the player, […]

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