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Gaming Session Blog #1

Tonight’s session involved Persona 4 Arena. The highlights include: *Unlocked achievements – The President, The Kingpin, The Boxer, All-Out Attack to the Max, Perfect, Trained in Seclusion, Calm Down and I Learned a Few Moves for a total of 90 achievement points. *Took Akihiko to the “lab” to see what I could figure out. I […]

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An Early Look at Galloping Ghost’s Dark Presence

Back in the ‘90s, some companies were absolutely convinced FMV and “movies that you control” were the future. Unfortunately, the results of such efforts were deemed by the majority as below average at best and painful at worst. If capturing live actors in photo-realistic detail brought us anything, though, it delivered classic fighting games such […]

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Vanguard Princess: The Hot New Free Doujinshi

Through PC development tools such as MUGEN and Fighter Maker, from time to time we see some pretty amazing homebrewed fighters. The flavor of the moment, hailing out of Japan and getting a ton of recognition, is ヴァンガードプリンセス, or Vanguard Princess if you’re more apt to the English tongue. The game is credited to Sugeno […]

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Welcome to the D&D World!

You enter a dark, but noisy room, illuminated by the flames of light protruding from a number of strange devices. Upon closer examination, one of them has four sets of what appear to be controls – a black staff is located to the left of four colored and unlabeled buttons. Unbeknownst to the party, the […]

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Confessions of a Game Doctor Fan

Whenever a celebrity or person of public interest passes away, my thoughts usually gravitate toward the reality of video gaming relatively being an infant when compared to other media. With a handful of decades now under our belt, it will become inevitable, though that the people who built the foundation of video games and brought […]

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Building a Better Controller

While gamers can identify most anything the East Coast Gaming Expo, the folks at Ransai and Desktop Arcade brought along a custom-made gaming accessory that many attendees didn’t recognize. Both companies assemble custom Pop’n Music arcade replica controllers that bring the control of the Pop’n arcade cabinets to the comfort of home. When building the […]

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Creating Pixel Art

Pixels were brought to life at the East Coast Gaming Expo as Nick Gatens transferred classic gaming characters from the screen to real-life artwork. Using colored beads, Gatens is able to re-create retro game characters from the era of the NES and Super Nintendo. Among those on display at the expo were Final Fantasy’s white […]

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An NWC 1990 Cart Appears!

Many gamers have heard of it, but only a select few can claim ownership of the highly coveted Nintendo World Championship 1990 competition cartridge. One such gamer, Ed Fleming, was on hand at the East Coast Video Game Expo to proudly display what is commonly known as the “Holy Grail of NES collecting.” Fleming prominently […]

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Can Madden 06 Predict Super Bowl Winners?

While the video gamers’ football season never officially comes to a close, we are amidst the final few breaths of the 2005-06 NFL season. With the field narrowed down to four teams, Jan. 22 will be the day that pushes two teams to Super Sunday destiny and sends the other two teams home with their […]

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A Day in the Life of an Import Seller

With the sheer number of games that release only in Japan every year, it’s a given that some U.S. gamers feel jilted about the how selective companies are about domesticating titles from overseas. This is where dealers like Carlson Stevens, founder of Mad-Gear Games, comes into play. Selling imports on eBay since 2000, and showcasing […]

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