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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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My Gaming Story

Surprisingly, through social media contact, I was approached by a friend addition, that asked me if I would be willing to take the time to submit a short story to their site, based on my gaming story. I obliged and now Nintendo Guy & Mrs. Peach have my story posted on their site. You know, […]

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Heroes in a Half Shell and Arcade Envy

Seeing as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making their way back into the downloadable game spotlight on July 22, I am often reminded of how far consoles have come in terms of technology. The TMNT series has always been an example of a franchise that gave me series arcade envy – back during the […]

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Gaming Session Blog #2

After staying up a little too late, I was able to grind through the story bits of Sleeping Dogs. Some thoughts: * Fairly mediocre game all around. The story starts out cliched and predictable, gets good in the middle and then falls back into predictable at the end. I was surprised there were no open-ended […]

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New game console backed by 63,000

While there have been rumblings of “download-only” video game consoles on the horizon, this alleged future of video games now has nearly $8.6 million to work with following the second most-successful Kickstarter campaign ever. While Gaikai and OnLive have toyed with the concept with a PC mindset, the Ouya console (pronounced “Ooh-yuh”) looks to tap […]

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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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