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The Best of GemuBaka in 2022

I spent 2022 quite differently than 2021, opting to greatly reduce my travels for the year, and this resulted in a shift in GemuBaka’s content. I’ve spent time since 2020 making plans to greatly ease off my use of social media, and this has fully kicked in for 2023. The motivation behind that is in […]

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Combing Through the Pages: Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine Issue #1

Every now and again, I think about how the debut issue of the Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine rolled out with a “Ghost in the Shell” cover. I always keep this among a group of sleeved and protected magazines. Even though this likely isn’t all that valuable compared to something like Nintendo Power #1, I have […]

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Visiting Boss Battle Games

Traveling for me often involves searching out any arcades or local video game stores I can find. Boss Battle Games in Indianapolis recently came to my attention, and it was worked in as part of a trip I took in November. Boss Battle Games is an arcade that has jumped on the bandwagon of eliminating […]

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70 Years of Geese! – A tribute to Young Geese Howard

“Die like your father, you pin-headed son of an icecream maker.” – Geese Howard, now 70 years young as of Jan. 23, 2023. I’ve spent the past few years marking Geese Howard’s birthday on Twitter, usually highlighted by his Fatal Fury challenge quote that could only come from a 1990s U.S. SNK game translation. It’s […]

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Santa Claus grapples in WCW Nitro

Inland Productions produced two WCW Wrestling video games for the PlayStation, and I have documented quite well how a single change can completely flip the gameplay of WCW/NWO Thunder. While WCW Nitro isn’t quite as feature rich as its sequel, the gameplay is a little more strait-laced. More importantly for December, though, WCW Nitro is […]

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I bought a Warzard VHS tape

Surfing through Japanese sales sites, one of the keywords I always search for is ウォーザード – Capcom’s Warzard, known in the United States as Red Earth. Despite my continual musings on social media and my video content on the series, it seems I’ve never actually written about the game for GemuBaka. Warzard is something that […]

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The search for a social media identity

Despite any shortcomings social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter or YouTube and more may have, one thing is clear – they remain at the top because they execute their main function better than the rest. I’ve spent a few years eyeing some alternatives to social media’s heaviest hitters to see if I might be […]

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Arcade Games, WrestleMania, Chocobos and Sonic!

It’s been a bit since the previous site update, but that time has been filled with a couple of trips. Plus, work has been catching up to me for the season. Since I have a media job where I write stories for a publication, writing features and articles outside of that scope hasn’t exactly sounded […]

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The Zero Hour Game Challenge

In the time-honored tradition of doing something “productive” in the hour reset for Daylight Saving Time, this year I attempted to speedrun through eight video game categories in less than one hour. I did a recording of this, which is the closest I’ve come to actually streaming in a long time. The full rundown of […]

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Opening Nintendo Stickers from 1989

My wife and I attended the 2009 VGXPO event in Philadelphia, and, at the event we purchased a copy of the Nintendo DS game Sangokushi Taisen. We very much enjoyed this arcade game by SEGA in which you collect cards that place characters onto a field for strategic battles, and jumped at the chance to […]

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