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April Fools: The Return of Neco Drop!

It’s unfortunate I didn’t have the energy for April Fools Day this year, as the day does the potential to be a lot of fun in making obvious jokes. It also didn’t help that I really don’t think I’ll be able to top last year’s April Fools Day output! Still, I was able to enjoy […]

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Exergaming Journal #1: Starting the Journey

I generally spend most of my time these days playing games from previous systems – on top of copious amounts of arcade gaming – but the pandemic has seen me shift a little more toward current games. I’m sitting on a backlog of games I’ve purchased for the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 over the […]

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Rounding up retail clearance games

My new game backlog is so intense at this point, I find it difficult to add to my Switch/PS4 collections until an outlet comes along providing these games at a great discount. When I take stock of my shelves, I’m realizing my backlog mostly consists of anything I’ve purchased in the past two years. The […]

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The mystery of Blanka

Street Fighter the Movie the Game released in arcades nearly 25 years ago, and it continues to be a game that sees new discoveries thanks to a dedicated playerbase. Most of this revolves around the crazy technology for the game, but we’re finding this includes secrets tucked away in the game. I was recently toying […]

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A slice of normal: Game shops in 2020

The year 2020 nixed all of my efforts to attend gaming events and go to arcades, but the one activity that still persevered in a limited capacity was being able to travel to area shops to look for retro goods. I only visited these areas when something else was scheduled, such as medical appointments for […]

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Merry Christmas 2020! (and happy birthday Robert Garcia)

It’s Christmas Day for the rotten year of 2020, so hopefully everyone is able to enjoy a silver lining as we approach the new year. For me, I decided to take a look at the much-touted “birthday bonuses” in SNK’s Art of Fighting 3. If the internal date of the MVS machine is set to […]

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2020: The year that happened

Through parts of 2019, as the year 2020 continued to approach, I liked the sharing the following GIF taken from a stage introduction in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time: In part it was because there is inherent humor in the fact there would be no way the ’90s vision of 2020 would […]

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Other April Fool’s Fun

Given the current situation in 2020, April Fool’s Day didn’t need to feature cruel jokes, but it certainly seemed like a day to make obvious gags to try and make people laugh – if even for a moment. The biggest effort came in the form of a collaboration with Zool, along with others with a […]

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GemuBaka Doodle: Bust-a-Move [PUZZLE BOBBLE]

The past couple of months have left little time and opportunity for me to do much of anything creative, but I managed to get one doodle in for the month of November. The Speed Gaming Live Twitch channel has spent the past several days marathoning Super Nintendo titles, one of which was the SNES version […]

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The Curious Case of Castle of Illusion Scoring

I’ve participated in the RGB (@RetroGameBrews) High Score program on Twitter for the past couple of years, and, entering season 3, we’re tackling a lineup of SEGA Genesis game titles. The RGBHighScore series features 10 games (season one was NES, season two was SNES), which award points to qualify for an end-of-season tournament/elimination round. Season […]

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