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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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Namco gacha figures: Valkyrie and Makoto

I admit I don’t have the time or patience for GunPla (‘Gun’dam ‘Pla’stic model kits), but with so many characters made available, they are of particular interest. Thankfully, I found the suitable compromise of gacha, or capsule toys from Japan. Fitting figures into a capsule requires the companies to condense them into individual parts that […]

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Gemubaka doodles: X-Men and Kyanta!

It’s actually been a while since I’ve done much of anything artistic (outside of videos) – I don’t think I’ve drawn anything over the summer. However, I’ve caught some weird inspiration over the past couple of days that resulted in a few works. Twitter user Ryugainai posted about X-Men characters in X-Men Vs. Street Fighter […]

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Highlights from the Aug. 22 Last Blade 2 casuals

Last week I played causal Fightcade matches in The Last Blade 2 with CrazyLi825 of the Crazy Battle Circuit. I put together some highlight clips from some of those matchups, and this upload contains about an extra 1 minute and 30 seconds over the posted Twitter version!

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Midwest Gaming Classic event April 12-14

As mentioned previously, I will be in attendance at the 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic. With the event just a week away, I thought I would post some images from the 2018 event so I have a gallery of the photos right here on GemuBaka. Please enjoy these photos, and check back for updates from the […]

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GemuBaka Doodle: A Week of Garfield

A Week of Garfield is one those NES oddities where a developer took a wholly American concept like Garfield the cat and released a Japan-only game. The game was published by Towa Chiki in 1989, and its inclusion in a recent Big 20 race put many eyes on the title this year. The game is […]

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