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Fighting Zangief in Street Fighter II

Sparked by a recent Twitter post, there was a discussion on what the easiest Street Fighter II CPU AI is to fight. While you can learn the AI ticks all around, I’ve always felt Zangief’s AI was the easiest to grasp across the board with Ryu. Playing as either Ryu or Ken, it seems Zangief […]

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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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Retro Achiever Game #54: TMNT Hyperstone Heist

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a huge part of the arcade scene as calendars flipped over into the 1990s, and I’ve detailed before how important Konami’s 1989 release of TMNT was to me. We later received a version of the game on the Nintendo Entertainment System, but the smashed-down product into an 8-bit cart […]

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A night of fierce Virtual On matches

I’ve posted about Level 419 a few times, and I was recently able to head out to the location with my good friend KC1313. The arcade has a very nice Virtual On: Cyber Troopers 2-player setup, and it tends to catch the attention of many of the location’s patrons. Even my older son insisted on […]

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Busted speed tech: Thunder’s test of strength

Back in 1999, there was a game mechanic so busted, even myself as a teenager had to sit back and think – “Holy crap, this is broken.” Pro wrestling was at its peak, and I had to soak in every wrestling game I could, good or bad. THQ’s PlayStation One release of WCW/NWO Thunder was […]

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Retro Achiever Game #53: Mega Man 7 (SNES)

It’s no secret my personal favorite game of all time is Mega Man 2 on the NES. From the moment I saw Mega Man 2 featured in Nintendo Power, I wanted to try it more than anything, and I for some reason remember that my parents had to rent the game from a location outside […]

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Walking the arcade hall of the Midwest Gaming Classic (video)

One of the main attractions of the Midwest Gaming Classic was its massive arcade hall. A good 25 percent of the hall hosted Stern Pinball and other new pinball table manufacturers. On top of this, private collectors and arcade locations brought a massive number of pinball tables and arcade cabinets for attendees to play. Mix […]

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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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Getting into the game

With all of the talk about VR taking off, here is something I wrote a handful of years ago, that echoes all of the talk of virtual first-person shooters: Just imagine this game premise: You take the atmosphere of Tron, stick players in tight labyrinth corridors a la Wolfenstein 3D or Doom, place guns in […]

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A look at Batman: Arkham Knight (Xbox One)

Today marks the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, a title many fans of the franchise have been looking forward to for quite some time. It marks the series’ first appearance on the current generation of systems, and has easily been one of the most-anticipated titles for the first half of the year.

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