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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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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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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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The Generation Gap

Through my extracurricular activities at my college, I get to take in exactly how the 18-20 year old demographic takes in video games. Working at the college, myself and my boss, who is one year younger than I am, are often dumbfounded by how these students respond to video games. Still going to school, many […]

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Capcom’s Seth Killian on Fighting Games

I absolutely love fighting games. Behind rhythm games, it is my favorite genre of video games and if you mix the two genres, with games such as Slap Happy Rhythm Busters or Draglade, I find the results to be euphoric. The magic about fighting games, though, is that legions of gamers share the same love […]

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