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Chicago Twitch community meetup

The 9th Chicago Twitch community streaming meetup was held May 18, which gathered hundreds inside of a private hall at Ignite gaming lounge in Skokie, Illinois. I spent the weekend in the area to take in a handful of gaming-related stops, and it culminated with this gathering of everything streaming. The previous days were spent […]

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A walkthrough of Level 419 Arcade

I’ve chronicled my visits to Level 419 Arcade in Northwood, Ohio, on Twitter, but a recent visit allowed me a chance to record some video footage and give others a first-hand look at this recently-opened location. Level 419 is a convenient location for myself, as it is less an hour away, yet provides nearly 100 […]

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Midwest Gaming Classic featured impressive new titles

The Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is an obvious love letter to classic gaming. You can view a large number of the retro offerings at the event in my Midwest Gaming Classic photo gallery and video walkthrough of the Midwest Gaming Classic arcade hall. However, during the 2019 event, there were a large number […]

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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 (2019) photo gallery

A photo gallery from the April 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More features and media from the show will be posted soon!

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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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Retro Achiever Game #52: Soul Blazer (SNES)

Once I hit 50 games cleared on the Retro Achiever series of episodes on my Twitch channel, I pledged myself to play a more substantial game that would take longer to play than the standard fare for the show. When you consider 8- or 16-bit titles, these mostly boil down to RPG-style games, and this […]

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Impressions of the 8BitDo M30 gamepad

SEGA-inspired controllers are a current hot commodity, with products from 8BitDo and Retro Bit making a splash very close to each other. The 8BitDo M30 controller doesn’t sport the SEGA branding, but it’s instantly clear the inspiration for the controller is in SEGA’s timeless 6-button Genesis controller, with splashes of Saturn design thrown in for […]

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Hands-on with Dark Presence

Galloping Ghost Arcade has become a notable name in the gaming scene, but many people seem to be unaware that the overall company also includes Galloping Ghost Productions. While the arcade features more than 700 arcade games from a span of decades, the productions company is developing its own arcade games to not only feature […]

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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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