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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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Dedication vs. Casual Play: Why Winning Isn’t Bad

Alexander “MixMasterLar” Browning was a freelance writer on the old Rithum.com and Gemubaka sites, and has also done opinion pieces on games and the industry here and there. Not one to agree with the majority, Lar has always offered his own views regardless of popular opinion. Today, he explains his reasoning on why gamers should strive to […]

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Roll a Six to Hadoken

Ever since the World Warriors’ first console outing on the Super Nintendo in 1992’s Street Fighter II, something always bugged me and, perhaps, it should also bother me that such a trivial matter has stuck to my brain for the past 17 years. In the game’s arcade mode, everything is innocent enough for the player, […]

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My Gaming Story

Surprisingly, through social media contact, I was approached by a friend addition, that asked me if I would be willing to take the time to submit a short story to their site, based on my gaming story. I obliged and now Nintendo Guy & Mrs. Peach have my story posted on their site. You know, […]

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Heroes in a Half Shell and Arcade Envy

Seeing as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are making their way back into the downloadable game spotlight on July 22, I am often reminded of how far consoles have come in terms of technology. The TMNT series has always been an example of a franchise that gave me series arcade envy – back during the […]

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Dreamcast Review: DDR Club Version (JP)

Dance Dance Revolution Club Version Dreamcast Genre: Rhythm Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan Pubilsher: Konami Release Date: 04/27/2000 Even with the popularity of Dance Dance Revolution in the U.S. (which, admittedly, has been on an alarming nose dive since the birth of Guitar Hero), it’s guaranteed we will never see a domestic version of the […]

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PSP Review: Sunday X Magazine (JP)

There’s just something about a crossover game that gets the blood boiling. Marvel Vs. Capcom and Capcom Vs. SNK still stand as some of the most memorable fighting experiences, Super Smash Bros. still sells like hotcakes and who could forget when the Battletoads and Double Dragons settled the score with the Shadow Boss and Dark […]

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Nintendo DS Review: Crystal Adventure

Even though Nintendo continually insists it doesn’t compete with the mobile app market, consumers hooked on portable devices show dedication to bite-sized experiences on the cheap. In this regard, an item such as Crystal Adventure should be a welcome addition to the Nintendo DS shop. For $3, the title aims to provide a portable, mobile phone […]

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Obscure games also attract high score players

Although the spotlight often shines on the classics of the ’80s when it comes to high scoring, when you dig past the surface, you’ll find plenty of talented gamers hungry for top scores in even the most obscure game titles. One of Galloping Ghost Arcade’s recent score wars saw multiple gamers vying for the title […]

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