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Sampling the AntStream Arcade service

Just as digital purchases have muscled into the gaming scene, it’s an upcoming inevitability that cloud- or streaming-based gaming delivery will continue to slide onto the table. In a previous games writing endeavor, I had unlimited access to the digital landscape of GameTap – a service hosted online by Turner Broadcasting System (which explained why […]

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April Fools: The Return of Neco Drop!

It’s unfortunate I didn’t have the energy for April Fools Day this year, as the day does the potential to be a lot of fun in making obvious jokes. It also didn’t help that I really don’t think I’ll be able to top last year’s April Fools Day output! Still, I was able to enjoy […]

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Exergaming Journal #1: Starting the Journey

I generally spend most of my time these days playing games from previous systems – on top of copious amounts of arcade gaming – but the pandemic has seen me shift a little more toward current games. I’m sitting on a backlog of games I’ve purchased for the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 over the […]

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Rounding up retail clearance games

My new game backlog is so intense at this point, I find it difficult to add to my Switch/PS4 collections until an outlet comes along providing these games at a great discount. When I take stock of my shelves, I’m realizing my backlog mostly consists of anything I’ve purchased in the past two years. The […]

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The mystery of Blanka

Street Fighter the Movie the Game released in arcades nearly 25 years ago, and it continues to be a game that sees new discoveries thanks to a dedicated playerbase. Most of this revolves around the crazy technology for the game, but we’re finding this includes secrets tucked away in the game. I was recently toying […]

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First thoughts on Balan Wonderworld (PS4, demo)

Balan Wonderworld received a demo for each available format, and being intrigued by the stylings of Yuji Naka and Naoto Oshima of the Balan Company, I figured I would give the trial a spin. Based solely on the announcement trailer that debuted the game to the public, I was expecting way more Nights Into Dreams […]

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The King of Fighters XV: Hero Team

Details on the upcoming The King of Fighters XV have been a slow drip, but they are coming more frequently as SNK promises a 2021 game release. I invested in The King of Fighters XIV at launch and stuck with it longer than Street Fighter V, but not many of my friends and online acquaintances […]

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Opening an imported PS2 game shipment

Right after the holiday, I placed an import game order with Genki Video Games – a fantastic source of Japanese video games. In a recent browsing of the company’s wares, I found an item that was long overdue for my collection. As a huge fan of Bust a Groove/Bust a Move, my collection had gone […]

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The best of GemuBaka in 2020

With how 2020 ultimately went down, I was torn on whether or not I wanted to bother with a “best of 2020” Twitter content wrapup, similar to what I did last year. However, in checking the analytics, I saw the year had a decent spread of content from some pretty obscure games. As expected, eight […]

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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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