Tag Archives: arcade

Playing SEGA’s Burning Rival (arcade)

One of my favorite things about Twitch is in being able to see people from Asia stream an assortment of odd video games I may not ever know about otherwise. Xelloss09 frequently streamed 1CC attempts of a number of arcade games, and some of these were so obscure, I hadn’t heard of them and very […]

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Exergaming Journal #5: StepManiaX!

My personal exergaming journey began in mid-March, and this is has taken me to multiple games that include Ring Fit Adventure, Fitness Boxing 2 and Pump It Up XX. This has also led to a growing interest in other games that may help me keep active, including future titles such as XSEED Games’ Knockout Home […]

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Exergaming Journal #4: Pump It Up

The last time I wrote about my exergaming exploits, I noted I was wanting something more than partaking in the same cycle of Ring Fit Adventure and Fitness Boxing. While both are excellent products, I was yearning for something different after a rotation of those two games over a period of two-plus months. I noted […]

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The recorded no-rounds-lost play of Ring of Destruction (Super Muscle Bomber)

I first discovered there was a sequel to Capcom’s Saturday Night Slam Masters just into my first year of college. I stumbled upon it looking through arcade ROMS, as I wouldn’t be able to put my hands on a real-deal arcade cabinet of the game until 2017 when it was added to Galloping Ghost Arcade’s […]

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An updated stroll through Galloping Ghost Arcade

I managed to record a decent chunk of footage during my recent visit to Galloping Ghost Arcade, and this included a “quick” tour through the multiple rooms at the location. I say “quick” because, with 800 games, this still results in half an hour of footage as I merely walk by and announce the titles […]

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The Anniversary Exhibitions: SoulCalibur II and Puzzle Fighter

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Galloping Ghost Arcade – we started dating 15 years ago and have now been married for nine years. We originally met through playing DanceDanceRevolution, but there were other games we started playing together as well: Donkey Konga 3, The Urbz, Monster Hunter, Capcom Vs. SNK 2 […]

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The appeal of Jaleco’s Arm Champs II

Back in 2019 I did a livestream from Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois, and the highlight of this was playing a session of Jaleco’s Arm Champs II. I made a Twitch clip of me playing this game on the highest difficulty you can select in-game, and this has sat on my Twitch channel since […]

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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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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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Merry Christmas 2020! (and happy birthday Robert Garcia)

It’s Christmas Day for the rotten year of 2020, so hopefully everyone is able to enjoy a silver lining as we approach the new year. For me, I decided to take a look at the much-touted “birthday bonuses” in SNK’s Art of Fighting 3. If the internal date of the MVS machine is set to […]

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