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Retro Achiever Game #53: Mega Man 7 (SNES)

It’s no secret my personal favorite game of all time is Mega Man 2 on the NES. From the moment I saw Mega Man 2 featured in Nintendo Power, I wanted to try it more than anything, and I for some reason remember that my parents had to rent the game from a location outside […]

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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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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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First thoughts: Pokken Tournament

Retail releases tend to be thin on the Nintendo Wii U system, but, when they do hit, that usually gives them a pretty good focus. Last year, Namco-Bandai took on the Pokemon license to offer up an arcade fighter featuring a chunk of the franchise’s cast. With a promised mix of eclectic characters and fighting, […]

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Review: DeathSmiles (PC)

We’re approaching 10 years since the heroines of DeathSmiles descended into arcades, but even now the unique themes and frantic action have kept the series alive and well in the hearts of shoot-‘em-up enthusiasts. When Cave announced it planned to release its catalog on Steam, DeathSmiles was practically a lock for the treatment, and its […]

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Review: Ninja Senki DX (PC)

Ninja Senki is an indie game that is hot off its fifth anniversary, and Tribute is giving the title a re-release to extend the game’s reach to the Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Steam audiences. The result is a DX version that brings an already quality platformer over to the marketplace with an appropriate injection […]

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