Tag Archives: Nintendo

Remembering Bill Kunkel: Make Mine Mario!

I was able to get the chance to work with Bill Kunkel in the late 2000s through a couple of freelance opportunities, and it led to further opportunities where I was able to personally work with him on other projects. For those unaware, Bill Kunkel is considered the “grandfather of video game journalism,” launching “Arcade […]

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Event report: StarFight 21

Thankfully COVID didn’t completely ruin the momentum of the local Game Con event, as most of that group was able to move on and produce StarFight 21. This event focused solely on providing a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament, but it was able to garner decent traction thanks to its sponsors. The support allowed the […]

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Exercising Journal #3: Looking for Some Variety

It’s been some time since the last journal, but, with summer activities and holidays in full swing, my exercising has fallen a little by the wayside. I haven’t completely dumped it, though, but I think my exergaming habits are going to be changing a little. I have kept up with Fitness Boxing and Ring Fit […]

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Exergaming Journal #2: First milestone in sight

Not much has changed in the past few weeks, but I’ve remained consistent with the plan I put into place for myself. As a result, I am on the cusp of reaching my first milestone at nearly 25 pounds lost since mid-March. To recap from the first entry of the Exergaming journal, I finally decided […]

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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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Retro Achiever Game #55: Convoy no Nazo

As a child, all of my Transformers video game experience came from the Commodore 64 attempt at the franchise, The Battle to Save the Earth. I knew a few others who had the game, and I gave it a couple of tries, but ultimately came away unfulfilled because I didn’t fully understand how the game […]

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Galloping Ghost Swap Meet (Video)

In late September, my wife and I attended the most recent video game swap meet held by Galloping Ghost Arcade, as hosted by the Galloping Ghost Productions office. The room was pleasantly packed with vendors offering a variety of goods – some were fun staples, while others were obscure curiosities. At the end of the […]

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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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