Tag Archives: retro gaming

GemuBaka turns 14!

Put 14 candles on the birthday cake, because GemuBaka just turned 14 years old! The GemuBaka timeline has been something that never really crossed my mind until all of the frequent updating I did in 2020. In that year, I had the thought, “GemuBaka might be hitting its 10th anniversary.” Silly me. I had to […]

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Arcade Games, WrestleMania, Chocobos and Sonic!

It’s been a bit since the previous site update, but that time has been filled with a couple of trips. Plus, work has been catching up to me for the season. Since I have a media job where I write stories for a publication, writing features and articles outside of that scope hasn’t exactly sounded […]

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The Best of GemuBaka in 2021

Another year, another GemuBaka “best of” wrap-up! What makes 2021 a more interesting year was the fact I let up on the Twitter posting a little more and put more focus into content creation between this website and more full-featured videos. Looking at the Twitter figures, 2021’s top content lacked the diversity seen in previous […]

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Wrapping up 2021 for GemuBaka

I mostly went off the radar in December, which was the result of a chest cold I had followed with spending time with family for the holidays. I really wanted to scratch a few more projects off the list, but it wasn’t in the cards for me. Still, 2021 was a strong year for GemuBaka, […]

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Event report: Cleveland Gaming Classic

We attended the Classic Consoles and Arcade Gaming (CCAG) event in the Cleveland area in July, so I was pleased to find the Cleveland Gaming Classic being held in that same area. These events are just under two hours away from me, making them great day-trip events full of gaming. While CCAG is largely a […]

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The Zero Hour Game Challenge

In the time-honored tradition of doing something “productive” in the hour reset for Daylight Saving Time, this year I attempted to speedrun through eight video game categories in less than one hour. I did a recording of this, which is the closest I’ve come to actually streaming in a long time. The full rundown of […]

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Opening Nintendo Stickers from 1989

My wife and I attended the 2009 VGXPO event in Philadelphia, and, at the event we purchased a copy of the Nintendo DS game Sangokushi Taisen. We very much enjoyed this arcade game by SEGA in which you collect cards that place characters onto a field for strategic battles, and jumped at the chance to […]

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LRG’s Undercover Cops (SNES) Collector’s Edition unboxing

Earlier this year I placed an order for the collector’s edition of Undercover Cops from Limited Run Games. The item was in production for more than six months, and I kind of forgot I had ordered the item until I recently received a shipping notice. The package arrived Monday, and I spent a little bit […]

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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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Remembering Bill Kunkel: Capcom v. Data East

In my conversations with Bill Kunkel, he told me a couple of times that he stopped following new video game releases in the 2000s, stating he wasn’t sure any new game release would ever top Rare’s Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64. But if there was a video game genre as a whole Bill didn’t seem […]

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