Tag Archives: retro gaming

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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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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The 2021 Classic Consoles & Arcade Gaming (CCAG) Event

This weekend, my family and I were able to check out the annual Classic Consoles & Arcade Gaming (CCAG) event in the Cleveland area. I don’t believe I’ve been to a strictly video gaming event since the 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic, so it was a welcome experience that wasn’t too far away from home. The […]

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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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Retro Achiever Game #57: Tetris Battle Gaiden

My second subscriber special on Twitch brought me a Retro Achiever challenge that represented both the familiar and the unfamiliar. The game chosen was Tetris Battle Gaiden for Super Famicom – it’s obviously a Tetris game, but the battle format shook up the rules. Tetris Battle Gaiden released only in Japan, developed by Bullet Proof […]

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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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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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Midwest Gaming Classic (2019) photo gallery

A photo gallery from the April 2019 Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. More features and media from the show will be posted soon!

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