Tag Archives: retro gaming

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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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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