Tag Archives: video games

A March visit to Level 419

Just before the social distancing mandates set in, I was able to take in a fresh visit to Level 419 arcade in Northwood, Ohio, which allowed me to gather more media and get my hands on a few more rhythm game titles that are new to the area. First up is an updated walkthrough of […]

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Other April Fool’s Fun

Given the current situation in 2020, April Fool’s Day didn’t need to feature cruel jokes, but it certainly seemed like a day to make obvious gags to try and make people laugh – if even for a moment. The biggest effort came in the form of a collaboration with Zool, along with others with a […]

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Event report: NBA Jam developer day

Galloping Ghost Arcade innocently scheduled an NBA Jam Day at the end of January, but, as time passed, more and more details emerged that made this quite an event. Tournaments were held on both NBA Jam and NBA Jam: Tournament Edition, but it also morphed into one of the location’s trademark “developer days” that saw […]

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Trocadero SEGAWorld London

You know those embarrassing situations where your parents pull out the old photo binders to show other people? Well, that recently worked in my favor for once. On a recent visit to my parents’, my mother leafed through a binder I had chronicling high school, and, low and behold, I had preserved a 1997 printing […]

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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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Namco gacha figures: Valkyrie and Makoto

I admit I don’t have the time or patience for GunPla (‘Gun’dam ‘Pla’stic model kits), but with so many characters made available, they are of particular interest. Thankfully, I found the suitable compromise of gacha, or capsule toys from Japan. Fitting figures into a capsule requires the companies to condense them into individual parts that […]

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Gemubaka doodles: X-Men and Kyanta!

It’s actually been a while since I’ve done much of anything artistic (outside of videos) – I don’t think I’ve drawn anything over the summer. However, I’ve caught some weird inspiration over the past couple of days that resulted in a few works. Twitter user Ryugainai posted about X-Men characters in X-Men Vs. Street Fighter […]

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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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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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