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8-Bit Chronicles: Bubble Bobble

Now it is the beginning of a fantastic story! Bleeps, bloops, and pixels: the cornerstones of classic gaming. The innate addiction coded within the circuit board-powered arcade cabinets and NES cartridges render them precious artifacts, their primitive graphics and relative brevity revered even today. But why is that the…

Retro Revisited: Looking Back At Samurai Shodown (1993)

Frank sharpens his sword and takes a trip back to 1993 to revisit SNK’s first entry in the iconic Samurai Shodown series     Reviewing the recent reboot of Samurai Shodown on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has frank feeling more than a little nostalgic. So much so…

Is SEGA Playing It Too Safe With The Genesis Mini?

The Sega Genesis Mini shows promise, but its recycled collection of classics has me wanting more   With the September 19 launch of the Genesis Mini just a few short months away, we now know the full lineup of games included with Sega’s upcoming micro-console. And while many of…
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Valve Has a Problem with MangaGamer

What could Valve have against an all-ages yuri visual novel about learning to communicate? And why do they keep targeting MangaGamer?     DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the following article contains a potentially NSFW image of two girls bathing.  Visual novels have always been an easily misunderstood genre…
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E3 2019: Five Takeaways from Microsoft’s Media Briefing

Microsoft’s annual E3 Media Briefing has come and gone. So, what stuck out in resident niche gamer Benny’s mind? You know, besides all the trailers. The annual media briefings that kick off E3 are something I look forward to each year. Watching them is a great way to get…

5 Lesser Known Arcade Beat ‘Em Ups That Are Worth Your Precious Quarters

These five obscure arcade beat ’em ups are worth cracking open your piggy bank for     When it comes to arcade beat ’em ups, classics like Final Fight, Double Dragon, and Golden Axe always seem to get all the love. However, these legendary games are just the tip…

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