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We're pleased to see people around the internet playing the wonderful Retro Game Challenge and sharing their experiences with the not-actually-old games found in the collection. One of the most unexpectedly enjoyable parts of the game is conversing with the young version of the maniacal Arino (Game...

February 13th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The latest issue of Famitsu features images of the new games found in Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2, the sequel to Retro Game Challenge. Like the first game, Game Center CX 2 is a collection of individual challenges regarding specific goals in made-up retrogames. The new games include Triot...

November 20th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments

A collection of original Famicom-style games on the DS doesn't need a story to be awesome, but Retro Game Challenge has one, and it is wonderfully amusing. The embodiment of Game Center CX star Shinya Arino's gaming frustration becomes personified inside his DS and sends you, as a potential challe...

November 19th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Retro Game Challenge is a collection of small games designed to imitate both the look and the gameplay style of classic early-era NES games. That's pretty risky in and of itself, but not unsellable. However, it's also a game based on a show that isn't available in the US, starring a comedian that n...

September 27th 2008 at 10:35am 0 Comments

Finally, 1UP provides us with our first look at Retro Game Challenge, the English-language version of Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou. When XSEED showed the newly-announced US version of the game at E3, they simply used retail Japanese cartridges in the demo units. We asked the XSEED rep at the...

September 26th 2008 at 12:23pm 0 Comments
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Holy crap is this the most awesome DS game! Seriously, when JC was talking up the title, I trusted the man's judgment, but he couldn't possibly prepare me for how utterly great the DS game is. And when I met up with the folks at Marvelous here at E3 to try out their titles, I had no idea that they...

July 17th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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With several major press conferences yesterday and a deluge of media assets, it's easy to miss all the smaller news items that popped up. We've rounded up three of them for you so that they won't be completely forgotten!1. Retro Game Challenge logo! Yep, there it is, right above our post. It doesn'...

July 16th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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With XSEED recently revealing its intentions to localize Game Center CX: Arino's Challenge (U.S. name: Retro Game Challenge) for the North American market, we thought now would be an opportune time to feature an English-translated commercial for the Japanese game. Really, we'll make any excuse to p...

July 13th 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

XSeed is gracing us with the amazing DS game based on Game Center CX, so we thought today would be the perfect time to share a clip from the original show. We don't know if XSeed or anyone else has licensed Game Center CX for DVD or TV release yet, but in the meantime we can enjoy untranslated excer...

July 11th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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XSeed's list of E3 announcements just came in, featuring super awesome surprises! First, they've somehow gotten the U.S. publishing rights to Namco Bandai's Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou, the DS fake-retro-game collection based on the TV show! This winter, the company will release it in North...

July 11th 2008 at 1:09pm 0 Comments
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Stylejam, distributor of the Japanese Game Center CX DVDs, is showcasing the retrogaming marathon show in the U.S. for the first time, at this year's New York Asian Film Festival. Two subtitled episodes of the show, titled Retro Game Master for the American release, will be shown during the festiva...

June 17th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Praised by almost everyone who's played the freeware PC title, Cave Story is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the "Metroidvania" genre, a polished action platformer embellished with endearing characters and a catchy soundtrack. No matter how many times we're reminded of the fact, it always...

May 13th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments