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Looking Back At The Development Of Retro Game Challenge

By Spencer . January 26, 2009 . 3:00pm

Retro Game Challenge also known as Game Center CX to some of you is a peculiar title. The Nintendo DS game is tied to a Japanese TV show license and sprinkled with humor that would fly over our heads if directly translated.   The chances of Game Center CX being localized looked slim even though […]

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Games Of Game Center CX 2

By Spencer . December 22, 2008 . 11:49am

The same month we get Retro Game Challenge Japan gets the sequel. Game Center CX 2 has a selection of new games. Not all of them are based on the Famicom. Kugure! Girijan Max is a self described “Game Training Tool” and a tribute to hand held LCD games.   In Kugure! Girijan Max players […]

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Rack Up High Scores With Retro Game Challenge In February

By Spencer . December 17, 2008 . 10:25am

Disregard the January 5th release date for Retro Game Challenge in Nintendo’s DS line up. XSEED sent us an e-mail stating Retro Game Challenge is set for February 2009. Most of the games in Retro Game Challenge need no explanation since the mock games are based on Famicom archetypes. Anyone that played video games in […]

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Game Center CX 2 Challenges Importers In February

By Spencer . November 19, 2008 . 1:55pm

We’re waiting for Retro Game Challenge while Japan is waiting for the sequel Game Center CX: Arino’s Challenge 2. Namco Bandai has Game Center CX 2 slated for release on February 26 and it comes with a bunch of new faux retro games to play.   Game Center CX 2 adds Game Boy style games […]

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There Will Be More Game Center CX (Oh Yes!)

By Spencer . October 3, 2008 . 5:22am

Whether you know it as Game Center CX or Retro Game Challenge another collection of made for the DS 8-bit style games is coming out in the future. The teaser site doesn’t announce any games in Game Center CX 2 or a even a release window. Visit it to see the ship from Star Prince, […]

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Retro Game Challenge Now With More English

By Spencer . September 29, 2008 . 6:05am

Retro Game Challenge’s Famicom inspired games are simple enough to break language barriers. So, why should you wait for Xseed to localize Retro Game Challenge when you can import Game Center CX? The tips you need to beat Arino’s challenges and complete the game are inside virtual magazines you have to read. In Game Center […]

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Taking the Retro Game Master Challenge

By Spencer . July 23, 2008 . 9:38am

Good news everyone! Xseed plans on keeping everything in Game Center CX intact. They are translating all of the virtual video game mags and keep every faux 8-bit game in Retro Game Challenge. There is even a top loading Famicom on the floor. I asked Xseed if they plan on changing it to a Nintendo […]

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Xseed picks up Game Center CX and Populous DS

By Spencer . July 11, 2008 . 9:57am

Last weekend I talked with Xseed and was shocked when I found out they got the rights to Game Center CX. In the USA it will be called Retro Game Challenge to match the name of the upcoming series of DVDs when it arrives this winter. Populous DS was also a surprise since it’s an […]

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Subtitled Retro Game Master DVDs seek distributor

By Spencer . June 23, 2008 . 11:50am

The NYAFF premiere of Game Center CX, soon to be known as Retro Game Center, isn’t a one shot deal. I got in touch with a Retro Game Master representative that clarified the screenings are the start of the KACHO in North America.   “They have produced the English subb'd DVDS and are now looking […]

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Game Center CX debuts in New York City

By Spencer . June 20, 2008 . 1:15am

Two English subtitled episodes of Game Center CX will be at the New York Asian Film Festival starting this Saturday. One video has Shinya Arino playing the frustrating Famicom game, Atlantis No Nazo (Mystery of Atlantis). The other challenge is Katcho vs. Ghost and Goblins. If you are around the New York Metro area the […]

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Namco’s fictional arcade in Game Center CX

By Spencer . October 5, 2007 . 11:22am

In Japan there is a TV show with comedian Shinya Arino trying to complete Famicom games called Game Center CX. Since retro games don’t have save points, Arino struggles through them while the audience laughs at his frustration.   Namco Bandai’s take on the show is rather clever. In Game Center CX: Arino no Chousenjou […]

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