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Retro Game Master streaming news coming soon
I don’t know exactly WHAT the news is, but the American Facebook page for the show has some news on the way about video-on-demand presentations of Retro Game Master, the translated version of Game Center CX.
The show is “still waiting to hear from our US distributor.” Whatever distributor it is, and whatever service, I will sign up for it.
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Retro Game Master streaming news coming soon

I don’t know exactly WHAT the news is, but the American Facebook page for the show has some news on the way about video-on-demand presentations of Retro Game Master, the translated version of Game Center CX.

The show is “still waiting to hear from our US distributor.” Whatever distributor it is, and whatever service, I will sign up for it.

BUY Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
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Arino has trouble keeping it up
"It" being the box set for Retro Game Master: The Game Center CX Collection, of course. Discotek also had issues keeping the DVDs up at Amazon leading up to Christmas, but it’s now back in stock. Surprisingly, Amazon — through third-party sellers — also has import copies of Game Center CX 2 on sale. Some of the used prices (as low as $50.11) are much cheaper than the $80 Play-Asia is asking for.
BUY Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD setIMPORT Game Center CX 2

Arino has trouble keeping it up

"It" being the box set for Retro Game Master: The Game Center CX Collection, of course. Discotek also had issues keeping the DVDs up at Amazon leading up to Christmas, but it’s now back in stock. Surprisingly, Amazon — through third-party sellers — also has import copies of Game Center CX 2 on sale. Some of the used prices (as low as $50.11) are much cheaper than the $80 Play-Asia is asking for.

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IMPORT Game Center CX 2
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Rejoice! The Game Center CX and Iwata Asks crossover from last week, one of 2012’s biggest moments in video games according to people who are smart and should be listened to, is now available with English subtitles!

You’ll not only hear a little bit about how GCCX is edited, but also why Nintendo president Satoru Iwata’s father refused to talk to him for six months, and what it feels like to shake Iwata’s hand.

The massivest of props to Nina Matsumoto, who turned around this fan translation super quick (you should buy the Retro Game Master DVD set, which she also helped translate, to thank her). She also promises to translate Nintendo Direct’s previous GCCX episodes soon, and will try to translate future episodes quickly, too.

Buy: Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
Import: Game Center CX 2 
See also: More Game Center CX posts
[Via @rdb_aaa, zari-gani]
A Section Chief Arino plushie crocheted by Gochika for her fiancée (in place of buying him a super expensive imported Arino action figue). Love the cooling pad accessory!
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A Section Chief Arino plushie crocheted by Gochika for her fiancée (in place of buying him a super expensive imported Arino action figue). Love the cooling pad accessory!

Buy: Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
Import: Game Center CX 2 
See also: More Game Center CX posts
[Via Gochika]
One of a million reasons why we love Game Center CX and the Kacho. Please make more GCCX GIFs, everyone.
Did you read Ray’s fantastic post about why you shouldn’t be so grumpy with the Retro Game Master DVD set or with Kotaku? It’s great stuff, even if you didn’t know about all the misdirected rage around Retro Game Master.
Buy: Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD setImport: Game Center CX 2 See also: More Game Center CX posts[Via Cipater]

One of a million reasons why we love Game Center CX and the Kacho. Please make more GCCX GIFs, everyone.

Did you read Ray’s fantastic post about why you shouldn’t be so grumpy with the Retro Game Master DVD set or with Kotaku? It’s great stuff, even if you didn’t know about all the misdirected rage around Retro Game Master.

Buy: Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
Import: Game Center CX 2 
See also: More Game Center CX posts
[Via Cipater]

On Retro Game Master and getting mad for the right reasons

[In the following article, guest writer Ray Barnholt, the Western world’s foremost authority on Game Center CX, explains why many of your complaints about the new Retro Game Master DVD set may be misdirected.]

Earlier this year, I stopped work on my Game Center CX Episode Guide, with a post there explaining why. Part of it touched on the fact that GCCX was getting plenty of new fans in the Western world over the past year, with tons of people discovering the show and talking about it all over the place without ever seeing my site.

What I didn’t mention was the other side of that fandom; a darker side that took shape last June, when GCCX arrived in America as Retro Game Master, exclusively on Kotaku. It was supposed to be good news, but when it started, people didn’t really like it. Hated it. Really, they wanted everyone involved to die — the regular reasonable Internet reaction. I hoped that people would continue to appreciate the show for what it was, but instead I observed a cacophony of upset fans condemning Kotaku in all sorts of ways, mostly through kneejerk sentiments and just plain made-up assertions to justify their anger over what they saw as a bastardization.

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Discotek Media’s English-language collection of Game Center CX episodes (called Retro Game Master locally) has been delayed two weeks, pushed to an October 2 release.

It’s disappointing, but the reason is perhaps the best one imaginable: “Our distributor underestimated demand and we had to make more than originally planned.

That’s good news!

Buy: Retro Game Challenge, Retro Game Master DVD set
Import: Game Center CX 2 
See also: More Game Center CX posts
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Retro Game Master: The Game Center CX Collection, the DVD compilation of translated Game Center CX episodes, is now up on Amazon for preorder. The MSRP is $59.95, but Amazon is currently charging $41.97.

The box contains 14 episodes on 4 discs, with a new translation by Nina Matsumoto. Also, to use the dollar-voting motivation I generally don’t subscribe to, it’s a thing you can buy in America that indicates you like Game Center CX.

Buy: Retro Game Challenge
Import: Game Center CX 2 
See also: More Game Center CX posts
[Via @sardoose]

Discotek Media’s US DVD release of Retro Game Master, the localized Game Center CX, will be out September 18. It comes with the 12 Kotaku episodes, Mighty Bomb Jack, Ninja Gaiden 2, and Shiren the Wanderer.

September 18 is just about perfect for me to order a copy and have it arrive in time for my birthday. Good release date.

Buy: Retro Game Challenge
Import: Game Center CX 2
See also: More Game Center CX posts
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Game Center CX stuff we should mention

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, when Discotek releases the Retro Game Master DVD this September, it will not only include the 12 episodes Kotaku aired, but also the live Mighty Bomb Jack and two bonus episodes: Ninja Gaiden II: the Dark Sword of Chaos, and Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Yessss.

Game Center CX fans will also want to check out Late to the Party’s recent podcast episode, in which Ray Barnholt appears as a guest and talks about the DS games, what titles inspired Retro Game Challenge's homages, and how work has stalled on GCCX2's fan translation. :o(

Also neat: someone created a Fuck Yeah, Game Center CX Tumblr that’s mostly screengrabs from subbed episodes of the show. I hope this stays updated!

And speaking of screengrabs, here’s a funny Game Center CX conversation posted by A Strawberry [Alex]:

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Don’t miss the KACHO! Don’t you dare miss the kacho. Anime distributor Discotek Media has picked up the DVD rights to “Retro Game Master,” the translated version of Game Center CX that ran last year on Kotaku, and plans to release it on DVD.

The set will contain twelve episodes, with a nice bonus feature not seen in the Kotaku version: dual audio tracks, English narration and original Japanese (with subtitles). GCCX expert Ray Barnholt says that the subtitles are new, from the translator behind the SomethingAwful fansubs. Neat!

Buy: Retro Game Challenge
Import: Game Center CX 2
See also: More Game Center CX posts

Valiant Something Awful members have translated, subtitled, and posted the recent two-hour Game Center CX special in which Arino and his crew visit California. You can see the episode in the YouTube video above, or download it here when the video is inevitably pulled.

In this episode, we see Arino play vintage games at the Musee Mecanique, irritate a serious Skee-Ball player, and compare the owner of a suburban game shop to a tired Mario. There are also appearances by Ray Barnholt and Attract Mode’s Adam Robezzoli! So awesome.

The challenge this time is Data East’s Robocop game for NES, which looks really, really bad.

Buy: Retro Game Challenge

Import: Game Center CX 2

See also: More Game Center CX posts

[Via GameSetWatch]