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Thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit the Cheerful Ghost Booth or played in one of our game tournaments. The Portland Retro Game Expo is my favorite convention and everyone who comes out makes it awesome. I also want to thank Adam Farnsworth for working the booth with me this weekend!

The Winners of This Years Cheerful Ghost Tournaments!

Super Mario Bros. on NES Speed run to Bowser's axe on World 1-4

David Harrison (The Winter Soldier) won this with a blistering time of 2:03.20! Seriously time yourself and stop when you hit Bowsers axe at the end of 1-4. Now do it when people are watching. Good luck!

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One big piece of news to come out of the Portland Retro Game Expo this year was the announcement of the Intellivision Amico. It looks to revision the classic console for the modern era and a few people I knew went to the panel. So far, it's mostly all specs and artistic renderings and a splashy video but if it delivers 80% of what it sets out to do it should be pretty awesome.

With that I have a few questions about it. Do all the game on the system need to be exclusive? Have yet another place to play Indie games might not be a bad thing, new Intellivision included. How are they going to ship this system at an $180 price point? Seems like a very hard target to hit and... Read All


In this episode of Cheerful Ghost Radio, Adam and Jon are on the floor at PRGE talking about all the fun they're having while Tim and Travis sit at home and wish they were there.


Not only is the new Accounting+ trailer the craziest thing you might watch today but it's also one of the most entertaining. From the folks behind Rick and Morty & The Stanley Parable come Accounting+ a new VR game for PS VS, Occulus and the HTC Vive. From watching a few minutes of actual gameplay it looks like a cross between Office Simulator, The Stanley Parable and Rick and Morty which makes sense given the creative team behind the game. If I had any kind of VR i'd play this thing immediately but since I don't I imagine that want will die on a pile of other dead ambition. Which seems entirely fitting given the games style and content.


Digital Foundry has another incredible comparison review video and apparently I have to share them all so here's one that compares Luigi's Mansion with the original Gamecube and recent 3DS release. Grezzo is the company behind the 3DS port of Luigi's Mansion that has previous worked on the amazing 3DS ports of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Luigi's Mansion seems to be similarly as good but this time Grezze had to make the game run on somewhat limited hardware. The choices they made in some ways were better than the original game and very clever due to the limitations of the 3DS.

"What made Luigi's Mansion so special when it launched with GameCube and how much of... Read All


GregoPeck gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
GregoPeck gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
We no longer have to imagine a world where Final Fantasy meets Disney, that of course is Kingdom Hearts. But there’s a new FF blend, it’s like FF meets Pokemon and it’s interesting. I’ve had this on my wish list and it recently became a $20 game (50% off), so I picked it up. And, even though it’s quite different from Kingdom Hearts, it still reminds me of Kingdom Hearts.

In World of Final Fantasy, you wake up (late as always) and find yourself as a twin of mirage keepers. Mirages are basically monsters and you can catch them, much like Pokemon. However this isn’t a game where you have monsters fighting monsters, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Instead you stack... Read All


Mega Man 11 finally hit and the reviews are coming in and so far, it looks like it's one of the best games to come out in quite some time. Cygnus Destroyer, a YouTuber known for his Innocent Until Proven Guilty series has a fun Mega Man 11 review and to put it simply... he finds it "mega magnificent." You can watch his review at the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4CZvay5gHU

Digital Foundry has also reviewed Mega Man 11 and finds it similarly as incredible but goes much more in depth and compares each version on PS4, XBox, Switch and PC and all the various versions to the frame rate level. It's the quality you'd expect from Digital Foundry and I appreciate... Read All


In this episode, we talk all about Matt Groening's new Netflix series, Disenchantment, and whether we think it lives up to the standard of The Simpsons and Futurama. But first we discuss what we've been playing and watching over the last month and discuss games that might not need sequels (thanks to @noigelarcane on Twitter for the idea).


Fallout Shelter is one of the best phone games i've ever played. It's a fun post apocalypse vault dweller simulator reminiscent of SimCity, SimTower, Progress Quest and a bit of FTL. Noclip just released a Fallout Shelter documentary as part of their recent Bethesda series that takes a look at the making of Fallout Shelter from it's early days as a Fallout 3 trailer to the E3 2015 launch. They also mention that Bethesda built an entirely new mobile team after the incredible success of Fallout Shelter (120 million players) and that team is carrying over to their upcoming phone game Elder Scrolls Blades. The video even hints a bit at Elder Scrolls blades at the end and... Read All


Netflix is on fire lately, releasing new movies and shows at light speed. Recently they released Hold the Dark, by Jeremy Saulnier (director of Blue Ruin and The Green Room) and in this episode Jon and Travis give their reviews and talk about some of the fan reaction. If your hyper-specific Netflix categories suggest that you watch dark, slower paced, mysterious, cerebral movies, check out Hold the Dark and then come check out the episode!


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