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That Dam Level in NES’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Episode 5 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

We all know it, we all love it.

If you played the original Nintendo growing up, you have most likely played the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game. It was barely anything like the cartoon we all know and loved, but it was the best we had until the second game came out.

If you have played this game, you know all to well about the Dam Level.

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GR8Bit Live 3! Fully Funded Via Kickstarter, Date Set for July 11 at DeVos Performance Hall

This is incredibly awesome! A little while ago I posted a Kickstarter campaign for a local video game convention trying to get up off the ground. GR8Bit started as a concert with the proceeds going to Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital.

Now, thanks to the Kickstarter backers GR8Bit Live! has expanded from small concert to concert and video game convention!

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Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
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The Gaming Historian Goes in Depth on History of Video Games [Video]

I think I watch more YouTube videos than I do actual TV show and movies these days.

I find myself watching anything from JonTron, Angry Video Game Nerd, Nostalgia Critic, Clueless Gamer with Conan O' Brien and so many more.

What these all have in common is they all have something to do with video gaming.

Something I really enjoy a lot about these is when they give a little back story of how the game came to be before they go into the review. I think I finally found a YouTuber that excels in the back story part.

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Gr8bit Live
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GR8Bit Live! is Still Needing Your Help for a Grand Rapids Video Game Convention!

 

If you have seen my post from before, you will know that there are some cool guys looking to start an awesome video game convention at DeVos this year!

However, it still needs your help!

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Gamers Lose Their Minds Over Jenga Video Game [Video]

Some games translate just fine to video games.

Chess, checkers and Monopoly, those all work just fine on the screen as well as on a board.

But Jenga?

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Metalhead Ned Chats with Grand Rapids Symphony on Upcoming Video Game Concert [Video]

On February 7th, DeVos Performance Hall will be filled with the music of video games. Music that I am sure if you play older or newer video games, you will recognize the moment you hear it. It is some of the most celebrated music in history, and it overall just kicks ass!

Sean & Sam of the GR Symphony stopped by the WGRD studios to talk video game music with station nerd Metalhead Ned.

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Listen to WGRD to Win rePlay: Symphony of Heroes Tickets!

Guess what!? You remember that cool video game symphony that I was talking about on WGRD.com for the past few weeks? Well, tickets can be pretty expensive, but why pay for them when you can win them though us?

Heck yea, we have free tickets to rePlay: Symphony of Heroes that you could win!

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Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games
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Old People Playing Grand Theft Auto is Pretty Darn Funny [Video]

"I've heard of Grand Theft Auto! It's a pretty big show!"

"Seems to be a very popular game with the kids... why would you want to teach the kids how to steal a car?"

And so it begins-- senior citizens playing Grand Theft Auto V. Why? Because, the Internet.

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Nintendo
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Girl Gets Serious at Video Game Marathon [Video]

It's hard to definite the most awkward moment from a video game convention, because most of it is awkward.

But we think we may have found it.

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What Happened to the Crazy Characters in Video Games?

Remember Earthworm Jim? Aero the Acrobat? Bubsy the Bobcat? Rocket Knight? What ever happened to this strange creativity? These games were a blast! Well, maybe not all of them, but the definitely left a mark on video game history don't you think?

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Nintendo Has Me Wrapped Around Their Finger! [Video]

Why is it that every time Nintendo announces something, I have to own it? I owe it to my Nintendo Fanboy-ism on this, but yesterdays Nintendo Direct video had me excited for a lot of things, but one certain item stood out.

I already own one of these, but why do I need to buy another one?

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Nintendo Announces 3D Sega Games, New 3DS XL, and More! [Video]

The cool thing about Nintendo lately is that they have grasped the internet and release these videos loaded with their upcoming product. To me, it is just as exciting as receiving a magazine with your name on it when you were a kid. Today, Nintendo released a new Nintendo Direct video loaded with new stuff on the way from Nintendo!

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