Game Center CX
GameCenter CX (ゲームセンターCX, Gēmu Sentā Shī Ekkusu?), also known as Retro Game Master in other regions, is a Japanese television series where Shinya Arino, a member of comedy duo Yoiko, plays Japan's most popular video games (a majority of which are Family Computer games) and records his progress as he works through a time limit, usually lasting up to one day. He is supported by his Assistant Directors (herein referred to as ADs) and Staff, both via moral support and actual gameplay. He also gets the chance to interview game designers and to play arcade games occasionally.
There are currently eight DVD sets released in Japan. The 9th DVD set is set to release in Japan on December 21 2012. The show has been on-air since November 4, 2003 with a new episode every 2 weeks when a season is running. Fuji TV is currently looking for international distributors for subtitled DVDs.
As of June 23, 2011, gaming website Kotaku has been streaming English translated episodes of the series. On January 13, 2012, Kotaku announced that their agreement to broadcast the show had ended; there will be no second season, and existing episodes will be removed when the rights expire. However, on February 28, 2012, Discotek Media announced via their Facebook page that they had acquired the rights to the 12 episodes shown on Kotaku and will release them on DVD. They are hoping for a summer release and the sales of the DVD set will determine whether more episodes will be released in the future. On April 24, Discotek Media announced on their Facebook page that the episode count will be fourteen. On May 17, Discotek Media set September 18, 2012 as the release date.
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... See also Retro Game Challenge At the end of the 6th Season, it was announced that there were plans to make a GameCenter CX video game ... The game, entitled GameCenter CX Arino's Challenge, is for the Nintendo DS and was produced in a collaborative effort by Fuji TV and Bandai Namco Games ... During the 7th Season, certain parts of the show featured the development process of the game ...
... Retro Game Challenge, known in Japan as Game Center CX Arino's Challenge (ゲームセンターCX 有野の挑戦状, Gēmu Sentā Shī Ekkusu Arino no Chōsenjō?), is a Nintendo DS game ... It is based on the television series Game Center CX ... Arino himself gave much input into the game creation process ...