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Unrelated to the recent splurge of E3 news, but just as good of news, a fan translated patch for GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou 2 or Game Center CX 2 was recently released and can be downloaded here, including instructions on how to apply it; all thanks to the efforts of Aaron Tokunaga-Chmielowiec, along with several other volunteers.

The series is based off the popular Japanese show GameCenter CX or Retro Game Master that began in late 2003 centering around comedian Shinya Arino attempting to get to the end of a selected video game in one day, usually console games of past generations — but not always the case. With 180 episodes produced, it gained a large following, including a cult following across the pond here in the West — which gets fan translated thanks in part to groups like the SA GCCX translation team.

The first title, GameCenter CX: Arino no Chousenjou for the Nintendo DS, was release under the title Retro Game Challenge by XSEED Games. Unfortunately, the game received poor sales that, even with that small dedicated fanbase, wasn’t enough for XSEED to consider localizing the sequel. A sad end to that tale, but at least the option to be able to play the sequel in English is there.

David Fernandes
(Community Manager) David is an assistant admin and community manager at oprainfall. He joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning, and became one of the staff as the first wave of new volunteers were needed back in mid June. He is an avid video game collector, and lover of most game genres. David spends much of his time in a futile effort in clearing out his ever growing video game backlog.