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Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Well, we knew it was only a matter of time before this was announced. Street Fighter V: Champion Edition marks the third release of this title and I'm sure it won't be the last. 

SF5CE collects everything that has been released before it in little collectors pack. You will be getting; 40 characters, 34 stages, and over 200…

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Added by James Tuttle on November 18, 2019 at 6:59am — 1 Comment

The Yakuza Series Coming to Xbox via Game Pass

For the first time since the series' inception, Sega's long-running and critically acclaimed Yakuza series will finally make its way to an Xbox console via Game Pass. The announcement was made at XO19 in London. The following is a part of an official press release from Jon Riesenbach, Junior Producer and Jonathon Stebel, Communications Manager…

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Added by Mike Lind on November 15, 2019 at 5:51pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Ninja Gaiden (NES)

When conversations of notoriously difficult Nintendo games come up, one that's generally on the tip of the tongue is Tecmo's action slash-fest Ninja Gaiden. Whereas I find its sequels much more brutal (I have no idea how anyone is supposed to feasibly beat The Ancient Ship of Doom, it's nearly impossible), the first one still holds some merit and is…

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Added by Mike Lind on November 12, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Outer Worlds on Nintendo Switch Is Expected Between January and March 2020

When The Outer Worlds was released October 25th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, the Nintendo Switch port didn't have a set release date, but the wait wasn't aimed at being too far off. In their second quarter financial report, Take Two Interactive, owner of Outer World's publisher Private Division, gave a release date window no later than March…

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Added by Mike Lind on November 8, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Double Dragon (NES)

The granddaddy of all arcade beat'em ups. If you want to talk about a game series that paved the way for a genre, this is definitely it. Now, as big a Double Dragon fan as I am, I would be remiss if I didn't say this series has aged like a cup of yogurt in front of a radiator when compared to succeeding brawlers. There's still a charm to revisiting…

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Added by Mike Lind on November 5, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Latest Shenmue III Trailer Highlights Combat and Training System

Ys Net's Shenmue III is a little more than two weeks away from its release date, and in a recent interview, series creator and founder Yu Suzuki spoke about Shenmue III's combat and its essence. As with the previous entries, Ryo Hazuki spends a great deal of time and energy training and sharpening his style of Jujutsu. Training regularly at the Dojo…

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Added by Mike Lind on November 4, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Witcher

When it was announced that Netflix was creating a TV series based off of book series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, not the CD Projected Red video game. A lot of fans were interested in just what the streaming service was going to create. When it was announced that Superman actor Henry Cavill was going to be playing the titular character,…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 31, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blizzcon 2019

The last year has been rough for Blizzard.

Leading into last year we got an announcement that Blizzard CEO and president Mike Morhaime was stepping down. Mike has been with Blizzard since 1991. J. Allen Brack was put in charge of Blizzard, but not as a CEO, just as president. A sign of the closing grip that Activision has over Blizzard. Mike's…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 30, 2019 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Nioh 2 Character Creation Contest Announced

Leading up to Nioh 2's release next year, Tecmo Koei plans to hold a character creation contest throughout the game's beta, which will be available November 1st. The top six winners will be presets in Nioh 2's character creation tool. The following information is from the official Nioh 2 website:

"In conjunction with the release of the…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 29, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

EA + Steam = Happy Gamers

Let's rewind to 2009. 

Steam held 70% of all digital distribution on PC. If you were a PC gamer, you had Steam installed. We accepted that, it was reliable, had a great section of games, and their sales made it very hard to not accept them. They were trusted among PC gamers. They were the market leader after all.

Everything was on there,…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 29, 2019 at 2:07pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Coaster Works (Sega Dreamcast)

Ever wanted to tell an amusement park you may frequent that their main attraction roller coaster is no good? That perhaps you can design a better ride than they can? Coaster Works may be one of the closest tools to put you in the seat of an architect to create the coaster of your imagination! That way you'd never have to go to an amusement park…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

WWE Games Gives Statement on 2K20's Glitches And Mishaps

Suffice to say, the latest venture in Take 2 Interactive's WWE series of annual wrestling games has garnered headlines, but for all the wrong reasons a video game should be trending. While it isn't uncommon for these entries to have a fair share of graphical clipping and screen tearing, WWE 2K20 has essentially become you very own Botchamania starter…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 25, 2019 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Bethesda Offers Private Worlds In Fallout 76, For A Price

With a move that has left a lot of Fallout 76 players and non-players alike, kind of confused. Bethesda has just announced that they are offering a premium membership to Fallout 76 called Fallout 1st. Bethesda has said that Fallout 1st "offers something players have been asking for since before launch: private worlds for you and select friends." That might…

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Added by Spanish on October 23, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Castlevania III Dracula's Curse (NES)

The first Castlevania is highly revered to be one of the best examples of linear platforming gameplay on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Its difficulty, level design, and mechanics combine for an immersive experience that rewards paying attention to your surroundings and acting accordingly. Very much like the Contra series, the first game carries…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 22, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Overwatch 2 Has Been Leaked

We are 2 weeks away from Blizzcon 2019, so let the rumors commence! 

Earlier in the Summer, a Blizzard employee said an upcoming StarCraft first person shooter was being cancelled. When asked why, this employee said that it was so Blizzard can move the team onto two other projects, and named Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 19, 2019 at 8:17am — No Comments

Obsidian's New Trailer For The Outer Worlds

Obsidian is aiming to engross players in its latest game, the spacefaring foray, The Outer Worlds. Less than a month after the studio was acquired by Microsoft in November 2018, Obsidian revealed The Outer Worlds at the 2018 Game Awards December 10th of that year. Receiving critical praise for their previous works on Fallout: New Vegas and revered…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 18, 2019 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Overwatch For The Switch Is Out! Or Is It?

This has just been a really bad week for Blizzard. 

Overwatch has finally been released for the Nintendo Switch. The problem is, you can't purchase it on the Nintendo Eshop. It has a page, and asks you if you want to buy it. But if you choose too, you get an error message. …

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Added by James Tuttle on October 17, 2019 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Google's Stadia Streaming Service Has Release Date Revealed

Google Stadia has a chance to turn some heads in the gaming world. Since its formal announcement at the 2019 Game developers Conference in March 2019, Google has its eyes on providing the launchpad for gaming's future as a streaming service and it will be available in a little more than a month from now. On November 19th, Stadia will be offered to Pro…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2019 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Ok, Let's Talk About The Blizzard Stuff

On October 6th of this year. Hearthstone player Chung Ng Wai AKA Blitzchung was being interview after his win in a Taiwanese Hearthstone Tournament. During the interview, the caster told him to sum it all up in 8 words. Blitzchung said...…

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Added by James Tuttle on October 15, 2019 at 5:48pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! BUG! (Sega Saturn)

The concept of mascot characters for a platform game was a trope throughout the 90's to the point that it became funny. Sonic and Mario dumbed everything down to having a colorful animal character carry a game through success during the 16-bit era. Many weren't even bad games like Aero the Acrobat, just lost in the shuffle. Can't imagine kids goading…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

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