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RETRO REBOOT - Double Dragon III The Sacred Stones (NES)

I could make an editorial on shameful retro game sequels alone, but it'd possibly contain as many words as War & Peace. But I digress. The Double Dragon series has always been dear to me, I'm a giant mark for the series. Much like Punch-Out!! I am more of a fan of the home ports, it's probably more of a sentimental thing, and I'm more acclimated…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Joy-Con Drift Lawsuit Must Go To Arbitration

The class action lawsuit that alleges Nintendo had sold faulty Joy-Con controllers hits another cog as the judge has ruled against Nintendo's wish to dismiss the case entirely. This similar ruling occurred back in March of 2020 when US District Judge Thomas S. Zilly approved Nintendo’s move to compel arbitration, but rejected the platform…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 24, 2020 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Metroid Prime Trilogy In June?

Long has this been rumored and never once has it been confirmed. 

Swedish retailer Inet has added a listing for Metroid Prime Trilogy to be released June 19th for the Nintendo Switch. 

It seems to good to be true, but…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 24, 2020 at 5:36pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Art Of Fighting (Neo Geo)

With their recent success after years of uncertainty, SNK Corporation's history can remain storied as they pursue a future to reestablish themselves as a cornerstone of game development. Okay, maybe that's overly high prose, but they're making money with modern releases of Samurai Shodown and not living in fear of going bankrupt or partaking in poor…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 19, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nintendo Switch Online Service NES & SNES Games May Update

Nintendo's last Switch Online Update came in February with virtually no statement about what had caused a several month delay. After radio silence, some games were announced for the streaming service that will be available May 20th.

Super NES:

Wild Guns – The Kid gang and their army of…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 17, 2020 at 3:20pm — No Comments

First Quarter Video Game Sales Surpass $10 Billion In Sales

In a time where the cinemas are closed down and there's no public sporting events for the average person to attend, forms of entertainment have been primarily narrowed down to video streaming services and gaming. The NPD Group has reported Friday that consumer spending on video games has reached a record $10.86 billion in the first quarter of…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 15, 2020 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Epic Starts Their Mega Sale Off With A Bang

Today starts Epic's Mega Sales event. It's basically a Steam sale, but Epic! 

To start things off, Epic was going to release one of the most sold games ever. At 11 AM ET Epic gave away Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto 5 - for free. 

At 11:01 AM, the Epic Games Store crashed. It has been up and down since then and at the time of this writing,…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 15, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Evo Cancelled... Well Sort Of

Back in March I posted about the Evolution Championship Series. The single largest fighting game tournament in the world. You can read all about that here

This leads us to May 1st, when tournament organizer, Mr. Wizard, announced that due to the current…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 14, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

RUMOR: Live Action Kingdom Hearts Series Reportedly In Development For Disney+

With last year seeing the most recent release in the Kingdom Hearts series and Disney's streaming service and its possibilities set to roll out in November of 2019, speculation following on production of a television series was bound to follow. …

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Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2020 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Star Wars Episode 1 Racer Remaster Delayed For The Nintendo Switch & PS4

It appears the classic racing title, which was slated to be released today, will see another delay. The remastering adds elements like remapped controls, improved visuals, and was originally due to release May 12th. There was a decision to delay the PlayStation 4 version two weeks and relaunch it on the 24th of May. A reason wasn't given. 

In a…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 12, 2020 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remastered Is Coming

I don't think there wasn't a kid in the 90's who didn't know who Tony Hawk was. He was every where during that time. 

He was even popular enough to have his own video game. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was released on the PS1 in 1999, the height of the "extreme sports" phase. I don't think anybody, from that era of gaming, has not, in some…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 12, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Paperboy (NES)

I have to preface this for any readers clicking on this article five years from now: Newspapers used to be a physical medium upon which the events reported were printed via a press and sold in retail locations, providing you didn't have a subscription for you daily in-taking of Hi & Lois. Let's see how well that ages...…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 12, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Content Planned for Civ 6

Four years ago today, Firaxis Games announced Civilization 6, or Civ6 for short. 

Since its release on PC on October 2016, it has seen several free updates and two major expansion packs - Rise and Fall in 2018 and Gathering Storm in 2019. It also, for the first time, got a home console release (PS4/X1) and…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 11, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster Likely Coming To Next Generation Hardware

Electronic Arts' plans for the immediate future are certainly tied to providing live service gaming. The further establishment of their EA Access subscription service and their lineup of titles have seen a focus on games like Apex Legends, Star Wars Battlefront II, and Anthem, which joins the itinerary of EA Sports' Madden and FIFA series and the…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 10, 2020 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Diablo 2 Remastered This Year?

According to French web site Actugamer, we will be getting the much speculated Diablo 2 Remaster this year - holiday season to be exact. 

Titled "Diablo 2: Resurrected" is supposed to be released…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 10, 2020 at 2:21pm — No Comments

The Mandalorian Season 2 To Feature The Return Of Boba Fett

Boba Fett has undoubtedly been one of the most popular Star Wars characters in the universe and fans for years have been clamoring for a return of the bounty hunter. According to sources, the Mandalorian plans to bring him back in season 2. 

Originally played by Jeremy Bulloch in the original trilogy, Boba Fett was hired to track down and…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 8, 2020 at 4:50pm — No Comments

A Look At The New The Last Of Us II Trailer

The Last of Us II is a little more than a month away from its new released date, a fresh trailer was dropped, promoting the story of the narrative-driven sequel to the 2013 hit survival horror game. This seems to be an effort to curtail the effects of the bombshell spoilers that occurred last week and place focus back on retaining any mysticism left.…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 6, 2020 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Mortal Kombat: Aftermath Pre-Orders Are Now Live

NetherRealm Studios and WB Interactive had a surprising announcement. For what could be the first time in the history of the Mortal Kombat franchise, MK 11 is getting story DLC. 

Story DLC is big news itself, but they also announced new playable characters. Sheeva, Fujin, and even Robocop are making their comeback into the Mortal Kombat…

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Added by James Tuttle on May 6, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft Lays Out Series X Plans Through 'Xbox 20/20'

Microsoft has confirmed that their premiere presentation of the Xbox Series X will be streamed live May 7th with a new showcase called "Xbox 20/20". No David Muir present. Very much like Nintendo's Direct events (which are a little more spontaneous), Xbox 20/20 will be Microsoft's means of sharing updates, gameplay, and information with the world on a…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 5, 2020 at 7:35pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)

The arcade version of Punch-Out!! really annoyed me, mostly because I was never good at it. But it also felt impossible to adequately improve, because when I only had a handful of tokens to spend at any given cabinet, I wasn't going to blow my allowance trying to beat Piston Hurricane. I grew up more on the NES port of Punch-Out!!, which is…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 5, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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