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ColonelFancy Reviews - Neo Contra (PlayStation 2)

Latest episode! Konami ventures back into 3D with the Contra series with some juicy OST, wacky voice acting, and a samurai. 

Added by Mike Lind on July 11, 2020 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Nintendo Hints At Next-Gen Console Plans, A New Switch?

Nintendo recently held their 80th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in early July, and among the topics during the Q&A, an investor had asked about plans regarding their next video game console and pushing the limits of gaming hardware beyond being displayed on a TV screen. Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa provided a statement that sheds…


Added by Mike Lind on July 11, 2020 at 7:08pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Parasite Eve (Sony PlayStation)

SquareSoft, now known as SquareEnix, became the flagship bearers that lead the explosion of Japanese role-playing games in North America in the mid 90's following the success of Final Fantasy VII, a game that many of its fans will tell is one of the greatest video games of all time, IS the greatest video game of all time, or the…


Added by Mike Lind on July 7, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

EVO Tournament Officially Cancelled In Wake Of Abuse Allegations

This year's Evolution Fighting Game tournament, which was already canned as a public event due to the effects of the Coronavirus, will officially put and end to any efforts to launch in 2020 as reports of sexual misconduct from EVO co-founder Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar became public knowledge. …


Added by Mike Lind on July 5, 2020 at 7:08pm — No Comments

NBA 2K21's Price Tag Has Implications For Next Gen Game Prices

The September 4th 2020 release date for 2K Sports' latest entry in its basketball series. The base price is noticeably higher, showing a $10 increase, raising its cost to a retail $69.99 (US) on the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5. This indicates the first price hike for a video game since 2005 after the launch of the Xbox 360. This topic was…


Added by Mike Lind on July 2, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Castlevania II Simon's Quest (NES)

I've talked before about how many sequels during the NES period are met with some polarizing feedback when it comes to giving them a retrospective. Games like Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link, which I have reviewed here before, and I feel it's a way better game than given credit. The Doki Doki Panic reskinned Super Mario Bros 2 is the black sheep of the…


Added by Mike Lind on June 30, 2020 at 12:29pm — No Comments

July 2020 Free Games Update: Xbox Games With Gold & PlayStation Plus

Article updated June 29th 2020 3:34pm

July's lineup of free titles from Xbox's Games With Gold offers four new entries to the library for the first time. WRC 8 FIA World Rally ChampionshipDunk LordsSaints Row 2 , and Juju.

WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship - Play…


Added by Mike Lind on June 28, 2020 at 7:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Hang-On (Sega Master System)

Arcade racing simulators are straightforward, yet incredibly addictive. Hang-On was one of the first of its kind. Originally released in arcades in 1985, the Master System port of Hang-On followed shortly thereafter and is a pretty well done conversion. The Master System was a retro console I've waited a long time to get my hands on, and one of the…


Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Masahiro Sakurai To Reveal ARMs Character For Super Smash Bros Ultimate...But Who Will It Be?

In an upcoming 35 minute presentation, the awaited reveal of a fighter from ARMs, Nintendo's newest original fighting game, is set to air next week. This will kick off Super Smash Bros Ultimate's season two of character DLC, as it's been reported this lineup of roster additions will be all new to the Smash Bros series. For a roster that exceeds 70+…


Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2020 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Hints Of An AEW Video Game In Development Confirmed By AEW Talent Aubrey Edwards

All Elite Wrestling referee Aubrey Edwards has a background in video game development, so it would of no surprise that she is applying her talents to help launch the company's first foray into video games. In a recent interview on the Talk is Jericho podcast, she commented that the project is very early in the works on what they would like it to…


Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2020 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

RETRO REBOOT - Final Fight (Super Nintendo)

Final Fight on SNES is a spirited effort for a home port. Provided you've never played the arcade version, you'd might even say that this is adequate to mess around in. But this a port that aged very quickly during the age of arcade brawlers, especially when many of them saw 16-bit home versions that were done significantly better.…


Added by Mike Lind on June 16, 2020 at 11:22am — No Comments

PlayStation 5 Reveal: The Console Shows Itself

The PlayStation 5's reveal trailer has wrapped up. James shined some details on the library, so let's finally gave everyone a look at the console itself. It had been shrouded in mystery for quite a while, and it can be safely assumed that a global pandemic…


Added by Mike Lind on June 12, 2020 at 12:24am — No Comments

No Man's Sky Introduces Crossplay Among PC, Xbox One, And PS4

After one of the most controversial launches in recent history, No Man’s Sky has seen a resurgence after updates provided a complete overhaul to how the game functions. Throughout its release and a colossal wave of backlash and criticism, Hello Games kept their heads down and worked diligently to improve upon the initially bare explorative…


Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - How Cool Was The Super Gameboy?

The Gameboy was a cool handheld, and a testament to Nintendo's marketing. Imagine convincing gamers to veer away from the Atari Lynx and the Sega Game Gear, two handhelds that are significantly more impressive when it comes to specs than the Boy's spinach and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pie shade of green screen. Well, that and Nintendo's contractual…


Added by Mike Lind on June 9, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Resident Evil Director Shinji Mikami Aims To Get Tokyo Ghostwire Back On Track

Initially revealed at Bethesda's E3 2019 showcase, there had been little news regarding Tango Gameworks' upcoming project Tokyo Ghostwire. After director Ikumi Nakamura's energetic and delightful performance, she departed Tango Gameworks in September 2019, and many had speculated that the survival/action game was rumored to be cancelled. After…


Added by Mike Lind on June 5, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Tiny Toon Adventures Buster's Hidden Treasure (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis)

If there's one thing I do as much, if not more than play video games is watch a bucket load of cartoons, from any era. loved Tiny Toon Adventures as a kid, and will still watch it today at any moment's notice. Merrie Melodies and Looney Toons are among my most watched shows on Saturday mornings. Tiny Toon Adventures was a very creative modern take on…


Added by Mike Lind on June 2, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sega Planning To 'Rile Up' The Game Industry With An Upcoming Announcement

Sega found itself in a particular circle of attention when interest began to drum up fro the brand. As reported by Gametsu, Japanese tech journalist Zenji Nishikawa spoke during his YouTube live stream about a "big scoop" that's coming next week in his article labeled Complicated Conversation About Games pending for June 4th.



Added by Mike Lind on May 29, 2020 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Amazon France Listing Possibly Reveals As Of Yet Announced Nintendo Games

With E3 being in the can this year due to very obvious pandemic related circumstances, any public venue for showcasing video games are in the can for the immediate future. The early part of the summer is about that time when the Electronic Entertainment Expo churns out news that lays out the road map for the big three console manufacturers and third…


Added by Mike Lind on May 28, 2020 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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…


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…


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





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