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RETRO REBOOT - Maken X (Sega Dreamcast)

Halloween is this Saturday, it would only be fitting that I cover a game that focuses on global annihilation. But not just any kind. How's about one where the fate of planet Earth is left completely up to the player? Maken X comes from parts of the production staff that has worked on the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona series. This was back before the…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 27, 2020 at 11:03am — No Comments

Michael Pachter Suggests Nintendo Drop 'Hybrid' Console, Just Sell The Switch Lite

Tech Analyst Michael Pachter generally earns a lot of attention for hot takes about the game industry and hardware that leads to quite a heaping dose of backlash from the community. Recently in an interview with…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 26, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Latest Retro Console, The Analogue Duo

Earlier this year, Konami released the TurboGrafx-16 Mini, a very well manufactured compilation of the PC Engine's essential library. It was reviewed here on Game Fix a little more than a month ago. it had some shortcomings, but the…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 21, 2020 at 11:58pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Truxton (Sega Mega Drive)

Just because September is over doesn't mean SHMUPs won't be discussed on the regular. I feel a touch remiss that I didn't get a chance to speak about one during the run, but there's no time like the present to bring up Truxton. Since our family invested more in the NES, I had figured it didn't get any better than Gradius, Legendary Wings, Twin Cobra,…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 20, 2020 at 11:35am — No Comments

Despite Their Strong Relationship, Don't Expect Many More Xbox Titles On Nintendo Consoles

A little more than a calendar year or so, it was made even greater public knowledge of the budding relationship between Nintendo and Microsoft when the topic of crossplay was brought up. Through their partnership, some games under the Xbox library have seen their way onto the Nintendo Switch, like Cuphead and Ori and the Blind…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 19, 2020 at 9:20pm — No Comments

New In-Game Content For StarCraft II Comes To An End

As the passage of time is unaltered, the inevitable day has come for newly produced content for StarCraft II to wrap up. Just after its 10 year anniversary, Blizzard Entertainment's VP Rob Bridenbecker issued an update regarding the state of the real-time strategy game that while updates and patches will continue to ensure the game will run at an…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 18, 2020 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Kingdom Hearts: Melody Of Memory Playable Demo Is Now Live

Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, the newest entry in the series, has a demo that currently available to download on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch. Melody of Memory is a rhythm-based action game that narrates the events of the Dark Seeker Saga through Kairi's perspective.…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2020 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Retro Reboot - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis)

A little more than a year and month ago, I reviewed the Fighting Edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the SNES and suggested that be the place to go to find your Super Sentai spandex-clad smackdown for your sixteen bit systems. The engine it ran on was really good, the graphics were fantastic for their time, and Natsume put a lot of effort into…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 13, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Halloween Terror Event Returns To Overwatch October 13th

Blizzard Entertainment made an announcement that Overwatch's Halloween Terror event will be back tomorrow October 13th, and will run until November 3rd 2020. During the limited time event, new skins will be available for D.Va, Sigma, Sombra, Echo, and Brigitte. No other characters have been announced to receive any new outfits.…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 12, 2020 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Microsoft And GameStop Agree To Multiyear Partnership

The Microsoft news continues to roll in as the marathon towards the release date of the Xbox Series X draws near. In this recent announcement, the tech company is teaming up with GameStop in a strategic alliance to advance GameStop's strategic pillars and advance the company's omni-channel ecosystem. This move will possibly provide a much needed…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 8, 2020 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Sega Releases New Yakuza: Like A Dragon Trailer

The Yakuza series has always been known to be quite surreal and a little larger than life as the series progressed. Its newest entry, Like a Dragon, the eighth mainline game and the first to not focus on long-time protagonist Kazama Kiryu, looks like it's going to be an absolute off-the-wall adventure pulled off the pages of a manga. 

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Added by Mike Lind on October 7, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - The Legend of Kage (NES)

There's likely s study that can prove ninja will generally make anything and any situation that much better. Video games, movies, breakfast, weddings, turtles, clothes shopping for a toddler. Place a ninja in the general vicinity, and you got a party on your hands. Or at least a spy and/or vanquishing of a commander during the Sengoku period. The…

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Added by Mike Lind on October 6, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Members Of The Video Game Piracy Group Team Xecuter Have Been Arrested

For the longest time, Nintendo had been known to drop the hammer down on emulation websites that host their goods. It looks like they have gained some footing in a long battle to stop piracy of the 3DS and the Nintendo Switch at the hands of Team Xecutor, notorious for selling goods designed to jailbreak game hardware for the Xbox 360, Nintendo…

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

Free Games For October: PS Plus & Xbox games With Gold

Xbox Games with Gold members and PlayStation Plus users, it's that time to rake in on some treats for free games coming up in October. PS+ members get access to Need For Speed Payback and (appropriate for the time of year) the meticulous detective thriller Vampyr. Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass owner can download some spooktacular…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 30, 2020 at 6:49pm — No Comments

BREAKING: Rambo Leaked For Mortal Kombat 11!?

First Blood will likely spill, as it appears that John Rambo will be making his way to Mortal Kombat 11. In a new update, dataminers combed through the information and found Rambo, along with two other characters, as upcoming roster additions. The leak, reported by thethiny on Twitter, sifted through upcoming content and these alleged DLC files, which…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 29, 2020 at 3:48pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT SHMUPtember - Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (Sega Saturn)

Of all the Sega franchises, I really miss Panzer Dragoon the most. The SHMUP genre has a plethora of classics to choose from, leaving many of the names off this month was not an easy decision. Titles like Arrow Flash, Zaxxon, Thunderforce, and M.U.S.H.A. will certainly get their time. But I can't think of a better game to wrap up this month with…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 29, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tribeca Film Festival To Include Video Game Awards In 2021

The popularity of video games have been eclipsing other forms of entertainment for going on close to a decade and are celebrated on a worldwide scale. The Tribeca Film Festival looks to incorporate the genre as a part of their repertoire in the near future, as the institution looks to add a video game category to their ceremonies in New York City June…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 27, 2020 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Microsoft Reportedly Aiming To Acquire MORE Developers

With a little more than 24 hours has passed since Microsoft purchased ZeniMax Media, acquiring Bethesda and its wealth of talent to make the Xbox brand more appealing. The dust hasn't settled yet, and word from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and VP of gaming Phil Spencer spoke that they aren't quite done amassing talent under their umbrella as well as…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 23, 2020 at 3:29pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT SHMUPtember VERSUS - Galaga vs Space Invaders

What would a month focusing on SHMUPs would be if I didn't speak of the origins of the genre, some of the grandfathers. Shooters were some of the earlier computer games that provided a foot in the door of more elaborate programming. Space War!, developed in 1962 on a PDP-1 computer, follows Pong as being one of the first video games made. It was later…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 22, 2020 at 10:19am — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax Media, Owner of Bethesda, For 7.5 Billion Dollars

A surprise story Monday morning, it had been announced that Microsoft Corp has purchased the Maryland-based entertainment development and publishing company ZeniMax Media for an alloted sum of $7.5 billion dollars in cash. This move now brings the wide variety of titles and projects under the Microsoft umbrella and Xbox brand. This includes the Elder…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 21, 2020 at 11:20am — No Comments

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