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RETRO REBOOT - SSX (PlayStation 2)

The PlayStation 2 easily had the greatest launch lineup of games ever, it's not even a debate. I was there day one for the PS2, saving up my allowance for months on end to grab it, along with a handful of pre-ordered games. One of those was SSX, a snowboarding extreme sports title from Electronic Arts released in the year 2000. It still remains one…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 28, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

CF Reviews Episode 26 - Power Move Pro Wrestling (Sony PlayStation)

My YouTube series, CF Reviews, returns for episode 26. This time, it's time to take a look at a pivotal wrestling game that played an important role in the medium, but seldom gets talked about. Power Move pro Wrestling, a localized re-skin of New Japan Pro Wrestling Toukon Retsuden, is the first 3D wrestling video game. How does it hold up?…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2022 at 12:42am — No Comments

Nintendo Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Releasing In July

Ever since Hallmark began releasing official gaming ornaments a few years back, my Christmas ornament collection has grown exponentially.

The following all release on July 9, 2022. …

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 22, 2022 at 10:06am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls (SNES & Mega Drive)

Well, it had to happen. The 80's were over, and Double Dragon was becoming that uncle that the nephews and nieces thought was cool, only to witness his feeble descent into a predictable, washed-up derelict can't stop reminiscing about the good old days once the 90's rolled about. You now realize that a worthless carcass is just sleeping on your…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 21, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sungrand Studios Brings Final 7 Silver Falls Games To Wii U And 3DS eShops

The news of Nintendo's decision to close the Wii U and 3DS eShops next year means access to many games tied to the platforms' Virtual Console will be cut off permanently, much to the chagrin of many. Nintendo never made a statement regarding if these games would be preserved in any fashion. …

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Added by Mike Lind on June 20, 2022 at 12:30am — No Comments

Free Games For June 2022: Pokemon Snap Coming To Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

The Nintendo Switch Online Service +Expansion Pack adds another classic to its Nintendo 64 catalog. The unique rail shooter, Pokemon Snap, joins the lineup. Originally released in 1999, this photography rail game puts you in the role of Snap (named Todd in the localization of the anime) and you must get the best photos of Pokemon out in the wild for…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2022 at 11:42pm — No Comments

The Quarry Was Reportedly Lost As A Google Stadia Exclusive

Attempting to take the gaming world by storm as a streaming service option to rival Microsoft and Sony when it was announced back in 2019, Google Stadia is hardly an entity many seldom hear about in any mainstream capacity. Game streaming as a platform remains a touch skittish, even in an environment where a subscription service like Game Pass is…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2022 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sony Plans To Bring New "Pro Controllers" To The PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5's Dualsense controller has been considered by pundits to be the best controller to date. The reception to the haptic feedback shoulder buttons and ergonomic designis very well received. Sony, however, is not done innovating on what's been established, and new tech is very likely being planned. …

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Added by Mike Lind on June 16, 2022 at 12:13am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Rapappa The Rapper (Sony PlayStation)

You think PlayStation exclusives, the names that come to mind ring very appropo to the times. Metal Gear Solid, Syphon Filter, Parasite Eve, Final Fantasy VII. It was a darker, grittier time for the mainstream gaming field, titles that tapped more into theatrical presentations were becoming widely embraced and would shape the field of the…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 14, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Highlights From Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

It's certianly been the summer of game trailers, and a week after Sony's State of Play, it was Xbox and Bethesda's turn to roll out a lot of titles heading to the Xbox Series X and S consoles. This is Bethesda's first major anthology of highlights since Microsoft's purchase of ZeniMax Media back in January. The presentation was pretty beefy, and…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 12, 2022 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Sega Confirms Original Produced Music For Sonic 3 & Knuckles Will Be Omitted

Sonic Origins is an upcoming compilation of Sonic the Hedgehog games through the 90's that aims to preserve the history of Sega's blue, speedy mascot's ventures in 2D side-scrolling platforming. The music in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and Sonic & Knuckles, however, will sound rather different compared to its original release. The original scores will…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 10, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Growing Number Of Fans Ask For Sonic Frontiers To Be Delayed

This past week, a firsthand look at Sonic's newest game, Sonic Frontiers, was revealed, courtesy of a demo review from IGN. The developers aim for this to be a true effort to bring the Blue Blur to his first legitimate open world experience since the disastrous Sonic the Hedgehog released in 2006 (colloquially known as "Sonic 06").…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 8, 2022 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Free Games For June 2022: Xbox Games With Gold

June is here, and it's time for an update on Xbox's Games With Gold offerings for June. Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will have access to the city building strategy game from Mothership Entertainment, Aven Colony and the tower builder simulator from developer SomaSim, Project Highrise: Architect's Edition. Through Backwards Compatibility on the Xbox…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 8, 2022 at 2:17pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Blades Of Steel (NES)

While many elements of hockey can be rather confusing to the casual sports fan, you don't have to know a lot about it to enjoy a game of Blades of Steel. This 8-bit hockey game still remains a blast to pop in and have a blast, regardless of your interest in the sport by combining fast-paced gameplay, satisfying music, and well done…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 7, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pokémon GO x Pokémon TCG Crossover Event

In celebration of the upcoming launch of the Pokémon Trading Card Game: Pokémon GO expansion from The Pokémon Company International, Trainers will be able to experience new in-game events in the Pokémon GO app that are inspired by this special collaboration.

 

These themed in-game events will take place from June…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 6, 2022 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Sony State Of Play June 2022 Post-Show Wrap-up

The June 4th edition of State of Play came with a bevy of surprises to look forward to, especially if you're a fan of what's in store for PSVR2. Along with that were an interesting look at old face, and some much anticipated sequels. Here's what was shown:

RESIDENT EVIL 4 (3-24-2023)…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 3, 2022 at 12:47am — No Comments

Pokémon Scarlet And Pokémon Violet Release November 18

Yesterday, June 1, we received a whole slew of new info for the upcoming Pokémon games, including a new trailer, glimpses at new Pokémon AND an official release date of November 18, 2022!

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 2, 2022 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Free Games For June 2022: PlayStation Plus

It's June, so that means it's time to update you on what's heading to the free games category for PlayStation Plus subscribers. This month is packed with action and fisticuffs for the PlayStation 5 and PS4 platforms. Coming exclusively to the PS4, 2018's Game of the Year God of War and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. For both the…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 1, 2022 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Longtime Square Enix Producer, Shinji Hashimoto, Announces His Retirement

Another legendary figure in Japanese game development ends his tenure in the business. Shinji Hashimoto, veteran executive officer and corporate advisor for Square Enix has retired effective today (May 31st) from his position. Hashimoto had the former brand manager for the Final Fantasy series, and was succeeded by Yoshinori Kitase in 2021.…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 31, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)

If you regularly frequent the Retro Reboot section, you might be a touch familiar with my takes. They aren't overly polarizing, but there's a chance they might make a read go "...huh?". Such as the case with my review on…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 31, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

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