January 2020 Blog Posts (24)

Google Addresses complaints Regarding Stadia's Lack of Announcements, "...Up To The Publishers"

Since Google Stadia's launch in November 19th 2019, the platform has been met with seemingly lukewarm to less than bombastic reception. Those who purchased the Founder's Edition are closing in on the renewal date, and there has been quite an active …

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Added by Mike Lind on January 31, 2020 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Overwatch Developer Update Was Huge

A week ago, I posted about a confirmed developer update that was scheduled for later in the month. Well, today was the developer update, and it was kind of big. Lets break it down! 

The biggest issues currently in Overwatch is the…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 30, 2020 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Mortal Kombat Legends Gets Its First Trailer

The trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat animated movie was just released and man, does it look good. 

If you have never played the games or followed any of the other Mortal Kombat adaptions, fear not! This movie is going to take you back to square one, with the first tournament. 

The movie is being done by WB animation, the studio…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 28, 2020 at 2:54pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Bushido Blade (Sony Playstation)

I'll seldom pass up on an opportunity to talk about what I think is the purest weapons-based fighting game ever made, and it isn't Soul Calibur or Samurai Shodown. This distinction goes to the critically acclaimed, but long ignored Bushido Blade. Despite its success, the reverence for the series seemed fairly short-live for how original it plays. In…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sonic Forces Speed Battle Mobile Game Collabs with Movie, Features Teen Sonic

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is a little less than three weeks away, and since the redesign of the character to fit the likeness more has eased the reception and seemingly increased anticipation. Before the film drops, it appears to be getting its first promotion material. Sega owned studio, HARDlight (known for developing Sega games to iOS, Android,…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 27, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Super Nintendo Land Theme Park Planned For Orlando in 2023

Universal Studios of Japan have now confirmed via an executive phone call that the Super Nintendo World theme park will be open in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. This attraction will feature state-of-the-art rides and attractions at an estimated value of $351 million for development of the site. …

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Added by Mike Lind on January 23, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Current Gen Consoles Blamed For Cyberpunk Delay

We all know by now that the much anticipated CD Projekt Red title Cyberpunk 2077 is being delayed til September of this year. What we don't know is the reason why. 

Well a Polish insider by the name of Borys Niespielak has shed some light on this subject. 

According to Niespielak, the delay was because of the current gen…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 23, 2020 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Nintendo Wins Court Ruling, eShop Preorder Cancellations Denied in Norway and Germany

In the age of gaming that is becoming more digital oriented, this bit of news perhaps comes a bit obtuse from the Nintendo camp. As per a ruling, a European court has favored in Nintendo their right to refuse refunds on eShop pre-orders.

According to the Norwegian video game site,…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 23, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

Overwatch Developer Update Later This Month

Jeff Kaplan, lead developer for Overwatch has just confirmed on the official Overwatch forums that there is in fact a developer update scheduled for later this month - and by later this month he means next week. I want to make note that this is the first developer update since July last year, which was the Sigma announcement. 

The Overwatch…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 22, 2020 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Play The Half-Life Series For Free

From now until the release of Half-Life: Alyx, you can play the entire Half-Life franchise for free on Steam right now. 

Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode 1, and Half-Life 2: Episode 2 are all ready for you to play with zero purchase needed. 

If you have never played the original Half-Life before, you should. While it doesn't…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 21, 2020 at 4:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Street Fighter II Champion Edition (Arcade)

The history of Street Fighter II and its influence on the world of fighting games is so vast, I could have covered it from the start and end of January and it would still be difficult to do it justice. It's a fighting game released in 1991 that has received tweaks and additions as late as 2017 on the Nintendo Switch's Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mortal Kombat Animated Film "Scorpion's Revenge" Due First Half Of 2020

Warner Bros. Animation has plans for expanding upon the Mortal Kombat universe with an upcoming animated film titled "Scorpion's Revenge. A voice cast has been announced for the project and it is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on ArkhamJustice League: Throne of Atlantis) with a script written by Teen…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 18, 2020 at 12:37am — No Comments

Nintendo Direct 1/16/2020 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Byleth To Its Roster

The Nintendo Direct today featured some heaping news regarding its widely acclaimed Super Smash Bros series. The latest addition to Challenger Pack 5 is the protagonist Byleth from the most recent release, Fire Emblem Three Houses, released in the early quarter of 2019.…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 16, 2020 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Humble Bundle Helps Australia

Humble Bundle is doing something amazing. 

For the next 7 days, they are offering a bundle of 29 different games, worth over $400 and every single dime of it is going to help Australia - more specifically, the animals. It has been estimated that over one billion animals have been killed by the wild fires in Australia. Entire species are now at…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 16, 2020 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Sources Say Horizon Zero Dawn Is Coming To PC

The gorgeous open world game Horizon: Zero Dawn may be coming to PC - this year. 

Sources close to Kotaku have revealed that Sony may be porting their first party title to the PC platform later on this year thanks in…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 16, 2020 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Cyberpunk 2077 Is Getting A Huge Delay

This comes from Co-founder Marcin Iwinski and Head of Studio Adam Badowski of CD Projekt Red...

As you can see they need more time to polish up Cyberpunk 2077. I say take all the time you need. I'd rather play a finished, polished game than a rushed Fallout 76. With saying that see you on September 17th, 2020 (allegedly).

Does this make you want to…

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Added by Spanish on January 16, 2020 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Super Nintendo World Details Revealed

Some details were revealed on Tuesday in regards to the upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park from Universal Studios Japan. 

Mainly, they are doing this thing RIGHT. It doesn't look like it will…

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Added by Verlane on January 15, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

BioShock Collection Coming To The Nintendo Switch

That's the current rumor going around. 

According to the Taiwanese ratings board, the pivotal First Person Shooter is heading to the Nintendo Switch. 

The Collection, which was originally released in 2016 for the PS4 and X1 includes; BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite as well as all DLC released for the titles. 

Neither…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 14, 2020 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

RETRO REBOOT!! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (SNES)

If there's a 16-bit fighter that can hang with the heavyweights, it's Tournament Fighters. I remember when we first saw the commercials for this game, it looked very impressive right out the gate. Unfortunately, we rented the Mega Drive version and were introduced to the really ungood interpretation of the game. The SNES port of TMNT Tournament…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 14, 2020 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Pokemon Direct 01/09/2020

We got our first Nintendo Direct of the new year, and this one was focused entirely on the Pokemon franchise. So let's dive into it. 

First off we are getting an HD remake of one of the classic Pokemon spin off titles: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX. Originally released 15 years ago for the GBA and Nintendo DS this spin off title focuses…

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Added by James Tuttle on January 9, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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