February 2020 Blog Posts (17)

CancelCon 2020 *updated*

Article has been update.



With growing concerns over the coronavirus spreading around the world, a lot developers are pulling out of some big upcoming conventions. 

PAX East being one such event, with Sony, Facebook Gaming, CD Projekt Red, and Capcom pulling out of the event and with Square-Enix announcing that they are limiting…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 28, 2020 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Have a Chance to Stay in a Nintendo Switch Suite This Coming March 2020

If your interest wasn't already piqued enough by the concept of a Nintendo-themed amusement park, the company with a over a century of gaming history under its belt will be hosting a fascinating themed event at Hotel X in Toronto. From March 11th through the 26th, the Presidential Suite will be transformed into the Nintendo Switch Suite, allowing…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 28, 2020 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Creator of the Konami Code, Kazuhisa Hashimoto, Passes Away

Sad news in the world of video games. Kazuhisa Hashimoto, the father of the Konami Code, has passed away at the age of 79. While the mid 2000's saw a surge of interest in revisiting the video games many children grew up playing in the 1980s and early 90's, the Konami Code was a meme before the term was coined by popular usage and it's colloquially…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 26, 2020 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Free Games For Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus Members in March 2020

Four games will be available for Xbox Live Gold members starting on March 1st as a part of Games With…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 25, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Superman (Atari 2600)

Are there good Superman games out there? It seems that the Man of Steel hasn't quite been as successful as other DC or Marvel heroes when it comes to having a video game worth playing. Poor Kal-El is burdened with having an offering like Superman 64 and the clunky Kotobuki produced Superman on NES in '87 to go down in infamy and little to nothing…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 25, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Overwatch Event Leaked

Metro_OW, a notable streamer and one of the most prolific Overwatch leakers on the internet has revealed that the newest Overwatch Challenge will be Mardi Gras themed and will feature Twitch drops. 

Starting February 25th and ending March 9th - so lasting only a week - we are getting Ashe's Mardi Gras Challenge. 

I would imagine this…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 24, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Patch Update To Street Fighter V Champion Edition Addresses Netcode Issues

Four years into the game's life, Street Fighter V has been rather infamous for its less than stellar netcode and has lead to many of the problems the online community has had with efforts to enjoy stable play while battling it out with people across the globe. As Street Fighter V has been seemingly designed to be a fighting game aimed exclusively for…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 19, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

Mario games are flag bearers for each featured piece of Nintendo hardware. Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES, Super Mario World on the SNES, and the N64's Super Mario 64. Nintendo's iconic plumber and his series always set the standard for quality platform games throughout the ages. The dawning of the 3D era in gaming proposed new challenges for how…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 18, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stranger Things Trailer - With A Surprise Reveal

Netflix didn't just drop the Castlevania Season 3 trailer today, they also delivered the first teaser to Stranger Things Season 4 and it revealed something that fans have been asking since last year's Season 3 final. 

Is Hopper dead? Up until this point the Duffer brothers or even Hopper actor David Harbour never confirmed nor denied his death…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 14, 2020 at 2:54pm — No Comments

The Nintendo Playstation SNES CD-ROM is Up For Auction

The failed partnership between Nintendo and Sony will go down in history as one of the biggest, most pivotal moments in the history of gaming. The falling out of the deal for Sony to manufacture a CD-based add-on for the Super Nintendo eventually lead to the creation of Nintendo's greatest challenge and an adversary who would knock them off their…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 13, 2020 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

The Iron Mask

This is of no relation to the 1998 movie "The Man in the Iron Mask" staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons.

This "Iron Mask" is actually a wacky Russian adventure fantasy film being co-produced by China. The original title to this movie is called "Viy 2: Journey to China" and is being released internationally (under various different names…

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Added by James Tuttle on February 13, 2020 at 1:34pm — No Comments

Nintendo Switch Online Service February Games Updates

For Nintendo Switch Online users, the service is adding four new (old) games this month for the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System:

SNES:

A vertical scrolling shooter, Pop'n Twinbee is the sixth game in the Twinbee series developed by Konami and originally released…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 12, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Skyblazer (SNES)

What are your favorite SNES platform games? A lot of the well-known greats are generally on everyone’s list. Super Metroid, Super Castlevania 4, Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country, Skyblazer, Earthworm Jim………Wait, what’s Skyblazer? For clarity, I didn’t discover this game until about six years ago, and I feel quite sheepish about…

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

Anthem Reportedly To Receive Massive Overhaul From Bioware



To say the road for Anthem has been rocky would be an understatement. Since its release a year ago, Bioware's open world multiplayer project has struggled to maintain a player base after fairly respectable initial sales, though not enough to meet the projection of 6 million units sold by the end of March 2019. The much anticipated game was drummed up with anticipation, actually spending…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 10, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Castlevania Season 3 Gets March Release Date

After what has felt like a long hiatus, Castlevania's animated series will finally continue. Netflix sent out a tweet today, along with a poster promoting art from the upcoming follow-up to season two. Season 1's initial 4 episodes airing in July of 2017, while received much critical acclaim, felt like a teaser. Season 2 was expanded up to 8 episodes,…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 4, 2020 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

More Baby Yoda Around The Corner

Disney announced today that their hit original show The Mandalorian will be returning - sooner than anybody expected. 

October 2020 is when season 2 will kick off. 

Robert Iger, Walt Disney CEO made the announcement today during a Disney earnings call. He also made some other announcements that are interesting.  

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Added by James Tuttle on February 4, 2020 at 4:46pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Life Force (NES)

Konami is the first video game company I distinctly remember growing up on. I've talked about the overhead action gunner Jackal countless times, it's my favorite video game of all time. Contra was heavily played in our house for years. And there's Life Force, a very quality SHMUP for the NES that I am confident I touched almost as much as Jackal, if…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 4, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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