February 2023 Blog Posts (22)

RETRO REBOOT - Metal Slug: Super Vehicle-001 (Arcade/Neo Geo)

Yeah, Contra is a pretty good run-n-gun series and is a staple of solid co-op video gaming. I say, Metal Slug does it that much better and is far more immersive in every facet.  I may have said it before; when it comes to arcade infrastructure, very few could hold a candle to SNK's beefy, expressive sprites and sound direction.…


Added by Mike Lind on February 28, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Shigeru Miyamoto Believes Nintendo Will Be The Same When They Exist Without Him

Shigeru Miyamoto is a name that's synonymous with Nintendo and gaming in general. During an interview with NPR, where he spoke about a…


Added by Mike Lind on February 27, 2023 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Pokémon Day Announcements

Today we celebrate the 27th anniversary of the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan! Who would have known back then that those games would grow into such a worldwide franchise? 

The Pokémon Company released a 20-minute Pokémon Presents video today to share all of the latest news in the world of Pokémon. Watch the full video below…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on February 27, 2023 at 7:33am — No Comments

Mortal Kombat 12 'Confirmed' For 2023 Release During Warner Bros. Conference Call

Updated 2-25-23 to include video

While a Mortal Kombat 12 was one of the worst kept secrets in the gaming industry, and there has yet to be a formal announcement, it more has been a matter of WHEN. With other fighting game heavyweights like Tekken 8 and Street Fighter 6 rolling out trailers at regular intervals for their upcoming…


Added by Mike Lind on February 24, 2023 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Street Fighter 6 Gameplay Trailer: Zangief, Lily & Cammy

Street Fighter 6 is more than several months away, and while Capcom Cup IX ended without any reveal details for new fighters, Sony's State of Play included gameplay for three additions to the base roster. The Red Cyclone, Zangief returns to the tournament, new character Lily, a descendant of the Thunderfoot Tribe (T. Hawk's home ancestry), and the…


Added by Mike Lind on February 23, 2023 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Free Games For March 2023: PlayStation Plus Monthly Games

Next month's headliner games for the PlayStation Plus have been revealed for all subscriber tiers. Starting March 7th, if you have PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium memberships, these titles will be available to you on the PS5 and/or PS4 platforms. For the PlayStation 5, the latest entry in DICE's first-person competitive shooter,…


Added by Mike Lind on February 23, 2023 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Microsoft And Nintendo Enters Official Deal To Bring Call Of Duty To Nintendo Platforms

As Microsoft's purchase and acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues, or rather remains in a perpetual standstill, under the guise that it's a great anti-consumer practice and could be in violation of FTC (Federal Trade Commission) regulations. Providing the deal goes through, the Xbox producing company has struck a 10-year partnership to expand…


Added by Mike Lind on February 21, 2023 at 3:55pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Sega Mega Drive & SNES)

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures is a game that still mystifies me after all these years, as it still ranks as one of the most unpredictable follow-ups to a popular entity that I have ever witnessed in ANY medium. this was a time where standards and expectations have been established for video game sequels, too. Credit for originality, I…


Added by Mike Lind on February 21, 2023 at 6:53am — No Comments

AEW Fight Forever's Delays And Release Date Issues Mostly Due To Rating

Video games generally take a healthy length of time to develop, and projects are certain to run into some hiccups. The case with All Elite Wrestling's first foray into video games, Fight Forever, has apparently been some issues with publisher THQ Nordic and the development staff confirming its ESRB rating, one of the main reasons why it's been held…


Added by Mike Lind on February 19, 2023 at 7:24am — No Comments

Saudi Arabia Raises Stake In Nintendo Stock For The Third Time

In recent years, the Crown Prince has made it his goal to raise Saudi Arabia's stakes in the global gaming market. The kingdom's PIF (Public Investing Fund), who originally acquired a 5.01% share in Nintendo back in May of 2022, now increases that number up to 8.3%. Just earlier this year, the PIF bought more into the brand at 6.07%. This number…


Added by Mike Lind on February 17, 2023 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Pokémon Gardening Collection Is Out Now

The 10-piece collection is available online now.

Plant parents, rejoice! (Or at least that's what I thought when I saw the new collection...)

The U.S. Pokémon Center website graced us today with brand-new items featuring some Pokémon favorites in a…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on February 15, 2023 at 8:50am — No Comments

Latest Super Mario Bros. Movie Commercial Hits Right In The Nostalgia

For what it's worth, between the mild "controversy" regarding the voice work, the advertising for Illumination's upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has been nothing short of impressive. The newest trailer is an indicator that the publishing and editing team is on the nose about the marketing, with a commercial for the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing that…


Added by Mike Lind on February 14, 2023 at 7:09pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Loaded (PlayStation)

Loaded was one of those games that really embodied the mid 90's. With its dark, rebellious atmosphere, the unrepentant gratuitous violence, and over-the-top psychotic characters, this was a far cry from the colorful and inviting aesthetic the height of the Super Nintendo boasted. This was 1995, the same year Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong…


Added by Mike Lind on February 14, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Capcom Releases Statement, NO STREET FIGHTER 6 News Following Capcom Cup IX

Capcom's final tournament of the Pro Tour season begins this weekend, bringing together the best Street Fighter V competitors from around the world in this week-long event to declare a new Capcom Cup champion. Featuring past champions like iDom, Kawano, Punk, and MenaRD with a new generation of Street Fighter players such as ChrisCCH, The4Philzz, and…


Added by Mike Lind on February 12, 2023 at 7:15am — No Comments

DECAPOLICE Is Level-5's Newest Role-playing Game

Recently, studio Level-5 spoke about branching their exposure internationally once again. While there are critically acclaimed games and franchises under their umbrella, the Japanese developer…


Added by Mike Lind on February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Highlights From the February 8 Nintendo Direct, Showcased By Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

When it comes to Nintendo, this month can generally be labeled as an event to whet the appetite for what's to come for the first half of the new year, as many fans expect a Direct showcase announcement. This early February presented a line-up of surprises and some key exclusive trailers to show that Nintendo is not yet done with the Switch as a…


Added by Mike Lind on February 9, 2023 at 7:23pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Bionic Commando (NES)

Platformers during the 80's were commonplace, and Capcom was one of the true innovators of the genre. Through Mega Man, Capcom taught players the importance of understanding their environment and the location of the enemy. Ghosts 'n Goblins aside (that game can burn in the fiery pits of Hell, getting routinely fornicated with an untreated oak stick),…


Added by Mike Lind on February 7, 2023 at 6:00am — No Comments

Grim Guardians Demon Purge English Gameplay Trailer Showcase

The newest upcoming action adventure game is heading to multiple platforms. Produced by Inti Creates (Blaster Master Zero, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Gal Gun: Double Peace), Grim Guardians places you in the role of the Kamizono sisters, who are fighting to save their school after it transforms into a demonic castle. …


Added by Mike Lind on February 6, 2023 at 2:49pm — No Comments

REPORT: Xbox May Be Bringing Over 60 Games Through Ubisoft+

Ubisoft+, Ubisoft's subscription service, could be finally make its way to Xbox. As originally reported back in January, the developer/publisher had been interested in…


Added by Mike Lind on February 6, 2023 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Nina Williams Tekken 8 Trailer And Gameplay Reveal

In the middle of the Tekken top 8 finals during Frosty Faustings 2023, Bandai Namco reveals a new trailer for the upcoming latest installment in the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Tekken 8, featuring the return of long-time roster veteran Nina Williams. The femme fatale who has been a mainstay since the first Tekken, Nina joins returning characters…


Added by Mike Lind on February 5, 2023 at 1:04pm — No Comments

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