March 2021 Blog Posts (21)

Free Games For April: PlayStation Plus

Free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers have rolled out with details about April's lineup of goods. Exclusively for the PlayStation 5, PS+ members will have access to the brand new Oddworld Soulstorm. Coming to the PS4 is the action survival game Days Gone and Rebellion Development's Zombie Army 4: Dead…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 31, 2021 at 11:26pm — No Comments

Free Games For April: Xbox Games With Gold

It's new free titles for Game Pass subscribers in April. This month's releases may lack the punching star power of previous offerings. Starting April 1, members can have access to the action RPG Vikings: Wolves of Midgard, the big rig racing simulator Truck Racing Championship, and through backward compatibility of the Xbox 360…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 31, 2021 at 12:05am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - WWF WrestleMania Challenge (NES)

It's WrestleMania season again, and while there's never NOT a period to talk about some bedlam in the squared circle, now feels like a better time than any. The rise of Hulk-A-Mania propelled pro wrestling into the mainstream in the 80's. With the Nintendo Entertainment System a staple in the households of kids who were told to say their prayers and…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 30, 2021 at 11:17am — No Comments

Animal Crossing, StarCraft, And Guitar Hero Potential Candidates For World Video Game Hall Of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame has narrowed down their top 12 finalists for this year's inductees.…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 28, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Warner Bros And Regal Cinemas Strike Deal To Put Movies In Theaters Ahead Of HBO Max

The pandemic placed a lot of businesses in great jeopardy, and one of those hit the hardest since the spread of Covid-19 has been movie theatres. With no public gatherings since mid March of 2020, many blockbusters and major releases had to shift to launching on streaming services like Disney Plus…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 24, 2021 at 6:38pm — No Comments

The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack Launches March 26

If you're an avid Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan, you likely already know that the Sanrio collaboration is about to hit the U.S. for the very first time on March 26. In what seems like an effort to avoid scalping issues, there are some limitations to be aware of so you don't miss out!…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on March 24, 2021 at 2:10pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Silent Hill (Sony PlayStation)

Resident Evil spearheaded the success of survival horror on consoles. Before it, horror themed games were mostly point and click puzzle titles on the PC and saw releases on the Phillips CD-I and Panasonic 3DO. Resident Evil had a lot of jump scares, but the lore and the tone teetered on goofy in the original game. Some of that has to do with the…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 23, 2021 at 11:07am — No Comments

Sources Say Sony May Close Down PlayStation 3, Vita, And PSP Stores Soon

With a new PlayStation generation among gamers, it's only a matter of time before any piece of older hardware see its sand slowly trickle from the hour glass and key features will become obsolete. While it isn't confirmed yet, a source close to the matter verified to…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 22, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Nvidia's GeForce Now Adds Priority Tier, Increases Price For New Customers

On Thursday, Nvidia announced that it will be making a change to its subscription tier for its GeForce Now cloud gaming subscription service. The Priority tier will replace the Founder's tier. The RTX support and extended session length will remain intact. However, it will come with a price hike for new users. The $4.99 per month will double to $9.99,…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 20, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Octopath Traveler Heading To Xbox Game Pass

The remainder of March is seeing some hearty additions to Xbox's Game Pass. The lineup of offerings include games like Nier Automata, Undertale, Star Wars: Squadrons, Empire Of Sin, Torchlight III, and Yakuza 6: Song Of Life. Perhaps one of the most interesting titles to see on this list is Square Enix's Octopath Traveler, one of the Nintendo Switch's…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 17, 2021 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Latest Animal Crossing Updates Start March 18

Remember the early days of the pandemic when so many of us escaped to an island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons because we couldn't (and still can't) travel anywhere? Well, it's been an entire year already. Somehow.

I'm still playing my game, but not nearly as much. And I've learned to love the weeds on my island. They're here to stay…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on March 17, 2021 at 12:23pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (NES)

Weekend rental story: Since Street Fighter II was insanely popular in our house, it was often rented and we spent weekends playing it. Along with Fatal Fury, Street Fighter played a large hand in my life-long love of fighting games. When strolling along the video store for games to rent, my brother and I spy Street Fighter 2010...but for the NES. "The…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 16, 2021 at 11:01am — No Comments

NVIDIA's TegraX1 Chip, The Power Behind The Nintendo Switch, Likely Ending Production

Despite being a question that has hovered around the console since its launch, the lack of horsepower never stopped the Nintendo Switch from becoming a hot ticket item and high demand gaming device. The advantage of having AAA gaming on the go, be it first party Nintendo releases like Animal Crossing New Horizons and Splatoon 2, or ports of games like…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 15, 2021 at 7:02pm — No Comments

NEW PHOTOS From Super Nintendo World Universal Studios Hollywood

While Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan is preparing for its opening March 18, over here in the States, the park continues its construction in its Hollywood California park. Some new images are showing how it's progressing. It still a long way from completion. The Universal Studios Orlando park is still expecting to land its park in…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 13, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Contra Force (NES)

When I was writing up Contra Month back in 2019, Contra Force sat on the bubble. Initially because it take quite a bit to get my copy of this game working for an adequate refresher. I'm very big on the Konami brand, they've made some of my favorite games on the planet, and while the Contra series is very notable for its run-n-gun action, it has seen…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 9, 2021 at 11:20am — No Comments

MAR10 Day Sales Featuring 35% Off

Happy (early) MAR10 Day! While we celebrate Mario and his legacy every March 10, this year is exceptionally special as 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. Nintendo and the Nintendo Store in NYC are marking the occasion with 35% off select items now through March 13. These kinds of sales are not common, so get to it if you…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on March 8, 2021 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Apex Legends Launching On The Switch With New Solo Matchmaking Option

Respawn's PvP multiplayer shooter is coming to the Nintendo Switch next week with cross-platform support. With season 8 just launching several weeks ago, Switch players will be able to partake in Apex Legends' upcoming Chaos Theory collection event while also cashing in on a plethora of perks and bonuses, like 30 free levels for the battle pass and…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 5, 2021 at 9:43pm — No Comments

My Nintendo Adds New Pokémon Rewards

The year for Pokémon fans continues with new physical and digital rewards for My Nintendo accounts. Make like a Scorbunny and hop over to My Nintendo if you're interested in these physical rewards as they are available "while supplies…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on March 5, 2021 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Epic Games Acquires Mediatonic, Creators Of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Epic looks to continue its aggressive growth as a gaming service platform, as on Tuesday they announced they've purchased the services of studio Mediatonic, the developers behind the multiplayer battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Fall Guys was a hit with streamers and players in mid 2020 when the world was shut down due to the…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 2, 2021 at 6:36pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)

Well, it was going to happen eventually. When I started to get into game analysis about a decade ago, I really had little intention in focusing on Final Fantasy VII in any significant manner, because it's hard to say anything that hasn't already been said. My primary goal was to talk about mid-range video games that interested me from a design aspect,…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 2, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

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