April 2022 Blog Posts (22)

Free Games For May 2022 Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox Games With Gold announcements are now available for the month of May. Making out the titles coming to Game Pass is the innovative platform game from developer Villa Gorilla, it's Yoku's Island Express. From Studio Fizbin and game designer Florian Hüsing comes the point-and-click hand drawn adventure The Inner World - The Last…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 30, 2022 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Free Games For May 2022: PlayStation Plus

April is coming to a close, and it's that time to shed some light on the free titles coming for subscribers to PlayStation Plus. This May brings some sports, a dash of survival, and search action. For both the PS5 and PS4 consoles comes Electronic Arts' football phenomenon FIFA 22 and Norsfell Games' Tribes of Midgard. Exclusively…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 27, 2022 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Klonoa: Phantasy Reverie Series Confirmed To Be Heading To Multiple Platforms

Bandai Namco's platforming mascot Klonoa kicked off the celebration of his 25th anniversary back in February with the announcement of Phantasy Reverie Series during the Nintendo Direct. A collection featuring remakes of the first two games, Door to Phantomile and Lunatea's Veil, it had appeared at the time they were going to be…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 26, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - One Piece (Game Boy Advance)

Eiichiro Oda's manga and anime One Piece is one of the most, if NOT the most, successful franchises of all time. Following the story of Straw Hat Pirate captain Monkey D. Luffy, who seeks to become the king of the pirates, the One Piece manga has sold over half a billion copies worldwide and is considered a national treasure in Japan. With its blend…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 26, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Xbox A New Hire To Aid In More Future Studio Acquisitions

Some more studio purchase talks and new is afoot, as Xbox is not done looking for acquisitions. Even with the blockbuster purchase of Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media, giving Microsoft the…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 25, 2022 at 2:23pm — No Comments

UbiSoft Garners Interest As A Possible Studio Acquisition From Private Investors

(Image: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Extraction)

Major brands are still looking to bolster their library of game developers, or aiming to have a strong investment in gaming ventures, and one studio that has been in and out of those talks has been UbiSoft. The publisher behind the…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 23, 2022 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Nintendo Of America Reportedly Received 'Easily Thousands' Of Drift-Issue Joycons

The Nintendo Switch has been a successful console since its launch in 2017. Its one main caveat, and fight its been enduring since its release has been the lingering issue of JoyCon drift, the occurrence when a motion input is read by an analog stick without prompt. While Nintendo vehemently denied the severity of the drift issue over the months and…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 22, 2022 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Latest Gameplay Trailer And Release Window

It's been a long time coming for the latest brawler game involving the famed heroes in a half-shell. After months of anticipation, teaser trailers, and development, studio Dotemu's latest gameplay overview highlights more of Shredder's Revenge's mechanics. As well as finally pinning a release date, aiming for some time this summer.…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 22, 2022 at 12:00am — No Comments

Gaming Insider Speculates Elden Ring Developer FromSoftware May Be Acquired By Sony

The stories circling around who could be the next big studio acquisition remain paramount. Many are rumors and speculation, but with little concrete information to verify beyond a formal announcement. A certifiable source, however, may provide information that could see Elden Ring developer FromSoftware being purchased by Sony, as reported by…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 20, 2022 at 11:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)

For the longest time I can remember, Mario Kart 64 is usually declared the best in the series, often wrestling with Mario Kart Double Dash for favorite among fans. Given the success and appeal of the N64's 4-player controller ports, Mario Kart 64 was a choice party game in the mid 90's and one of the choice titles on the platform. I've talked about…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 19, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Uniqlo's UT "Pokémon Meets Artist" Series Releases Second Installment

Uniqlo's graphic t-shirt brand, UT, has been churning out gaming collab collections left and right! The latest is the second installment of the "Pokémon Meets Artist" series, featuring magma, "an artist unit created by Jun Sugiyama and Kenichi Miyazawa, known for its collages of familiar objects and waste materials."

The…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on April 18, 2022 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Hideo Kojima Refutes Rumor of Kojima Productions Being Purchased By Sony

Social media can read a lot of what goes into posts and tweets. In the age of studio acquisitions, this has become a hot topic, and all kinds of speculation is begging for confirmation. One of those studios that's been at the circle of these discussions for the last few months has been Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima's independent development…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 18, 2022 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Overwatch 2 Gameplay Trailer For New Character Sojourn

To think, it's been almost three years since the last Overwatch hero addition, this feels pretty refreshing. Overwatch 2's newest hero, the former captain Sojourn, gets a gameplay trailer showcasing her abilities. Armed with a railgun, she has an area-affecting Distruptor Shot that negates opponents caught in the discharge, so this could put the hurt…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 15, 2022 at 1:48pm — No Comments

CRIMESIGHT Launch Trailer From Konami, Now On Steam

Published and developed by Konami, CRIMESIGHT is a new sleuthing detective title that puts you in the shoes of the legendary private eye, Sherlock Holmes in a really unique futuristic setting. Konami is trying its hand at player vs player social deduction.

A new mystery simulation game with player-vs.-player action arrives on the crime…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 14, 2022 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Microsoft May Reportedly Be Manufacturing Xbox Series X Chip Revisions

The Xbox Series X and S has seen some pretty good success since its launch, though the pandemic and continuing battles with bots and resellers have made obtaining them a little tricky. The Series S is a little easier to find, but indicators have reported that last month, the Xbox line of consoles have outsold the PS5 and Nintendo Switch in Europe for…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 12, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Contra: Legacy Of War (PlayStation/Sega Saturn)

In the years I've spent writing reviews for modern and retro video games, I learned a lot of my thinking has evolved. The topic of generational leaps with popular franchises adjusting with the times with varied results is one I now put a lot of thought into. I try not to just say "GAME BAD" and move on, there's gotta be something deeper to…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 12, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

BREAKING: Kingdom Hearts IV Trailer Reveal

Kingdom Hearts is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it's been three years since the release of Kingdom Hearts III, a game whose story likely ended up raising more questions than answering them. Several years has passed, and Square Enix has several KH projects lined up for the near future regarding the tales in the Realm of Light. Rather, based on…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 10, 2022 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Sega's 'Super Game' May Include Multiple Titles That Could Feature NFTs

The Sega brand is currently riding the wave of success and good press the Sonic the Hedgehog movies are bringing to the brand, as well as the steady stream of popularity and acclaim Atlus has garnered with their Shin Megami and Persona line of games. While Lost Judgement, a game developed by Sega's in-house studio Ryu Ga Gotoku (the Yakuza…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 10, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime Releasing Audio Book

While Reggie's charismatic personality has certainly been missed as president of Nintendo Of America (and his cup of coffee he had as a member of the board of directors for GameStop), the former chief operating officer will have words to say in his upcoming book, Disrupting The Game: From the Bronx to the Top Of Nintendo. Reggie will also be…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 7, 2022 at 12:05am — No Comments

Unreal Engine 5 Announced As Officially Released

Epic Games has finally made Unreal Engine 5 fully optimized for use, alongside Lyra, a shooter game utilizing its capabilities. A premier game engine for video game development, Epic plans to have UE5 used to make the very best of open world games, as well as fine-tuning the impact of physics and more dynamic character animations. A "State of Unreal"…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 6, 2022 at 1:40am — No Comments

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