April 2023 Blog Posts (20)

Free Games Update: Xbox Games With Gold May 2023

May is here, so it's time to update subscribers of the new free offerings coming to Game Pass Ultimate's Games With Gold program. Two different worlds introduce you to perilous obstacles and blinding speeds, in one of the more beloved racing games, Star Wars Episode 1 Racer. Also, Skrollkat Studio's beautiful puzzle platformer, Hoa.…


Added by Mike Lind on April 30, 2023 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Free Games Update: PlayStation Plus Monthly Games May 2023

PlayStation Plus subscribers will have some new titles to download, courtesy of the Monthly Games for Plus, Essential, and Extra tiers. For both the PlayStation 5 and 4, Electronic Arts' motorsports racer GRID Legends. And 2021's hack-and-slash multiplayer, Chivalry II. Exclusively for the PlayStation 4, the downhill racer from RageSquid Studios,…


Added by Mike Lind on April 30, 2023 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Armored Core VI: Fires Of Rubicon Gets A Release Date, First Look At Gameplay

The Armored Core series returns this summer with Armored Core VI: Fires Of Rubicon. The development team behind Blooodborne, Sekiro, the Dark Souls series, and 2022's Game of the Year, Elden Ring, FromSoftware brings their craft back to the fast-paced and challenging mecha-based action series.

Fires of Rubicon was…


Added by Mike Lind on April 27, 2023 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Microsoft's Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard Blocked By UK CMA Over Cloud Gaming Concerns

Microsoft's potential $68 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard has seen a rather major setback, as the discussion of fairness and its legitimacy have…


Added by Mike Lind on April 27, 2023 at 1:02pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Transformers Prime: The Game (Nintendo Wii/Wii U)

Transformers Prime, which aired on Discovery Family (known as The Hub back then) and ran for three seasons, ranks as one of my favorite incarnations of the Robots in Disguise. It carried darker themes, a more serious story, and the smaller cast of characters allowed for an opportunity to really flesh out motivations and personalities among the…


Added by Mike Lind on April 25, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

REPORT: Dead Island 2 Sales Pass 1 Million In Less Than A Week

For a game whose fate was considered dead on arrival, the long-awaited sequel which seem to teeter on vaporware has seen a successful launch. After nearly a decade of delays, Dead Island 2 was released across the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms this weekend to much fanfare.

According to…


Added by Mike Lind on April 24, 2023 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Street Fighter 6's World Tour Mode Gives Players Their Own RPG

Street Fighter 6 is less than two months away (time flew by rather quick following Capcom Cup IX), and Capcom recently held a showcase with details regarding what's new for the latest entry. Street Fighter has always been at the forefront of fighting game influence, and while the 2009 era of Ultra Street Fighter 4 pulled 2D fighting games back into…


Added by Mike Lind on April 21, 2023 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blasphemous II Announcement Trailer

Announced during Nintendo's Indieworld showcase, the gothic horror action platformer Blasphemous returns from developer The Game Kitchen. Guide the Pertinent One through a mysterious world full of nightmares and adversity, as the hack-n-slash action and challenging precise platform jumping returns to form.…


Added by Mike Lind on April 19, 2023 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Free Games For April 2023 - Sega Genesis Updates: NSO + Expansion Pack Adds Kid Chameleon

The Nintendo Switch Online Service is adding some Sega Genesis titles to its Expansion Pack catalog. Access to these games requires an Expansion Pack membership to your regular Online Service subscription. 

Mix it up with the World Warriors in Street Fighter II: Champion Edition from Capcom. The action platformer from the Pokemon…


Added by Mike Lind on April 19, 2023 at 5:42pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Syphon Filter (Sony PlayStation)

3D action titles have endured some hardships in the late 90's, and it took a number of years for them to get their footing down. Games like Super Mario 64 and…


Added by Mike Lind on April 18, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection Comes With Disclaimers Regarding Racist And Insensitive Content

Much to fan's delight, Capcom has released the complete collection of the turn-based RPG spin-off, the Mega Man Battle Network Collections, which features all ten games. These games were originally released on the Game Boy Advance and throughout the GameCube. 

These games, however, come with a warning for players, as some elements have not…


Added by Mike Lind on April 17, 2023 at 2:11pm — No Comments

REPORT: Sega Possibly Seeking $1 Billion Dollar Purchase Of Angry Birds Developer Rovio Entertainment

It's been a while since majors talk of a studio acquisition have been prominent, so here's a new one. According to the Wall Street Journal (via pay wall), Sega appears to…


Added by Mike Lind on April 15, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Animated Series, Gremlins: Secrets Of The Mogwai, Coming To HBO Max

While Joe Dante's 1984 horror/comedy Gremlins has been a cult classic, little was seen from the franchise after 1990. Many efforts to produce a sequel never came to fruition over the decades until now. Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai marks its return for the first time in over 30 years, and aims to explore much of the mystery surrounding the…


Added by Mike Lind on April 14, 2023 at 10:27am — No Comments

REPORT: PlayStation VR 2 Sales Are Off To A Pretty Bad Start

While the reception to the recently released PlayStation VR2 has been positive, with users and tech pundits giving it glowing reviews for its cutting edge software utilization better visuals and much improved controller, the virtual reality headset might've incurred some problems at retail; it's not selling well.

According to…


Added by Mike Lind on April 12, 2023 at 12:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Spyhunter (NES)

Spyhunter has always been one of those games that treads a fine line with me on being just entertaining enough to play, before I'm remembered of why it drives me nuts. Get seduced by the chiptune Peter Gunn theme, the sheer speed of the game, and the awesome weapons. reality shortly smashes me in the face, as the punishing difficulty and its dogged…


Added by Mike Lind on April 11, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Microsoft Debunks Claims That Nintendo Legal Issues Led To Emulator Disabling On Series X And S Consoles

In a decision that became unpopular with fans, Microsoft has disable features that allowed free emulation on both the Series X and Series S consoles in Retail Mode. In the last three years, people were allowed to use emulator apps downloaded through the Edge web browser for free and install PS2 games. According to…


Added by Mike Lind on April 9, 2023 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Super Mario Bros. Movie Closing In On Record-Breaking Box Office Record

While controversy followed it since the voice casting announcement of Chris Pratt playing the eponymous plumber, and a population misunderstanding the aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes, the Super Mario Bros. Movie has enjoyed a very successful opening weekend. Along with multiple generations of fans growing up with Nintendo and a strong advertising…


Added by Mike Lind on April 8, 2023 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Free Games For April 2023: Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack - Pokemon Stadium (Nintendo 64)

The Nintendo Switch Online Service has a new addition to the Nintendo 64 catalog of its Expansion Pack library. Subscribers can look forward to one of the N64's more popular and revered top-selling console games, Pokemon Stadium.

Netting over 1 million copies before the year 2000, Pokemon Stadium allowed users to transfer data from their…


Added by Mike Lind on April 4, 2023 at 5:29pm — No Comments


Double Dragon has been talked about a ton on the Retro Reboot review corner, and its influence on the industry, providing the blueprint for the success of the brawler genre. In its wake, some competitors would throw their hats into the ring. Enter Data East, a storied arcade engineering/development company, who would bring the world Bad Dudes (or Bad…


Added by Mike Lind on April 4, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Free Games For April 2023: PlayStation Plus Monthly Games

PlayStation's lineup of monthly free giveaways for the Essential, Plus, and Extra tiers are available for subscribers. The April offering of games will be available for both PS4 and PS5 owners. From Behaviour Interactive, the first-person shooter/builder Meet Your Maker. Then, the ruthless challenge awaits from the RPG Tails of…


Added by Mike Lind on April 2, 2023 at 7:55pm — No Comments

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