May 2022 Blog Posts (30)

Longtime Square Enix Producer, Shinji Hashimoto, Announces His Retirement

Another legendary figure in Japanese game development ends his tenure in the business. Shinji Hashimoto, veteran executive officer and corporate advisor for Square Enix has retired effective today (May 31st) from his position. Hashimoto had the former brand manager for the Final Fantasy series, and was succeeded by Yoshinori Kitase in 2021.…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 31, 2022 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game (NES)

If you regularly frequent the Retro Reboot section, you might be a touch familiar with my takes. They aren't overly polarizing, but there's a chance they might make a read go "...huh?". Such as the case with my review on…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 31, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

The PlayStation 4's Days Are Numbered, According To Sony

The PlayStation 4 was certainly a rousing success since its launch, picking up off the late steam the PS3 carried towards the end of that console's life. For 8 years, the PS4 has sold over 116 million consoles, powered by its strong exclusives and accessibility. During the launch of the PlayStation 5, the 4 saw dual releases of modern games, and…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 30, 2022 at 3:00pm — No Comments

How To Watch Sony's June 2nd State Of Play

The lack of E3 getting you down? Well, probably not, despite the event being shuttered from an in-door event for two years. Sony has announced a new State of Play, PlayStation's digital showcase event, for the 2nd of June. The last State of Play was held back in March.

We’ll have some exciting reveals from our third-party partners, plus…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 28, 2022 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Free Games For May 2022: Nintendo Switch Online Service - NES & SNES

The Nintendo Switch Online Service rounds out the rest of its updates by adding some more selections to the NES and Super Nintendo catalogs, which are available right NOW. New to the SNES, a side-scrolling platformer from Data East, Congo's Caper. And from Jaleco, the 16-bit beat'em up Rival Turf!. And for the NES side of things,…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2022 at 11:11pm — No Comments

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Official Trailer And Release Date

A 2.5D fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 (Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Dragonball Z: Kakarot) and published by Bandai Namco, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R brings 50 characters from the various adaptations of the anime series together, from Phantom Blood to Stardust Crusaders, and up to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2022 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Sad Cat Studios Announces Delay To REPLACED, Amidst War In Ukraine

Originally scheduled to launch in 2022, the war in Ukraine, which has thrown the eastern European world into disarray, caused Belarusian developer Sad Cat Studios to delay the release of its 2.5D action game REPLACED, published by Coatsink. The news was relayed by the game's official Twitter account:  

"Today we're making the very…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 25, 2022 at 7:02pm — No Comments

PlayStation Classic Games Added To PS Plus Are Reportedly Running Slower

It appears that the rollout for the newly christened PlayStation Plus tiers have incurred some adversity involving some of the games on its PS1 catalog. This was a similar criticism seen with the PlayStation Classic console that was released in 2018. According to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 25, 2022 at 12:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Eureka Seven: Vol. 1 The New Wave (PlayStation 2)

As a huge fan of giant robots duking it out, I played a lot of video games that would give me the opportunity to do so. The lack of a true Transformers video game in my youth aside, I made due with the Mechwarrior series and some of the early Armored Core games before they stopped making them. The Mobile Suit Gundam fighting games aren’t in the…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 24, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Capcom Expressing Interest In Reviving Some Of Its Dormant IPs

Throughout the 80's and the 90's, Capcom was revered for boasting one of the richest and most beloved games and franchises. By the mid 2000's, however, many fans saw its releases of fan favorite series slow down to a trickle, if not halted indefinitely. For every hit that Monster Hunter, eventually Street Fighter V, or Ace Attorney became, there was…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 23, 2022 at 6:56pm — No Comments

REPORT: Electronic Arts Was Allegedly Involved Sale Or Corporate Merger

Many moves in the game industry the last year and a half have involved the acquisition of developers. The recent news about investors "looking into" a possible purchase of UbiSoft hovered around speculation, and…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 22, 2022 at 1:00am — No Comments

Action Sports Game Roller Champions Cinematic Trailer From UbiSoft

Upcoming from UbiSoft's Montreal studio is Roller Champions, a free-to-play 3v3 sports game. With the ability to ride walls, teams must complete one lap before attempting to score a goal. Subsequent laps completed can lead to a higher score, but beware. If you lose possession of the ball, the laps reset and the net total is lost.

Blending the…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 20, 2022 at 12:46am — No Comments

Square Enix Plans To Announce Final Fantasy VII News Next Month

Next month will be the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. In wake of this, series director Tetsuya Nomura teased some upcoming content will be rolled out, as reported by RPGSite. During a…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 18, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Fatal Fury: King Of Fighters (SNES & Sega Mega Drive)

I love me some Fatal Fury. As I was coming of age in the very early 16-bit era and latched onto fighting games immediately, Street Fighter II certainly devoured a great deal of my time and quarters, when I had chances to go to the arcades. I did play Art of Fighting, but as I previously mentioned during…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 17, 2022 at 11:44am — No Comments

Free Games For May 2022: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards (Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack)

While it seems the NES and SNES libraries have taken a backseat to their digital libraries, a new entry to the Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack is adding another classic platformer to its Nintendo 64 lineup. Coming May 20th, subscribers will have access to Kirby & The Crystal Shards. …

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Added by Mike Lind on May 17, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

PlayStation Plus Rolls Out New Game Lineup, Adds UbiSoft+

The revamped PS Plus service, which was formally announced back in March, offers the line of titles that will be accessible via its new membership tiers. PlayStation Plus Essential is your standard tier, so if you currently have PlayStation Plus, nothing changes to that current plan.

Plus Extra gives access to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 16, 2022 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Uniqlo UT Releases Final Fantasy 35th Anniversary Collection

A shirt for every main title game!

Uniqlo UT is celebrating 25 years of Final Fantasy video games with a major shirt series release - 16 different shirts!

Genderless adult sizes range from XXS-3XL at a price of $19.90 a shirt. You can find the entire collection…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on May 16, 2022 at 11:32am — No Comments

Reported Microsoft Patent Could Allow Physical Game Access On The Xbox Series S

Sony and Microsoft's decisions to meet the standard demands of modern game convenience has been an adequate one with digital variations of their next generation hardware. Listed at cheaper price tags, the Xbox Series S and the digital-only PlayStation 5 model provides quality of life options for consumers. The digital age of gaming does come with…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2022 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Bethesda Has Announced Delays Of Starfield And Redfall To 2023

Bethesda Studios came forth with game delays to announce. Much to fans' dismay, the development for anticipated upcoming releases Starfield, an action role-playing game aiming to be a breakthrough new generation experience, and FPS from Arkane Studios Redfall, will not be able to meet their initial launch dates. A statement was made by Bethesda via…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 12, 2022 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Nintendo Indie World 2022 Highlights Include A Soulslike Crab Adventure

Nintendo's Indie World show is back again, highlighting the upcoming independent titles from around the globe. The presentation ran for a shade over 24 minutes, some of these games are currently available. Here's some of the more notable trailers from today's event. Some are pretty decent fare, but a Soulslike where you play as a crab? Sign me…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 11, 2022 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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