June 2020 Blog Posts (20)

RETRO REBOOT - Castlevania II Simon's Quest (NES)

I've talked before about how many sequels during the NES period are met with some polarizing feedback when it comes to giving them a retrospective. Games like Zelda 2 The Adventure of Link, which I have reviewed here before, and I feel it's a way better game than given credit. The Doki Doki Panic reskinned Super Mario Bros 2 is the black sheep of the…


Added by Mike Lind on June 30, 2020 at 6:29am — No Comments

July 2020 Free Games Update: Xbox Games With Gold & PlayStation Plus

Article updated June 29th 2020 3:34pm

July's lineup of free titles from Xbox's Games With Gold offers four new entries to the library for the first time. WRC 8 FIA World Rally ChampionshipDunk LordsSaints Row 2 , and Juju.

WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship - Play…


Added by Mike Lind on June 28, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Hang-On (Sega Master System)

Arcade racing simulators are straightforward, yet incredibly addictive. Hang-On was one of the first of its kind. Originally released in arcades in 1985, the Master System port of Hang-On followed shortly thereafter and is a pretty well done conversion. The Master System was a retro console I've waited a long time to get my hands on, and one of the…


Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Microsoft's Live Streaming Platform (Experiment) Is Finally Over *Edited*

When Mixer offered an exclusive contract to popular Twitch streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. That kicked off what has now come to be known as "The Live Steaming Wars". 

After that, Twitch, Facebook Gaming, and Youtube started to quickly gather contracts with the most popular streamers to stream on their platform exclusively. 

Ninja was the…


Added by James Tuttle on June 22, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

Masahiro Sakurai To Reveal ARMs Character For Super Smash Bros Ultimate...But Who Will It Be?

In an upcoming 35 minute presentation, the awaited reveal of a fighter from ARMs, Nintendo's newest original fighting game, is set to air next week. This will kick off Super Smash Bros Ultimate's season two of character DLC, as it's been reported this lineup of roster additions will be all new to the Smash Bros series. For a roster that exceeds 70+…


Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2020 at 10:16am — No Comments

Hints Of An AEW Video Game In Development Confirmed By AEW Talent Aubrey Edwards

All Elite Wrestling referee Aubrey Edwards has a background in video game development, so it would of no surprise that she is applying her talents to help launch the company's first foray into video games. In a recent interview on the Talk is Jericho podcast, she commented that the project is very early in the works on what they would like it to…


Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2020 at 9:27am — 1 Comment

Now It Is Humble Bundle's Turn

As reported here a week ago. Itch.io had a huge bundle up for up for 5 bucks. "The Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality" had 1,741 games from 1,391 different developers. Total price for the bundle would have been over $9,000. Itch.io had to change their…


Added by James Tuttle on June 18, 2020 at 5:16am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Final Fight (Super Nintendo)

Final Fight on SNES is a spirited effort for a home port. Provided you've never played the arcade version, you'd might even say that this is adequate to mess around in. But this a port that aged very quickly during the age of arcade brawlers, especially when many of them saw 16-bit home versions that were done significantly better.…


Added by Mike Lind on June 16, 2020 at 5:22am — No Comments

Get Witcher 3 For Free

CD Projekt Red's RPG masterpiece Witcher 3: Wild Hunt just recently turned 5 years old. To celebrate, CD Projekt Red's GoG department is giving away a copy of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for free. 

With one catch. 

You must already own a copy of it on another platform - that isn't Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, Nintendo…


Added by James Tuttle on June 16, 2020 at 4:55am — No Comments

Stray - PS5

We got our first look at the PS5 a few days ago. You can read about everything that was announced at the PS5 Reveal here and…


Added by James Tuttle on June 15, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

PlayStation 5 Reveal: The Console Shows Itself

The PlayStation 5's reveal trailer has wrapped up. James shined some details on the library, so let's finally gave everyone a look at the console itself. It had been shrouded in mystery for quite a while, and it can be safely assumed that a global pandemic…


Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2020 at 6:24pm — No Comments

PS5 Reveal Event Round Up

Wow.... Sony announced a lot for the PS5 and also finally showed off the console itself. 

With this much to get through, I am going to talk about big reveals and notable ones. Also note that a lot of these games don't have release dates yet. Will try to provide as much info as I possibly can. 

I want to start things off…


Added by James Tuttle on June 11, 2020 at 11:47am — No Comments

Bundle For Racial Justice

With everything currently going on in the world, it's nice to see video game companies step up. Ubisoft has committed to donating $100,00 to Black Live Matters organizations. Square Enix will be donating $250,00, and Niantic has shattered all of that with their pledge of a minimum $5 million. A lot of the other bigger ones, not so much. A lot of…


Added by James Tuttle on June 11, 2020 at 8:38am — No Comments

No Man's Sky Introduces Crossplay Among PC, Xbox One, And PS4

After one of the most controversial launches in recent history, No Man’s Sky has seen a resurgence after updates provided a complete overhaul to how the game functions. Throughout its release and a colossal wave of backlash and criticism, Hello Games kept their heads down and worked diligently to improve upon the initially bare explorative…


Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2020 at 5:30am — No Comments

Atlus On Steam *EDITED*

With the covid-19 pandemic still in full force across the world. E3 has been now reduced to an online only event. If things were different, E3 would have started today. But alas,  this is the world we know live in. 

There is some good news to look forward too. 

Developer Atlus - you know the guys who make the Persona series - has…


Added by James Tuttle on June 9, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - How Cool Was The Super Gameboy?

The Gameboy was a cool handheld, and a testament to Nintendo's marketing. Imagine convincing gamers to veer away from the Atari Lynx and the Sega Game Gear, two handhelds that are significantly more impressive when it comes to specs than the Boy's spinach and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pie shade of green screen. Well, that and Nintendo's contractual…


Added by Mike Lind on June 9, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Next Big Indie Game

We haven't had a really good "metroidvania" style game released in a long time. Yeah, the newest Shantae game - Shantae and the Seven Sirens -  just came out, and it's amazing if you haven't played it yet. But there hasn't been a "wow... I need to play this game" type of indie game that has come out in a long time. 

It's been two years since Koji Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night was released. Which shattered Kickstarter records and despite its flaws at…


Added by James Tuttle on June 8, 2020 at 9:29am — No Comments

Resident Evil Director Shinji Mikami Aims To Get Tokyo Ghostwire Back On Track

Initially revealed at Bethesda's E3 2019 showcase, there had been little news regarding Tango Gameworks' upcoming project Tokyo Ghostwire. After director Ikumi Nakamura's energetic and delightful performance, she departed Tango Gameworks in September 2019, and many had speculated that the survival/action game was rumored to be cancelled. After…


Added by Mike Lind on June 5, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Sega's Reveal

Last Friday, lead writer Mike Lind posted about Sega's upcoming reveal that is going to "rile up industry". You can read his original article here.

Well, today is the day that Sega revealed it's idea. Mind…


Added by James Tuttle on June 3, 2020 at 8:31am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Tiny Toon Adventures Buster's Hidden Treasure (Sega Mega Drive/Genesis)

If there's one thing I do as much, if not more than play video games is watch a bucket load of cartoons, from any era. loved Tiny Toon Adventures as a kid, and will still watch it today at any moment's notice. Merrie Melodies and Looney Toons are among my most watched shows on Saturday mornings. Tiny Toon Adventures was a very creative modern take on…


Added by Mike Lind on June 2, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

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