June 2021 Blog Posts (21)

Free Games For July 2021: PlayStation Plus

Sony now has their PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 freebies for PS Plus members heading into July. Exclusively for the PS5, fans will have access to the stealth-based action game A Plague Tale: Innocence. And for the PlayStation 4 audience, Activision's Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and 2K's arcade wrestling brawler WWE 2K…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 30, 2021 at 7:45pm — No Comments

New Joined Partnership Announced Between Konami and Bloober Team

There's more action from the Konami front, this latest bit being a rather curious, but much often speculated revelation after rumors had circulated for months on end, as Konami aims to place more focus back into game development. It had been hinted they were interested in reviving of several dormant franchises. According to…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 30, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free Promo Card With Purchase To Celebrate Pokémon GO Fest 2021

The summer of Pokémon just keeps going and going and going! Pokémon GO Fest comes back this July 17-18 and ticket prices for the worldwide event are just $5.

In celebration of the festival, the U.S. Pokémon Center website has featured an entire…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 30, 2021 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny Launch Trailer

The first new Disgaea game in six years, Defiance of Destiny is latest entry in Nippon Ichi Software's…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2021 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Free Games For July 2021: Xbox Games With Gold

July is on the horizon, and Xbox's offerings of titles added to Game Pass are announced! Explore a beautiful and dangerous world in PLANET ALPHA, delve into an intense blend of action and tower defense in Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break. And through Backward Compatibility, relive the adventures of the infamous raunchy squirrel in…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2021 at 4:01pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Kirby's Dream Course (SNES)

When I write these Retro Reboots, I try to offer as much of an impartial take, along with my own thoughts based on my philosophy for how I think games work (or don't). Some games really hit me in the nostalgia, and Kirby's Dream Course is one that harbors a lot of memories. It became a rental many weekends in our house, until we eventually bought…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Sakurai Says 'Next DLC Fighter WIll Be The Last One'

With Tekken's Kazuya Mishima joining the roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighter Pass, the game's director Masahiro Sakurai hosted a 40 minute in-depth breakdown on how the fierce heir to the Mishima bloodline will be incorporated into the game. This latest roster inclusion brings the total number of playable characters up to 88. Kazuya will be…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 28, 2021 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Konami Offers An Open Beta For A Possible Pro Evolution Soccer 2022

This seemed like it was out of nowhere. With relatively little heads up or notice, Konami launched an open beta test for what appears to be the latest entry in the PES Evolution Soccer series labeled as "New Football Game Online Performance Test", according to their website, along with…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 25, 2021 at 1:55pm — No Comments

10 Facts About The Nintendo 64 On Its 25th Anniversary

Just a short quarter of a century ago on June 23, 1996, the Nintendo 64 console was released in Japan. Gamers in North America first got their hands on the system a few months later. The rest is history.

In celebration of…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 23, 2021 at 7:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - The Lion King (Sega Genesis/Mega Drive)

Ah, the Disney Afternoon block. That era of cartoons where anthropomorphic ducks fought crime and uncovered ancient relics, rodents were brilliant forensics, and bears engaged in cut-corner delivery practices. They are also some of the most interesting side-scrolling games throughout the 8-bit and 16-bit period. Whether it's the Capcom produced…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 22, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Updated Cast list, Shemar Moore Joins Crew

With Sonic The Hedgehog making $319 million dollars on a budget of around $90 million, the success saw the inevitability of a sequel. Sonic 2, with the working title going as the Emerald Hills, wrapped up most of its principal filming in Vancouver from March 15th to May 12th and has a projected release date for 2022. Jeff Fowler will once again head…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 20, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sign Up For PlayStation 5's Big Open Beta Software Update

Since the PlayStation 5's release, many of its features have been gradually rolled out over the course of the last several months. Sony is now gearing up for a giant software update, and there's an opportunity for PS5 owners to be a part of testing its early roll-out.

Since the launch of PS5, our teams have been working to…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 19, 2021 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Bayonetta 3 Status: "...Not Only Exists, But Is Progressing Well"

Nintendo's E3 2021 presentation has come and gone. Amidst its announcements and reveals, some projects remained no-shows and details continue to be murky regarding their future. Among absent trailers or updates for a new No More Heroes, from Suda51 (Goichi Suda of Grasshopper Studios) and still nothing to report on Metroid Prime 4, there was another…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 18, 2021 at 3:01pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

Super Bros. 3 is the first video game that I can recall receiving mainstream hype. The commercials with the planet practically begging for more Mario, since the second game was a complete dream and all. By retro game guy obligations, I now have to remind you that Super Mario Bros 2 was a reskinned Doki Doki Panic released here in the United States.…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 15, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Battlefield 2042 Official Reveal Trailer

While details of DICE's newest entry in their long-running first person shooter were leaked hours before, taking the wind out of the sails prior to, the official reveal of the latest Battlefield, titled "Battlefield 2042", launched, giving a first look at what it has to offer. After Battlefield V, an entry mired in controversy before and…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 9, 2021 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Summer Merch Hits The Pokémon Center Website

While some summer merch has been available for a while on the U.S. Pokémon Center website, there was a nice update today with even more items! Keep reading below for some of the best summer Pokémon items available now.…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 8, 2021 at 2:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Red Faction (PlayStation 2)

I miss Red Faction. That feeling people get when they waxed nostalgia about Rare's GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo 64 is what I what I have when talking about Volition's first person shooter. The genre was always awkward for me to play on console back in the day, while titles like Perfect Dark and GoldenEye 007 laid down the groundwork for…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 8, 2021 at 12:00am — No Comments

RUMOR: Industry Insiders Tease A Possible Dead Space Comeback

Ever since Electronic Arts announced the closure of Visceral Games in 2017, fans of the Dead Space series have cast their hopes of a revival into the dark, cold void that's as vast and empty as space itself. There may be some promising news afoot. According to a series of exchanges between Xbox Era's Nick Baker and Jez Corden from Windows Central on…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 7, 2021 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Veteran Producer Yuji Naka's Tenure At Square Enix Is Done

It appears that Square Enix has parted ways with Yuji Naka. The former president of Sega and often considered the father of Sonic the Hedgehog's time with Square Enix ends abruptly, following the release of Balan Wonderwold, the only title he was credited working on since being hired in 2018. According to Naka's Facebook profile page, Square Enix is…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 4, 2021 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Nintendo Victorious In Anti-Piracy Lawsuit On ROM Site

In a significant foothold gained in the process of cracking down on emulation, the courts have ruled in favor of Nintendo against ROMUniverse for $2.1 million dollars in damages. The lawsuit was filed in 2019, stating that the pirated…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 1, 2021 at 11:56am — No Comments

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