June 2023 Blog Posts (26)

Free Games Update | PlayStation Plus Monthly Games July 2023

PlayStation Plus rolls out its free game downloads for the upcoming month of July. Subscribers on all three tiers (Plus, Extra, and Premium) will have access to these games across the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 systems. The titles include Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Cross-gen Bundle, Alan Wake Remastered, and Endling:…


Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2023 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Free Games Update | Xbox Games With Gold July 2023

Next month's free offerings from the Games With gold program have been officially revealed for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Through puzzle-solving and surviving the elements of the non-being, indulge in these new additions to Game Pass. From Acid Wizard Studios comes the survival horror venture, Darkwood. And from studio Mojiken, the beautiful,…


Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2023 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Free Games Update | SEGA Genesis Expansion Pack June 2023 Games - Nintendo Switch Online

The SEGA Genesis catalog on the Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack sees some robust additions to its lineup, continuing the trend of increasing a strong library for the digital platform. Landing on the service, The Revenge of Shinobi, the side-scrolling monster-busting arcade game, Ghouls 'N Ghosts, Climax Entertainment's Landstalker,…


Added by Mike Lind on June 28, 2023 at 7:22am — No Comments

Team Rocket Collection Hits The Pokémon Center

Preparing for trouble? Make it double with the Team Rocket HQ Collection, now available on the U.S. Pokémon Center website. 

The collection boasts "more than…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 28, 2023 at 4:27am — No Comments

Hypland X Sonic The Hedgehog Collab Now Live

Introducing the highly anticipated collaboration between Hypland and Sonic The Hedgehog! This exclusive collection merges Hypland's cutting-edge aesthetics with the timeless charm of Sonic's retro gaming…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 28, 2023 at 4:03am — No Comments

Street Fighter 6 Entrant Sign-ups For EVO Shatters Records

Nearly one month into Street Fighter 6, the game has been a rousing success for Capcom and widely accepted by the public, as it's hit the 1 million player count just one week after its launch. Both casual and pro players alike have found that Street Fighter 6's play style and features have something to offer for everyone.

Specifically speaking…


Added by Mike Lind on June 27, 2023 at 8:14am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | State Of Emergency (Xbox/PlayStation 2)

Around the time the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox launched, the games that seemed to serve as the optics test for visuals and performance was the detail in sports games. Action titles were not too far behind, and some examples were pushing the very new hardware in its early days. The engine in Volition's…


Added by Mike Lind on June 27, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Jim Ryan Threatens To Withhold PlayStation 6 Information If Microsoft's Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard Is Approved

The first day of the FTC hearings for Microsoft concluded with some heavy details, as the battle to block the purchase of game development and publishing giant Activision Blizzard. Questions included how Microsoft would treat the property and the concerns of whether popular intellectual properties like Call of Duty would become Xbox exclusives.…


Added by Mike Lind on June 24, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments

Genshin Impact 3.8 Character Banner, Release Date, And Secret Summer Paradise Event Details

Genshin Impact's latest update, version 3.8, will be rolling out next month, featuring updated character banners to draw wishes on, a new limited time event, and some costumes for cast members!

The 3.8 banner periods will be 4 reruns of 5-Star characters. And the new area to explore will be a bottle dimension in Sumeru. This new location will…


Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2023 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Super Mario Bros. Wonder Hits The Nintendo Switch This Fall

One of the questions regarding the Nintendo Switch, aside from "when a new console is going to be announced?", is generally in regard to the volume of first party software will keep the hybrid healthy. Revealed during the June 21st Nintendo Direct, the first new Super Mario platform game following his previous 3D venture, Super Mario Odyssey, sees…


Added by Mike Lind on June 21, 2023 at 9:30am — No Comments

Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster Receives An Official Release Date

After 20 years, the largely dormant RPG series will finally see a redistribution for today's enthusiasts and fans of old to enjoy. Announced back in February 2023, Bandai Namco is redistributing the GameCube exclusive titles, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean and Baten Kaitos Origins, later this summer. The remasters…


Added by Mike Lind on June 20, 2023 at 11:18am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | ESPN NFL 2K5 - The GREATEST Football Video Game (Xbox/PlayStation 2)

The Madden series was the standard of exemplary football in the 90's, but it wasn't without its competition. Between 989's NFL Gameday series and Sega's rebranding of its football franchise during the launch of the Dreamcast as 2K, it felt refreshing to have options. 2K's attention to detail had surpassed Electronic Arts' Tiburon studios, the…


Added by Mike Lind on June 20, 2023 at 7:36am — No Comments

Microsoft Ends Game Development For The Xbox One, Will Continue To Support Cloud Streaming

While the Xbox Series X|S family of consoles have seen its issues hamper the console's commercial success, Microsoft has seen much better performance following its launch than the company's predecessor, the Xbox One. The recent strong showing during Xbox's Games Showcase, which saw the return of Fable, Forza Motorsport, the RPG…


Added by Mike Lind on June 18, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments

Microsoft Studio Arkane Austin Not In Danger Of Folding After Redfall Debacle

Suffice to say, the launch of Redfall did not go the way studio Arkane Austin or Microsoft had intended. With the Xbox platform seeing a dearth of sought-after software throughout 2023, Redfall, which had already seen…


Added by Mike Lind on June 16, 2023 at 7:58am — No Comments

Embracer Group Set To Close Studios And Cancel Projects, Citing Restructuring

Embracer Group is a Swedish media holdings company who have amassed a wide array of talent when it comes to video game development studios. Amidst the acquisition talks, which have become the norm in the modern age of gaming, their name occasionally pops up as consideration for being an "empire" or sorts. They have purchased names like …


Added by Mike Lind on June 14, 2023 at 6:37am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo)

When it comes to the influence ingratiated during the early ages of one-on-one tournament fighters, SNK has always been one of the more prominent fixtures in the genre. Since almost the beginning, they were running neck and neck with Capcom for arcade exposure and appeal hitting their stride with the success of…


Added by Mike Lind on June 13, 2023 at 5:00am — No Comments

Friday The 13th the Game To Be Officially Pulled From Storefronts At The End Of The Year

One of the most beloved multiplayer games starring Hollywood's hockey mask-wearing psychopaths is heading closer to its fate as time rolls forward. Come late 2023, Illfonic's license for the Friday the 13th property will expire, and the game will be delisted from every platform. With rights and ownership issues surrounding the franchise for years,…


Added by Mike Lind on June 12, 2023 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Some Takeaways From The Xbox Games Showcase 2023

Sunday afternoon, 1pm (Eastern Time) was the Xbox Games Showcase, which ran for a little more than an hour, headlined by Bethesda's new IP Starfield. We have talked about it here on Game Fix in the recent past, with a lot of the game delays and the pending acquisition of Activision Blizzard, which is currently held up by the UK CMA and a lawsuit by…


Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2023 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Mortal Kombat 1 Teases Elements Of Its New Combat System

Showcased during the Summer GamesFest, we received our first look at NeatherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat 1 in action. The team spoke about changing the kombat in their brutal fighting game series, and along with the gratuitous violence comes a very revamped fighting formula the Mortal Kombat series hasn't been introduced to before. …


Added by Mike Lind on June 10, 2023 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Final Fantasy IX Remake Reported To Feature Traditional Turn-based Gameplay

Adding to the rumors of a Final Fantasy IX remake being in development, details from a reliable insider source have shed more details about the team's approach to its build, based on the Nvidia GeForce…


Added by Mike Lind on June 7, 2023 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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