June 2024 Blog Posts (21)

Despite Strong Software Sales, Sega Ends Fiscal Year With A $41 Million Loss Due To Restructuring

Following the lean year of 2020, with most global markets seeing radical changes, the game industry now faces many hurdles towards their financial mission statement. While…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 30, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

REPORT: Sony Looking Into Cutting 250 Jobs To Japanese BluRay And DVD Manufacturing Department

- Sony Japan to slash 40% of its physical media development workforce

Media streaming has no doubt dominated how entertainment is consumed around the world. Services like Hulu, Netflix, and CrunchyRoll have made indulging in movies and television shows much more convenient. It's only natural that…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 29, 2024 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Capcom Announces Dead Rising Deluxe Remaster Seemingly Out Of Nowhere

After being out of the mainstream eye for the last eight years, Capcom has rolled out an unexpected trailer for Dead Rising Remaster Deluxe. Powered by their RE Engine, Dead Rising joins Resident Evil in getting the new generation facelift for one of its mid-2000's smash hits. The trailer doesn't showcase any gameplay, but recreates the notable intro…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 27, 2024 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Free Games Update | PlayStation Plus Monthly Games July 2024

With the heatwave hitting the United States, PlayStation Plus is offering some sizzling free game downloads across their digital service. For customers subscribed to the Essential, Extra, and Premium tiers, you'll have access to these titles, all three available for the both the PlayStation 5 and PS4. From Gearbox, it's the third…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 26, 2024 at 9:33am — No Comments

Dataminer Reveals Mortal Kombat 1's Next Six Characters May Include The T-1000, Conan The Barbarian, And Scream's Ghostface

With Mortal Kombat 1 ready to wrap up its Kombat Pack 1 with the release of Takeda (and Ferra as the last Kameo character), the conversation now shifts as to what can be expected of Netherrealm Studios' season two. It appears that a dataminer may have revealed the next six fighters to be added to to game, including three of them being guest…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 25, 2024 at 12:54pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | Legend of Legaia (Sony PlayStation)

 The RPG boom of the late 90's was quite the period for me. It was one of the first times role-playing games were looked at beyond being merely niche in interactive entertainment, mostly spearheaded by the success of the PlayStation and 1997's Final Fantasy VII, developed by SquareSoft. There were pretty successful pieces of software prior to, like…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 25, 2024 at 12:30pm — No Comments

REPORT: Sony Losing Interest In Mainline Development Of PlayStation VR2 Software

Sony may be slashing the budget on PlayStation VR 2 software

Launching with a lot of flare and hype last year, the PSVR 2 deemed ready to push virtual reality on console to next levels. Now a little more than a calendar year later, there may be indicators that Sony has pushed it towards the back…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2024 at 12:32pm — No Comments

RUMOR: The PlayStation 5 May Potentially Be Able To Natively Play PS3 Games

The topic of backwards compatibility will always be prevalent in today's game market, especially regarding the big three publishers, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Out of the three, Sony has probably done the least to accommodate its back catalog, namely the PlayStation 3 library, among others, features a large portion of their games that aren't as…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 23, 2024 at 10:25am — No Comments

Pokémon Trick-or-Trade BOOsters Up For Preorder

Not to push summer along, but spooky times are just ahead! The latest Pokémon Trick-or-Trade BOOster Bundle pack is now up for preorder with an…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on June 19, 2024 at 3:21am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | The Adventures Of Bayou Billy (NES)

I've stated it before, I enjoy some bad video games. Sometimes, the inferior product can bring me some joy in this often bleak world. Then there's some pieces of software that physically hurt to play. Your Karate Champs, your Soul Fighters for the Dreamcast, Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City. They're blights on video game programming that…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 18, 2024 at 10:36am — No Comments

Big Announcements From Nintendo Direct 6.18.2024

While the Nintendo Switch is getting close to the end of its lifespan, it's showing that the little hybrid console is not quite out of steam yet. This recent Nintendo Direct, held June 18th, 2024, showcases some solid first and third party releases to look forward to for the remainder of this year, going into next! Including a Metroid Prime 4…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 18, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Embracer Group Shuts Down Studio Pieces Interactive Two Months After Releasing Alone In The Dark

Plagued by delays, the Alone in the Dark reimagining did not meet sales expectations

Swedish media holdings company Embracer Group is not yet done with their aggressive restructuring, as studios under their umbrella have seen their doors closed. The latest casualty in the corporate culling is…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 17, 2024 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Woman Arrested For Smuggling Over $9,500 Worth Of Nintendo Switch Game Carts In Her Bra

Chinese customs noted “look and attitude were not innocent.”

A Chinese woman arriving from mainland China from Hong Kong was pulled aside by authorities at the Liantang Port in Shenzhen by the authorities for suspicious behavior. Notably, her top was unusually  busty When accosted by customs, they…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 16, 2024 at 8:42am — No Comments

Xbox Property 'Sea Of Thieves' Topped PlayStation's Most Downloaded Games Charts In May

Back at the beginning of 2024, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer made the announcement that the brand may explore placing some of its exclusive software on other platforms. Considered a controversial decision by a portion of fans, the move may have paid dividends.

According to an official post from…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 15, 2024 at 7:52am — No Comments

Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP Reveal Trailer, Eyeing A September 2024 Release Date

The world finally gets its first look at the remake of Lollipop Chainsaw RePOP, as well as a projected release date. Originally released in 2012 with production headed by creator Goichi Suda (Suda51) and written by James Gunn (Suicide Squad), Kadokawa Games successor Dragami Games announced a remake in 2022. Gunn and Suda51…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 14, 2024 at 10:25am — No Comments

Metallica Will Headline Fortnite's Next Festival 'Fuel. Fire. Fury'

The band and the premium content coming to Fortnite and the event details

On Wednesday, it was announced that the headliners for the battle royale's Season 4 Fortnite Festival will be the metal legends and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica. Titled Fuel. Fire. Fury., the…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 12, 2024 at 12:13pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT | Strider (Sega Mega Drive)

While Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, and Golden Ax dominated the advertising at the time, Strider was the first game I ever played on the Sega Genesis. Our household was very Nintendo-centric, so it took going to my cousin's pad. With his athleticism, the blinding speed of his Cypher blade, and the mechanized enemies, this game really stood out…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 11, 2024 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Monster Hunter Wilds Will Support Crossplay On All Platforms

Capcom's critically acclaimed beast slaying action role-playing series Monster Hunter has revealed its second trailer during Summer Game Fest. Following Monster Rise, Capcom plans to make this the biggest game in the series, with a more immersive story.

Among the promising aspects for it, Wilds will support cross-platform play across the Xbox…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 8, 2024 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Fatal Fury Stars Terry Bogard And Mai Shiranui Join The Street Fighter 6 Roster With M. Bison And Elena

Revealed during Summer Game Fest, Street Fighter 6's second season roadmap launches with a considerable surprise. Along with the return of the series' former antagonist M. Bison and the tribal princess Elena, Terry Bogard and Mai Shiranui make their appearances as Street Fighter's first third party crossover roster combatants. This will be the first…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 8, 2024 at 9:13am — No Comments

Host Geoff Keighley Minds The Fans To Keep Expectations Low For The Summer Game Fest

With the Electronic Entertainment Expo going by the wayside, the Summer Game Fest has become the premiere showcase event for games software and entertainment. The upcoming event taking place at the end of the first week in June may be a considerably smaller event, compared to previous years, and television presenter/games journalist Geoff Keighley…

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Added by Mike Lind on June 5, 2024 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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