July 2021 Blog Posts (24)

Kenji Matsubara, Former Sega President, Named New CEO Of SNK Corporation

When Kenji Matsubara stepped down at Sega almost to the day last year, it came as a little bit of a surprise to many. It was never stated that his resignation was for personal or professional reasons, as Sega had a financially successful year in 2020.

He wouldn't stay away from the business for too long, as the former head of Sega would be…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 30, 2021 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Delayed To September

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits was first revealed back in February during Sony's State of Play digital live presentation. Originally set to release this upcoming August, developer Ember Lab has decided to push back the release of the game one month in order to ensure the game's functionality is up to par on various platforms.

"We have made the…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 29, 2021 at 9:24am — No Comments

Free Games For August 2021 Xbox Games With Gold

Bookending a month of free game announcements for subscription members, Xbox has unveiled their selection of downloadable titles throughout August. Games With Gold will allow access to the hack-n-slash action RPG Darksiders III and 2017's spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie, Team17's Yooka-Laylee. Through backward compatibility on…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 28, 2021 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Free Games For August 2021: PlayStation Plus

Granted, they were leaked two days prior, but with the official announcement, PlayStation Plus' free digital titles are available for the month of August. For the Playstation 5 and PS4, the 30-person PvP multiplayer battle royale Hunter's Arena: Legends. And the two titles coming to the PS4, the third entry in the Garden Warfare spin-off…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 28, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Time To Accent Your Home With Pokémon

Looking to fill your home with a touch of Pokémon style? The U.S. Pokémon Center website recently released their Home Accents line of merch with a Pikachu theme.

If you're into a more modern look but still want to show off some Pokémon pride, this line of merchandise may be perfect for you!

Items available…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on July 28, 2021 at 2:48pm — No Comments

NEW Look For Ben Affleck's Batman In 'The Flash'

The upcoming superhero movie has seen its development hiccups over the years, even going back as far as 2004, with various directors and writers being pinned to the project, but very little confirmed at the time. Borrowing elements from the Flashpoint comic, a crossover tie-in that features many Justice League heroes, this project was to tie…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 27, 2021 at 7:38pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Mega Man (NES)

I've always been harsh to Mega Man over the last twelve years, but not necessarily for game quality (that depends on if I ever decide to cover some of the genuine garbage the Blue Bomber has been in during his long-in-the-tooth days). Mega Man has been an incredibly influential franchise to action platform games. HOWEVER, I still firmly believe many…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 27, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Potential Live-Action Pokemon Series Reportedly In Works for Netflix

Netflix has been incredibly eager in diversifying and adding more depth to their interest in dabbling with video game properties to mobile devices at no additional cost to your subscription plan, and it appears in the coming weeks and months, it's starting to bear fruit. In a story by…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 26, 2021 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Everything Announced During EA Play

EA, the company that everybody hates, but still makes billions of dollars every single year. 

They did a thing today, it was short, and kind of pointless. But EA gets points for trying! 

I am going to break down everything that was announced during EA's Play Live event. 

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Added by James Tuttle on July 22, 2021 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Free Games: Nintendo Switch Online Service (July 28, 2021)

It's been a while since the last Nintendo Switch Online game update, so their reveals are always a surprise. These offerings are certainly some very unorthodox choices, All three additions for the Super Nintendo library. From the makers of Clayfighters comes the colorful platformer Claymates. Another platformer, developed by the former Probe…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 21, 2021 at 11:02am — No Comments

Wrath Of The Lich King Is Back - In A Pandemic System Board Game

It's time to take down the Lich King and his Scourge in a brand new Pandemic system board game based on World of Warcraft! Coming this fall: World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® - A Pandemic System Board Game.

"Join forces with classic World of Warcraft heroes as you take down…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on July 21, 2021 at 9:10am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Mario Kart Super Circuit (Gameboy Advance)

The original SNES Super Mario Kart game transcends spinoff and has become a series of its own, more of a celebration of what everyone loves about the Mario universe. It’s spawned almost every other platforming video game character to take that stab at making a kart racing game of their own, some delightful, yet grossly overlooked (like the N64’s Diddy…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 20, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Resident Evil Re:Verse Announces It's Delayed Until 2022

Expected to be released in July, Capcom has decided seemingly out of nowhere to push back the launch of its player-vs-player multiplayer survival horror shooter mode. Its initial release date was to follow Resident Evil Village,…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 15, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Valve's Portable PC Gaming Hardware, The Steam Deck Launches In December

Some new out of the handheld gaming department following last week's announcement of Nintendo's OLED Switch model, there's going to be a fresh option coming for the holidays. Introducing Valve's Steam Deck, a handheld gaming experience that brings the digital gaming experience on the go. …

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Added by Mike Lind on July 15, 2021 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Phil Spencer Interested In A Dualsense-Style Update For Xbox Controller

Since the Xbox 360, Microsoft's game controller design has often been considered the standard bearer for modern day design. So much, that the core ergonomics were retained for the Xbox One and Series X. Even Nintendo adopted the mold with the Wii U and Switch Pro Controllers, along with a plethora of PC controller designs emulating it. 

The "if…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 14, 2021 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Ghostwire: Tokyo New Delay Pushes PS5 Exclusive To 2022

Details surrounding the PlayStation 5 timed exclusive Ghostwire: Tokyo have remained rather shrouded in mystery regarding the game's details, and when information is provided, the team has held their cards very close to their chest. Its initial release was never really disclosed, but Tango Gameworks had a 2021 street date likely in mind, in wake of…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 14, 2021 at 12:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse (SNES)

The X-Men games have been documented here on Retro Reboot, and based on most superhero video games, Marvel's Mutants have seen much better success than, say, Superman's Escapades Of LEGO Bridge Construction on the Atari 2600 (or just Super. There's the abysmal and nearly unplayable Uncanny X-Men for the NES, Wolverine's solo and self-titled NES game…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 13, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lebron James Joins Fortnite's Icon Series

The King's face is being plastered all over the place. With Space Jam: A New Legacy on the horizon, the NBA Finals MVP and Olympic Gold Medalist will now be a part of Fortnite via the Item shop July 14th with several skins and their accessories. Each outfit will come equipped with his new shoes, the Nike Lebron 19's.…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 12, 2021 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Incredibly Rare Atari 2600 Game Sells For $10K At Texas Goodwill Auction

Developed by Men-A-Vision, the company's only released video game, Air Raid generally commands exorbitant prices at online retailers, and is one of the hardest Atari 2600 titles to get your hands on. Many instances have been reported of fraudulent copies and reproduction carts making the rounds over the last several years. Occasionally, some…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 10, 2021 at 12:00am — No Comments

King Of Fighters XV Announced For PS5, PS4, Series X, Windows 10, And Steam

The next installment of SNK's long-running fighting game franchise, King of Fighters XV, may miss its 2021 release date due to (stop me if you heard this) complications in production due to Covid-19, but there is some positive news afoot for fans eagerly awaiting to see which platforms it will be available for upon launch. SNK Entertainment's official…

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Added by Mike Lind on July 7, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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