July 2022 Blog Posts (25)

Free Games For August 2022: Xbox Games With Gold

July draws to a close, Xbox has an update for next month's Games With Gold offers for August. Coming for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers is the cat cafe simulator developed by Peachy Keen Games, Calico. Explore the mysterious futuristic catacombs in the roguelite platform game, ScourgeBringer. Through Backwards Compatability on the…


Added by Mike Lind on July 28, 2022 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix Coming To Multiple Platforms

Initially released for the Nintendo Switch May 6 2021, Raiden IV x MIKADO Remix is now heading to the multiple platforms next year, continuing the franchise's 30+ year span. Raiden IV was originally released in 2007, seeing multiple versions and update, including an Xbox 360 port in 2008. This revamped remaster includes new music, battle modes,…


Added by Mike Lind on July 27, 2022 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Free Games For August 2022: PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus has a line-up for its free titles for the month of August, blending sports, puzzle-solving, and tactical strategy to round out the summer. Whether you have the Premium, Extra, or Essential tiers, these titles are available to you. For both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 comes Tony Hawks's Pro Skater 1+2 Cross Gen Deluxe…


Added by Mike Lind on July 27, 2022 at 3:25pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Killer Instinct Gold (Nintendo 64)

Killer Instinct has always been an interesting series. For a fighting game franchise so beloved, it only has three major entries as of this writing, with scant home ports. Way back when I did one of my early Retro Reboot Vs. series, I put the…


Added by Mike Lind on July 26, 2022 at 5:00am — No Comments

UbiSoft's Roller Champions Is NOT Cancelled

About a month ago, UbiSoft launched a new 3v3 online competitive sports title, Roller Champions, a unique spin on fast-paced sports that seemingly blends aspects of roller derby and rugby, and Rocket League. Initially released May 25 2022 (and June 21 for the Nintendo Switch), the feedback to Roller Champions has been mostly positive, with…


Added by Mike Lind on July 25, 2022 at 1:15pm — No Comments

UbiSoft Officially Cancels Splinter Cell VR And Ghost Recon Frontline

If anyone has been anticipating a number of upcoming projects from UbiSoft, that has been dashed aside, as the company decided to shelve four projects. During an earnings call, company CEO Yves Guillemot stated that as a means of reducing production costs, …


Added by Mike Lind on July 22, 2022 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Free Games For July 2022: Nintendo Switch Online Service - SNES & NES

The Super Nintendo and NES catalogs for the Nintendo Switch Online Service will receive some new additions. Coming to the SNES side, a fighting game from a renowned company who was a staple of 90's arcade gaming Data East, Fighter's History. And a puzzle stacker starring HAL's adorable powerhouse marshmallow, Kirby's Avalanche.…


Added by Mike Lind on July 21, 2022 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Discord Voice Chat Now Added To Xbox For Insiders

Good news for many communities looking to simplify in-game chatter, or for those that have inconveniences joining chat parties. Microsoft has announced that voice chat will be available via Discord for Xbox consoles.

"Get ready to connect with your Discord friends and communities on Xbox! Discord Voice chat is coming to your Xbox Series…


Added by Mike Lind on July 20, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pokémon Jumbo Figure Now Available

The Pokémon Center (US) website just released a huge figure covered in water-type Pokémon!

The "Ocean of Friendship" figure features more than 15…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on July 19, 2022 at 5:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES)

The NES port of the first Double Dragon was a decent entry. It may have lacked co-op, and the controls were iffy and a little unresponsive, but the sequel, Double Dragon II: The Revenge, made vast improvements. Yeah, I talk about Double Dragon a lot. At the very least, with this review, I'll be done with the NES trilogy. There are still other…


Added by Mike Lind on July 19, 2022 at 5:00am — No Comments

Nintendo Purchases Animation Studio Dynamo Pictures

The computer-animated Super Mario Bros. movie has been reported to be practically done, according to reports, with casting for a western distribution coming (you may have heard that Chris Pratt has been cast as Mario. Small detail), and occasionally the question about a Nintendo cinematic universe has popped up, more notably during a quarterly…


Added by Mike Lind on July 18, 2022 at 12:42pm — No Comments

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 Releases Stateside This October, Current List Of Announced Games

Sega's Genesis Mini, originally released in September 2019, was deemed a critical success. Following many poor plug-n-play emulation boxes, it seemed a follow-up was imminent. The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will aim to improve on the successes of its predecessor with a new design, as well as this model featuring the six-button layout. A much better choice…


Added by Mike Lind on July 16, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments

PlayStation Stars, A New 'Loyalty Program' Will Launch From Sony In 2022

Sony plans to roll out a free loyalty membership add-on feature to the PlayStation platform, coined "PlayStation Stars". Since the inception of the PS5, the company's m.o. has been telling their fans that they're "true hardcore gamers". This will include digital prizes and unlockables that can be earned through gameplay experiences, achievements, and…


Added by Mike Lind on July 16, 2022 at 11:36am — No Comments

Mattel And WWE Pay Homage To 80's Cult Classic Wrestling Movie, No Holds Barred

The WWE and Mattel are collaborating on a collectible that will immortalize Rip and Zeus, the two titans from the 1980's movie, No Holds Barred, starring Hulk Hogan and the late Tommy "Zeus" Lister. Set to be revealed at the San Diego Comic Con July 21 through the 24th, this two-pack collector's item will include the figures adorned in a box stylized…


Added by Mike Lind on July 14, 2022 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Bayonetta 3 Hits The Nintendo Switch Fall Of 2022

The Witch is back! The action-adventure series from PlatinumGames returns, following the Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2, originally released in 2014. Series creator Hideki Kamiya will serve as the story director, while Yusuke Miyata, who has worked on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Astral Chain, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate…


Added by Mike Lind on July 13, 2022 at 3:11pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty (PlayStation 2)

Metal Gear Solid for the PS1 was an incredibly influential game and turned Hideo Kojima into a household name for U.S. gamers. Its direction, gameplay, and cinematic presentation was unlike anything anyone had seen. The technology was something Kojima himself had always wanted, and when you sample games like Policenauts and Snatcher, you can see…


Added by Mike Lind on July 12, 2022 at 5:00am — No Comments

Xbox 360 Games Will No Longer Be Included On Games With Gold This Fall

All things must come to an end, and the road for Xbox 360 titles featured on Games With Gold will come to a close. This announcement came from Microsoft, as according to them, they have "reached their capacity" to bring games over to the service.

Beginning October 1, 2022, the monthly games provided to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live…


Added by Mike Lind on July 10, 2022 at 4:11pm — No Comments

RoboCop: Rogue City Gameplay Reveal Trailer, Peter Weller Reprises Role

Published by Nacon and development handled by Teyon (Rambo: The Video Game, and Terminator Resistance), RoboCop: Rogue City brings the polarizing and memorable atmosphere of the 1987 movie back in this action shooter. It's reported that Teyon is working closely with MGM to create an original story that's authentic to the source…


Added by Mike Lind on July 8, 2022 at 1:42pm — No Comments

E3 2023 Returns As A Live Event With PAX Runner Reedpop At The Helm

We had been talking about it in the past. After two years of no live venues for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, E3 is back from the grave with plans to host its first in-person event since 2019. According to a report from…


Added by Mike Lind on July 8, 2022 at 6:28am — No Comments

Bowser Joins LEGO This Fall

It's time for a boss fight with the ultimate boss. Bowser makes his way to the LEGO Super Mario collection this fall! The latest Super Mario LEGO piece display stands more than a foot tall, 16 inches wide and 11 inches deep.

Start saving your coins now..."The Mighty Bowser" releases on October 1, 2022 with a hefty…


Added by Gina Wilkolak on July 7, 2022 at 5:42am — No Comments

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