August 2019 Blog Posts (19)

Yakuza 7 Shifts The Series Into A Turn-Based RPG

Yes, that's read correctly. The seventh entry in Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios and Sega's critically acclaimed open world beat'em up action game, titled Whereabouts of Light & Darkness, will center its combat around turn-based mechanics. This was certainly seen as very unexpected, to say the least.

The main protagonist will also be…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 29, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Daemon X Machina's On And Off Battle Game Flow

A new trailer put out by Marvelous First Studio sheds some light on how its upcoming mecha-based action game Daemon X Machina will carry out standard gameplay protocol. The development team has put a lot of consideration into addressing many of the concerns regarding the beta's flaws and fleshing out many mechanics and interactions to provide a varied…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 29, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Not Your Usual Clown Prince

We have had many different actors playing the iconic Batman villain. Cesar Romero was the first person to be the Joker way back in the 60's. Then came Jack Nicholson in the 1989 "Batman" movie, to the much celebrated Heath Ledger portrayal in 2008's "The Dark Knight", to the much more recent Jared Leto in the 2016 "Suicide Squad" movie. 

This…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 28, 2019 at 1:29pm — No Comments

Disney's The Lion King & Aladdin Set To Get Full Remasters

Please be true, please be true, please be true!

According to Twitter account @wolverinefactor we will be getting a HD Remaster of both Disney's Aladdin and The Lion King, reported from GameStop Con. I'm sure you are wondering "who is @wolverinefactor? He only has 330+ followers." Well we were skeptical too until @wario64 retweeted them. Here is said…

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Added by Spanish on August 27, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Primal Rage (Sega Saturn)

Because I grew up loving Kaiju like Godzilla, I always wanted a 16 bit tournament fighter featuring the larger than life creatures that I could control at my whim. Well, we never got that here in the United States. Godzilla Kaijuu Daikessen was released for the Super Famicom, but never saw an international release. The closest I had at the time was…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 27, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

WoW Classic Is Now Live

Announced at Blizzcon 2017. Classic World of Warcraft has been much hyped since its announcement and finally, after 2 years. 

It is here. 

Originally announced for August 27th, Blizzard has released it early. 

They also released a new video celebrating 15 years of World of Warcraft. The video has some familiar…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 26, 2019 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Cyberpunk 2077 Live Stream to Feature 15 Minutes of Gameplay

Originally announced to be aired at PAX West, plans changed to showcase gameplay of the much anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 will instead have a 15 minute live broadcast of its gameplay next week at Warsaw.

"There are many logistical (and some creative) reasons behind this decision, but the most important thing we want to say is that we’re sorry…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 22, 2019 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Uncharted? More Like Undirectable

Man this movie will never catch a break. 

Once again the Uncharted movie has been hit by another set back. Director Dan Trachenberg has announced that he is no longer working on the film. Dan is the 5th director who has left production since 2008 (Yes, I was surprised by this also). 

While it's not all bad news as Tom Holland is still…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 22, 2019 at 5:04pm — No Comments

BREAKING NEWS: Sony Takes Spider-Man Back

In a stunning revelation, news has recently broke that Sony has backed out of a deal that would continue to balance the relationship between Sony's rights to Spider-Man and Disney/Marvel. According to Deadline, Disney has asked for a 50/50 co-financing agreement on future Spider-Man films. Sony had proposed to keep the arrangement at a 5% range of…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 20, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Death Of Print Media

Edit: The total is in. 

GameStop has laid off over 100 people, including nearly half of the Game Informer staff.

In a statement released to Kotaku. A spokesperson said. 

we can confirm a workforce reduction was implemented impacting more than 120 corporate staff positions, representing approximately 14% of our total associate base at our company headquarters as well as at some other offices

In a year that has seen Gamestop's stock take a major…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 20, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball (Sega Genesis)

Platform stars do so much traveling and jumping around, every now and then you gotta stop and take a break from the norm and just enjoy a leisurely activity once in a while. Mario and crew will drive go carts on occasion and partake in some board games. Kirby's Dream Course sees the adorable hero indulge in golf. Sonic the Hedgehog gets in on this…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 20, 2019 at 11:00am — No Comments

Crisis Of The Arrowverse

The wildly popular Arrow TV show is coming to a close at the end of season 8. This has been the most successful and longest-running DC comic series to date. 

While it is ending, it's not going down with out a fight. 

What has been dubbed "The Arrowverse" is having a huge cross over event that spans every single show that falls under the…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 19, 2019 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Persona 5 Royal Has Western Release Date

Persona 5 Royal now has a street date for its release in this hemisphere. The widely successful and critically acclaimed role-playing game of 2016 received an updated version that includes new enhancements and features. This isn't the first venture into definitive releases of Persona games, both Persona 3 and Persona 4 saw enhanced re-releases of…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 17, 2019 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Shantae 5 Has A Name

We have another title in the much beloved Shantae series. WayForward announced today that the next title in the franchise will be called "Shantae and the Seven Sirens". 

The new game has our hero Shantae team with her friends to try to find the other half-genies (Seven Sirens). Wayforward has said that its going to be a non-linear,…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 14, 2019 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Nintendo Switch Trade In

Nintendo has just released their "new" Switch model into the world. With that, Gamestop is actually doing something cool... I know right. 

From August 12th til September 15th, you can bring your older model Nintendo Switch unit and $75 to upgrade to the newer model of the Nintendo Switch. 

The catch? Cause there is always a catch. The…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 13, 2019 at 6:06pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Super Mario World

Super Mario Bros. 3 was one of the earliest video games I can remember that achieved a high degree of mainstream hype prior to its release and lived up to it afterwards, leaving its stamp on video game history. It even had a movie, The Wizard, to act as a glorified commercial for it, starring Fred Savage, Christian Slater, and dad-in-early-90s-movies…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 13, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

Disney Scraps A Bunch Of Fox Movies

With the 20th Century Fox acquisition all said and done. Disney is now trying to a balance between their current movie releases and those of Fox. 

Fox had 276 movies in development - Not counting the movies set to be released soon (Terminator: Dark Fate). Disney just canceled a majority of them.... as in all of them but a dozen or so. 

Here is a…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 11, 2019 at 2:59pm — No Comments

How To Kill The Hype

If you are wondering why the hash tag "boycottborderlands3" is currently trending on Twitter right now. Well, it's a rather long story. 

It all starts with a Youtuber - SupMatto.

SupMatto is a Borderlands YouTuber who has been covering the game for 7 years now. He has also been hyping up the newest game, Borderlands 3, which is scheduled…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 7, 2019 at 3:32pm — No Comments

New Street Fighter 5 Characters Revealed

Street Fighter 5 just got 3 new characters revealed ahead of Evo 2019, thanks to a leak by Steam. 

Earlier in the week, Steam leaked a video of 3 new characters that were being released for Capcom's Street Fighter 5 fighting game. The characters were supposed to be unveiled at this years Evolution Championship Series (Evo) which starts tomorrow…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 1, 2019 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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