August 2021 Blog Posts (28)

RETRO REBOOT - Road Rash (3DO)

The Road Rash series had previously been mostly available across the Sega line of consoles. I always looked at the 1991 Road Rash game as a rebellious cousin to Yu Suzuki's Hang-On, the arcade classic from 1985. It was also…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 31, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nintendo Strongarms Riptide Tournament Organizers Into Cancelling Smash Bros Brawl Event

Riptide is a 3 day convention that annually holds events for Smash Bros., Splatoon 2, and Rivals of Aether, and was set to hold the first in-person offline event for Super Smash Bros. this coming September in Sandusky, Ohio at the Kalahari Resort. There was to be much anticipation for a special mod of Super Smash Bros. Brawl called Project+, the…

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

Free Games For September 2021: Xbox Games With Gold

Subscribers to Game Pass Ultimate, it's time for an update on what's coming free to tot he service. Titles to look forward to this September, Eko Software's iso-action role-playing game Warhammer: Chaosbane, 2018's beautiful action adventure Mulaka. And coming through backward compatibility from the Xbox 360, Konami's Zone Of The…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 28, 2021 at 12:57am — No Comments

Midnight Sons

After what seemed like years of speculation. We finally have confirmation on the newest 2K Games project. Marvel's Midnight Suns is being developed by Firaxis, the same team that brought us the XCOM series of tactical turn-based RPG games. 

Marvel's Midnight Suns is going to be a tactical strategy RPG that brings our heroes…

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Added by James Tuttle on August 25, 2021 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Preorder Bonuses

Preorders for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl have been open for a while, but now we know which retailers are offering preorder bonuses. 

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the remakes from the original 2006 games, arrive on Nintendo Switch November 19,…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on August 25, 2021 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Demon Slayer Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Reveals Vs Mode Roster

Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles is an upcoming 3D fighting game developed by CyberConnect2, who's works include 2020's open world action game Dragonball Z Kakarot and the Naruto Ninja Storm series, and published worldwide by Sega. In early July,…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 25, 2021 at 9:00am — No Comments

GAMESCOM 2021 Xbox Stream Presentation Wrap-Up

Xbox finished up its trailer and update presentation a few hours ago, and we here at Game Fix have a rundown on what was offered, if you missed it! Featuring some substantial updates and a few reveals, Xbox's plan for Gamescom 2021 was shoring up some soon-to-be releases, as well as some news regarding expansions and DLC current live…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 24, 2021 at 7:26pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Robotech Battlecry (Nintendo GameCube)

Robotech. One of the landmark anime franchises that influenced the mech genre for its time and went toe to toe with Mobile Suit Gundam. It had a long running story that spawned multiple sequels, spin-offs, side stories, continuations and reboots to this day. At least that's what would be great to say, were it not for the fact that "Robotech" is…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 24, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Happy 30th Birthday, Super Nintendo Entertainment System

The Super Nintendo launched in the United States on August 23, 1991. For every kid that grew up in the late 80's and looked on with great envy at the Sega Genesis, which flaunted its 16-bits and its gritty, rebellious sound that its known for, the Super Nintendo turned home console gaming on its head   for its fans and would usher in a golden age of…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 23, 2021 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Halo Infinite Will Launch Without Forge And Campaign Co-Op Modes, 343 Confirms

343 Industries has had an adventure with the development cycle of Halo Infinite. "Adventure" might be a polite way of putting it, given the staff changes and programming hiccups following the response to 2020's gameplay trailer reveal, which did little to whet the appetite of fans. Those anticipating may be unhappy to learn the latest news from the…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 22, 2021 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Xbox Series X|S Sales Closing In On PS5 Numbers

According to the reports and charts, it looks like the PlayStation 5 has cemented itself as the console of choice, hitting 10 million worldwide units sold late last July. At its pace, it's the fastest selling PlayStation console and outpacing the PS4. Something that has been rather surprising is the sales for the Xbox Series X and S have been very…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 19, 2021 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Small Change In PS5 Update Will Ease Everyone's Minds

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Sony opening up SSD storage extension is without a doubt a much anticipated change. So far in the PlayStation 5's life span, it has expanded quality updates to its UI over the months. One of the new perks in the upcoming update (still currently in beta test mode for those who signed up for it)…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 18, 2021 at 6:01pm — No Comments

REPORT: Hellraiser's Pinhead Comes To Dead By Daylight

After fan speculation and rumors, it looks like the iconic monster from the famed Hellraiser series Pinhead will be making his way to Dead By Daylight. Initially teased by Behaviour Interactive, it was officially confirmed with a brief, cryptic trailer released.…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 17, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Zoop (Sega Genesis)

For a brief time, there was a bit of Zoop buzz prior to its release. Puzzle/dexterity games are addictive, and a few of them broke into the mainstream back in the day. There's the Tetrises and Dr. Marios that were highly influential, along with Sega's Puyo Puyo series (which included Dr. Robotnik's mean Bean Machine, a Puyo Puyo clone), and the arcade…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 17, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

EVO Championship Series Plans To Return To Las Vegas In 2022

For the last two years, eSports' live events were ravaged by a global pandemic as the coronavirus shut down all major events with a seemingly indefinite window for a return to in-person tourneys. This year's EVO event, like 2020, was a digital only event with online matches taking place based on region and player location, and most of the coverage and…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 16, 2021 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Konami Revives Mobile Game Castlevania: Grimoire Of Souls, Coming To Apple Arcade

After a seemingly quiet rollout exclusively in Canada September 2019 for iOS and Android devices, Konami shut down and discontinued the action/adventure game Castlevania: Grimoire Of Souls just a year later after player support for it was considered very low. Reports on Reddit indicated that the multiplayer was "lackluster". It had failed to generate…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 13, 2021 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New Pokémon Gold-Plated Jewelry Released

Pokémon's 25th anniversary celebration continues with more jewelry - this time, three gold-plated pieces specifically highlighting the anniversary. 

The Pokémon Center U.S. website has…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on August 13, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Has A Voice For Knuckles, It's Idris Elba

Sonic's rival Knuckles was practically confirmed for the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel after visual aid props were seen on the set of the film with Sonic himself, Tails, and the red echidna on sight. The question was, who would be cast to voice him? Rumors had Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but it looks like the world has their answer, and it's Idris…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 11, 2021 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Windjammers 2 OPEN BETA Available For PS4, PS5, And PC August 11

Often seen at Game Stream Festivals, the details about the official release date of Windjammers 2 has been elusive. It appears a street date may be closer to fruition. Developers Dotemu, makers of Streets of Rage 4 and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, have announced an open beta for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC August 11 and will go live…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 10, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Watch The Nintendo Indie World Live Stream, August 11 2021

Since the launch of the Switch, Nintendo has been strong advocates for setting a stage for independent developers to present their wares to to the public. Games like Hollow Knight, Overcooked, and Streets of Rage 4 have been on display in the past.

The event will be about 20 minutes long, and will air 9:00a.m PT (noon Eastern) to feature "…

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Added by Mike Lind on August 10, 2021 at 11:04pm — No Comments

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