November 2022 Blog Posts (20)

WayForward Technologies Intends To Keep River City Girls 2's Release Within 2022

Misako and Kyoko's battles with Sabu will still meet its Japanese release date of September 1st. There's a good chance that international regions will see a slight delay in the launch of River City Girls 2, with developers WayForward Technologies and Arc System Works stating in a news update via Twitter that a little extra work will be implemented to…


Added by Mike Lind on November 29, 2022 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Free Games For December 2022: Xbox Games With Gold

As the end of the month rolls around, that means a new line of free downloads for subscription services. Here are some new Games With Gold offerings for Game Pass Ultimate, headlining some fast-paced action for December. From Retrific Game Studio comes the western-themed top down shooter Colt Canyon. And from NEXT Studios, the speedy…


Added by Mike Lind on November 29, 2022 at 3:46pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Sega Mega Drive)

You talk about a game that was a console seller, while the speed and flair of the first game certainly caused kids who owned Nintendo's 8-bit grey box to turn some heads, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 likely moved a good couple thousand units. It was also a legitimate answer to the Super Nintendo, which had exploded into living rooms the year before. The bit…


Added by Mike Lind on November 29, 2022 at 6:00am — No Comments

Shingo Yabuki Headlines King Of Fighters XV Season 2 Announcement

SNK has some early details regarding KOF XV's season 2 package for players to look forward to coming in 2023. Roster additions, along with some balance adjustments for the characters will be heading to King of Fighters XV next year, and leading the announcement will be the return of Shingo Yabuki, the first character coming, along with Kim Kaphwan. A…


Added by Mike Lind on November 26, 2022 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Nintendo Is Allegedly Making Refunds Difficult For Customers Of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Since the release of the latest main entries in the Pokemon series, Scarlet & Violet, the player numbers and engagement have remained incredibly high for Nintendo Switch players. This is in spite of the many glitches and bugs the games have suffered from after its November 18 launch date.

A lot of the player base has muscled…


Added by Mike Lind on November 26, 2022 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Hyperkin Reveals Xbox 360 Replica Controller For The Console's Anniversary

Do you have nostalgia for 2005? The days when the launch of the Xbox 360 truly catapulted gaming into the mainstream. The manufacturers at Hyperkin certainly remember, and are paying homage to the 17th anniversary of the Xbox 360 with the announcement of their line of controllers called "Xenon". …


Added by Mike Lind on November 22, 2022 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Team Ninja States Despite Rumors, There's No Ninja Gaiden Or Dead Or Alive Reboots

While Team Ninja has been enjoying success of its action/RPG series Nioh, which two entries in has seen more than more than 7 million units sold, and is gearing a marketing campaign around its upcoming Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, a game based around the Luo Guanzhong novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, long-time fans of the studio have been…


Added by Mike Lind on November 22, 2022 at 5:50pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Kensei: Sacred Fist (Sony PlayStation)

Well, another week, another fighting game that's attempting to emulate something else that was popular. This time, it's taking a step into the 3D world of fighting games. As it's been mentioned before, the golden age of this genre was a bloodbath, with many companies looking to latch onto the popular trends. Tekken, Dead or Alive, Bloody Roar, Soul…


Added by Mike Lind on November 22, 2022 at 6:00am — No Comments

Blizzard Entertainment Will Cease Game Services To China, Licensing Agreement With NetEase Approaches Expiration

(Image Credit: Overwatch 2 - Blizzard Entertainment)

Blizzard Entertainment has held onto a long-standing partnership with Chinese internet client company NetEase since 2008. For the first time in over 13 years, this partnership will come to an end, as negotiations failed to be fruitful. On January 23rd,…


Added by Mike Lind on November 18, 2022 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A New Tomb Raider Game Teased From Crystal Dynamics

Since the modern Lara Croft trilogy of adventures wrapped up in 2018 with Shadow of the Tomb Raider, it's been very quiet on the franchise's future. There's been minimal talk about the direction the franchise may take from here. It seems like a break in the silence is afoot from producer Crystal Dynamics. 

Based on a report by…


Added by Mike Lind on November 18, 2022 at 6:19pm — No Comments

Microsoft Open To Keeping Call Of Duty For A 'longer Term' Beyond Deal

It's the purchase closure that never seems to get a resolution, as continued talks have prevented finalization of Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. While Brazil and Saudi Arabia have approved of the purchase, Europe has not been swayed yet, as Microsoft's statements regarding Call of Duty's exclusivity aren't proving viable enough to…


Added by Mike Lind on November 15, 2022 at 6:06am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Clayfighter (SNES, Sega Mega Drive)

Time to take another trip into the golden age of fighting games, more specifically that period where the influence of Street Fighter II's success lead to a long line of inspirations, imitations, and complete gameplay knockoffs. While games like…


Added by Mike Lind on November 15, 2022 at 6:00am — No Comments

Free Games For November 2022 - PlayStation Plus Gives You A Kingdom Hearts Fix

A bevy of new games are heading to the PlayStation Plus catalog. And while it has a pretty hearty line-up of titles such as the award winning What Remains of Edith Finch, Chorus, the not-very-talked-about Oddworld: Soulstorm, and and healthy dose of Tom Clancy action with The Division 2 and Ghost Recon,…


Added by Mike Lind on November 13, 2022 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy XVI Will Be A PS5 Exclusive For 6 Months

For the better part of 25 years, the mainline Final Fantasy series has seen its home on the PlayStation platform. The newest entry, Final Fantasy XVI, will mark the first time since 1994 that a modern game will see release on a different platform, as it will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive for the first six months. This news was confirmed via an…


Added by Mike Lind on November 8, 2022 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Pokémon Winter Plush Released

Festive pokémon plush have been added to the winter release lineup on the U.S. Pokémon Center's website!

It's no surprise that the new Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet starters are featured this holiday season as the games will be releasing in a little over a week. …


Added by Gina Wilkolak on November 8, 2022 at 7:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Contra 4 (Nintendo DS)

Back when I was first starting as a writer/reviewer here, one series of games I wanted to base a theme around was Contra. This tried and true arcade run-n-gun shooter has always been a childhood favorite, and while the formula was simple, its respectable difficulty and stimulating controls kept it very high on replay value, thus I came up with Contra…


Added by Mike Lind on November 8, 2022 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Ahead of 343's Winter Update, Halo Infinite Leaders Admit To 'Falling Short' On Post-Launch Content

(Image: Halo Infinite - 343 Industries)

Even though Halo Infinite had a pretty successful launch, it goes without saying that the dearth of content since its release has left fans feeling deserted. The cancellations of features, delays on game modes, like the long-awaited map editor/creator Forge, and the…


Added by Mike Lind on November 6, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments

New Hero, Ramattra, To Join Overwatch 2 To Join The Playable Ranks In December

Logging in 25 million players in its launch month, Overwatch 2 has certainly seen unprecedented success, and it's soon to be including its newest hero for the second season of the game so far. Ramattra, a character tied to the series' lore for the last several years now, will be added to the roster, becoming Overwatch's eleventh tank hero, as his…


Added by Mike Lind on November 6, 2022 at 6:15pm — No Comments

R-Type Tactics I - II Cosmos Coming To Modern Platforms

NIS America is reaching back into the past to pull a long dormant series of RPGs for today's audience. The publisher/developer of the Disgaea franchise will be bringing the two R-Type Tactics games, which were originally released on the PlayStation Portable, is aimed to launch on most consoles next year. The short teaser trailer didn't reveal a great…


Added by Mike Lind on November 3, 2022 at 3:08pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Resident Evil: Code Veronica (Sega Dreamcast)

The first two Resident Evil games were a revolutionary experience for the horror genre. Along with the unique horror atmosphere that was fairly new to home consoles, one of the things fans grew very attached to were the compelling characters. Claire Redfield has always been one of, if not my favorite Resident Evil personalities, she broke a lot of…


Added by Mike Lind on November 1, 2022 at 5:00am — No Comments

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