December 2020 Blog Posts (18)

PlayStation Plus Free Games January 2021

For 2021, PlayStation Plus members will have a treasure of games they can sink their teeth into with January's lineup of free titles. The open-world action shark simulator, Maneater, the conclusion of the Lara Croft origin trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and the explorative quest-based swashbuckling RPG, Greedfall.

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Added by Mike Lind on December 30, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Comix Zone (Sega Genesis)

The 16-bit era saw an increase in popularity in the early 90's of the beat'em up brawler genre. A staple in the arcades during the mid to late 80's, the genre saw the rise of titles like Double Dragon (considered the grandfather of the format), River City Ransom, and Final Fight. The token munching games would make their way to home consoles,…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 29, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments

Early Reports Indicating Dualsense Adaptive Triggers Are Breaking

One of the defining features of the new PlayStation 5 has been Sony putting aside the Dualshock rumble motors in favor of Dualsense, a function that utilizes haptic feedback for games, providing a more responsive vibration that simulates the tension of the weapons and aspects of the environment for the player. Scenarios like hitting the breaks on a…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 26, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Xbox Games With Gold For January 2021

This holiday week, Microsoft's offering the gift of an early announcement for their first lineup of Games With Gold to open the new year. And this is a lineup of great titles. Next month sees Xbox Live Gold members receiving Little Nightmares, Dead Rising, and through backward compatibility you can get the Xbox 360's King of…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 22, 2020 at 2:41pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Ecco The Dolphin (Sega Genesis)

Ecco the Dolphin is one of those games that needs explaining to me. For as long as I can remember, it's always been in video packages and commercials for the Sega Genesis, showcasing its technical prowess and beautiful visuals. But the very first time I turned it on and played it as a child, I thought it was the most lackluster, uninteresting games I…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 22, 2020 at 11:14am — No Comments

Shigeru Miyamoto Offers Tour Of Super Nintendo World In Latest Direct

One of the best things about the Nintendo Directs is unlike E3 or PAX, where leaks have become abundant and surprises are often spoiled, you seldom have a clear idea of what you're going to be anticipating from them. In the 15 minute presentation, the father of Super Mario provided a tour of what to expect from Universal Studios Japan's Super Nintendo…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 20, 2020 at 11:25am — No Comments

Monster Hunter Iceborne Director Announces Departure From Capcom

Monster Hunter Worlds' Iceborne expansion has been the icing on the cake for the latest entry in the Monster Hunter franchise. Selling 6.6 million copies as of September 2020, making it the sixth biggest selling Capcom game of all time. News has broke that the director of Iceborne, Daisuke Ichihara will be stepping away from Capcom after 17 years to…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 17, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Among Us Jumps To The Nintendo Switch

Nintendo's 2020 Indie World Showcase wrapped up, bringing a plethora of independently developed titles to the Switch. Headlining them is Innersloth's multiplayer deduction communication title Among Us.…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 15, 2020 at 5:01pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Silver Surfer (NES)

It's time for Retro Reboot to dive once again into the world of 8-bit superhero action. After dabbling in the action platformer madness that is the very snug, but very difficult Batman and the Uncanny X-men, the video game equivalent of trying to eat dry ice, time to take a look at the only game starring the Silver Surfer...uhh...Silver Surfer. This…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 15, 2020 at 11:12am — No Comments

Nintendo Switch Online Service December Update Includes Donkey Kong Country 3 Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

The Nintendo Switch Online Service drops five games for this holiday season, headlined by Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!. This includes a Christmas code that turns the bonus levels holiday themed. Filling out the rest of the SNES line is The Ignition Factor, Super Valis IV, and Tuff E Nuff. The…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 14, 2020 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Windjammers 2 Release Date Moved To 2021

The developers of Windjammers 2, Dotemu, has announced that due to some development setbacks, the sequel will be delayed. An official statement was posted to the team's Twitter page:

“We analyzed in depth all these mixed opinions regarding some stuff including the lack of rollback for the online mode, which was unanimously praised in…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 10, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - DuckTales (NES)

As of this writing, it seems like the DuckTales 2017 reboot will not be renewed for a fourth season. That's pretty disheartening. Perhaps storylines will be resolved in what remains of season three, which I'll feel a little better about. Most of what DuckTales does is practically brilliant, and the same can be said about the platformer from Capcom.…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 8, 2020 at 11:06am — No Comments

Nintendo Cancels Splatoon 2 NA Open Live Stream After Participants Show Support For The Smash Bros. Melee Community

In less than two weeks, Nintendo has come at odds with its fanbase again. As previously covered, in late November, Nintendo issued a cease and desist against the Super Smash Brothers Melee tournament organizing group, The Big House, who were attempting to use emulated copies of the 2001 Gamecube game and a…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 6, 2020 at 4:38pm — No Comments

King Of Fighters XV Teaser Trailer Announces First Official Reveal Date In 2021

The SNK fanbase has spent the last two years anticipating any details about the fifteenth entry in the King of Fighters series. Rumors and speculation circulated as the SNK brand has remained silent on its development, keeping focus on the release and roadmap of 2019's Samurai Shodown, which has seen steady success. Since the previous generation…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 5, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Huge WB\HBO Announcement

Warner Bros. Pictures Group just made a huge announcement regarding their 2021 film line up. 

The entirety of their 2021 movie line up, will stream exclusively to HBO Max for one month. The best part? It's at no extra cost.

The line up will still get a theatrical release. For those who don't or can't go to the theater, will be able to…

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Added by James Tuttle on December 3, 2020 at 2:22pm — No Comments

RUMOR: Hip Hop Megastar Travis Scott Possibly Designing His Own Limited Edition PS5 Console

The PlayStation 5 is certainly a hot commodity. Rap star Travis Scott has also been blazing a trail in 2020 as a marketing hot ticket and becoming a brand in and of himself. The 28 year old entrepreneur, a fan of Sony, had signed a deal to serve as a strategic partner for the PS5.

“I’m really looking forward to being able to showcase…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 2, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Pokémon Launches Kids Winter Fest For Young Fans

Have a young Pokémon fan in the family? From now until January 3, 2021, Pokémon: Kids Winter Fest is available to play online. Activities include a variety of free to-play minigames and activities and to test their Pokémon knowledge on mobile devices,…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on December 1, 2020 at 3:05pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Zombie Revenge (Sega Dreamcast)

By 1999, the brawler genre was becoming increasingly more passe as game development for home consoles became more robust and substantial. Sega was a company that wasn't going to let go of those arcade button-mashing heydays, and the Dreamcast was the last bastion of coin-op style gameplay. Due to the popularity of the Resident Evil series, Sega were…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 1, 2020 at 11:17am — No Comments

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