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Microsoft May Reportedly Be Manufacturing Xbox Series X Chip Revisions

The Xbox Series X and S has seen some pretty good success since its launch, though the pandemic and continuing battles with bots and resellers have made obtaining them a little tricky. The Series S is a little easier to find, but indicators have reported that last month, the Xbox line of consoles have outsold the PS5 and Nintendo Switch in Europe for…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 12, 2022 at 9:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Contra: Legacy Of War (PlayStation/Sega Saturn)

In the years I've spent writing reviews for modern and retro video games, I learned a lot of my thinking has evolved. The topic of generational leaps with popular franchises adjusting with the times with varied results is one I now put a lot of thought into. I try not to just say "GAME BAD" and move on, there's gotta be something deeper to…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 12, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

BREAKING: Kingdom Hearts IV Trailer Reveal

Kingdom Hearts is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it's been three years since the release of Kingdom Hearts III, a game whose story likely ended up raising more questions than answering them. Several years has passed, and Square Enix has several KH projects lined up for the near future regarding the tales in the Realm of Light. Rather, based on…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 10, 2022 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Sega's 'Super Game' May Include Multiple Titles That Could Feature NFTs

The Sega brand is currently riding the wave of success and good press the Sonic the Hedgehog movies are bringing to the brand, as well as the steady stream of popularity and acclaim Atlus has garnered with their Shin Megami and Persona line of games. While Lost Judgement, a game developed by Sega's in-house studio Ryu Ga Gotoku (the Yakuza…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 10, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Former Nintendo President Reggie Fils-Aime Releasing Audio Book

While Reggie's charismatic personality has certainly been missed as president of Nintendo Of America (and his cup of coffee he had as a member of the board of directors for GameStop), the former chief operating officer will have words to say in his upcoming book, Disrupting The Game: From the Bronx to the Top Of Nintendo. Reggie will also be…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 7, 2022 at 12:05am — No Comments

Unreal Engine 5 Announced As Officially Released

Epic Games has finally made Unreal Engine 5 fully optimized for use, alongside Lyra, a shooter game utilizing its capabilities. A premier game engine for video game development, Epic plans to have UE5 used to make the very best of open world games, as well as fine-tuning the impact of physics and more dynamic character animations. A "State of Unreal"…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 6, 2022 at 1:40am — No Comments

Dead By Daylight Board Game Coming This Halloween

Last week Dead by Daylight: the Board Game, developed by Level 99 Games and inspired by the world-renowned hide-and-seek video game, launched on Kickstarter. Spoiler: The Kickstarter has already received enough funding to go through with the project!



Fans can pre-order the game—which is scheduled to arrive…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on April 5, 2022 at 1:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES)

Reviewing another Castlevania game? YES PLEASE! Yeah, I talk a LOT about Konami and Castlevania. It's one of my favorite video game franchises of all time. I've already covered the original NES trilogy here on the Retro Reboots, as well as the jump to the Super Nintendo with Super Castlevania. Castlevania Bloodlines, I've done a video for, but…

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Added by Mike Lind on April 5, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

The Nintendo Switch Online Service has spent the last several months beefing up its Expansion Pack portion of the platform with additions to the Nintendo 64 library. For a while, it appeared the NES and SNES catalogs were ignored for healthy amount of time. Nintendo perhaps saw this and added some offerings for the very tail-end of March. Coming to…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 30, 2022 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Free Games For April 2022: Games With Gold

Rounding out the updates for free titles from subscription services, it's Xbox Live's Games With Gold from Game Pass Ultimate. From Lunar Great Wall Studios comes the steampunk fantasy adventure Another Sight, and the award-winning puzzle game from studio Fiddlesticks, Hue. Through Backwards Compatibility on the Xbox 360, the…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 30, 2022 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Free Games For April 2022: PlayStation Plus

April's PlayStation Plus for April boasts some variety. From multiplayer, to platforming action, and deck-building adventure, free games for subscription members are here! For PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 is Hood: Outlaws and Legends from Sumo Digital. The other two titles exclusive to the PS4 are SpongeBob Squarepants: Battle For Bikini Bottom…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 30, 2022 at 6:07pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - The Death And Return Of Superman (SNES)

The Man of Steel has certainly endured a rocky road in gaming, with some smattering offerings here and there. The computer games tried some variety, and to be fair, they were acceptable offerings for the medium. The Commodore 64 Superman experimented some different perspectives and play styles. Kemco Superman on the NES was...more on that another…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 29, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

One Piece Odyssey Trailer - A Full-Fledged JRPG And Original Story By Eiichiro Oda

Bandai Namco has revealed a trailer for a new game based on Eiichiro Oda's swashbuckling adventure manga and anime, One Piece. As a part of celebrating One Piece's 25th anniversary, this series' latest game will be a grand JRPG following the Straw Hat Pirates in an original story that's penned by the author himself. Production of the game is done by…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 28, 2022 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Nintendo Has Scans Of 1996 Japanese Guide Book For Super Mario 64 Removed From Website

(Image: credit to NintendoWire/Comfort Food Video Games)

The stories of Nintendo's DMCA claims are no stranger to the gaming news circles. From striking down fan-made games, artwork, even gameplay clips from YouTube, the Big N brand's reputation for removing content involving their intellectual properties…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 26, 2022 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Pokémon Center Adds Hisuian Plush

The U.S. Pokémon Center just added four new plush from the Hisui region found in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Wyrdeer: $19.99, 12 1/2 inches…

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Added by Gina Wilkolak on March 25, 2022 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Free Games For April 2022: Epic Games Store

A free games announcement towards the end of March! Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo dropped their offerings for their subscription services, so here's some free updates, courtesy of the Epic Games Store heading into April. Coming to the platform, the first-person action/adventure title from Uppercut Games, City of Brass, and the turn-based…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 24, 2022 at 6:57pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (Sega Mega Drive)

What's there to say about Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story? As a biopic of the famed martial artist, it was pretty enjoyable, though many of the cartoonish stretches of his history are very exaggerated. It was done for drama's sake, so like Jim Carrey's Man on the Moon, that can be forgiven. The aura of Bruce Lee bleeds well into the world of video games,…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 22, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

CD Projekt RED Announces New Witcher Game And Partnership With Epic Games To Use Unreal 5

The next installment of The Witcher has been officially confirmed to be in development from CD Projekt RED. The other portion of this news that's fascinating is the studio has revealed it will not be using their REDEngine for this next installment, but stated that a working relationship has been formed with Epic Games to utilize the new Unreal Engine…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 21, 2022 at 7:15pm — No Comments

New Tekken Anime Series 'Tekken: Bloodline', Coming To Netflix

While the time table on any information regarding Tekken 8 may be a ways away, fans have something to look forward to from the competitors of the King Of The Iron Fist Tournament. A new adaptation titled Tekken: Bloodlines will be coming to Netflix, recanting the events following the Mishima family, the path of destruction that befalls young…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 19, 2022 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Street Fighter V Champion Edition's Definitive Update And Final Roster Balance Patch

Street Fighter 6 details will be rolled out later this summer, but Street Fighter V: Champion Edition still has one final face to put on for its swan song. The highly anticipated last update for SFVCE offers a few tweaks to the playable characters and some bonus additions that will be available later this month. The new updates heading to the game…

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Added by Mike Lind on March 17, 2022 at 10:39pm — No Comments

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