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PlayStation State Of Play 2021 Wrap-Up Coverage

Sony's digital reveal show has finished up, and we here at Game Fix have the details from the fallout, in case you missed it! Like Nintendo Directs, and even E3 or PAX shows, these offerings should be met with a certain level of hype and expectations. With new hardware out (for those fortunate to get their hands on one), some upcoming software is a…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 25, 2021 at 7:56pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Breakthru (NES)

Most arcade ports to the NES seemed to go pretty well for the NES, as far as I can remember. I only briefly played this in the arcades at Chuck E Cheese and decided that getting killed in Zaxxon was more fun because it was in space. As far as a home port goes, Breakthru isn’t too bad, though it is hindered by some of the many problems most NES…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 23, 2021 at 11:49am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Marvel vs Capcom: Clash Of Super Heroes (Sega Dreamcast)

It's 1996. X-Men vs Street Fighter opened up Pandora's box when Capcom's World Warriors crossed fists with the mutants from Marvel Comics, launching the Vs line of games under the Capcom umbrella. The games used the same CP-System II engine that many Capcom games utilized, including Super Street Fighter II Turbo, X-Men Children of the Atom and the…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 16, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Nintendo Switch Online Service February 2021 Free Games

The Nintendo Switch Online Service resurfaces with a new update for its digital additions to the Super Nintendo and Nintendo Entertainment System libraries that will be available February 17. Three selections coming to the SNES is the fighting game Doomsday Warrior, action side-scroller Psycho Dream, and platforming title…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 9, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Digital Pinball: Last Gladiators

I love myself a good pinball table. Brawlers, SHMUPs, and fighters were my regular quarter munchers in an arcade room, but the pinball table is like putting a Rubix Cube on a living room coffee table; at some point, you're going to feel inclined to mess with it. Two of my favorite tables were Space Jam and Terminator 2. While it was hard to replicate…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 9, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Silent Hill Composer Akira Yamaoka Teases Possible Project In Removed YouTube Interview

The Konami rumor that many fans have been itching to have clarified may have gained a little bit of traction. In a recent interview with Al Hub, the iconic composer was speaking about the latest project he lent his talents to, the recently released thriller puzzle game The Medium for the Xbox Series X|S and PC. 

He then veered a little…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 7, 2021 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Tails Voice Actress Colleen O'Shaughnessy Not Returning For Sonic Prime

The Sonic Prime announcement will be ushering in a new take on the Sonic universe, much like the Sonic Boom series. Development and production will be headed by Sega of America, Wildbrain Studios (who previously worked on 2019's Mega Man Fully Charged), Netflix Animation, and Ben 10 creator Man of Action. Its theme will center around a multiverse…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 5, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Trailer

Mass Effect's long anticipated remastering released a trailer that provided some robust information on what fans can expect from BioWare's sharpened space opera trilogy. Mass Effects 1-3 will see sharpened gameplay improvements, HDR and 4K resolution support, and a consolidation of the three games to ensure it's a more complete and cohesive package.…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 2, 2021 at 7:43pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Boogerman A Pick And Flick Adventure (Sega Genesis)

I laugh at a game like 2018's Agony, one of the most aptly named titles ever. Watching that try to be as edgy and controversial as possible in a time where most messed up fetishes are a Google search away is almost adorable. Agony doesn't have the refined dignity of 1994's Boogerman, a game that may as well have been produced by the kid who wrote the…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 2, 2021 at 10:53am — No Comments

Why An Upgraded Nintendo Switch Might Not Happen

One of the topics that has surrounded the Nintendo Switch for as long as the console launched has been "when will we see a more powerful version of the Switch?". The hybrid console is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1, which isn't as powerful as the base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The X1 in the Switch, which has better RAM and is easier to keep cool, is…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 29, 2021 at 1:00am — No Comments

Free Games For February 2021: PlayStation Plus & Xbox Game Pass

With the holidays over, it now looks like Sony and Microsoft have gotten back on track with timely announcements of their membership goods. PlayStation Plus and Game Pass subscribers will be granted access to some free titles this upcoming February. PS+ will receive Destruction Allstars (PS5 exclusive), Control (PS4 and PS5), and…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 27, 2021 at 7:20pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)

Growing up, Zombies Ate My Neighbors wasn't really all that big a deal to me. I remember playing it a couple of times, my cousin had it and we rented it a few times, but when it came to co-op in our household, Jackal and Contra was more popular. Even some other games like The Chaos Project: Soldiers of Fortune, a top-down shooter from the Bitmap…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 26, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Konami Shuttering Down Game Divisions As Plans For Restructuring

The Konami brand has become less prevalent when it comes to the development of mainstream games. Aside from some middle of the road releases, like Contra Rogue Corps and some anthology collections such as the Konami Arcade Classics and Castlevania/Contra collections released over the last year. 

The news gets a little more glass is half empty,…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 25, 2021 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Star Fox Designer Takaya Imamura Leaves Nintendo

After 32 years, Takaya Imamura announces that he is departing from Nintendo. He posted an image of himself in front of Nintendo headquarters on his last day with the company, stating,

"Last day of work
Selfie with an empty company
When I think I'm not going to get in here…
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Added by Mike Lind on January 22, 2021 at 9:35pm — No Comments

PlayStation 5's And Xbox Series X Restocks Sell Out Quickly

Getting one's hands on a next generation console is not easy. Most major retailers have a hard time maintaining inventory long enough for consumers to purchase one. It isn't helped that online scalpers sending spam bots to buy up units clean out stores fast enough before orders can be placed, the complications of the Coronavirus have more than…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 22, 2021 at 12:27am — No Comments

Gameplay Trailer For Microsoft Exclusive The Medium

Polish development studio Bloober Team's upcoming horror themed game, The Medium, was pushed back for optimization to early 2021, and its release date is nearing the corner. For fans who may have wondered how the gameplay functions, community manager Michal Napora provides a sampling of what to expect from this detective driven puzzler.

In The…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 20, 2021 at 9:55am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Champions: Return To Arms (PlayStation 2)

Action RPGs can be incredibly addictive. Back at the height of my PC playing days when I would invest days and weeks during summer vacation (and even when high school was in session) logging into Command & Conquer: Red Alert and WarCraft II, I alternated that with many an hours booting up the granddaddy of action RPGs, Diablo II.

Diablo II…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 19, 2021 at 10:35am — No Comments

Mortal Kombat: Details On Simon McQuoid's Movie Reboot

Mortal Kombat is returning to the big screen and HBO Max for the first time in 23 years. After several years of production, writing staff changes, and establishing a production team that includes James Wan (Aquaman) and Todd Garner, Simon McQuoid's directorial debut will refresh the Mortal…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 15, 2021 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Nintendo Fan Creates Ring Fit Mario Kart Exercise Bike

Throughout their history, Nintendo has always been known for their aim to innovate and approach gaming in as many unique manners as possible, and they have a track record of merging gaming with exercise. From the 2006 Wii Fit and its balance board to 2019's Ring Fit Adventure's Ring-Con, there's always an effort to try and get games to stay active…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 15, 2021 at 12:44am — No Comments

Indiana Jones Game Teaser Trailer Revealed By Bethesda And Machine Gun Games

Along with news of a new Indiana Jones movie in the works, fans of the treasure seeking archeologist will be interested in learning that a new video game is now a part of the plans for Microsoft's newly acquired studio Bethesda. A trailer was posted from Lucasfilms Games, panning over compasses, a map, books, and a journal before finally highlighting…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 12, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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