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The Xbox 360 Marketplace Will Remove 46 Games From Its Storefront

As time passes, the sun gets closer to setting on the seventh generation of video game consoles. According to Microsoft's support page, close to 50 games will be delisted from the…

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Added by Mike Lind on February 1, 2023 at 7:22pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Jordan Vs. Bird: One-On-One (NES)

As the teams clashed a lot throughout the 80's, the rivalry between Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson was incredibly heated. The feud between Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, however, seemed way more of a marketing tool, mostly to sell McDonald's in the early 90's. I didn't watch basketball that much, so my introduction to these guys was in the form of a…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 31, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Phil Spencer On Xbox's Lack Of Games In 2022: 'We Didn't Do Enough Of That'

If anyone has been more honest and straightforward about the state of Xbox's general appeal, it's CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer. The Xbox Series X and S platforms have seen stronger initial success upon release than their predecessor, the Xbox One. Backed by the Game Pass subscription service as a quality consumer deal, the Series X|S sold 9…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2023 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Nintendo eShop Quietly Updates Information For Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

While news of an upcoming Nintendo Direct have yet to be revealed (February has generally been the annual month for sizable game updates for the forseeable months), there has been a little bit of details regarding the status of two titles coming to the Switch, Advance wars 1+2 Reboot Camp and The legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 27, 2023 at 8:05pm — No Comments

House Of The Dead Remake PlayStation 5 Trailer

The house of the Dead Remake is now available for the PlayStation 5. Developed by Polish studio MegaPixel (Gravekeeper, Panzer Dragoon Remake), this redux of the original 1997 light gun shooter was re-imagined for modern consoles last April, and was released for all last generation platforms.…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 22, 2023 at 6:28pm — No Comments

REPORT: 343 Industries No Longer Handling Development Duties For Halo

Article updated 7:48 Saturday, January 21 to include Pierre Hintze's tweet

As the certainty of a large-scale acquisition hangs overs the head of Microsoft, the tech company has trimmed a good deal of fat recently for budget reasons. As with many other major businesses,…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 20, 2023 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Inazuma Eleven And Ni No Kuni Developer level-5 Interested In Making A Return To The West

The studio Level-5 Inc., noted publisher and producer of hits such as Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch, the PlayStation 2 cult hit Rogue Galaxy, the Professor Layton series, and the Yokai Watch franchise have enjoyed pretty storied success throughout the years. After 2020, the company scaled back its global…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 17, 2023 at 10:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (PlayStation)

If you were to make a list about what franchise qualifies as Capcom's most beloved series, it'd be hard to find one more beloved than Darkstalkers. Street Fighter has been the backbone of the fighting game genre for literal decades, Resident Evil is the standard bearer for the survival horror franchise, Monster Hunter is a cash-generating machine,…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 17, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Digital Games Outsold Physical Games In The UK By Nearly 90% In 2022

Since the inception of digital storefronts in mainstream gaming, the debate between Physical vs Digital has grown ever more heated. In recent years, the rise of digital gaming has continued on a steady increase, as Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony's access to virtual retail follows in line with the popularity of Steam, and since 2018, physical copies of…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 15, 2023 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Wizards Of The Coast Critical Fumbles, Hasbro Holds On OGL 1.1 Changes After Massive fan Backlash

The freedom of third party creation in the world of Dungeons & Dragons was severely threatened in the last two weeks. Wizards of the Coast was generally liberal with its royalty-free OGL (open gaming license) for the past twenty years. Its original version v.1.0 stated a rather forgiving set of guidelines to follow, which allowed for free use of…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 15, 2023 at 2:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Golden Axe: The Duel (Sega Saturn)

Golden Axe: The Duel is one of those curious cases of what became of Sega's more popular franchises following the end of the Mega Drive's lifespan. It was finally time for the company to move on from its 16-bit powerhouse, and to the average fan, the anticipation of seeing Sega franchises like Shinobi, ThunderForce, Streets of Rage, maybe a new…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 10, 2023 at 1:51pm — No Comments

King of Fighters XV Trailer For Shingo Yabuki, As Well As Season 2 Roadmap

The King Of Fighters XV season 2 gets kicked off with its newest trailer. After a lengthy absence, Shingo Yabuki makes his return as a playable character. 

Debuting in King of Fighters 97, the genuinely gentle and "goofy" Shingo was introduced to add some levity to KOF's rather darker storyline. He was brought in as a comedy foil for…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 9, 2023 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Early Looks Into The Super Nintendo World Park At Universal Studios Hollywood

The opening gate for Hollywood location of Super Nintendo World is approaching fast. Perhaps it has been the world reacting to the reveal of Illumination's Super Mario Bros Movie, but the park opens this year. Courtesy of the MiceChat…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 8, 2023 at 6:01pm — No Comments

PlayStation 5 Hits 30 Million Sales, Reports Supply Shortages Are Over

In its second year, the PlayStation 5 has been the console of choice for the average consumer. With the Xbox Series X|S keeping a modest pace, and the Nintendo Switch seeing a decline in retail interest for the first time since its launch, Sony's brand remains high in demand for this console generation. Based on recent information, it should be…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 5, 2023 at 7:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Irritating Stick: Jaleco's Best Game? (PlayStation)

Remember those buzz wire games? The ones that move around and you have to guide the ring through the course without touching the sides? Did you ever think that by as late as 1999, a studio would make a video game based on this for the Sony PlayStation? Video games by this point had players exploring vast worlds, leveling up characters, and stealthing…

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Added by Mike Lind on January 3, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Konami Game Designer And Metal Gear Producer Implies 'Long Awaited' Announcement On The Way

Well, 2022 is coming to a close, so how about I provide another update from the workings of Konami? In recent years, the producer/publisher has kept their heads low as they have stated they were eager to get back into mainline console game development. Following some modest offerings like Super Bomberman R (which has a sequel planned for 2023),…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 30, 2022 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Free Games For January 2023 - Xbox Games With Gold

The new year will roll out for Xbox Games With Gold, featuring two titles hitting the service come January that will test the intellect of the player. From NExT Studios (Metal Revolution, Bladed Fury) comes a 3D adventure puzzler Iris.Fall. And from Denki comes the simulation strategy game, Autonauts

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Added by Mike Lind on December 30, 2022 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Free Games For Janurary 2023 - PlayStation Plus Premium/Essential/Extra Monthly games

Get your gaming ready for the new year with PlayStation Plus' lineup of free downloads for every tier, Premium, Extra, and Essential. Exclusively to the PlayStation 4, Bethesda's open world live service spin on the nuclear resource management survival game, the controversial Fallout 76. And for the PS5 and PS4, Respawn Entetainment's action…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 30, 2022 at 12:14am — No Comments

RUMOR: Nintendo Discarded Plans For A Switch Upgrade, Changed Focus On Next Gen Hardware

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched and its specs were revealed, the conversations surrounding an upgraded version were as much of a dominating topic as its market success. Using modified Tegra X1 chips, it may have been clear that the Nintendo Switch would not be able to pack the punch of the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.

Since the…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 28, 2022 at 12:30am — No Comments

VR Survival Game, Primal Hunt Official Trailer

This new VR experience developed and published by Phaser Lock Interactive, Primal Hunt pits you one-on-one against one of the animal kingdom's most fierce apex predators, DINOSAURS. Take down these ferocious reptiles, but be wary. The further along you proceed, the more advanced the dinosaurs become, as they soon become upgraded with high-powered…

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Added by Mike Lind on December 27, 2022 at 12:25am — No Comments

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