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Free Games For October 2022: Xbox Games With Gold Down To Only Two Games

Game Pass Ultimate's Games With Gold selections are available for the month of October. With the news from July that Xbox 360 games will no longer be a part of…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 29, 2022 at 11:43pm — No Comments

THE FINALS, From Former DICE Developers, A Team-based Shooter With Destroyable Environments Pre-Alpha Trailer

Players will have a chance to sign up for an upcoming beta for THE FINALS, a new fast-paced team shooter from Embark Studios. Embark, a new development team that is headed by ex-Electronic Arts Executive Vice President, Patrick Söderlund, who once oversaw DICE up until 2018, is also made up of previous employees of said studio, so their…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 28, 2022 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Free Games For October 2022: PlayStation Plus Premium/Extra/Essential

With October around the corner, it's time to showcase some new games heading to the three tiers of PlayStation Plus. All three games will be available for PlayStation Plus Premium, Extra, and Essential members. Coming to the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will be Milestone's toyline-based racer, Hot Wheels Unleashed. Two titles heading…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 28, 2022 at 5:21pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes (PS2/Dreamcast)

I have talked in the past about how the era of 2D sprite-based fighters truly defined an era and went out with a bang with titles like Capcom vs SNK 2 (more on that at some point in the future), so I'll be concise with a lot of the trivia. The first Marvel vs Capcom was a smash hit that received great fanfare. I've reviewed it…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 27, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Some Early Looks At The Onimusha Anime, Coming To Netflix

Netflix recently held its TUDUM Japan event, where details about upcoming programming heading to the streaming platform can be seen, such as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: STONE OCEAN and an anime adaptation of Bake Yumemakura's light novel series, Omniyoji. Among these was Onimusha, one of Capcom's long dormant intellectual properties,…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 25, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First Teaser Trailer For The Super Mario Bros. Movie Coming To New York Comic Con

After many delays, and kept under wraps more secure than Brink's Incorporated, the world will finally get a look at the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie in the form of its first trailer. This announcement was made via the New York Comic Con's Twitter, as fan reception remains an unhealthy mix of cautious anticipation and apoplepxy, mostly after the…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 22, 2022 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Electronic Arts And Marvel Confirm Development On An Iron Man Game

Some news is afoot regarding superhero games, as EA's Canada-based studio Motive, which was founded by former UbiSoft employee Jade Raymond, is currently in works on a new Iron Man project. This will mark the first third-person Iron Man action game since the 2008 Behavior Interactive developed title based on the movie.…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 21, 2022 at 1:12am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Gradius III (SNES)

What would this time of year be without bringing a touch of SHMUPtember back? Okay, technically I've lost track of time and didn't prepare properly, but digress. Gradius III is a game still worth talking about, especially as Konami is preparing to launch (pun intended) a new space shooter from producer Keelworks, CYNGNI: All Guns Blazing, in 2023.…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 20, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Games For September 2022: Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack - Sega Genesis

The Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack will be including some new additions to the Sega Genesis catalog. These titles are available right now. From Game Arts comes the 1992 action platforming game Alisia Dragoon. From developer Ancient Corp. (Katekyo Hitman Reborn: Battle Arena, Streets of Rage 3), the 1995…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 19, 2022 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Major Leak At Rockstar Games Reveal Very Early Grand Theft Auto VI Gameplay Footage

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While Grand Theft Auto V has enjoyed a long line of success, much to the chagrin of a portion of the community, one of the most anticipated sequels in gaming has to be seeing what Rockstar Games does with Grand Theft Auto VI. Something that's also very high in the…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 19, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Konami Announces Suikoden I & II Gate Rune And Dunan Unification Wars Remaster, Expresses Interest In Reviving The Series

While names like Metal Gear and Silent Hill are greatly revered names, one other franchise under the Konami umbrella has been Suikoden. Dormant since 2012, many fans had questioned, even doubted if they would ever see the series in any capacity again. Good news is afoot, as Konami plans to release HD remasters of the first two Suikoden games in 2023.…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 17, 2022 at 12:30am — No Comments

Street Fighter 6 World Tour, Battle Hub, And Returning Characters Trailer

With less than a year way form its release, Some new information has been revealed in a new trailer from Capcom regarding Street Fighter 6. Specifically its very curious World Tour mode, which allows you to create your own martial artist and forge your own path for defining strength. Through your initial coach, Luke Sullivan (introduced in Street…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 15, 2022 at 11:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle (NES)

Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle is another one of those Nintendo games that ended up being one of my mom's favorites. She never really got into many video games beyond the arcade heyday of the 70's, and once the home consoles came about, there wasn't much she touched. The Looney Tunes have a storied history with video games, almost as old as the medium of…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 13, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Fire Emblem Engage Announcement Trailer Revealed During Nintendo Direct

The latest entry in Nintendo's tacical role-playing game series is expected next year. During a September Direct. Fire Emblem in recent years has garnered a significant fanbase, branching its appeal beyond its niche status in the mid 2000's.

With how popular the Nintendo Switch platform has been, 2019's Three Houses' smashing success, which…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 13, 2022 at 10:26am — No Comments

Battlefield Staff Undergoes Major Changes, Gustavsson Out, Halo Co-Creator In

The Battlefield franchise has seen instability with establishing and maintaining an identity for not only its longtime fans, but any promising new players, failing to gain any ground on the popularity of Sledgehammer's Call of Duty series, which has been the premiere shooter of choice.

Following the release of Battlefield 2042, CEO of…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 11, 2022 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Burger King X Diablo Immortal Crossover Presents A Limited Time 'Diablo Garlic Double CheeseBurger' In Japan

In the world of video games, the idea of crossovers have become the talk of the industry. How about this for a collaboration? Activision Blizzard and Burger King Japan Holding's have joined forces to promote Diablo Immortal. It's not quite an in-game item or prize to unlock, but a limited time Diablo Garlic Double Cheeseburger that will be sold for…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 11, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

NIS America Announces GrimGrimoire OnceMore For Modern Consoles

Publisher and developer NIS America, known in Japan as Nippon Ichi Software held a showcase announcing upcoming projects. Among those reveals and trailers comes the news that GrimGrimoire will be making its way to modern platforms.

Developed by Vanillaware (Odin Sphere,…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 7, 2022 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sony CEO Jim Ryan BURIES Microsoft's Call Of Duty Offer, Labels It 'Inadequate'

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Recently, Microsoft revealed its offer to continue honoring the agreement Activision has in place with Sony to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation platforms. This has been information many have been waiting to have confirmed since…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 7, 2022 at 8:55pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Rise 2: Resurrection (Sega Saturn/PSX) How Much Better Is It?

British developers Mirage Media created Rise of the Robots in 1994 for DOS. It would later be ported to the 3DO, Amiga, and the Suoer Nintendo. While it was visually spectacular for the time, the game was about as interesting to play as listening to someone describe a dream in great detail. The roster was tiny, the characters were nondescript…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 6, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free Games For September 2022: Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers have a slew of new titles coming to Game Pass this September. Hitting the service, games include the Deep Silver action-adventure game Gods Will Fall, and from developer Headbang Club comes the rhythm game crossed with a shoot'em up, Double Kick Heroes.

Through Backwards Compatibility on…

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Added by Mike Lind on September 2, 2022 at 12:21am — No Comments

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