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

The Nintendo Switch Online Service rounds out the rest of its updates by adding some more selections to the NES and Super Nintendo catalogs, which are available right NOW. New to the SNES, a side-scrolling platformer from Data East, Congo's Caper. And from Jaleco, the 16-bit beat'em up Rival Turf!. And for the NES side of things,…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2022 at 11:11pm — No Comments

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R Official Trailer And Release Date

A 2.5D fighting game developed by CyberConnect2 (Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, Dragonball Z: Kakarot) and published by Bandai Namco, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R brings 50 characters from the various adaptations of the anime series together, from Phantom Blood to Stardust Crusaders, and up to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2022 at 8:41pm — No Comments

Sad Cat Studios Announces Delay To REPLACED, Amidst War In Ukraine

Originally scheduled to launch in 2022, the war in Ukraine, which has thrown the eastern European world into disarray, caused Belarusian developer Sad Cat Studios to delay the release of its 2.5D action game REPLACED, published by Coatsink. The news was relayed by the game's official Twitter account:  

"Today we're making the very…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 25, 2022 at 7:02pm — No Comments

PlayStation Classic Games Added To PS Plus Are Reportedly Running Slower

It appears that the rollout for the newly christened PlayStation Plus tiers have incurred some adversity involving some of the games on its PS1 catalog. This was a similar criticism seen with the PlayStation Classic console that was released in 2018. According to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 25, 2022 at 12:00am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Eureka Seven: Vol. 1 The New Wave (PlayStation 2)

As a huge fan of giant robots duking it out, I played a lot of video games that would give me the opportunity to do so. The lack of a true Transformers video game in my youth aside, I made due with the Mechwarrior series and some of the early Armored Core games before they stopped making them. The Mobile Suit Gundam fighting games aren’t in the…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 24, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Capcom Expressing Interest In Reviving Some Of Its Dormant IPs

Throughout the 80's and the 90's, Capcom was revered for boasting one of the richest and most beloved games and franchises. By the mid 2000's, however, many fans saw its releases of fan favorite series slow down to a trickle, if not halted indefinitely. For every hit that Monster Hunter, eventually Street Fighter V, or Ace Attorney became, there was…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 23, 2022 at 6:56pm — No Comments

REPORT: Electronic Arts Was Allegedly Involved Sale Or Corporate Merger

Many moves in the game industry the last year and a half have involved the acquisition of developers. The recent news about investors "looking into" a possible purchase of UbiSoft hovered around speculation, and…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 22, 2022 at 1:00am — No Comments

Action Sports Game Roller Champions Cinematic Trailer From UbiSoft

Upcoming from UbiSoft's Montreal studio is Roller Champions, a free-to-play 3v3 sports game. With the ability to ride walls, teams must complete one lap before attempting to score a goal. Subsequent laps completed can lead to a higher score, but beware. If you lose possession of the ball, the laps reset and the net total is lost.

Blending the…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 20, 2022 at 12:46am — No Comments

Square Enix Plans To Announce Final Fantasy VII News Next Month

Next month will be the 25th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII. In wake of this, series director Tetsuya Nomura teased some upcoming content will be rolled out, as reported by RPGSite. During a…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 18, 2022 at 9:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Fatal Fury: King Of Fighters (SNES & Sega Mega Drive)

I love me some Fatal Fury. As I was coming of age in the very early 16-bit era and latched onto fighting games immediately, Street Fighter II certainly devoured a great deal of my time and quarters, when I had chances to go to the arcades. I did play Art of Fighting, but as I previously mentioned during…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 17, 2022 at 11:44am — No Comments

Free Games For May 2022: Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards (Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack)

While it seems the NES and SNES libraries have taken a backseat to their digital libraries, a new entry to the Nintendo Switch Online Service + Expansion Pack is adding another classic platformer to its Nintendo 64 lineup. Coming May 20th, subscribers will have access to Kirby & The Crystal Shards. …

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Added by Mike Lind on May 17, 2022 at 11:30am — No Comments

PlayStation Plus Rolls Out New Game Lineup, Adds UbiSoft+

The revamped PS Plus service, which was formally announced back in March, offers the line of titles that will be accessible via its new membership tiers. PlayStation Plus Essential is your standard tier, so if you currently have PlayStation Plus, nothing changes to that current plan.

Plus Extra gives access to…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 16, 2022 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Reported Microsoft Patent Could Allow Physical Game Access On The Xbox Series S

Sony and Microsoft's decisions to meet the standard demands of modern game convenience has been an adequate one with digital variations of their next generation hardware. Listed at cheaper price tags, the Xbox Series S and the digital-only PlayStation 5 model provides quality of life options for consumers. The digital age of gaming does come with…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2022 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Bethesda Has Announced Delays Of Starfield And Redfall To 2023

Bethesda Studios came forth with game delays to announce. Much to fans' dismay, the development for anticipated upcoming releases Starfield, an action role-playing game aiming to be a breakthrough new generation experience, and FPS from Arkane Studios Redfall, will not be able to meet their initial launch dates. A statement was made by Bethesda via…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 12, 2022 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Nintendo Indie World 2022 Highlights Include A Soulslike Crab Adventure

Nintendo's Indie World show is back again, highlighting the upcoming independent titles from around the globe. The presentation ran for a shade over 24 minutes, some of these games are currently available. Here's some of the more notable trailers from today's event. Some are pretty decent fare, but a Soulslike where you play as a crab? Sign me…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 11, 2022 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Warner Bros. Interactive CANCELS Xbox One And PS4 Versions Of Gotham Knights

WB Interactive released a gameplay trailer for their upcoming action role-playing game Gotham Knights. Taking control of Nightwing, Redhood, Batgirl, and Robin, these heroes patrol the streets of Gotham City in the wake of the death of Batman. The 13 minute trailer showcases a demonstration of the stealth, combat, and puzzle solving.…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 10, 2022 at 7:25pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Crazy Taxi (Sega Dreamcast)

Even with their success on the Mega Drive, Sega seldom deviated from their arcade roots. The quality of console development may have taken a lot of the shine away from arcade titles, now that the quality was getti g close to, if not on par by this point. This did little to prevent a game like Crazy Taxi from becoming a massive hit.…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 10, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Xbox Resolves Issues With Digital Purchases And Cloud Game Access

May 7, Xbox Support had tweeted about a problem Xbox owners encountered with the ability to buy digital games from the store or launching games from the cloud access. According to Xbox Support on Twitter, players who were able to launch games were disconnected. Games on disc…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 8, 2022 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Nintendo Japan Releases Mario Strikers Battle League Gameplay Trailer

Mario Strikers Battle League is the return of the fast-paced soccer series that's heading to the Nintendo Switch in a little over month, and a trailer has been released, featuring nearly five minutes of demo play that showcases the action and abilities, as well as character attributes that can be modified through equipping gear. 

You can…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 6, 2022 at 10:29am — No Comments

Prinny Presents: NIS Classics Volume 3 Has A Release Date

The third volume of NIS America's line featuring the games that shaped the company in the days before Disgaea: Hour or Darkness propelled the developer into mainstream popularity in 2003.

The first of the two tactical RPG titles is Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. It was the first game in Nippon Ichi's Marl Kingdom series…

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Added by Mike Lind on May 5, 2022 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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