Mike Lind's Blog – January 2020 Archive (12)

Google Addresses complaints Regarding Stadia's Lack of Announcements, "...Up To The Publishers"

Since Google Stadia's launch in November 19th 2019, the platform has been met with seemingly lukewarm to less than bombastic reception. Those who purchased the Founder's Edition are closing in on the renewal date, and there has been quite an active …


Added by Mike Lind on January 31, 2020 at 9:51pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Bushido Blade (Sony Playstation)

I'll seldom pass up on an opportunity to talk about what I think is the purest weapons-based fighting game ever made, and it isn't Soul Calibur or Samurai Shodown. This distinction goes to the critically acclaimed, but long ignored Bushido Blade. Despite its success, the reverence for the series seemed fairly short-live for how original it plays. In…


Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sonic Forces Speed Battle Mobile Game Collabs with Movie, Features Teen Sonic

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is a little less than three weeks away, and since the redesign of the character to fit the likeness more has eased the reception and seemingly increased anticipation. Before the film drops, it appears to be getting its first promotion material. Sega owned studio, HARDlight (known for developing Sega games to iOS, Android,…


Added by Mike Lind on January 27, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Super Nintendo Land Theme Park Planned For Orlando in 2023

Universal Studios of Japan have now confirmed via an executive phone call that the Super Nintendo World theme park will be open in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. This attraction will feature state-of-the-art rides and attractions at an estimated value of $351 million for development of the site. …


Added by Mike Lind on January 23, 2020 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Nintendo Wins Court Ruling, eShop Preorder Cancellations Denied in Norway and Germany

In the age of gaming that is becoming more digital oriented, this bit of news perhaps comes a bit obtuse from the Nintendo camp. As per a ruling, a European court has favored in Nintendo their right to refuse refunds on eShop pre-orders.

According to the Norwegian video game site,…


Added by Mike Lind on January 23, 2020 at 10:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Street Fighter II Champion Edition (Arcade)

The history of Street Fighter II and its influence on the world of fighting games is so vast, I could have covered it from the start and end of January and it would still be difficult to do it justice. It's a fighting game released in 1991 that has received tweaks and additions as late as 2017 on the Nintendo Switch's Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final…


Added by Mike Lind on January 21, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mortal Kombat Animated Film "Scorpion's Revenge" Due First Half Of 2020

Warner Bros. Animation has plans for expanding upon the Mortal Kombat universe with an upcoming animated film titled "Scorpion's Revenge. A voice cast has been announced for the project and it is directed by Ethan Spaulding (Batman: Assault on ArkhamJustice League: Throne of Atlantis) with a script written by Teen…


Added by Mike Lind on January 18, 2020 at 12:37am — No Comments

Nintendo Direct 1/16/2020 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Adds Byleth To Its Roster

The Nintendo Direct today featured some heaping news regarding its widely acclaimed Super Smash Bros series. The latest addition to Challenger Pack 5 is the protagonist Byleth from the most recent release, Fire Emblem Three Houses, released in the early quarter of 2019.…


Added by Mike Lind on January 16, 2020 at 7:23pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT!! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Tournament Fighters (SNES)

If there's a 16-bit fighter that can hang with the heavyweights, it's Tournament Fighters. I remember when we first saw the commercials for this game, it looked very impressive right out the gate. Unfortunately, we rented the Mega Drive version and were introduced to the really ungood interpretation of the game. The SNES port of TMNT Tournament…


Added by Mike Lind on January 14, 2020 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

"A Little Something Extra" Planned For Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on the Nintendo Switch

The Special Edition of Devil May Cry 3 is due on the Nintendo eShop February 20th. In a video tweet, Capcom producer Matt Walker spoke of being "a little motivated to add something a little extra" to this port of the game.

“We know that…


Added by Mike Lind on January 8, 2020 at 4:23pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT VS: Mortal Kombat II vs Killer Instinct

It's fighting game month on Retro Reboot. And why not kick the theme off with a little bit of head-to-head, ultra violent action with a Retro Reboot Vs? Which of these two 16-bit titans of tournament fighting were the better game? Mortal Kombat II or Killer Instinct? 

For Retro Reboot Vs, what I aim to do is compare similar traits each game…


Added by Mike Lind on January 7, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

Patent For PS5 Dualshock Could Have Significant Differences

Speculation continues to permeate the video game news circles regarding the upcoming new hardware. These are always to be taken with a grain of salt, but the latest are details concerning potential designs of the PlayStation 5's Dualshock controller. The overall design based on the images available show that it very closely resembles the DS4's base…


Added by Mike Lind on January 2, 2020 at 7:09pm — No Comments

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