Mike Lind's Blog – January 2022 Archive (20)

SNK Officially Reveals King Of Fighters XV DLC Roadmap

King of Fighters XV is a little less than a month away, and SNK Corporation gives an official drop to the current state of the game's roadmap after the final trailer for the base roster (Elisabeth Blantorche). Unfortunately, a lot of KOF XV's details were leaked several weeks ago that revealed the game's story mode and DLC characters, they turned out…


Added by Mike Lind on January 31, 2022 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Xbox Reportedly Developing A Monster Hunter-styled Exclusive For Xbox With Halo Co-Creator

The Xbox brand is working hard and diligently on ensuring it has a robust selection of exclusives and a vast library for Game Pass accessibility. If reports are accurate, it sounds as if they are preparing to shore up with an exclusive title to market. The big acquisitions of ZeniMax and Activision puts some very popular and notable games under their…


Added by Mike Lind on January 30, 2022 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Sega Officially Ends Its Run In The Arcade Business After 5 Decades

While the writing was practically on the wall for the better part of 15 years, one of the juggernauts of the arcade industry finally calls it quits. Once popular hangout and tourist spots throughout the 80's and 90's, arcades saw a general decline around the late 90's as home gaming became more robust and in demand. Due to the pandemic, in-person…


Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2022 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Free Games For February 2022: Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox Game Pass has just announced their collection of titles coming to Game Pass Ultimate for subscribers. members can look forward to the fifth entry in the long-running adventure series Broken Sword 5: the Serpent's Curse and a side-scrolling action game of perpetual motion, Aerial_Knight's Never Yield. And the classic…


Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2022 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free Games For February 2022: PlayStation Plus

January is coming to a close, so it's time to look forward to new offerings from PlayStation Plus coming this February for PS+ members. Coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 is EA's simulation combat grappler EA Sports UFC 4 and the Borderlands spin-off, Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep: A Wonderland's One-Shot Adventure.…


Added by Mike Lind on January 26, 2022 at 6:28pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - X-Men Legends (Xbox)

Marvel's mutants are no strangers here to Retro Reboot. I've looked over some of their highs and lows from the 8-bit and 16-bit bit era of gaming (Arcade's Revenge may be a Spider-Man themed game, but it counts, and that game is cheeks), their appearance in Capcom fighting games, and some tough-as-nails action platformers. It's time to move the clock…


Added by Mike Lind on January 25, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

UbiSoft Wraps Up Support For Watchdogs Legion

It appears the end of the road for development support on Watchdogs Legion is at hand. The last content update for the game was seen last September, which mostly addressed game bugs and glitches. The multiplayer co-op was added in only March of 2021, along with some story expansions that fleshed out the content.

The upcoming 5.6 update will be…


Added by Mike Lind on January 24, 2022 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Sega Kicks Off 'Project Sonic' With New Images

(Image: SEGA)

Sega is looking to gear gaming (hehe, "game gearing"...I'll see myself out) in 2022 an earnest effort to make the signature blue hedgehog a big part of the year. They have launched "Project Sonic '22", with accompanying logo designs and artwork, marketing the direction Sonic Frontiers, Sonic's…


Added by Mike Lind on January 23, 2022 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Free Games For February 2022: Majora's Mask Joining The Nintendo Switch Online Nintendo 64 Expansion

Giving credit where it's due, Nintendo has done a consistent job of enhancing the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pack with regularly scheduled updates that have almost felt monthly now. They certainly have responded in kind to the criticism of the pack's initial rollout by adding some classics, and another one (subjectively speaking) will be heading there in…


Added by Mike Lind on January 22, 2022 at 9:19pm — No Comments

BREAKING: Microsoft Acquires Activision Blizzard For $68 Billion

(Updated January 18 1:20pm EST)

According to CNBC, pending approval based on anti-trust laws, it looks like Microsoft will be buying publisher/developer Activision Blizzard for a total of $68.7 billion dollars at $95 dollars a share. The reports that Microsoft was in the hunt for more major studio purchases has been a story that…


Added by Mike Lind on January 18, 2022 at 1:29pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16)

A game I never even had a chance to see in arcades, Splatterhouse is a franchise that established a controversial legacy for its unapologetic violence, leading to many of its home ports being censored a few years before Night Trap and Mortal Kombat sent the government explaining how vidja games are set to ruin a generation's brains. As mentioned, I…


Added by Mike Lind on January 17, 2022 at 11:00am — No Comments

Kirby And The Forgotten Land Trailer For The Nintendo Switch

HAL Laboratory's latest Kirby adventure will launch on the Nintendo Switch in 2022. This will be Kirby's seventeenth mainline entry in the series. With the camera angle and scope of the game, it looks like it's borrowed some liberties from Super Mario 3D Worlds, and the first Kirby game to be a full 3D platformer. Kirby must help rescue Waddle Dees…


Added by Mike Lind on January 16, 2022 at 5:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT: Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

Super Mario World holds a reputation for being the best platform game on the Super Nintendo (opinions are always up for debate, of course). If there's one game on the platform that nips at its heels, or is strongly considered being better, is the game that put the studio Rare on the map, Donkey Kong Country. With its plethora of hidden puzzles, warps,…


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

FromSoftware Possibly Having Armored Core Back In The Works

(Image: Armored Core V)

It's been a long time since the gaming world has seen an Armored Core. Its publishing rights having juggled from name to name, including 505 Games, Sega, and UbiSoft, the mech-based action franchise was where FromSoftware had honed many of their game design talents. For nearly a…


Added by Mike Lind on January 10, 2022 at 11:00pm — No Comments

E3 2022 In-Person Event Cancelled, Digital Show Remains Uncertain

(Image: Electronic Entertainment Expo 2018)

With the rise and rapid spread of the latest coronavirus variant Omicron, which saw a very sharp increase in confirmed cases, it'll be another year without a live attended E3 event. The pandemic brought venues closed in 2021, but…


Added by Mike Lind on January 7, 2022 at 9:30am — No Comments

Konami Lists NFT Auctions For Castlevania's 35th Anniversary

The 35th Anniversary of Castlevania is being celebrated and commemorated in the form of memorial NFTs (non fungible tokens). It would have been nice to possibly announce, or at least tease, hints of a new mainline entry in the vampire slaying series (it's been 8 years since Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2). As mentioned in an article published earlier…


Added by Mike Lind on January 6, 2022 at 10:01pm — No Comments

REPORT: Microsoft Adding UbiSoft Plus To Xbox Game Pass

UbiSoft's Plus membership gives access to over 100 UbiSoft titles throughout their library. A new incentive is being added to Game Pass, however. According to The Verge, a deal has been struck that will…


Added by Mike Lind on January 5, 2022 at 9:37pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Double Dribble: The Playoff Edition (Sega Genesis)

Remember Double Dribble? That NES basketball game that was just the right blend of arcade and light simulation gameplay that kept it being a fairly entertaining sports video game from Konami? Remember the sequel for the Sega Genesis that tried to up the ante with even more grandiose presentation and not much else? No? Well, you're in the majority to…


Added by Mike Lind on January 4, 2022 at 11:21am — No Comments

IKEA Has Fake Xbox Series X And PS5 Boxes For Furniture Measurements

If you have a hearty console collection, or are just a little frugal with available display room for your entertainment set-up and ensuring your new high-powered systems have proper ventilation, chances are there might be some difficulty with looking for a way to best optimize your space. While the Nintendo Switch dock is tiny and accommodating,…


Added by Mike Lind on January 4, 2022 at 8:00am — No Comments

Yosuke Matsuda, President Of Square Enix, Shares Positive Views On The Trend Of NFTs

NTFs aren't just a mere trend that would go away after a few months. Based on the recent trend of events, modern tech booms like those, 5G, and blockchains and are being very much embraced by industry leaders in gaming, despite the carbon footprint they leave behind due to their watt usage. Companies like Sega and UbiSoft have expressed their interest…


Added by Mike Lind on January 2, 2022 at 7:52pm — No Comments

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