Mike Lind's Blog – May 2021 Archive (15)

Far Cry 6 Official Gameplay Reveal

Delayed for eight months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Far Cry 6 finally sees a window for a release date, and UbiSoft has premiered its gameplay. Taking place in the fictional Caribbean island of Yara, El Presidente Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito) is shaping his son, Diego, to take over his rule. You play as Dani Rojas, a guerilla…


Added by Mike Lind on May 28, 2021 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Free Games For June 2021: Xbox Game Pass

Xbox's Games With Gold lineup for June is up for Game Pass members! Free for this month is the momentum-based platformer The King's Bird, the isometric dungeon crawler Shadows: Awakening. through backward compatibility, the team battle all-star tournament fighter NeoGeo Battle Colesium, and Neatherrealm's Injustice Gods…


Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2021 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Free Games For June 2021: PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus has announced their new game offerings for the month of June. Coming exclusively for the PlayStation 5 is the co-op spy adventure Operation: Tango. For the PlayStation 4 members will have the 5v5 multiplayer interstellar dogfight battler, Elevtronic Arts' Star Wars Squadrons, and Sega's 3D fighting game series making…


Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2021 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown Comes To PS4

The revolutionary 3D fighting game series from the 90's returns...or at least in a remastered capacity. Initially released in 2006 and ported to home consoles in 2007 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, Virtua Fighter 5 been the last time the community had seen an entry in the series. It had been hinted several months back, but now Sega's iconic franchise is…


Added by Mike Lind on May 26, 2021 at 11:30am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT VS - Who's Tougher, Ghosts 'N Goblins Or Castlevania?

If you had one of these two games in your NES library in the late 80's, there was a good chance that you either stayed up in the waking hours of the night trying to beat them, or you gave up in a fit of frustration and went back to school after a nerve-racking weekend of being knocked into pit traps from Medusa Heads or desperately trying to evade Red…


Added by Mike Lind on May 25, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

RUMOR: CKY Drummer Jess Margera Says New Tony Hawk Game Is Coming

The remasters of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 were very successful commercially, selling 1 million copies in its first two weeks, and rekindling a generation from the late 90's the relationship it had with the peak of extreme sports' translation into video games. Those sales figures lead it to being the fastest selling game in the franchise. This leaves…


Added by Mike Lind on May 24, 2021 at 5:06pm — No Comments

REPORT: New Timesplitters Sequel Announced by Deep Silver

It's been more than 14 years since fans have seen a new entry in the Timesplitters series. Its rights juggled around quite a bit throughout the 200's from developers Free Radical lending publishing rights to Eidos Interactive, to Electronic Arts leading publishing Future Perfect, which came out for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox in…


Added by Mike Lind on May 20, 2021 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Call Of Duty: Warzone Adding Die-Hard's Nakatomi Plaza In New Update

Warzone is about to get a heaping spoonful of 80's action heroes in its newest upcoming Season 3 Reloaded update. In the new update patch, which includes some other perks, Activision will be including the familiar and iconic Nakatomi Plaza from the movie Die-Hard, as well as action heros skins of John McClane and John Rambo.…


Added by Mike Lind on May 18, 2021 at 9:18pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT VS - Ninja Gaiden Vs Revenge Of Shinobi

There's never room for a lack of ninja video game praise here on Retro Reboot. The pajama-clad assassins, their art of ninjutsu/ninpo, and their accessories are perfect for gaming. Even as the years went on into the 90's with the success of the Tenchu series, which got their start on the PlayStation in 1998. But before then, there were two prime…


Added by Mike Lind on May 18, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

REPORT: A New 2D Metroid Headlines Nintendo's E3 2021 Data Leaks

It looks as if Nintendo was planning for the E3 2021 digital event was intended to be a pretty hearty one. The anticipation and surprises are mitigated once again by some information that has allegedly has been spilled ahead of the presentation, as leaks reveal a rather busy remainder of the calendar year for Big N. While some have already been…


Added by Mike Lind on May 14, 2021 at 3:05pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT VS - Mario Vs Sonic The Hedgehog

Yeah, it's been absolutely done to death and done more extensively over the decades with Death Battle YouTube vids and such. And yes, the fact that Sega has transitioned to a third party publisher and developer while Nintendo enjoys various peeks and valleys of their success is pretty telling on which brand and franchise has the upper hand. What will…


Added by Mike Lind on May 11, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sony Fears PS5 Stock Limitations Could Last Throughout 2022

The pandemic continues to provide complications for manufacturing and shipping, and this generation's new console launch has seen many setbacks as far as supply meeting demand. Sony reports that thus far it had sold 7.8 million units through March 31st, and while the company has been targeting 14 million PS5's sold, they admit they have had more than…


Added by Mike Lind on May 10, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT VS - Streets of Rage 2 vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time

The Versus series returns for the first time in 2021 with a different kind of matchup. While the most common comparison when setting 16-brawlers side-by-side for the Nintendo and Sega brands, it's generally Final Fight vs Streets of Rage. I feel even if you do entry by entry analysis, Streets of Rage outclasses the Super Nintendo offerings. Even the…


Added by Mike Lind on May 4, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Documents Reveal Microsoft Had Planned To Reduce Revenue Share On Xbox Store By 18% For Developers

In recent documents uncovered during the court case between Epic Games and Apple, it was revealed that Microsoft had intentions to make changes to its revenue shares on Xbox Store by 30%. Reported by TheVerge, the…


Added by Mike Lind on May 2, 2021 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Konami Out Of E3, Reports They're 'In Deep Development Of Key Projects'

Konami has been in the new headlines lately. While a lot of it has been strong speculation and rumors, the fact that they're name has risen rather often in recent months is a strong indicator that something is brewing. April 20th, they announced on Twitter that they're pulling out of E3 2021, but there's a silver lining to that news that may be very…


Added by Mike Lind on May 1, 2021 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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