Mike Lind's Blog – August 2020 Archive (14)

Xbox Game Pass Games With Gold September 2020

Next month's Game Pass offerings have been announced, and will provide four new games fresh to Xbox Live Gold Members throughout September. The titles are Tom Clancy's The Division, The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, de Blob 2, and Armed And Dangerous. Beginning September 1st.…


Added by Mike Lind on August 29, 2020 at 7:28am — No Comments

PlayStation Plus Free Games September 2020

September's free games for PS+ members is offering up some fisticuffs and frying pans for the PlayStation 4, as Street Fighter V and Player Unknowns' Battlegrounds will roll out next month. Activate your V-Triggers and cook up some hate!

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds …


Added by Mike Lind on August 26, 2020 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Employees Resign From Lab Zero Due To Lack Of Consequences Against SkullGirls Lead Programmer Mike Z

For anyone that is a fan of the independent fighting game Skullgirls, they probably have been abreast to the news surrounding polarizing developer and game designer for Lab Zero Games Mike Zaimont, known by the moniker "Mike Z". Throughout 2020, "Zaimont has been a lightning rod for the wrong kind of attention on social media and reports of…


Added by Mike Lind on August 25, 2020 at 9:44am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Combat (Atari 2600)

Hey, speaking of Atari, perhaps it's an appropriate time to talk about a pretty notable titles for the 2600. Combat, one of the most aptly named video games on the planet, really does get used to the point; fire at your opponent with tanks and planes. Something I treasure from this time period is the simplicity and straightforward nature of the games…


Added by Mike Lind on August 25, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

Atari VCS On Preorder In Australia For $700

Come this November (the date is slated for the 24th), Atari is jumping back into the race with its console/PC hybrid, the Atari VCS. Last week, the VCS went up for preorder in Australia for a whopping retail price of $699 for the console alone. The bundle runs for $845, which includes a wireless controller and wireless joystick. With the PlayStation 5…


Added by Mike Lind on August 22, 2020 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Nintendo Indie World Showcase

One of the greatest perks about modern gaming has been the accessibility and platforms upon which independent developers can have a chance to show their passion and creativity. During the run of the Nintendo Switch. This presentation gives some spotlight to a slew of indie titles making their way to the eShop: 

Hades - Supergiant…


Added by Mike Lind on August 19, 2020 at 2:37pm — No Comments


Given the reception to the latest Star Fox offering in Zero (a game I'm a big fan of and felt it was one of the most unique video games I've played in 11 years), the franchise has seen better days. Nintendo tried a lot of experimenting to see if anything more substantial can be drawn from it. Efforts like Assault and Adventures (Ocarina of Time with…


Added by Mike Lind on August 18, 2020 at 5:24am — No Comments

Retro Studios Searching For Lead Producer For Metroid Prime 4

Well, here's the good and bad news. There is some information on the little known status of Metroid Prime 4. The bad news, it seems that the project still lacks a complete staff, as it's still looking for a lead producer to aid in heading the project. Retro Studios posted on…


Added by Mike Lind on August 15, 2020 at 8:18am — No Comments

Embracer Group Purchases Metro Developer 4A And Other Studios

Deep Silver's parent company Embracer Group had themselves a very busy session, buying up quite a few properties in gaming and entertainment. A Swedish based games holding company, the former Nordic Games Publishing now own the rights of 4A Games through its subsidiary Saber Interactive. Embracer acquires 100% of the rights to the Metro series,…


Added by Mike Lind on August 13, 2020 at 5:07pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Shaq Fu: Is It The Worst Fighting Game Ever? (SNES/Sega Mega Drive)

You know that meme that starts off "Nobody", followed by a thing that zero people asked for? That's Shaq Fu in a nutshell. With its shrimpy sprites, poor presentation, bad controls, and one of the goofiest rosters for a fighting game that makes War Gods shake its head, everything that makes up Shaq Fu is embarrassment and shame. Because I didn't watch…


Added by Mike Lind on August 11, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

After 27 Years, Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono Announces Departure From Capcom

Longtime producer, and someone who has served as a face of Street Fighter and Capcom's fighting game division, Yoshinori Ono, leaves Capcom today, ending nearly three decades of service. He will also no longer be the brand manager. Ono made the announcement on Twitter:…


Added by Mike Lind on August 9, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Street Fighter V Summer Update Roster Additions

Entering what is likely the final Pro Tour season of its lifespan, Street fighter V rolls out the first of what is to be its seasonal updates with 5 new characters set, along with the return of Street Fighter League season 3. Street Fighter V director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto held a 15 minute long event, delivering what's in…


Added by Mike Lind on August 6, 2020 at 6:48pm — No Comments

The Evolution Of Game Pass Coming In September

The Xbox Game Pass has always been a very consumer friendly model. Though reports came out last week confirmed that Microsoft wasn't making a great deal of money right now, stating it's not "big profit play", it shows that the company is looking to play the long term game with cloud gaming. Marketing boss Aaron Greenberg spoke in an interview with…


Added by Mike Lind on August 4, 2020 at 6:59am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Windjammers (Arcade/Neo Geo CD)

Windjammers is the most fun sports game ever made. Scratch that, Windjammers might be one of the single most fun video games on this planet. Allow me to indulge. The year is 1997. On a family trip, we reside in the Embassy Hotel & Suites in San Antonio, Texas for 7 days. Near the pool is a modest game corner that features some arcade cabinets,…


Added by Mike Lind on August 4, 2020 at 5:00am — No Comments

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