Mike Lind's Blog – October 2021 Archive (20)

Prince Of Persia Remake Isn't Vaporware, It's Just Pushed Back Further

Any news updates throughout the last calendar year about Ubisoft's Prince of Persia Remake, without any better way to put it, got lost in the sands of time. Back in June, they announced the game would not be able to make the Ubisoft Forward presentation. In efforts to not become the development sludge that Beyond Good and Evil 2 has morphed into, the…


Added by Mike Lind on October 29, 2021 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Free Games For November 2021: PlayStation Plus

It's time to talk free games for up upcoming month, and while PlayStation's were leaked several days prior, they're now official. For the PlayStation 5 and PS4, it's Velan Studios' Knockout City, a multiplayer dodgeball battle royale published by Electronic Arts. Also for both platforms is the new survival game from Invisible Walls, First…


Added by Mike Lind on October 28, 2021 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Google Stadia Experimenting With 30 Minute Free Game Trials

Google Stadia is still around, might be hard to tell, as the service fell out of the public eye rather quickly after its launch November 2019. According to 9to5Google, they're still looking for ways to coerce customers into trying out their service,…


Added by Mike Lind on October 27, 2021 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Keelworks' Space Shooter, Cygni: All Guns Blazing, Will Be Published By Konami

Scottish developer Keelworks has announced they have entered a partnership with Konami and signed a deal to publish their vertical scrolling twin-stick shooter Cygni: All Guns Blazing, which is set to come to Steam and home consoles. Against overwhelming odds, the player only has their ship to take to war against a hostile alien armada. A genre as…


Added by Mike Lind on October 26, 2021 at 11:28am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT Halloween Special - The 7th Guest (PC)

I've talked in the past about how horror games had their origins on PC, with a handful of offerings for home console, and it really was ushering a turning point for interactive media in the early 90's. As the technology for home computers were starting to improve with CD-ROM technology expanding data and storage, developers and game directors began…


Added by Mike Lind on October 26, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bungie's Witch Queen Expansion A Seperate Purchase From Season Pass For Destiny 2

Seems like Bungie has been doing quite a bit on its player community with recent news regarding Destiny 2. Along with the announcement that the 30th Anniversary Pack will be priced at $30, on top of the standard edition (and the US$79 Deluxe version, much to the dismay of fans), it turns out the the dungeons for the upcoming Witch Queen add-on are NOT…


Added by Mike Lind on October 24, 2021 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp Delayed Until 2022

Announced at the Nintendo Direct back in June, Advance Wars 1+2 Reboot Camp reignites the turn-based combat series with Andy, Max, and Sami with this remastered collection from the Gameboy Advance days. It looks like fans will have to wait a little bit longer. Originally scheduled to be released December third of this calendar year, it now looks like…


Added by Mike Lind on October 24, 2021 at 5:38pm — No Comments

Electronic Arts Will Be Losing Their Exclusive License To FIFA

The exclusivity rights EA has to Federation Internationle de Football Association will be coming to and end after an inability to agree to terms on an extension on their partnership. Originally signed the deal with Electronic Arts in 1993 (beginning to christen their sports subdivision "EA Sports"),  FIFA had been reportedly aiming to double its $150…


Added by Mike Lind on October 20, 2021 at 7:09pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT Halloween Special - Carrier (Sega Dreamcast)

There isn't a game that comes off as blatant a ripoff as Carrier does with Resident Evil: Code Veronica. Both games had very close release dates, coming out very early 2000, so while Carrier more likely borrowed inspiration from Resident Evil 2, the similar offshore settings are a little too on the nose to not draw that comparison. Well, imitation is…


Added by Mike Lind on October 19, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Batman Trailer

While the era of Batfleck came to a rather abrupt end, the anticipation of who shall don the cape and cowl, and the name of the director at the helm. 35 year old actor Robert Pattinson was designated to portray the role of the Dark Knight in the Matt Reeves directed incarnation of The Batman, a telling of the caped crusader's story in year two of his…


Added by Mike Lind on October 17, 2021 at 8:02pm — No Comments

Former Employees Of MercySteam Uncredited In Development Of Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread's production was mostly handled by Spanish development team MercurySteam, who previously worked on the 3DS remake of Samus Returns in 2017, as well as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. And staffers in a studio generally come and go during a development cycle, however, the story of crediting workers for their services have become a topic as…


Added by Mike Lind on October 15, 2021 at 12:21am — No Comments

Microsoft To Possibly Provide Parts For Customers To Fix Xbox Series X And S Consoles

The Right To Repair movement is a piece of legislature designated to provide consumers the right to modify the hardware they purchase at their own accord through more user-friendly regulations. This ranges as anything from jail-breaking electronics, modifying one's cellphone, and automobile repairs. More information about their goal can be found at…


Added by Mike Lind on October 12, 2021 at 6:06pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT Halloween Special - Yume Nikki (PC)

The Halloween season is upon us. And it's an appropriate time to talk about some of the video games…


Added by Mike Lind on October 12, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Animaniacs Season Two Teaser Trailer

Animaniacs returned to Hulu last year, and its revival was very well received. It had netted a two-season deal, and the return is just around the corner. A new trailer was released, perfectly capturing the spirit of Thundercats, as the Warner siblings brandish weapons and powers from the 80's cartoon prior to its fall release. So much about this…


Added by Mike Lind on October 11, 2021 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Yakuza Creator, Toshinoro Nagoshi, Leaves Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio And Sega

In some shake-ups to Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios' staff, two major names have announced their departures. Series creator Toshinoro Nagoshi and veteran developer Daisuke Soto, both who have worked for Sega since 1989 and 1995 respectively will be leaving following a statement on the…


Added by Mike Lind on October 10, 2021 at 7:55pm — No Comments

A Gen Con 2021 Retrospective

On sight at last September's Gen Con event. A little smaller attendance, due to Covid-19 making travel difficult for patrons and customers. 

Added by Mike Lind on October 10, 2021 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Resident Evil Welcome To Raccoon City Official Trailer

The Paul W.S. Anderson era of movies wrapped up several years ago with 2016's The Final Chapter. The movies were critically panned by Resident Evil fans, but were box office successes. A theatrical reboot of the franchise was announced and began production not too long after the development of Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Directed by Johannes…


Added by Mike Lind on October 7, 2021 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Sony To Make PSStore Difficult To Make Purchases On PS3 And Vita

Many gamers considered campaigning Sony's decision to close down the digital stores for the PlayStation 3, PS Vita, and the PSP a massive success back in March. This was a change that certainly…


Added by Mike Lind on October 6, 2021 at 12:13am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Mystery Quest (NES)

Mystery Quest was a part of the first batch of Nintendo games we began collecting growing up, along with, Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!, Double Dragon, Ring King, Jackal, The Legend of Kage, and Top Gun: The Second Mission. We also had a fair number of stinkers, like Circus Caper, which…


Added by Mike Lind on October 5, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Konami Ready To Unveil A Revival To Castlevania, Silent Hill, & Metal Gear

(Image: Konami)

Most of the coverage from Konami over the last few months have been strong speculation or rumors, though in recent weeks more details confirmed that they have shown ambition in returning to more mainstream game development. Over the last decade, Konami earned a lot of their revenue through…


Added by Mike Lind on October 1, 2021 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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