Mike Lind's Blog – November 2020 Archive (18)

CF Reviews Episode 23 - Battletoads 2020 (Xbox One)

The Battletoads are BACK! Here's a take on the latest 90's franchise aiming to reimagine itself for a new audience!

Added by Mike Lind on November 30, 2020 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Data Breach In Capcom Leaks Out Resident Evil Village Plot Online

Leaks in the industry have become dangerously commonplace, undercutting developers and publishers' ability to maintain anticipation for upcoming releases. Capcom now has has been critically struck by hackers that not only leaked the cutscenes of its latest entry in the Resident Evil series, Village, and revealing its plot from start to finish, but…


Added by Mike Lind on November 29, 2020 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Free Games For December 2020: Games With Gold & PlayStation Plus

As the month of November wraps up, it's time for some free game for PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold Members. Worms Rumble debuts as a PlayStation Plus title, alongside Rocket Arena and Just Cause 4. Games With Gold is offers The Raven Remastered, Bleed 2 Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, and the…


Added by Mike Lind on November 27, 2020 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Red Dead Online To Be Sold Separately In December

Held back on getting into Rockstar's outlaw frontier trailblazer but wish to forego the offline single player experience? You'll no longer need a copy of Red Dead Redemption 2 in order to play Red Dead Online. Coming next month, digital copies of the online mode will be its own standalone game coming to the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store,…


Added by Mike Lind on November 24, 2020 at 6:32pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Kaboom! (Atari 2600)

Atari games are certainly primitive by even NES and Master System standards, but there was always fascinating appeal to them that made me come back to playing a few, even after we began to amass a varied Nintendo collection by the late 90's. So something as simplistic and self explanatory as Kaboom! was always one of my more addictive…


Added by Mike Lind on November 24, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sonic The Hedgehog Details For Second Movie Indicates Filming Schedule, Possible Title

Paramount's first Sonic the Hedgehog film ended up being quite a hit, surprising audiences with its fairly formulaic plot, yet entertaining and heartwarming sense of adventure and well done performances. Netting $300 million dollars at the box office, and overcoming backlash from an initial trailer that sent the internet in an uproar thanks to…


Added by Mike Lind on November 23, 2020 at 11:55pm — No Comments

Nintendo Orders Cease And Desist Of Online Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament

For the first time in seven years, Nintendo moves in to have an online tournament cancelled for use of their intellectual property. The Big House has been the longest running major Smash Bros tournament in the United States since 2011, hosting Super Smash Bros. Melee. Due to a worldwide pandemic putting an indefinite hiatus on live events and large…


Added by Mike Lind on November 20, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

Slight Street Fighter 6 Details Included In Leaked Capcom Files

Street Fighter 6 has been speculated to be in development for some time now, even with no official word from Capcom. Street Fighter V Champion Edition's season 5 wasn't necessarily supposed to come to fruition, but internal disagreements within Capcom over the build of Street Fighter 6 and its direction lead it to be scrapped, as its initial…


Added by Mike Lind on November 18, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Spider-Man And The X-Men In Arcade's Revenge (SNES)

It's time to delve once again into the 16-bit world of superhero games, as I open up this Tupperware container on a game that was another one of those weekend rentals that helped ostracize me from my peers and family, serving as a barometer for all the wrong decisions I've made with this hobby. Spider-Man & The X-Men in Arcade's Revenge preceded…


Added by Mike Lind on November 17, 2020 at 11:13am — No Comments

Daisuke Sato, Yakuza Producer, Would Like To Develop A Sonic The Hedgehog Game

In a recent SEGA 60th Anniversary interview with Sega Europe, Daisuke Sato, a lead producer of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios (colloquially known as RGG) was asked about any of Sega's IPs that he never had a chance to work on, which one he had the most interest in. Sato brought up the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, and speculated about reinventing what the…


Added by Mike Lind on November 16, 2020 at 8:04pm — No Comments

PlayStation 5 Advisory: Don't Put Your PS5 Discs Into Your PS4

The PlayStation 5 has hit homes over the last several days. Many users still have yet to receive the hardware, but PS5 games and DualSense controllers have been arriving. In the UK, November 19th is the street date, and according to an article from…


Added by Mike Lind on November 15, 2020 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Phone Call Triggering Hostage Situation Near Ubisoft's Montreal HQ Deescalates, Nobody Harmed

November 13 Friday afternoon, an incident was reported that hostages were being held at a Saint-Laurent office building that housed Ubisoft offices. At about 1pm, a phone call to 911 reported that there was an armed robbery and hostages taken. After the call, employees staffed barricaded themselves in offices and on rooftops. A large number of…


Added by Mike Lind on November 14, 2020 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Grounded: The Koi Pond Update Adds New Wildlife And Mysteries

In the wake of Obsidian's backyard open world crafting adventure having eclipsed more than 5 million players, the game's largest update is set to expand the playing field even further by introducing the underwater setting of the Koi Pond. The new location boasts swimming mechanics that will allow for greater exploration opportunities, new crafting…


Added by Mike Lind on November 10, 2020 at 5:44pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Super Castlevania IV (SNES)

I love me some Castlevania, I talk about the classic linear games an awful lot and I hold them in high regard as examples of superb 2D platforming with great level design, enemy placement, and a strong emphasis on utilizing the intentional flaws in the controls into pinpoint execution. Well, except for Simon's Quest, where the same 'Vania meta didn't…


Added by Mike Lind on November 10, 2020 at 11:15am — No Comments

Microsoft Exclusive 'The Medium' Delayed Until Early 2021

Exclusives for the Xbox Series X on its launch are getting a little thinner. Bloober Team announced on their Twitter on November 6th that several major issues put the staff in a precarious situation to hold off release of the psychological horror-themed title The Medium from a December 10 2020 street date to January 28…


Added by Mike Lind on November 9, 2020 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Dragon's Lair Mini Arcade Released By New Wave Toys

Want to bring the experience of the arcade classic Dragon's Lair to your home? Sure, it's available in other formats now, but thanks to New Wave Toys, the Don Bluth cinematic adventure can be immortalized in what is a very…


Added by Mike Lind on November 8, 2020 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Friday The 13th Announces Last Patch, Shutting Down Its Servers

The Friday The 13th game has been marred in development and content limbo since a lawsuit over the intellectual property started in 2017. All things must come to an end, and an official statement that the next patch rollout this November will essentially bring its three year run to a close.

Lead community developer Matt Shotcha wrote about it…


Added by Mike Lind on November 6, 2020 at 1:37am — No Comments


In my near decade long tenure of writing about video games, a few words and phrases that now make my head tilt like hearing an untuned guitar. Dabbling in discussions in the plethora of retro gaming groups, you may be bound to see posts involving key terms like:

- Overrated

- Underrated



Added by Mike Lind on November 3, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

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