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Free Games For March 2023: PlayStation Plus Monthly Games

Next month's headliner games for the PlayStation Plus have been revealed for all subscriber tiers. Starting March 7th, if you have PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium memberships, these titles will be available to you on the PS5 and/or PS4 platforms. For the PlayStation 5, the latest entry in DICE's first-person competitive shooter,…


Added by Mike Lind on February 23, 2023 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Microsoft And Nintendo Enters Official Deal To Bring Call Of Duty To Nintendo Platforms

As Microsoft's purchase and acquisition of Activision Blizzard continues, or rather remains in a perpetual standstill, under the guise that it's a great anti-consumer practice and could be in violation of FTC (Federal Trade Commission) regulations. Providing the deal goes through, the Xbox producing company has struck a 10-year partnership to expand…


Added by Mike Lind on February 21, 2023 at 8:55pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (Sega Mega Drive & SNES)

Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures is a game that still mystifies me after all these years, as it still ranks as one of the most unpredictable follow-ups to a popular entity that I have ever witnessed in ANY medium. this was a time where standards and expectations have been established for video game sequels, too. Credit for originality, I…


Added by Mike Lind on February 21, 2023 at 11:53am — No Comments

AEW Fight Forever's Delays And Release Date Issues Mostly Due To Rating

Video games generally take a healthy length of time to develop, and projects are certain to run into some hiccups. The case with All Elite Wrestling's first foray into video games, Fight Forever, has apparently been some issues with publisher THQ Nordic and the development staff confirming its ESRB rating, one of the main reasons why it's been held…


Added by Mike Lind on February 19, 2023 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Saudi Arabia Raises Stake In Nintendo Stock For The Third Time

In recent years, the Crown Prince has made it his goal to raise Saudi Arabia's stakes in the global gaming market. The kingdom's PIF (Public Investing Fund), who originally acquired a 5.01% share in Nintendo back in May of 2022, now increases that number up to 8.3%. Just earlier this year, the PIF bought more into the brand at 6.07%. This number…


Added by Mike Lind on February 17, 2023 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Latest Super Mario Bros. Movie Commercial Hits Right In The Nostalgia

For what it's worth, between the mild "controversy" regarding the voice work, the advertising for Illumination's upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie has been nothing short of impressive. The newest trailer is an indicator that the publishing and editing team is on the nose about the marketing, with a commercial for the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing that…


Added by Mike Lind on February 15, 2023 at 12:09am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Loaded (PlayStation)

Loaded was one of those games that really embodied the mid 90's. With its dark, rebellious atmosphere, the unrepentant gratuitous violence, and over-the-top psychotic characters, this was a far cry from the colorful and inviting aesthetic the height of the Super Nintendo boasted. This was 1995, the same year Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong…


Added by Mike Lind on February 14, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Capcom Releases Statement, NO STREET FIGHTER 6 News Following Capcom Cup IX

Capcom's final tournament of the Pro Tour season begins this weekend, bringing together the best Street Fighter V competitors from around the world in this week-long event to declare a new Capcom Cup champion. Featuring past champions like iDom, Kawano, Punk, and MenaRD with a new generation of Street Fighter players such as ChrisCCH, The4Philzz, and…


Added by Mike Lind on February 12, 2023 at 12:15pm — No Comments

DECAPOLICE Is Level-5's Newest Role-playing Game

Recently, studio Level-5 spoke about branching their exposure internationally once again. While there are critically acclaimed games and franchises under their umbrella, the Japanese developer…


Added by Mike Lind on February 12, 2023 at 12:30am — No Comments

Highlights From the February 8 Nintendo Direct, Showcased By Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

When it comes to Nintendo, this month can generally be labeled as an event to whet the appetite for what's to come for the first half of the new year, as many fans expect a Direct showcase announcement. This early February presented a line-up of surprises and some key exclusive trailers to show that Nintendo is not yet done with the Switch as a…


Added by Mike Lind on February 10, 2023 at 12:23am — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Bionic Commando (NES)

Platformers during the 80's were commonplace, and Capcom was one of the true innovators of the genre. Through Mega Man, Capcom taught players the importance of understanding their environment and the location of the enemy. Ghosts 'n Goblins aside (that game can burn in the fiery pits of Hell, getting routinely fornicated with an untreated oak stick),…


Added by Mike Lind on February 7, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Grim Guardians Demon Purge English Gameplay Trailer Showcase

The newest upcoming action adventure game is heading to multiple platforms. Produced by Inti Creates (Blaster Master Zero, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Gal Gun: Double Peace), Grim Guardians places you in the role of the Kamizono sisters, who are fighting to save their school after it transforms into a demonic castle. …


Added by Mike Lind on February 6, 2023 at 7:49pm — No Comments

REPORT: Xbox May Be Bringing Over 60 Games Through Ubisoft+

Ubisoft+, Ubisoft's subscription service, could be finally make its way to Xbox. As originally reported back in January, the developer/publisher had been interested in…


Added by Mike Lind on February 6, 2023 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Nina Williams Tekken 8 Trailer And Gameplay Reveal

In the middle of the Tekken top 8 finals during Frosty Faustings 2023, Bandai Namco reveals a new trailer for the upcoming latest installment in the King of Iron Fist Tournament, Tekken 8, featuring the return of long-time roster veteran Nina Williams. The femme fatale who has been a mainstay since the first Tekken, Nina joins returning characters…


Added by Mike Lind on February 5, 2023 at 6:04pm — No Comments

The Xbox 360 Marketplace Will Remove 46 Games From Its Storefront

As time passes, the sun gets closer to setting on the seventh generation of video game consoles. According to Microsoft's support page, close to 50 games will be delisted from the…


Added by Mike Lind on February 1, 2023 at 7:22pm — No Comments

RETRO REBOOT - Jordan Vs. Bird: One-On-One (NES)

As the teams clashed a lot throughout the 80's, the rivalry between Larry Bird vs Magic Johnson was incredibly heated. The feud between Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, however, seemed way more of a marketing tool, mostly to sell McDonald's in the early 90's. I didn't watch basketball that much, so my introduction to these guys was in the form of a…


Added by Mike Lind on January 31, 2023 at 11:00am — No Comments

Phil Spencer On Xbox's Lack Of Games In 2022: 'We Didn't Do Enough Of That'

If anyone has been more honest and straightforward about the state of Xbox's general appeal, it's CEO of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer. The Xbox Series X and S platforms have seen stronger initial success upon release than their predecessor, the Xbox One. Backed by the Game Pass subscription service as a quality consumer deal, the Series X|S sold 9…


Added by Mike Lind on January 28, 2023 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Nintendo eShop Quietly Updates Information For Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

While news of an upcoming Nintendo Direct have yet to be revealed (February has generally been the annual month for sizable game updates for the forseeable months), there has been a little bit of details regarding the status of two titles coming to the Switch, Advance wars 1+2 Reboot Camp and The legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.…


Added by Mike Lind on January 27, 2023 at 8:05pm — No Comments

House Of The Dead Remake PlayStation 5 Trailer

The house of the Dead Remake is now available for the PlayStation 5. Developed by Polish studio MegaPixel (Gravekeeper, Panzer Dragoon Remake), this redux of the original 1997 light gun shooter was re-imagined for modern consoles last April, and was released for all last generation platforms.…


Added by Mike Lind on January 22, 2023 at 6:28pm — No Comments

REPORT: 343 Industries No Longer Handling Development Duties For Halo

Article updated 7:48 Saturday, January 21 to include Pierre Hintze's tweet

As the certainty of a large-scale acquisition hangs overs the head of Microsoft, the tech company has trimmed a good deal of fat recently for budget reasons. As with many other major businesses,…


Added by Mike Lind on January 20, 2023 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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