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Bleach Anime's Final Manga Arc Will Be Aired On Disney+ In Southeast Asia: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Nintendo Launch New Animation Studio Nintendo Pictures: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Halo Devs May Be Switching To Unreal Engine: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
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All The Castlevania Games Ranked From Worst To Best

Originally published in 1st November 2019.  It's the week of Halloween, everybody! So it's only inevitable that we have to bring up the video game that was inspired by the festive spooky season and Universal Monster movies: Castlevania. Before Konami became "#F*** Konami", the company was publishing and developing sequels, spin-offs, and w...

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Battletoads (2020) Guide: How To Conquer This 90s Throwback

Rare and Dlala Studio's Battletoads sequel/remake for the PC and Xbox One may not be for everyone, but it definitely delivers on the thrills of a 2D multi-genre action game. And also will curb-stomp your hopes and dreams. We've prepared this "no commentary" walkthrough for most of the tough segments in the game, as well as how to get all the art...

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Baldur’s Gate 3 Will Be Out In Early Access This September

After this morning epic livestream from Larian Studios, we now have the new early access date for this generation's most-anticipated sequel to the coveted Baldur's Gate series. Baldur's Gate 3 (which should have been subtitled "Mind over Matter") will be available on Early Access via PC this 30th September. And Google Stadia, I guess. The game wi...

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Sega Astro City Mini Console Lets You Play The Best Golden Axe

Sega recently announced its latest mini retro console: the Astro City Mini. It's obviously based after one of the best arcade cabinets that support ST-V and Naomi JAMMA boards, but in mini form. if you've played an awesome Sega arcade game or fighting game in the late 90s and early 2000s, it's definitely on an Astro City. The Astro City Mini a mor...

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Steel Assault Brings Back Vibes Of Bionic Commando Platforming Action This Year

Studio Zenovia will release their tribute to early 90s 16-bit platforming and Bionic Commando-esque action in the form of Steel Assault. The PC Steam retro-tailored title will be out in 2020. It features the following: Fast-paced 2D platforming where your main character Taro Takahashi punches, whips, and ziplines his way through a ton of linear ...

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Remember Command & Conquer’s Industrial Music? Here’s A Video About Its Composer

Originally posted on 31st July 2019. This feature is brought forward to celebrate the release of Command & Conquer Remastered.  Check out this special SoundScape discography video on Frank Klepacki, the composer responsible for the kick-ass sounds of the Command & Conquer franchise. Find out about his old and recent sound works here. h...

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Has The COVID-19 Pandemic Killed Physical Games?

As someone who used to collect retro games 10 years or so ago, I always wonder how long the industry will last when it comes to physical items. Seems like with the COVID-19 pandemic, it may not for very long. According to Frontier Developments CEO David Braben (makers of Elite Dangerous), he believes COVID-19 has accelerated the shift towards digi...

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The First Red Dead Redemption Still Matters; Here’s Why

Spaghetti Westerns are named as such because they're films made by Italian auteurs who romanticized the Wild West. The crux of last year's Quentin Tarantino epic wasn't completely made-up: Western films were made in Italy, and they're really damn good at making them. Director Sergio Leone said it best when it comes to crafting films of this nature:...

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The Greatest Versus Game You’ve Never Heard Of

Here's a video about an SNK 1996 gem that didn't get the recognition it deserved. It's time to change that. It's called Twinkle Star Sprites; we've talked about it before, but this is the first time we've done a video on it. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/lWVbV-xcIKE...

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MAGFest 2020 Is Truly The Ultimate Gaming Event; Here’s Why

Gaming expos and conventions these days are usually esports-centric and driven. Some of them feature the latest upcoming games and a bunch of queues that entail said play session. All I'm saying is that the more things change, the more they remain the same. If you've been to more than one of these, you'll probably know what to expect. That isn't...

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Happy 25th Anniversary, PlayStation! The Best PS1 Games Of All Time

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the original PlayStation, which originally launched in Japan on 3 December 1994 and changing the landscape of the gaming industry forever. Sony's first console is currently the fifth best-selling gaming console of all-time (including handhelds), with over 102.49 million units sold to date. No other console can...

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Here’s A Video That Reminds You Why Yasunori Mitsuda Is A Music Legend

Man, I remember a time when I enjoyed the heck out of Chrono Trigger on the PS1. Yes, I'm one of those guys late to the SNES JRPG party. But the fact that a 1995 SNES cartridge game ported on a CD anthology -tacked on with loading times, mind you- can still impress me more than all the PS1 FFs and Konami/Capcom JRPGs combined is a testament to the...

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These 11 Soundtracks Are Expensive As Heck

In our latest SoundScape video, we talk about the priciest soundtracks on the market today. Special thanks to our pals from RetroDNA and Discog for digging these up, price tags and all. https://youtu.be/Nk64s1DFORI Stay tuned later this month for a special SoundScape episode; it's going to be a big one....

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You’ll Want To See Sid Meier Play The First Civilization Prototype On A 30-Year Old Computer

The Civilization strategy series has been around for three decades or so, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Heck, the latest Civ VI update is somehow shoehorning in battle royale. Developer Firaxis, led by series creator Sid Meier, are so in tune with the past games that they've kept an original development PC running for over a year just t...

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These Are The 20 Games For The Neo Geo Arcade Stick

We talked about the Neo Geo Arcade Stick a while ago, but we don't know what games are in the machine. Now we do (via IT Media). Here's the full list: The King of Fighters ‘95 The King of Fighters ‘97 The King of Fighters ‘98 The King of Fighters ‘99 The King of Fighters 2000 The King of Fighters 2002 Fatal Fury Spe...

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The Top 8 Things You Won’t Forget About World of Warcraft Classic

Blizzard has released World of Warcraft Classic onto the adoring public, giving both new and old players an opportunity to return to the good old days when the company could do no wrong. When WoW was the biggest thing on the planet that even made its way to pop culture like in an entire South Park episode or a How I Met Your Mother gag. For some, ...

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Remedy’s Control & The Psi-Ops Connection

From the moment that Remedy, makers of Max Payne and Quantum Break, revealed Control at E3 2018 gamers of a certain age were struck by the same thought; "Hey! This looks like Psi-Ops!" [caption id="attachment_29457" align="alignnone" width="960"] "Hey! This looks like Psi-Ops!"[/caption] No, really. Hear me out. Control sees the player... um... ...

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The Top 20 2D Fighting Game Characters Of All Time (Part 2)

As a genre, fighting games have always been home to some of the most iconic and memorable characters in fighting game history. Here’s our pick of the top 20 2D fighting game characters of all time based on their design, moveset, lore, history, popularity, and sheer coolness factor. This is the second half of the two-parter list. If you wa...

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Xenoblade Developer Pitched An Earthbound Sequel With Arts & Craft Aesthetics Back In 2003

Monolith Soft artist and developer Yasuyuki Honne, who was one of the many responsible for the first Xenoblade Chronicles, revealed on Twitter that he previously pitched an Earthbound sequel back in 2003 to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. With that pitch came a craft-style concept art that fits with the game's contemporary themes. ...

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Let’s Look Back At Our Favourite Satoshi Urushihara Perky Pieces

As I've reported earlier, the Langrisser remake is coming to English markets early 2020 for PC, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, which means more strategy RPG goodness for old-school fans. Unfortunately, it comes with a pretty plain remixed art style and none of the perky charm of the original. I am referring to the works of Satoshi Urushihara, a manga a...

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