Category Archives: Gaming

How well did SEGA’s “OutRun 2019” predict the actual technology of 2019?

The futurists working in entertainment are always letting us down. Back to the Future part II promised us hoverboards and flying cars, but when 2015 rolled around, they were nowhere to be seen. The original animated Transformers movie promised us hoverboards by 2005, so Hasbro was even more off the mark. As it turns out, video games have been predicting

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Long-running gaming podcast “The Retro League” says goodbye

The Retro League has been consistently cranking out retro gaming podcasts since 2009. Hosted by “Jungle Rat” Rob, the show featured a few different co-hosts over the years, though by far the most long-standing cohost being Hugues Johnson. After running for 464 episodes on a weekly basis (not including unnumbered specials), The Retro League podcast came to an abrupt end

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Bandai Namco releases teaser for new “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” game

Bandai Namco has announced JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor, a new game scheduled for release in Japanese arcades in summer 2019 based on the ongoing manga series JoJo no Kimyō na Bōken. According to Japanese website PR Times, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Last Survivor is described as a “stand battle royale” game in which players will use “stand powers” to be

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Cheeky gaming ads: Vintage Japanese flyers

Before the world went nuts and people turned into whiny-ass vanguards of social righteousness, video game advertisements were frequently quite awesome. This is the second post highlighting samples of how the video game industry didn’t take itself so seriously and let their advertisements reflect the spirit of their games… through fun. This is our second go-around, this time looking exclusively

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Harambe’s revenge! “Ape Out” releasing in February for Switch, PC; new trailer revealed

The gloriously violent Ape Out is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC on 7 February. A representative for publisher Devolver Digital has released the following statement (under the false moniker of “CFO” Fork Parker): “Our team is pleased to finally announce a release date for one of our most anticipated titles ever in Ape Out. Frankly, it was a lot

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“King of Fighters XV” in development; planned for 2020 release

A representative from SNK Corporation has announced that The King of Fighters XV is indeed in the works, and it’s expected to hit home sometime in 2020. The announcement came during an investors conference and was later confirmed by Ruliweb. At the moment, there are no other details, so I imagine that some of you may be upset that this

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Limited Run unveils “Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse” collector’s edition for Switch; goes on sale 7 December

Limited Run Games has lifted the veil on the collector’s edition of Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Nintendo Switch. Originally released for the Switch in digital-only form earlier in 2018, Limited Run is producing both a standard edition for $34.99 and a pricier collector’s edition for $64.99. Here’s a breakdown of the collector’s edition package from the Limited Run

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