Capcom is bundling up all of NES games from it's 90's era cartoon show called the "Disney Afternoon Collection." Featuring DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2, Darkwing Duck & TaleSpin this collection is more xtreme than Hammer Pants! Ok well nothing is more xtreme than Hammer Pants but this is a pretty good collection and will come to PC, XBone & PS4 on April 18th.

The collection also comes with a few new things such as a time attack, boss rush and rewind mode so when you mess up in DuckTales you can do it all over again. Not that you'd need to because DuckTales is actually pretty easy. DuckTales is a... Read All

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I'm impressed that Double Fine is continuing to remaster classic LucasArts games. Obviously it's a pretty good business choice as they keep doing it but as a fan of Day of the Tentacle & Full Throttle I get as much joy seeing these games ported to modern systems with as seeing the original Ghostbusters rescanned and mastered in 4K, which I got and is incredible. If you must pre-order it you can do that on GOG, which seems to get an exclusive pre-order window for these old LucasArts / DoubleFine remasters.

You might not have known but Jedi Master Mark Hamill voiced the villain Adrian Ripburger in Full Throttle which should be well more than you need to... Read All

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I've been powering through Ocarina of Time 3D on my new 3DS and been having a really good time. As i've said before, Ocarina of Time 3D is how remastered games should be done and I hope it gets ported to the Switch. Not only will it be able to come to a new audience but the new rendering engine and screen should allow it to look even better. I've knocked out a few dungeons recently in the Fire Temple, Water Temple and Shadow Temple. According to gamer folklore the Zelda Water Temples are notoriously unfun and this all started Ocarina on the Nintendo 64. Grezzo, the company that remade Ocarina of Time 3D made some modifications to visuals in the Water Temple... Read All

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Today Nintendo posted three videos that catalog the making of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild. The first video is linked above called "The Beginning" which talks about the games early concept and start back in 2013. They go into detail about an early game demo that was mocked up using the original Zelda art that fleshed out some early game concepts that was the foundation for what became the final game. The final two videos I'll link below but contain spoilers so I haven't watched them. They don't outright lay out the story(at least that I saw, but I didn't finish them) but they do show scenes from later in the game I didn't want to see. That said, if... Read All

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Clicker games are a genre that I might always have a few minutes for. I don't play clicker games very long but for a brief couple of days they are something I can't stop playing. It all started with Cookie Clicker, the absolute best Clicker game i've ever played. Then came the Steam Summer Sale with the Steam Adventure which was a crazy robot friend adventure that was something I played for entirety of that sale period. I tried my hand at AdVenture Capitalist and enjoyed that for a brief stint and my most recent clicker story is of a game brand new to Steam called Tap Adventure: Time Travel. Is it as good as Cookie Clicker? Nope. But it's a pretty fun free... Read All

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After Gearbox announced that it was in development on Borderlands 3 I've been interested in hearing about how it's shaping up. At this years GDC some footage was shown of Borderlands 3 using the latest Unreal Tournament 4 engine and how it's effecting the look of the game. They wanted to stress that they weren't showing a game but an engine but I imagine this is what they will be eventually rolling with when the game launches... when it launches. The video shows off how they make the art style for Borderlands, the new lighting system and some production art assets.

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Being able to play an old school deathmatch shooter you can play on modern systems that can be played easily with friends is harder than it might sound. Everyone having the same game on Steam is often a problem and if you are having a few friends over as finding a shooter you all have in Steam can be a problem. I recently heard that Quake Champions will be free to play at launch, which makes me very happy. Not only does this mean that anyone with a reasonably powerful PC can play it but it also means that it's available to anyone. Like some modern arena shooters Quake Champions will allow everyone access to Ranger, the default Champion and if you want to... Read All

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"She left on a search for a crazy man, it took her all the way across Europe through all of it's ruins and failed Utopias. A strange journey that changed her life forever."

Syberia 2 is the latest game on EA Origins they are giving away for free you might want to look into. It's a point and click adventure game released in 2004 that looks like it blends in campy 90's action movies with ... campy 80's adventure movies? It's free so you know, no harm in trying it.

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house

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I recently decided to start playing the Borderlands series after getting a good bundle on sale some time ago. The first game was ok. I got used to it and learned. It had fun and challenging moments, which were sometimes polar opposites. Still, I got a lot done and had some fun. So, I moved on to BL2, which immediately looked like a super sweet visual upgrade to the original game. It’s much more than that, though. The AI is better, there are more varieties of weapons, and many other improvements. BL2 is a true sequel and I think playing the first game and then the second made me appreciate them more.

Recently, I finished with BL2 and started playing the... Read All

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Bethesda's latest digital card game that has finally received a full PC launch. If you are a fan of free to play digital card games 2017 will be a crazy year as Elder Scrolls Legends, Faeria, Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic The Gathering Online, Shadowverse and Duelyst all compete for attention. It's a crazy amount of free content to play but how much grinding can one person actually do in a day? That said, Elder Scrolls Legends does offer a different experience and if you love the world of Tamriel you need to check this out.

I've played The Elder Scrolls Legends in very early alpha and whereas I wasn't too happy with what I played, I... Read All

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Shadow Of Mordor launched in 2014 and i've heard it's one of the best open world Lord of the Rings games ever made. Game creator Monolith Productions just launched a 16 minute gameplay trailer to Shadow of Mordor's followup Shadow of War. Building on the dynamic story and quest system Shadow of War seems to kick things into overdrive and allow you an even more unique game experience. The options they allow in how you defeat strongholds are pretty incredible involving your soldiers, mind control and dragons.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War will be launching on PS4, XBox One and PC on August 22nd but if you can't wait to get your Lord of the Rings on and haven't... Read All

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Hooooo boy. This is a doozy of an update.

This is a Terraria-level update. I don't know how to prioritize things, so here's a quick overview of the new hotness in the order in which Hello Games presented them.

First up, the graphics have been significantly overhauled, with better textures and lighting effects. The PS4 Pro can take advantage of new features and shinies.

Other players' bases can now be found and explored, and Steam Workshop will let you find them more easily.

YOU CAN NOW OWN MULTIPLE SHIPS OMG THANK YOU HELLO GAMES

Speaking of ships, each ship type has a clear specialization for combat, hauling freight, and exploration.

Multi-tools also have... Read All

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Rogue One A Star Wars Story blew up the box office pulling in over a billion dollars! Because Disney didn't make quite as much as they should and also because I can't stop buying Star Wars movies I am going to pickup Rogue One when it hits video. There are a couple options on the table for how you can pick it up and I felt it was worth a bit of time to discuss our options.

If you want to get the new movie but can't stand buying physical copies you might want to pickup Rogue One March 24th. I still don't quite get why people do this as nearly all Bluray releases contain a digital copy, but if you don't want to add to the landfill going digital is the best way... Read All

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Quake was one of the first staples at the early LAN parties I had with my friends. Since I didn't have enough money to afford the full game we were limited to four player multiplayer with the demo. Later on when I had a bit more money I found Quake III on sale and played the heck out of that. Quake, Quake II and Quake III had excellent multiplayer which is something that iD hasn't really seemed to master lately. I really enjoyed the packin co-op that Rage came with and the car deathmatch was really fun too. That said, Quake Champions is iD's upcoming arena based multiplayer shooter and it looks like a incredible retelling of Quake III.

If you're like me then... Read All

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Recently, Yacht Club Games provided Cheerful Ghost with a download key for Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove for the Switch. Given that I just got the Switch and have yet to try a 2D platformer on the platform, I decided to download the game and fire it up.

Before I dive into my first impressions of the game, let's talk about what Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on the Switch comes with. The Switch version includes the following:


  • Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope

  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows

  • Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment

  • Co-op mode

  • Four player battle mode

  • Amiibo support



There is a lot of game here and the co-op mode really interests me. Since the Switch has two... Read All

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