Here it is... the first Borderlands 3 trailer and it looks like a crazy next step for the series that rocketed the shooter looter mechanics into orbit. So much so that it seems like this game will feature entirely new game worlds and not take place on Pandorda. Gearbox didn't drop a ton of new details about the new game but there are some to be gleaned from the trailer and many characters make a return such as Lilith, Sir Hammerlock and Rowland (with a sax solo obviously).


We are living in the age of the video game re-release where a game company or publisher takes an older game, maybe not even that old and dusts it off, upgrades the textures and makes it easier to play on modern systems. As a huge fan of retro games I think it's great so many games are becoming easier to play. Recently Gearbox had a huge PAX East presentation and two bits of news were that Borderlands and Borderlands 2 The Handsome Collection are getting 4K remasters. If you own Borderlands on Steam this new version will be applied to your existing version for free and if you have the Handsome Collection it's also a free upgrade.

The Borderlands 4K remaster is a bit... Read All


Today GOG.com released the WarCraft Bundle which includes WarCraft and WarCraft II: Tides Of Darkness + Beyond The Dark Portal expansion. Much like the Diablo re-release earlier, you can choose between two version of WarCraft II which is the original Battle.net edition or the revamped version that works better on modern computers.

The GOG release below talks about the anticipation of the 25th anniversary of Warcraft which may imply that they will launch the WarCraft III HD Remaster around that time. I hope that includes a mention of a WarCraft IV but I wonder if Blizzard is interested in making that kind of game again?

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The Elder Scrolls turned 25 and to celebrate Bethesda is giving away Morrowind for free on Bethesda.net with the promo code TES25TH-MORROWIND. Head over to the link below and redeem now because it's only going to be free until Sunday, March 31st. They have been experiencing some massive server issues due to the high demand of free Morrowind so I've waited to post until now because the servers are now responsive.

https://elderscrolls.bethesda.net/en/tes25

Polygon has a huge new interview on the "Morrowind: An oral history" so head over there if you want an epic accounting of one of the best RPG's of all time.

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Gearbox dropped an all new trailer teasing the upcoming Borderlands game they will reveal via a livestream tomorrow at PAX East! There have been some leaked details but I won't spoil any of that for you as I imagine most of it will be revealed tomorrow in the Gearbox livestream.

It's not known if the game will be called Borderlands 3 but it seems like it might feature quite of bit of off Pandora adventuring as teased at the end of Borderlands 2.

"Mayhem is coming! Tune in tomorrow at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT at Borderlands.com for Gearbox’s PAX East livestream."

https://borderlands.com/en-US/


Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a shiny new trailer out as well as launch date of July 26th along with some pretty fun news. Not only will Youngblood ship on PC, PS4 and XBox One on launch but also the Nintendo Switch! It's awesome to see iD Software treating Switch as a first release platform and if the Doom and Wolfenstein II ports were a tell, the game should run really well. The best way to play this will be on a fully maxed PC but the Switch offers a cool option to people that have the system and don't care about 60fps 4K graphics.

That said, the game is set in the 80's where BJ Blazkowicz is missing and his twin daughters attempt to find him in Paris. Hmmmmm,... Read All


Jack Black recently started a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming and is already at 4 million subscribers. Jack posts videos once a week and they are typically about 15 minutes long and are a sort of variety show where he plays games with his kids and then does some game streaming. Lately he's been playing Brutal Legend (the game he lent his voice to as the main character Eddie Riggs) and in the video linked above he continues that session. Jacks YouTube channel is called JablinskiGames and seems like part video game show deconstruction / genuine admiration for anything gaming adjacent. If you love Jack's humor or just want to watch something fun, you really should... Read All


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Mega Man 11 might be a perfect game on the Switch. It's a fun platformer with a ton of charm and quite challenging in all the right ways. When I first started out with Mega Man 11 the style took some getting used to as I am most familiar with Mega Man 2. The biggest difference is Mega Man 11 isn't meant to be played start to finish in one sitting, it's a game that leans into longer boss stages and modern consoles ability to save your progress. Plus you start out quite underpowered and can gain screw currency to unlock abilities and items to make the boss stages much easier. Starting out, Mega Man 11 was so difficult I spent some time grinding to collect screws to... Read All


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Starting April 18th of this year Konami is going to release three all new retro game collections to celebrate its 50th year anniversary! Kicking things off with an Arcade Classics pack taking them back to their early company roots they are including Haunted Castle, Typhoon, Nemesis(Gradius), Vulcan Venture(Gradius II), Life Force, Thunder Cross, Scramble and TwinBee. Each of these Collections are digital releases that will drop on PS4, XBox One, Steam and Nintendo Switch and the first pack is only $20!

They are continuing the hype train with two more releases in early summer of this year with the Castlevania Anniversary Collection as well as the Contra Anniversary... Read All


We're throwing vegetables at short guys in masks in this episode, as we review Super Mario Bros. 2 on the NES!

This is the second of a three-part series on the NES Mario trilogy. Next month we'll be finishing the series with Super Mario Bros. 3, so come play it and talk with us about it, and we'll include your thoughts in the next NES Classic review episode!

Join the event here: https://cheerfulghost.com/Travis/events/172/cheerful-ghost-games-club-super-mario-bros-3


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