The Legendary Axe Shows the Turbo Grafx-16 Could Rock – Today in History – August 19th, 1989
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The Legendary Axe Shows the Turbo Grafx-16 Could Rock – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

When NEC launched the Turbo Grafx-16 in North America they faced many challenges. For one they were slightly off as far as what gamers on this side of the pond wanted (Sega was closer and therefore outsold the NEC machine regularly). The Legendary Axe was quite the showcase title for the Turbo Grafx-16 and definitely ... Read More»
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Role Playing Game Fans Fought Satan in Dungeon Explorer on the Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989
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Role Playing Game Fans Fought Satan in Dungeon Explorer on the Turbo Grafx-16 – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

NEC were new to North American gaming, that was evidenced no better than in the story for Dungeon Explorer- a launch title. Players that bought this game based on title alone were not too far off from what they would get in the game, there are dungeons to explore. NEC really covered the bases with ... Read More»
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Keith Courage in Alpha Zones Pits Players Against the Beastly Alien Dudes – Today in History – August 19th, 1989
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Keith Courage in Alpha Zones Pits Players Against the Beastly Alien Dudes – Today in History – August 19th, 1989

This was NEC’s answer to Altered Beast, Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. There is no arcade tie-in here (though the Turbo Grafx-16 did launch with R-Type). NEC was at a disadvantage as far as arcade ports went but that didn’t stop them from trying different things such as a pinball game at launch. Keith Courage ... Read More»
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Dishonored is now free on Xbox 360 via Games with Gold
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Dishonored is now free on Xbox 360 via Games with Gold

Arkane Studios’ stealth title Dishonored is now available free to Xbox 360 owners via Microsoft’s Games with Gold promotion. The game replaces Motocross Madness as the free game for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, and it will be free until August 31. You can download the game here, if you’re interested. On Xbox One, Crimson Dragon and ... Read More»
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Revenge of the License: Cobra
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Revenge of the License: Cobra

One year before Peter Weller stalked the streets of Old Detroit as Robocop in his mission to eradicate crime, Sylvester Stallone and his mirrored shades stalked the streets of Los Angeles as Detective Marion “Cobra” Cobretti, AKA “the strong arm of the law.” And just as they did with Robocop later on, Ocean waved some ... Read More»
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Thunder Force II Brings Arcade Quality Scrolling Shooter Action to Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989
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Thunder Force II Brings Arcade Quality Scrolling Shooter Action to Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Scrolling shooter fans were well served with the Sega Genesis and right out of the gate they got Thunder Force II from Sega/Technosoft. While not an arcade shooter, Thunder Force II would have been at home in the arcades if it was released there. Interestingly, Sega really covered several genres with the launch of the ... Read More»
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Hokuto no Ken Drops License, Gets Named Last Battle on Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989
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Hokuto no Ken Drops License, Gets Named Last Battle on Sega Genesis – Today in History – August 14, 1989

Sega, having just launched their Sega Genesis as their second North American console, were looking to bring over titles that showed why this console was better than the competing Nintendo NES and NEC Turbo Grafx-16. Rather than shelling out the money for the Hokuto no Ken (aka Fist of the North Star) license, Sega simply ... Read More»
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Rise From Your Grave, Altered Beast – Today in History – August 14, 1989
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Rise From Your Grave, Altered Beast – Today in History – August 14, 1989

As mentioned in the history article for the Sega Genesis, Altered Beast was the pack in title. For gamers that got into gaming after the original Playstation launched, a pack in game is just that, a game that came with the console, an actual full game- not a demo. Altered Beast was not the greatest ... Read More»
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Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive
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Rise of the Tomb Raider is an Xbox exclusive

Crystal Dynamics and Microsoft announced during Gamescom that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive. The game will now release holiday 2015 exclusively on Xbox—it wasn’t mentioned if it will come to Xbox 360 too or just Xbox One. “As you may have seen, we’ve just announced that Rise of the Tomb ... Read More»
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Castle of Doom Continues Development on Atari 2600
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Castle of Doom Continues Development on Atari 2600

New Atari 2600 games have come out at a regular pace for the last few years as more and more people are learning the hardware. Some of these games are interesting (the ones we cover) but a lot are “eh” so we skip those (nothing personal to the developers). One interesting title that is continuing ... Read More»
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Secret of Mana Coming to Android
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Secret of Mana Coming to Android

Square Enix are definitely one of the companies that has been around for a while and are still keeping their classic titles, slightly, updated for modern gamers. Their pricing on the other hand has raised more than a few eye brows of gamers across the world (come on, the prices aren’t that bad for full ... Read More»
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The Last of Us gets some new DLC this week and next week
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The Last of Us gets some new DLC this week and next week

As promised, Naughty Dog has released some new DLC for The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered, with more to follow next week. Several new multiplayer gestures are available individually from the PlayStation Store this week, or as a bundle for $2.49. As well as this, The Grit and Gear pack adds ... Read More»
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue trailer and screenshots, Collector’s Edition announced
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Assassin’s Creed: Rogue trailer and screenshots, Collector’s Edition announced

Ubisoft has released an official version of yesterday’s leaked trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, as well as some screenshots, and has also announced a Collector’s Edition for the game. Rogue bucks the trend of previous titles in the series by placing players in the boots of Shay Patrick Cormac, a former assassin who leaves the order ... Read More»
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Burning Blade Brings Greek Themed Diablo MMORPG to Android
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Burning Blade Brings Greek Themed Diablo MMORPG to Android

Let’s get this out front right now, this game features In App Purchases. This is quickly becoming the norm for even paid games, though Burning Blade is free to play. Fans of Diablo will be right at home with the action based gameplay set in a Greek mythological style universe... Read More»
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Report: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue coming to PS3, Xbox 360 November 11, trailer leaked
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Report: Assassin’s Creed: Rogue coming to PS3, Xbox 360 November 11, trailer leaked

Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 11, according to a leaked trailer that has appeared online. The trailer and screen grabs were posted online by Assassin’s Creed fan group Access the Animus over on Facebook. It seems to confirm rumors that you will be taking on the role ... Read More»
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