Video: 7 Legacy Sonic Games That Were Never Rereleased

There was a time where Sega made a significant effort to preserve their legacy titles which would allowed new fans to experience games even if they’re predate by them. Fast forward to modern day and the company only seems interested in rereleasing Sonic 1 & 2 on every platform imaginable (not the cool widescreen port …

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Survival Horror Lives with the Outbreak Series on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One

Hey, Survivors! The moans of the undead echo as you fight for your life in the Outbreak series, a collection of titles that pay homage to classic survival horror experiences from the ‘90s. From fixed camera angles, to over-the-shoulder adventure, you’ll be leading your group of survivors to safety amidst a global undead epidemic. As …

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Japan: Nintendo Switch family sold 170K units this week, entire top ten is Switch games

The latest video game software and hardware charts are now in from Japanese company Famitsu. The Switch family was by far the best-selling gaming hardware for the week 11th January to 17th January 2021. It should also be noted that the top ten best-selling games are all on the Nintendo Switch, showing just how dominant the …

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Rumors Suggest Nvidia Might Re-Launch RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nvidia announced its RTX 3060 during CES last week, but according to one report, the company has actually restarted production of its RTX 2060 and RTX 2060 Super. If true, it would mean Nvidia doesn’t think it can alleviate the …

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Clubhouse Games Outsold Ring Fit Adventure, Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity And Paper Mario: The Origami King In France

© Nintendo We already know that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is France’s best-selling game of 2020, but how about some more stats from that country? According to Le Figaro, who spoke to Nintendo France managing director Philippe Lavoué, there were several Switch games which performed particularly well in the region, including the usual suspects like …

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87% of 2020 Japan console sales were Nintendo Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game in the region, too.Nintendo Switch was by far the most popular console in Japan last year. That’s according to data from local games mag Famitsu – via GamesIndustry.biz – which reports that 87% of consoles sold in the country during 2020 were Switches. The regular version of …

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CDPR Apologizes for Cyberpunk 2077 Launch, but Explains Very Little

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Late on Wednesday, CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwinski posted a video in which he apologized for Cyberpunk 2077’s abysmal console launch. Iwinski took responsibility for the decision to launch the title and its subsequent unacceptably poor performance on the …

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CD Projekt Red Co-Founder Explains What Went Wrong With Cyberpunk 2077

The Cyberpunk 2077 launch was riddled with issues beyond simple glitches. From the intentional misleading nature of hiding console versions of the game from reviewers to downright game-breaking bugs and a whole slew of marketing issues, the once-sterling reputation of CD Projekt Red took a massive hit following release. Following the delisting of the game from …

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Nintendo Switch Mario Red & Blue Edition System announced and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury trailer

Throughout 35 years of Super Mario Bros. history, Mario has used power-ups to transform countless times, from Fire Mario to Tanooki Mario to Bee Mario and beyond. But the moment has finally arrived for Mario to assume a fearsome new feline form. He’ll need all the help he can get, since Bowser has become gargantuan and lost …

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Microsoft Denies Cutting Secret Deal With Duracell Over Xbox Controllers

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, a report surfaced claiming that Microsoft and Duracell have a secret agreement between them in which Microsoft agrees to keep AA batteries as the default power standard for its Xbox controllers. Microsoft denied the rumors, which began when …

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The Switch Has Now Sold More Units Than The 3DS

As of December 26th 2020, according to sales-tracking website VGChartz, the Nintendo Switch has finally outsold the 3DS, hitting an estimated 76,285,948 units sold. The 3DS, released in 2011, has so far sold 75,906,986 units. The “List of best-selling game consoles” page of Wikipedia hasn’t been updated at the time of writing, but the Switch’s …

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Waluigi Will Never Be In Smash, And Other 2021 Predictions

Image: Nintendo / Kotaku A new year is here, and surprise! It’s already extremely bad—just like the last one. But maybe better things lie ahead. Or, you know, at the very least, we might get ambushed by some cool video games in addition to all the bad news bears that will inevitably emerge from the …

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PS4 Outsells the PS5 in Japan, Both the Standard and Digital Combined, Highlights Struggle to Meet Inventory Demands

Famitsu published the latest two-week sales numbers, encompassing the period between December 21, 2020 to January 3, 2021. During this time, the standard PS4 outsold both the PS5 and PS5 Digital combined. The PlayStation 4 sold 30,482 units during those two weeks (with an additional 112 sales of the PS4 Pro), while the PS5 and PS5 …

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Microsoft Previously Tried To Buy Nintendo, “Imagine An Hour Of Somebody Laughing At You”

Microsoft has made some epic power moves over the past two years when acquiring new studios for a revamped focus going into this new generation. With Bethesda (through ZeniMax) being the latest big name to be taken under the Microsoft wing, it’s become almost a game to see who it will acquire next. That being …

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Hitman 3 Trailer Shows Off The Trilogy In Irresistibly Goofy VR

Gif: IO Interactive The Hitman series does a great job walking a fine line between very serious murder heisting and utterly ridiculous physics simulator. This juxtaposition is on perfectly display in the new Hitman 3 trailer showing off the game’s VR mode. For those not content to meddle in the lives of strangers in third-person, …

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Microsoft apparently tried to buy Nintendo 20 years ago

News site Bloomberg is reporting today that the team at Microsoft tried to purchase Kyoto-based company Nintendo. The news was revealed by Kevin Bachus who was the former director of third-party relations at Xbox. Microsoft basically wanted to sell them the pitch that their hardware wasn’t up to par and they could remedy that for …

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One Developer Is Fixing SNES Game Lag After 30 Years

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Super Nintendo is an iconic part of early 90s gaming with classic titles like Super Mario World, Star Fox, and Chrono Trigger. However, the machine itself was woefully underpowered compared with the competition. Nintendo used a series of enhancement …

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IKEA Has ‘Meme-ishly Oversized’ Gaming Console Models to Help With Your Furniture Choices

One of the complaints about the PlayStation 5 is the sheer size of the console. I personally stand the console at the side of my television because it won’t fit in the units underneath it. Not to worry, though; help is at hand. Furniture giant IKEA has come up with a plan, as noticed by …

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Microsoft Has Asked AMD to Boost Xbox Series S, Series X Production

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The ongoing shortage of Xbox and PlayStation consoles has been a story since these platforms launched in November. The shortage isn’t unique to console gaming — there are problems with hardware availability across both PCs and consoles as recently launched …

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Virtuos talks about porting BioShock and XCOM 2 to Switch

2K Games have been a strong third party supporter of the Nintendo Switch system bringing the following collections to the Nintendo Switch last year, BioShock: The Collection, XCOM 2 Collection, and Borderlands Legendary Collection. Virtuos, the team which handled these ports, spoke to Automaton Media about how they handled the porting process and the difficulties they encountered …

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PS5 Does ‘a Fantastic Job’ of Revolutionizing Storage, Says Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney

Unreal Engine 5 maker Epic Games has said that it has been discussing next-gen (well, now current-gen) hardware with Sony for the last 3-4 years, during which Epic received early access to the PlayStation 5. According to CEO Tim Sweeney, his company’s conversations with Sony architect Mark Cerny weren’t just limited to graphics. The partners …

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Best Of 2020: Horace Developers On Die Hard, Britishness, And Finding The Right Genre Label

Over the holiday season we’ll be republishing a series of Nintendo Life articles, interviews and other features from the previous twelve months that we consider to be our Best of 2020. Hopefully, this will give you a chance to catch up on pieces you missed, or simply enjoy looking back on a year which did …

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Feature: Five Frantic Years – A Brief History of Aleste

Compile are best known as the creators of the evergreen Puyo Puyo series, a franchise that began as a spin-off of their Japan-only Madou Monogatari series of (mostly) dungeon-crawling RPGs and gone on to weather just about all the ups and downs gaming can throw at it – not just surviving the demise of Compile …

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