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Remaster Review:
‘Cotton Reboot!’

July 26, 2021 — There is plenty to love about this callback to the 90s, although Japanese Akihabara-game-store-turned-retro-developer BEEP may have left a few things out. Some games serve one purpose: unabashedly deliver an endless stream of nonsensical entertainment brimming with vibrant colors and a brilliant assortment of enemies.

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Netflix’s ‘The Cuphead Show!’
Can It Live Up To the Game?

July 22, 2021 — It was a quiet Friday in June when the Netflix Geeked Twitter account blew the lid off some exciting news. Almost exactly two years after news dropped that the anger-inducing antics of Cuphead would translate to their own Netflix animated series, a post revealed King Dice, the big baddy in the action-packed side-scrolling shooter, would be voiced by Wayne Brady.

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Asterix and Obelix are Set to Make a Comeback in Style

July 19, 2021 —  “These Romans are crazy!” exclaims Obelix in almost every volume of the comic book series Asterix. Now, thanks to French developer Mr Nutz Studio and long-running publisher Microids — founded in 1985 — players will soon have revenge on the Romans once again, courtesy of upcoming beat ‘em up Asterix & Obelix: Slap Them All!. READ MORE »


Console Port Review:
‘Within the Blade’

July 16, 2021 — Long before Ryu Hayabusa faced off against all matter of villainy in a 3D plane, he occupied a 2D space in one of the NES’ most beloved series. Ninja Gaiden was one of a few titles that lined my NES library as a young lad, giving me an early taste of engaging but often frustrating gameplay.

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‘Horizon Chase Turbo’ Drip-Feeds Seasonal Vehicle Skins

July 13, 2021 — Players who enjoy zooming through the vibrant environments of Brazilian developer Aquiris’ Horizon Chase Turbo are in for a treat. The ‘Complete Your Collection’ season which launched at the beginning of July immediately started to deliver on its promise of unique and colorful skins.

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The Midnight Drops Orchestral ‘Vampires’ Ahead of New Album

July 9, 2021 — There are certain artists across any medium that, when they announce something new, you drop what you are doing and pay attention. For synthwave enthusiasts, The Midnight is one of those. You can bet I was all ears when the talented duo of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEvan announced they will release a new album, The Rearview Mirror. READ MORE »


Stern Pinball: Grogu Finally Takes Seat On ‘Mandalorian’

July 7, 2021 — The largest pinball manufacturer in the world has quite a bit on the docket. Released on the first Tuesday of each month, the “Stern of the Union Address” sounds off on the excitement ahead for Stern Pinball, and with names like The Mandalorian and Avengers being tossed around, you know there is excitement on the horizon. 

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‘Werewolves Within’ Is A
New, 90s-Style Monster Hit

July 5, 2021 — It was bound to happen, and now it has — UbiSoft has indirectly made a direct foray into the movie streaming business. And, as anyone who is a fan of both video games and film knows, adaptations of video games rarely work. Except this one does.
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‘Streets of Rage 4’ Gets
Mr. X Nightmare Mode via DLC

July 2, 2021 — The streets will be full of rage in Streets of Rage 4’s survival mode, ‘Mr. X Nightmare’. Developers Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games are preparing a brand new, much-coveted upcoming DLC that pits players against even deadlier enemy waves.

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Roxi Drive Strikes Gold With
New Album ‘Feel the Beat’

June 26, 2021 — We all have artists we enjoy. Some become part of our life soundtrack, with each new album providing both anticipation and joy. After stumbling upon her cover of Laura Branigan’s ‘Hot Night’ a few years ago, Roxi Drive became one of those artists to me.

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‘The Mighty Ducks’ (1992)
Retro Review

June 24, 2021The Mighty Ducks was not the first underdog sports movie to come out of Hollywood in the heyday of the 80s and 90s, but is generally considered to be one of the best. Has it stood the test of time?

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LeBrock’s New Synth-Rocking
Album ‘Fuse’ Delivers

June 19, 2021 — If there is one thing that can be said about UK-based synthwave-stalwarts LeBrock, it is they have a style unlike anyone else in music which is, of course, no revelation to fans of the duo.

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‘Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection’ Post Release Verdict

June 18, 2021 — Team Ninja may be secretly working on the sequel to 2012’s Ninja Gaiden 3, but players still need a way to scratch that shinobi itch. June 9 saw the Steam release of the popular franchise’s latest outing.

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Marvel 83s — ‘Atlantis’
(Concept Album)

June 15, 2021 — Prague-based synthwave artist Marvel 83’ recently released a new space-inspired album that includes some truly great tracks.

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Roxi Drive Returns With
Impressive Pair of 80s Singles

June 13, 2021 — If music was a time machine, Roxi Drive would team up with Doc Brown! Her tracks are a link to our past, a means of reminding us of the simpler days of fluorescent neon, big hair, and high-waisted jeans.

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Netflix’s Boxer-Docu Series
‘The Kings’ (of the 80s) Review

June 8, 2021 — The 1980s was one of the wildest decades in United States history; cell phones were hitting the streets for the first time, women were climbing the corporate ladder with shoulder pads tucked into their power suits, and boxing was looking for the next Mohamed Ali.

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