Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (Xbox One)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’ve been … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’ve been … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, today, 13 September 1993, was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m dedicating … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat Trilogy (PlayStation)

Game Corner [Sonic CDay]: Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Xbox One)

Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sonic Team, 1993) released on this day back in 1993. Produced alongside the blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1992), Sonic CD expanded upon the Blue Blur’s original debut title with lush graphics, a time travel mechanic, gorgeous anime cutscenes, and introduced players to Metal Sonic (one of Sonic’s … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic CDay]: Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Terminator: Resistance (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Dlala Studios and RareAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 The Background:The Terminator franchise (Various, 1984 to 2019) has quite a long history with videogame adaptations; every film in the franchise has been adapted to at least one videogame over the years and the franchise even crossed over with … Continue reading Game Corner: Terminator: Resistance (Xbox One)

Game Corner [South Park’s Anniversary]: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox One)

South Park first aired on 13 August 1997 (yes, I know, I’m a day early but I have another post scheduled for tomorrow so sue me) and, since then, has seen a feature-length animated movie, twenty-five seasons (and counting), and a slew of awards and accolades. I remember, as a kid, staying up late to … Continue reading Game Corner [South Park’s Anniversary]: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)

Released: 9 February 2012Developer: SEGA Sports R&D/RacjinAlso Available For: Nintendo Wii The Background:During the “Console Wars” of the nineties, there were no truer rivals than Nintendo’s Super Mario and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog; both went head to head as their respective company’s mascots, spearheading the release of some of the greatest and most influential videogames … Continue reading Game Corner: Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS)

Game Corner [DK’s Anniversary]: Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)

In 1981, Shigeru Miyamoto and his team at Nintendo R&D1 created Donkey Kong, an arcade title that was not only one of the earliest examples of the platform genre but also introduced gamers everywhere to two of Nintendo’s most recognisable characters: Mario and Donkey Kong. Mario, of course, shot to super stardom but today’s a … Continue reading Game Corner [DK’s Anniversary]: Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)

Game Corner: Sunset Overdrive: Deluxe Edition (Xbox One)

Released: 28 October 2014Developer: Insomniac GamesAlso Available For: PC and Xbox Series S/X The Background:Sunset Overdrive was developed by Insomniac Games, who were best known at the time for their work on the Ratchet & Clank series (ibid/Various, 2002 to present); seeking to expand their portfolio, the developers drew inspiration from videogames like Jet Set … Continue reading Game Corner: Sunset Overdrive: Deluxe Edition (Xbox One)