Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Respawn EntertainmentAlso Available For: PC, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series X The Background:In 2013, Disney paid a paltry $4 billion for Lucasfilm Ltd and thus added the influential and immensely popular Star Wars franchise (Various, 1977 to present) to their ever-growing itinerary of properties and licenses. In addition to … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game: Complete Edition (Xbox One)

Released: 14 January 2021Originally Released: 10 August 2010Developers: Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft ChengduAlso Available For: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (Original); Amazon Luna, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series X (Complete) The Background:Like many people, I’m sure, I first became aware of Scott Pilgrim upon the release of the frankly incredible … Continue reading Game Corner: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game: Complete Edition (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Battletoads (2020; Xbox One)

Released: 20 August 2020Developers: Dlala Studios and RareAlso Available For: PC and Xbox One X The Background:Make no mistake about it, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) were hot shit back in the day; though the TMNT first began life as a ridiculous, dark, and gritty comic book, they shot to fame and into the … Continue reading Game Corner: Battletoads (2020; Xbox One)

Game Corner: Ōkami HD (Xbox One)

Released: 12 December 2017Originally Released: 20 April 2006Developer: Capcom/HexaDriveOriginal Developer: Clover StudioAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 (HD) and Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 (Original) The Background:Originally released for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2 back in 2006, Ōkami was the result of many combined ideas from the staff at Clover Studio. … Continue reading Game Corner: Ōkami HD (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Burnout Paradise: Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 16 March 2014Originally Released: 22 January 2008Developer: Criterion GamesAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (Original Version); Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 (Remaster) The Background:The Burnout franchise is a series of racing games developed by Criterion Games that began with the appropriately-titled Burnout (ibid, 2001) and is best known for its fast-paced, arcade … Continue reading Game Corner: Burnout Paradise: Remastered (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Released: May 2010Developer: Climax StudiosAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Mate, how absolutely brilliant was Rocket Knight Adventures (Konami, 1993) back in the day? Back when cute, anthropomorphic mascots were all the rage, Sparkster (the titular “Rocket Knight”) really stood out thanks to some absolutely gorgeous graphics, kick-ass music, and fast-paced, rocket-based … Continue reading Game Corner: Rocket Knight (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One)

Released: April 2020Developer: Dotemu/Lizardcube/Guard Crush GamesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 The Background:Back in the good old days of the mid-nineties, one of the most prominent genres in arcades was the sidescrolling beat-‘em-up. Simple, mind-numbing arcade action, these titles demanded little more from players than to hold right and mash buttons to take … Continue reading Game Corner: Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox One)

Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2013Developer: People Can Fly/Epic Games PolandAlso Available For: Xbox One (Backwards Compatible) The Background:Gears of War (Epic Games/Various, 2006 to 2019) is a third-person, over-the-shoulder science-fiction military shooter exclusive to PC and the Xbox series of consoles. Originally conceived as more of a traditional first-person shooter in enclosed arenas, the series has seen … Continue reading Game Corner: Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)

Released: March 2011Developer: Behaviour SantiagoAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox One The Background:Ever since the release of Ghostbusters (Reitman, 1984), the concept of four somewhat-bumbling New York parapsychologists running around zapping and trapping troublesome spirits has seen some significant success as a franchise. We’ve had the under-rated sequel, a reboot that was met with … Continue reading Game Corner: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (Xbox 360)