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)

Game Corner: Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Xbox One)

Released: 18 November 2014Originally Released: 17 September 2013Developer: Rockstar NorthAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox Series X/S The Background:The Grand Theft Auto (GTA) franchise (ibid/Various, 1997 to present) is an incredibly successful and well-regarded series of open world videogames that have the player pulling off a series of … Continue reading Game Corner: Grand Theft Auto V: Premium Edition (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Sonic’s Anniversary]: Sonic the Hedgehog (2007; Xbox One)

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. This year, the Blue Blur turns thirty and what better way to celebrate than by dedicating an entire month’s worth of content to … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic’s Anniversary]: Sonic the Hedgehog (2007; Xbox One)

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)