Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare (Xbox One)

Released: 14 July 2021Developer: Dotemu/Lizardcube/Guard Crush GamesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 A Brief Background:After an absence of almost twenty-five years, the Streets of Rage series (SEGA, 1991 to 1994) finally made a long-awaited comeback in 2020. As a massive fan of the series, and sidescrolling beat-‘em-ups in general, I was very surprised, … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Sonic 2sday]: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2007; Xbox One)

After the release of Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team, 1991), Sonic had firmly established himself as the hot new icon on the block and catapulted SEGA to the forefront of the Console Wars. Anticipation was high for a sequel and, in keeping with their aggressive marketing strategies, SEGA dubbed November 24, 1992 as “Sonic 2sday”, … Continue reading Game Corner [Sonic 2sday]: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2007; Xbox One)

Game Corner: The Evil Within 2 (Xbox One)

Released: 13 October 2017Developer: Tango GameworksAlso Available For: PC and PlayStation 4 The Background:After a long and illustrious career at Capcom in which he created and spearheaded the Resident Evil franchise (Capcom/Various, 1996 to present), Shinji Mikami left to help found Tango Gameworks in a bid to develop new properties and titles, such as The … Continue reading Game Corner: The Evil Within 2 (Xbox One)

Game Corner [Back to the Future Day]: Back to the Future: The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition (Xbox One)

In the classic science-fiction film Back to the Future: Part II (Zemeckis, 1989), series protagonist Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels from 1985 to the hyper-realistic future of 2015. October 21, 2015, to be specific which, despite the numerous iconic dates and times visited in the Back to the Future trilogy (ibid, 1985 to 1990), … Continue reading Game Corner [Back to the Future Day]: Back to the Future: The Game: 30th Anniversary Edition (Xbox One)

Game Corner: The Evil Within (Xbox One)

Released: 14 October 2014Developer: Tango GameworksAlso Available For: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 The Background:Shinji Mikami joined Capcom in 1990 and worked on a number of successful handheld, 8- and 16-bit titles during his first six years with the company. In 1996, though, Mikami developed the first Resident Evil (Capcom, 1996) videogame, which … Continue reading Game Corner: The Evil Within (Xbox One)

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 [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 [Bite-Size]: The Terminator (Mega Drive)

Released: 1992Developer: Probe SoftwareAlso Available For: DOS, Game Gear, Master System, Mega-CD, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) A Brief Background:The Terminator (Cameron, 1984) was a massive box office hit, catapulting star Arnold Schwarzenegger to superstardom, and making nearly $80 million at the box office against a paltry $6.4 million budget and … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: The Terminator (Mega Drive)