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)

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: 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)