GDC 2020 Postponed Due to Coronavirus

The Game Developers Conference has announced that this year’s event has been postponed until the summer due to the threat of coronavirus. Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Facebook and several other companies had already announced they were pulling out of the event, so the postponement shouldn’t come…

GOG Updates its Refund Policy and it’s Great News for Users

GOG.com has updated its refund policy, and keeping in line with the mantra of the service it’s another huge pro-consumer success. Unlike other services, most notably Steam, GOG will now allow users to seek a refund whether they’ve downloaded the game or not, and regardless…

Platinum Games and Director Hideki Kamiya Announce Project G.G.

[UPDATE] Since publication, Platinum Games as confirmed via its Platinum4 website that its new Tokyo studio is the third part of its Platinum4 project. At the beginning of the February, Platinum Games launched a teaser site for Platinum4, which was followed by the announcement that…

Sega Announces New Features for Upcoming Streets of Rage 4

Sega, in collaboration with developers Lizardcube, Guard Crush Games and Dotemu, have released a new trailer for Streets of Rage 4, revealing a new character and new game mode. The much anticipated follow up to the trilogy of Mega Drive beat ’em ups is due…

James’s Top 10 Consoles

I’ve always found it difficult to narrow down my top ten consoles of all time. I’ve played video games my whole life, and I’ve been lucky to have played more systems than most. When I’ve thought about this in the past I have always struggled…

Samurai Shodown Director Wants to Reboot Another SNK Franchise

Nobuyuki Kuroki, the director of SNK’s quite excellent 2019 reboot of Samurai Shodown, has expressed his desire to revive another classic SNK title. Speaking with Nintendo Life ahead of the release of Samurai Shodown for Nintendo Switch, Kuroki said: “Personally, I wish we can revive…

New Ocarina of Time VHS Beta Footage Found

Over on YouTube the channel Hard4Games, which explores rare and obscure hardware, as well as fan-made mods, hardware prototypes and regularly upload lost or difficult to find footage of old games, has posted a new video showing some beta footage of The Legend of Zelda:…

Are Some Video Game Franchises Better Left Dead?

Gamers are notorious for expressing their love for dead franchises. Nintendo fans have been especially vocal and expressive over the years with not only requests, but demands, to resurrect F-Zero and Star Fox, but Nintendo fans are not alone in their efforts. Blizzard fans were…

The Nintendo PlayStation Prototype is Up for Sale

A few years ago the discovery of a prototype for the Nintendo PlayStation console, which is essentially a Super Nintendo system with a CD drive manufactured by Sony, sent collectors and video game historians into meltdown. The fabled system was originally planned to release in…

BioWare’s Anthem in the Process of a Redesign

BioWare’s latest title, the “live service” sci-fi action game Anthem, is getting a redesign. On BioWare’s official blog, general manager Casey Hudson has announced that the company is currently in the process of working on a “longer-term redesign” of the maligned looter shooter. Casey stated:…