Author: Michael Fontanini

Michael grew up with and developed a passion for video games from NES, SNES, N64 and PC up to modern consoles. He is also into computer programming and game development. As an animal lover, Michael likes both cats & dogs and spending time outdoors when it's nice out. In the console realm, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid are two of his favorite franchises. On PC, they include Half-Life, horror games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and survival crafting games like Minecraft, 7 Days to Die, Factorio, and Satisfactory.

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is Coming Soon

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack is Coming Soon

The latest Nintendo Direct revealed the rumored Nintendo Switch Online expansion. However, the big surprise was that they're adding not one, but two retro platforms to the service. However, as some predicted, there is a little catch. This w...

Nintendo Reveals Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Nintendo Reveals Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Kirby is back in an all-new 3D adventure! Nintendo's Kirby and the Forgotten Land reveal trailer shows a mysterious new world filled with the ruins of a past civilization. For a decaying world, it sure is bursting with vibrant color! During...

New Metroid Dread Report Exposes Planet ZDR

New Metroid Dread Report Exposes Planet ZDR

The eighth Metroid Dread Report focuses on Planet ZDR and its various locales. We learn a lot more about this mysterious world, and also some of the enemies. It also confirms that another report is coming before the game's early October lau...

Daniel Craig Gives Emotional Farewell to James Bond

Daniel Craig Gives Emotional Farewell to James Bond

English actor, Daniel Craig, has bid James Bond farewell with an emotional speech. As you may know, he is retiring from the role after 15 long years. His fifth and last Bond movie, No Time To Die, is launching in the next several weeks. Dan...

The Lightbringer Gets Launch Date & New Trailer

The Lightbringer Gets Launch Date & New Trailer

The heartfelt, poetic puzzle platformer, The Lightbringer, just got a launch date and new trailer. Guided by your sister's spirit, you must cleanse the corruption and restore the light. The adventure starts in just a couple of short weeks f...

Castlevania Advance Collection is Coming to Switch?

Castlevania Advance Collection is Coming to Switch?

The rumored Castlevania Advance Collection has surfaced yet again. This time it was in a listing by the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee. According to the since-deleted listing, the collection is aiming for four different gaming platfor...

Valve Overhauls Steam Downloads and Storage Manager

Valve Overhauls Steam Downloads and Storage Manager

Valve has just launched a Steam Downloads and Storage Manager update. They have overhauled both the Downloads screen and Storage Manager GUIs to make them much nicer to use and more robust. Naturally, Valve has also packed in a ton of other...

Metroid Dread Report Details Chozo Plus New Trailer

Metroid Dread Report Details Chozo, Plus New Trailer

With just weeks until launch, Nintendo is keeping the Metroid Dread hype train going. They dropped a five-minute overview trailer alongside Metroid Dread Report Vol. 7. The latest report details the enigmatic Chozo, and some of Samus' new f...

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Sega Legends Detailed

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Sega Legends Detailed

Sega is now putting the Banana Mania Sega Legends DLC Pack in the spotlight. Play as three different retro consoles just because you can. Plus, Monster Rancher's Suezo, and rotten bananas are now coming to the game, too. Sega is packing in ...

Hello Games Launches No Man's Sky Frontiers

Hello Games Launches No Man’s Sky Frontiers

Hello Games has unleashed No Man's Sky Frontiers, the latest major update for the game. The huge space adventure may have launched on the wrong foot, but the developers have really turned things around since then. This update adds large pla...

Mojang Studios Announces Minecraft Live 2021

Mojang Studios Announces Minecraft Live 2021

Mojang Studios have announced the date for Minecraft Live 2021 for mid-October. The live stream will feature familiar faces, guests from the community, news on all things Minecraft, and more. This will likely include new details on the seco...

Hello Kitty Comes to Super Monkey Ball Banan Mania

Hello Kitty Comes to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

It turns out Hello Kitty is the next guest character rolling into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania. Like Morgana, this is another paid DLC for the game. The roster continues to grow as the launch draws near. "You can never have too many frien...

Jam-Packed Metroid Dread Trailer 2 Shows Deadly Foes

Jam-Packed Metroid Dread Trailer 2 Shows Deadly Foes

The new, action-packed Metroid Dread Trailer 2 shows some of the formidable foes that lie in wait for Samus. A mysterious new foe, appearing to be a heavily armored Chozo Warrior, poses a huge threat to our bounty hunter. The trailer also r...

Pokémon TV is Now Available Free on the Switch

Pokémon TV is Now Available Free on the Switch

The Pokémon TV app has arrived on the Nintendo Switch. The free app allows you to watch the Pokémon TV series, movies, TCG matches, and more. The one caveat is that you will naturally need to be in a place with internet access to use it. Po...

Dying Light 1 to Unleash the Hordes on Switch

Dying Light 1 to Unleash the Hordes on Switch

Techland is bringing Dying Light Platinum Edition to the Nintendo Switch. While a release date has not yet been given, fans will finally be able to take on the hordes on Switch. Meanwhile, the sequel is preparing for a launch of its own in ...

Morgana Bounces Into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Morgana Bounces Into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

The next character to join Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is Morgana from Persona 5. However, unlike the previous guests, this character will arrive post-launch. In addition to the new Morgana trailer, Sega also dropped a second trailer sho...

Apogee Reveals New Open-World Adventure, Elements

Apogee Announces Elements, A New Open-World Adventure

Apogee Entertainment has announced that their new open-world adventure, Elements, is coming to consoles. Two siblings set out on a grand adventure to save their home in the land of Elemythia. While the game is still a long way off, it shows...

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part Two Hits Switch

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two Hits Switch

DOOM fans on the Nintendo Switch are about to finally get their hands on DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods - Part Two. Meanwhile, Bethesda has also dropped a new collection on the Switch. The DOOM Slayers Collection includes five different gam...

Sega Adds Kiyru to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Sega Adds Kiryu to Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Another guest character enters the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania roster! This time around it's Kazuma Kiryu, hailing from the Yakuza series. He joins the monkey gang, along with Sonic the Hedgehog, Tails, and Jet Set Radio's Beat. SegaR...

A New Pokémon Presents is Coming Next Week

A New August Pokémon Presents Is Coming Next Week

The Pokémon Company has announced a new August Pokémon Presents live presentation. It is set to happen in the middle of this coming week. Three upcoming titles are for sure going to appear during the live event on Wednesday. According to Th...

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Sonic & Tails

Sonic and Tails Join Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

The blue blur himself is returning to the realm of Super Monkey Ball. Sonic the Hedgehog and his pal Tails are speeding into action on the 300+ stages of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania starting in less than two months. Jet Set Radio's Beat...

Tetris Effect: Connected is Coming to Nintendo Switch

Tetris Effect: Connected Is Coming to Nintendo Switch

It has now been confirmed that Tetris Effect: Connected is finally dropping on the Switch this fall. Players on the console can get their hands on this evolution of the series in a couple of short months. While Switch players have missed ou...

Beat Rolls Into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Beat Rolls Into Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

Sega has announced a new character in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania: Beat. As a result, the Jet Set Radio protagonist is entering a new world. Here, it’s all monkey business. According to the tweet from Sega, Beat will be available ...

Hybrid Game, Monster Harvest, Suffers Triple Delay

Monster Harvest Delay Strikes a Third Time

Maple Powered Games has unfortunately announced a new Monster Harvest delay. They are trying to do right by both the game itself and its eager fan base. If they succeed, the indie game may have a long, active life ahead of it. Unfortunately...

Rust Underwater Update Expands the Seas

Rust Underwater Update Expands the Seas

Multiplayer-only survival game, Rust, just got a pretty significant expansion. In the Rust Underwater update, gritty, procedural lab dungeons slumber beneath the waves. Players can get two types of submarines to help explore the deep, shark...

Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void Unfolds the Final Chapter

Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void Unfolds the Final Chapter

Minecraft Dungeons: Echoing Void unleashes the final story chapter. Venture into The End, home of the Endermen, to stand against new threats. Take on new enemies, earn legendary gear, or test your might in the Gaunlet of Gales mission. Can ...

The Famous 007 Infiltrates Rocket League

007’s Famous Aston Martin Infiltrates Rocket League

The iconic 1963 Aston Martin DB5 of the one and only James Bond is available now in Rocket League. The developers have also said it won't be the last 007 vehicle to enter the arena either. It joins a number of other famous cars that have al...

Space Engineers Gets Huge Heavy Industry Update

Huge Space Engineers: Heavy Industry Update is Here

Developer Keen Software House has just unleashed the massive Space Engineers: Heavy Industry update. It adds a ton of new blocks, improvements, and fixes to the game. This major update is one of the biggest the title has seen so far. The ma...

Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Events Details Released (Parts 1-3)

Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock Events Details Released (Parts 1-3)

With all the Pokémon GO Fest challenges in the Global Challenge Arena defeated, Pokémon GO Ultra Unlock bonus event details have been released. The first two parts have been detailed. However, part three is still shrouded in mystery for the...

Record Goodwill NES Auction Nets ,000+

Record Goodwill NES Auction Nets $30,000+

An unusual donation at the Keystone Area Goodwill in Harrisburg, PA set a record. The Goodwill NES auction brought in over $30,000 for the company. The vintage set included a console and 27 games in mint condition. Naturally, that person mi...

CSGO Dreams & Nightmares  Million Art Contest Kicks Off

CSGO Dreams & Nightmares $1 Million Art Contest Kicks Off

Valve has kicked off the $1 million CSGO Dreams & Nightmares art contest to create weapon finishes. Ten lucky winners will come away with a lot more money than they had before (minus taxes of course). Your goal is to create dream or nightma...

Metroid Dread Report 3 Details Samus' Suit, Map, and More

Metroid Dread Report 3 Details The Chozo and Much More

Nintendo has launched Metroid Dread Report Vol. 3, which details the Chozo, Samus' new suit, Metroids, and much more. It also includes a brief history of the 2D games. With seven detailed main sections, the new report is an interesting read...

New Skyward Sword HD Details and Release Trailer

New Skyward Sword HD Trailer Provides Details of Gameplay Changes

One final round of new Skyward Sword HD details and the release trailer have arrived, along with the release of the game. The Switch incarnation of Link's first quest is now available, and a new video provides some details about gameplay ch...

Super Mario 64 Smashes Legend of Zelda Auction Record

Super Mario 64 Smashes Legend of Zelda Auction Record

Mario wanted his record back, and he wasn't kidding around! The Super Mario 64 auction sold a sealed copy for well over a million dollars. Had bidding gone much higher, it would've doubled last week's auction record set by the original Lege...

Monolith Soft Profits Saw Big Jump Last Year

Monolith Soft Profits Saw Big Jump Last Year

Monolith Soft recently released their financial report for the past fiscal year. They saw a large increase in profits over the previous year. The surge in Monolith Soft profits is in large part thanks to the pandemic, and the launch of Xeno...

Sakurai Talks Challenge of Fitting Kazuya into Smash Bros.

Sakurai Talks Challenge of Fitting Kazuya into Smash Bros.

In his latest column in Famitsu, Masahiro Sakurai discusses the challenge of fitting Kazuya into Smash Bros. He covers the fundamental differences between the two franchises, and goes over how they ended up solving this conundrum. His new c...

Legend of Zelda Becomes Most Expensive Game Auction

Legend of Zelda Becomes Most Expensive Game Auction

An early production copy of the original The Legend of Zelda for NES has set a new record, surpassing Super Mario Bros. as the most expensive game ever sold at auction. Several factors came together to allow it to sell for such a high sum. ...

Nintendo Drops Metroid Dread Report: E.M.M.I.

Nintendo Drops Metroid Dread Report: E.M.M.I.

Nintendo's teaser site for Samus' next mission has dropped Metroid Dread Report: E.M.M.I. This is the second report released so far, and focuses on the new Robotic menace that threatens Samus. The report also details some new toys Samus can...

Doom Eternal Update 6 Drops New Challenges

Doom Eternal Update 6 Drops New Challenges

The DOOM Eternal Update 6 patch has dropped. Along with it comes a new battle arena, a devilish new master level, and some new cosmetics as well. The developers also added new enhanced graphics modes and optimization for the Xbox Series X |...

Nintendo Debuts New Ask the Developer Series

Nintendo Debuts New Ask the Developer Series

Nintendo has started a new developer interview series called Ask the Developer. The first volume dives into the development of Nintendo's recent title: Game Builder Garage. Nintendo Ask the Developer is reminiscent of the late President Sat...

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