The Simpsons Arcade Cabinet from Arcade1Up

If you’re a kid of the 1990s, then you probably plugged way too many quarters into the Simpsons arcade game. Created by Konami, the classic side-scrolling brawler let you play as Homer, Marge, Bart, or Lisa as the family fought various Springfield villains to get back a kidnapped Maggie. Soon, you can bring back the memories of smashing those buttons and pushing that joystick with Arcade1Up’s home version of The Simpsons, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the beloved game. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Video Game Trailer

The Avengers were at the center of a new video game last year that ended up being quite the disappointment for Marvel fans. Thankfully, it looks like the game creators at Squre Enix are going to redeem themselves this year with a new Guardians of the Galaxy video game. It may not be inspired by the versions of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if you watch the Guardians of the Galaxy video game trailer below, you’ll see it has much of the same attitude and style, including a rockin’ soundtrack. Read More »

Avatar Video Game Trailer

It’s been over a decade since Avatar hit theaters, and we’re still waiting for James Cameron to deliver the sequels that he promised so long ago. But when Avatar 2 arrives next year, we’ll be getting double the dose of Pandora thanks to a new video game.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a new open-world video game from Ubisoft, the creators of Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, putting players in the lush world of Pandora where they can explore the vibrant world and protect if from the destructive Resources Development Administration. Check out the Avatar video game trailer below to see how incredible this game looks. Read More »

The Witcher Crossover Event

The Witcher, the Netflix show based on a series of novels that also inspired a smash hit video game franchise, has become a big hit. People seem to genuinely dig the show, and sure, most of them are probably watching to ogle Henry Cavill, but that counts, too, damn it. But if you’re a fan of both the games and the show, and you’ve spent your days hoping for some sort of crossover event, you just might be on the cusp of having your wish granted. So you better think up a better wish, fast. And no wishing for more wishes, that’s cheating.

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Call of Duty 80s Action Heroes Update

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took the video game franchise back to the days of Ronald Reagan, and now Call of Duty: Warzone has leaned hard into the nostalgia by turning the clock of the battle royale first-person shooter all the way back to the 1980s. With the recent shift in time, Call of Duty has announced a new 80s Action Heroes update that will make John Rambo and John McClane playable characters. Plus, the Warzone map will add Nakatomi Plaza from Die Hard to the massive game map along with survival camps from Rambo: First Blood Part II. Get a peak at the Call of Duty 80s Action Heroes update below and welcome to the party, pal. Read More »

Returnal Review

It’s hard to believe, but true – gaming is still in its infancy. Or at least it’s teenage years. Sometime over the last decade, a brand-new genre dubbed “Roguelike” has emerged, and new release (and PlayStation 5 exclusive) Returnal falls under this label. And it could be loved or loathed, depending on personal taste and preferences. It’s also a genre foreign to many mainstream gamers. Sure, independent titles such as Hades and The Binding of Isaac have racked up consumer and industry awards, but it’s still fresh enough to where passionate gamers such as me have never gotten around to playing one. Housemarque (known for more minor, arcadey PlayStation exclusives like Super Stardust HD and Resogun) feel it’s time to popularize the style, but can something so hardcore find broad appeal?

The answer is yes and no, but with specifics remaining unearthed following whatever data comes from this AAA experiment.

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Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge Part II

Last year, ILMxLAB brought the world of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge into the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. But the immersive VR shooter adventure was just the beginning, and a sequel to the game is coming later this year to expand the video game world inspired by the Disney theme park expansion. Teasing a glimpse at what’s to come in Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge Part II, a new piece of concept art has been released featuring a familiar face from Batuu. Read More »

Ghosts Live-Action Video Game

Back in the 1990s, there was a strange wave of video games that used live-action footage (called full-motion video) instead of traditional graphics. Using actual low resolution video footage, B-movie actors, and shoestring budget sets, the intention was to create a game that offered a little more realism than your average 32-bit cartridge game. It never really caught on, but now the executive producer and cast of Shudder’s hit horror movie Host are trying to bring it back with a new horror video game called Ghosts. And they’re going to get a little help from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop to make it happen. Read More »

Lord of the Rings: Gollum Video Game

You know the tale of The Lord of the Rings. What you don’t know is the full story of the hobbit formerly known as Sméagol, who was driven mad by the One Ring and now fights within himself thanks to the malicious personality of Gollum. Video game creators Daedalic Entertainment will dig into the creature’s full story in Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and a new trailer gives us a taste of the stealth gameplay that will have you quietly sneaking around Middle-earth. Read More »

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sonic the hedgehog sequel

Paramount Pictures already announced that it had set the release date for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for April 2022 — giving the sequel to the hit video game adaptation a little more than a year to get the film done amid COVID-19 restrictions. And with filming officially starting this week, it looks like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is going to…go fast.

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