Video Games


Apple Fortnite App Store Ban
Epic Games has released a parody video mocking Apple after they banned the company’s hit game “Fortnite” from its App Store due to them offering players a discount on in-game purchases if they opted to make a direct payment rather than buy their digital offerings through iOS. Why? Well, Apple charges developers 30% for purchases made through the App Store, and 15% after the first year of subscriptions. Read more to watch the parody and for additional information.

Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade
Priced at $499.99, the Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade has a tabletop design, complete with a 17″ 4:3 LCD screen, two-player support with analog joysticks / buttons, and the signature marquee showcasing beautiful box art for the most popular franchises of the 50 games. This cabinet appeals to fans of both MVS arcade and the AES home versions of games, such as The King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Art of Fighting, Baseball Stars Professional, Top Player’s Golf, and lots more. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.

Xbox Series S Controller
Photo credit: Zak S | Ars Technica
There’s been rumors about a lower end Xbox console to complement the Series X, and these leaked controller images from Twitter user Zak S may have just confirmed it. This controller utilizes the same wireless protocol introduced by the Xbox One, and is backward compatible with existing Xbox One consoles. It supports the Bluetooth Low Energy standard, which enables it to pair with mobile devices and other hardware, complete with standard USB-C charging. Read more for additional pictures.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Studio Ghibli
Photo credit: BigSkyCastle
Studio Ghibli is best known for its animated feature films, television commercials, and video game collaborations, but what if they teamed up with Nintendo for a The Legend of Zelda game? Since that partnership has not happened yet, one fan decided to take things into their own hands by creating a Breath of the Wild poster drawn in the style of the Hayao Miyazaki films. Read more for a video and additional information.

Arcade1Up Marvel vs. Capcom
Arcade1Up announced this week that their previously revealed Ms. Pac-Man ($449.99), Marvel vs. Capcom ($499.99) and X-Men vs. Street Fighter ($499.99) cabinets are now available for pre-order. The latter two are both equipped with Wi-Fi to allow players to connect with friends online and compete with one another via a matchmaking system, a never before seen feature in these iconic fighting games. Read more for a video and additional information.

Intellivision Amico Video Game Console
Intellivision Entertainment announced today that its Amico video game console, the modern reboot of the iconic classic, is now scheduled for release in April 2021. Several partnerships were also announced, including Mattel, which will bring a racing game based on the popular Hot Wheels franchise to the console at launch. Where will you be able to get one next year? Retail outlets will include GameStop, Amazon, and Walmart. Read more for the online event, complete with gameplay footage, and additional information.

Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick
The Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick has been touted as the best entry level model, and you can get one for $54 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. For those who like customization, you can easily swap in Sanwa Denshi buttons and joystick. It’s compatible with the PS3 / PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Android platforms. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

LEGO Entertainment System 71374 Review
Photo credit: Gamespot
At 2,646-pieces, the LEGO Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) will take most fans several days, if not weeks, to build, but the first review has already rolled in. Just to recap, the CRT television has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if the action brick is scanned by placing LEGO Mario up top, the famous plumber will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups. This set comes complete with a controller and an opening slot for the cartridge. Read more for the review, a speed build, additional pictures and information.

Razer BlackShark v2 Headset
The Razer BlackShark V2 headset features TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers, a HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card, advanced passive noise cancellation, and the showstoper, THX Spatial Audio. Their new 50mm audio driver which, combined with a new custom-tuned microphone and superior passive noise cancelling earcups, creates the ultimate accessory for competitive eSports. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Fight Crab Game
Fight Crab just might be the strangest fighting / action game you’ll come across, as it lets you take control of a simulated physics-powered crab. Once you start the game, you’ll take on various opponents in an attempt to flip them over. Claws, swords, guns, armor, jet engines, and more are all at your disposal. Available August 12th on Steam and September 15th for the Nintendo Switch. Read more for two videos and additional information.