It’s been sort of an interesting journey for the era of Star Wars known as “The Clone Wars”. The premise is certainly interesting enough: An alliance of planets with a massive droid army wants to break off from the Galactic Republic. The Republic, kind of caught with their pants down, accepts a ready army of clones based off a skilled bounty hunter with little to no questions asked because they don’t really have another option. …

While Microsoft has positioned themselves as a company that will let you play any game you’ve ever bought digitally will be playable pretty much forever on any of their platforms that you own (there are some caveats, but how far back and how many titles you can purchase from the humble beginnings of the Xbox brand and play on their most current platforms is impressive), Sony and Nintendo have not been near as accommodating. …

Granted by the year 2013 when the first Frozen movie launched, even cheap tie-in shovelware on portable consoles wasn’t super common anymore. But given the massive success of the franchise, you’d think there’d be more than one 3DS game starring a goofy sidekick, an appearance in Kingdom Hearts 3, and a couple of forgettable mobile games. Frozen 2 is the top-grossing animated film of all time (technically it’s The Lion King remake but if Disney is calling that live-action, then it’s live-action, they can’t call it that and then have it categorized as animated). But yeah, the only console…

Well, Square Enix had their own version of a “Direct” yesterday, and while there wasn’t any news on any kind of new Kingdom Hearts games, there was a bunch of other stuff announced along with a long-awaited major update on the still struggling Marvel’s Avengers.

New content dropped in the form of completing archer Hawkeye’s arc along with a new area to fight in, the futuristic apocalyptic Wasteland, seemingly ruled by an evil bearded Hulk who goes by the name of Maestro in the future. …

One of the greatest arcade games of all time is no doubt Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time. It was the best use of a license. It was beautifully animated and fun to play along with some really deep cuts and easter eggs for fans of the original cartoon of the time. I still have the Super Nintendo version and fire it up from time to time.

Dotemu, a developer that basically specializes in games that evoke a lot of the games from the late 80s and 90s era of video games (often with straight-up remakes, remasters, or sequels)…

These days, Disney is more of a presence in the world of mobile gaming than it is in the more traditional console space. It makes a lot of sense on many levels. More young kids play games on phones or tablets, the risk is generally lower and it’s easy to make quick movie and TV show tie-ins. But to be fair a decent amount of Disney mobile games are also long-running affairs. …

There is no question it’s been a long hard road for Square Enix’s big superhero game Marvel’s Avengers. However, with a new generation of hardware out there and a next-gen update, there is a real chance to gain back some momentum from the slow months of last year and the drip-feed of content.

However, even with this possible momentum, the answer they have is to make the endgame even more of a grind? That players were maxing out their characters too fast? This sounds like the worst solution to this “problem” possible.

I’ve spent over 100 hours on Marvel’s Avengers…

In the early 90s, the Disney Afternoon was THE THING to watch for kids (and maybe even slightly older animation fans). Pretty much all the shows during the programming block’s prime were beloved and still are to this day (and rightfully so) while everyone had their favorites, Talespin never seemed to cross anyone’s mind as the top cartoon. It’s not that it was bad, mind you, it has a really cool premise and fun characters with some really well-told adventures but it wasn’t really doing too much that Ducktales and Rescue Rangers weren’t doing better and shows like Darkwing Duck

I bet a lot of people have super fond memories of Super Star Wars and its OG trilogy sequels on the Super Nintendo growing up. Were you excited to play it again on the PlayStation 4 when they brought it back? I was too. What about Bounty Hunter? Star Wars Episode One Racer? The Jedi Knight games?

Maybe these were fondly remembered classics for their time, but they don’t hold up very well today. It might even be argued that they were never actually that great we just didn’t know any better because there wasn’t much to compare them to…

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games are simply a couple of the best games based in the Star Wars universe ever made. There’s a good reason why people keep clamoring for a new entry in the series beyond the reportedly excellent (I haven’t gotten into it myself) MMO The Old Republic which has just been nicely chugging along since 2011.

While we haven’t gotten a new entry in the series (though some kind of new entry is reportedly in the works along with rumors of modern ports for the original games), the games are more accessible than…

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