Pokkén Tournament DX – Review

Developed by Namco Bandi, the team behind the Tekken series, and published by the Pokémon Company, Pokkén Tournament was the first instance of a ‘real time’ fighting game in the Pokémon franchise – originally released in Arcades and for Wii U in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Naturally, the game mixes everything that is popular about Pokémon with fighting mechanics lifted from Tekken. With both franchises existing as the biggest sales hits of their own genres, it’s a wonder a collaboration like this took 20 years to form. And it was in-spite of the Wii U’s sales failure that Pokkén proved itself, selling over a million copies worldwide, beating our genre veteran Street Fighter V as the most popular Fighting game of 2016.

So, it was easy to predict that with the arrival of the Nintendo Switch, Namco and Nintendo would want to recreate that success, which brings us to the inevitable port, Pokkén Tournament DX.

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The Street Fighter Series, on GameBoy – Fossil Arcade

It’s Friday, time for another Fossil Arcade! This week it’s all about Street Fighter, on GameBoy. Everything from 1995 to 2003. Check this out if you never tried the Arcade Classic on the go, or if you’re a cartridge collector who needs to know more, or maybe just for nostalgia’s sake!

Thank you for watching! There’ll be a new Fossil Arcade video every Friday, until early November. Subscribe on YouTube to be kept up to date!

Graeme
@FossilArcade

 

Golden Axe I & II OST by DATA-DISCS – Review

Working in conjunction with Sega of Japan, Golden Axe I & II is the seventh release from London based team, DATA-DISCS.

Beginning in May 2015, DATA-DISCS have been publishing remastered soundtracks from Sega’s glory days to classic vinyl records. These collections are sourced directly from the Sega Archive and occasionally feature new or never before heard material from the original composures. So far, this dream-team has published Streets of Rage 1 & 2, OutRun and Shenmue, as well as others. Continue reading

SONY purportedly offer Daniel Craig $150million to stay as Bond

A media news site mostly known for celebrity gossip, ‘Radar Online‘, has claimed Sony are offering Daniel Craig up to $150million to keep playing James Bond through to 2018.

Craig has often been vocal about his discomfort in the role. After the release of Spectre, Craig was quoted saying he’d “slash” his own wrists than return for a further film, and that it would “be only for money”.

However, despite these public comments from Bond himself, Sony doesn’t seem coy about their need to keep the 007 franchise as a secure tent-pole. Continue reading