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Neo-Geo MVSX Unboxing October 4, 2022

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We’ve been hard at work replicating a classic 90s arcade experience here at GameXcess.net, and you can’t replicate a 90s arcade without the most iconic arcade cabinet of the time, the Neo-Geo.

Neo-Geo was an arcade and home console platform developed by SNK. By modern standards the Neo-Geo was an arcade console. At arcades, multi-game cabinets were common which offered players the chance to cycle through anywhere from two to six games at any time. Arcade owners who offered Neo-Geo machines could find themselves with the opportunity to easily swap new games without having to replace the entire cabinet. In total, one-hundred forty-three games were offered throughout the platform’s lifespan.

Now, UNICO is offering a bartop-sized Neo-Geo arcade machine preloaded with fifty classic games including Metal Slug, Fatal Fury and Shock Troopers. How does it look?

We filmed this in 4K HDR but due to some issues we encountered while editing we decided to release the edited video in 1080p. Hope you all enjoyed.

Dead Space Gameplay Trailer October 4, 2022

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EA shocked everyone when they released this new look into the upcoming remake of Dead Space. As someone who fondly remembers the original 2008 game I must admit it was exciting to see all these recognizable moments looking even better than they did back in the day. Time to start screaming.

Damn I must admit that looks really good. We’ll see how the final product holds up.

Dead Space coming January 2023 to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Memories of Maniac – Retail Store Memories (Part 2) October 3, 2022

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Not too long ago, Maniac told the story of his experiences with classic retail and talked about three stores he had close experiences with, Circuit City, Lechemere and Nobody Beats the Wiz. Now, he’s back to finish the job.

Today, Maniac will finish his stories of detailing with electronics retailers, talking about two more retailers, CompUSA and Best Buy. Is retail as dead as everyone says it is? Can Maniac save it? Watch and find out.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Story Trailer September 29, 2022

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One of the first major third-party publishers to support the Nintendo Switch was Ubisoft when they announced their famous Rabbids franchise would be crossing over with Super Mario. The newest game in the Mario + Rabbids crossover franchise is coming next month. If you want to know how these unlikely groups need to face, give this a watch.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is coming October 20th, 2022 exclusively to the Nintendo Switch.

Stadia is Dead September 29, 2022

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This official statement has just been posted on the official Google Blog. They are ending Stadia support in January 2023. Google says they will refund all hardware purchases made through the Google Store.

I have to admit, this is disappointing but hardly unsurprising news. In my opinion, a streaming game service will only be a good consumer option if sold exclusively on a subscription basis. That way, in the event the service ceases, the user will simply stop being charged their monthly subscription fee. Stadia sold entire games at full retail price through their service. That means those full priced games can no longer function in any way once Stadia is shut down. Meanwhile, anyone who bought a copy of the same game at the same price on a different platform or online service will still be able to play. This is the fear most users had when Google announced Stadia. Their fears were clearly merited.

As someone who was an initial adopter of Stadia, I’m assuming the Google Chromecast Ultra I got with my package will still continue to function. I’m also assuming the Stadia controller will continue to function as a PC gaming controller if connected over its USB cable.

Conversations With Curtis – Graeme Devine Interview September 29, 2022

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Paul Morgan Stetler, known for his iconic role as Curtis in the classic PC horror adventure game Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh, has expanded his series Conversations With Curtis to do interviews with the creators of iconic games. Yesterday, he was able to publish his interview with legendary game developer Graeme Devine, known for his work at companies like Trilobyte, id Software and Ensemble Studios.

I’ve been aware of Mr Devine’s work for some time. Mostly I was familiar with his work on PC games at id Software, particularly DOOM 3, but I also tremendously enjoyed the first Halo Wars. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to watching this interview. Take it away, Curtis!

Phantasmagoria 2 is out now for PC. The 7th Guest is out now for PC. Halo Wars is out now for Xbox 360.

Dragon Quest Treasures – Overview September 29, 2022

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You may have noticed, I have recently become interested in the Dragon Quest franchise. More games are on the way for this enduring series, and it looks like the next release is this new spin-off title Dragon Quest Treasures. Now, Nintendo has revealed this game preview which includes a deep dive on its story and gameplay. If you’re a fan of the franchise or just curious about this new Switch game, give it a watch!

Dragon Quest Treasures is coming December 9th, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.

Control – Ask The Fadens September 29, 2022

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It’s been three years since the release of Remedy’s Control, an incredible third person action/thriller game. Now, the actors who played the game’s protagonist and antagonist have gotten back together to answer the fans questions about what it was like for them making the game and how they feel about the characters they portrayed.

Oh and can I just say Sean’s mustache is just awesome.

Control is out now for the PS4, PS5, PC, Nintendo Switch (Cloud), Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

The Last of Us – HBO MAX Teaser September 26, 2022

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Happy Last of Us Day! HBO MAX has just released this trailer of the highly anticipated television adaptation of the game The Last of Us. Give it a watch below.

Seriously the visuals on this one look like they were ripped straight from the first game. The series will launch on HBO MAX in 2023. If you’re already an HBO subscriber through your cable provider you HAVE HBO MAX!

iOS 16.0.2 Released September 25, 2022

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iOS 16.0.1 was released shortly after the release of the iPhone 14 to address authentication issues some new device owners were experiencing with FaceTime and iMessage. However, it only was offered to iPhone 14 devices. Now, another minor but important update has been released for iOS 16 devices. It fixes specific camera shake issues noticed in third party applications. This has been a known issue since the launch of the iPhone 14 line, but it also addresses issues reported in the iPhone X and iPhone 11.

The new update weighs in at around 360MB and can be downloaded through your device’s software update feature or through iTunes.