Call of Duty: WWII: Road to E3 2017

Call of Duty: WWII: Road to E3 2017

It’s that time of year again: E3 2017 is just on the horizon. From June 10-15, we’ll be covering the biggest games and hardware announcements of 2017 and beyond. While you can check out our continually-updated Games of E3 List, we’re now going to start diving deeper. Every day leading up to the show, we’ll be highlight the stuff we want to see and play at E3 2017. Today’s game: Call of Duty: WWII Developer Sledgehammer Games debuted Call of Duty: WWII at a live event back in April. The reveal focused on the series returning back to its World War II roots, with a campaign focused on a group of American soldiers making their way through France and into Germany. While single-player was the focus, multiplayer and zombies modes were both briefly touched upon. Continue reading…
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Mark Waid Grants Your Wish With Captain Kid

Mark Waid Grants Your Wish With Captain Kid

“You’re only as old as you feel” is a nice adage, but at some point reality begins to outweigh optimism. It could be one year or 30, but at some point you feel it — a confounding ache, a never ending hangover — and in that that moment you realize that certain things were a lot easier before you put on some years. So what if you could go back to that younger, ideal you? And more importantly, what if that you also came with super powers? That’s the question Mark Waid, Tom Peyer and Wilfredo Torres present in their emotionally strong but narratively sporadic first volume from AfterShock Comics. In overly simple terms, Captain Kid is essentially a reverse Billy Batson. Rather than a young boy turning into a muscle bound adult, Kid’s Chris Vargas instead reverts from a creaky, middle-aged man with bladder issues to a super strong, ab-tastic teenager. It’s wish fulfillment of the highest order, and its easily the most engaging part of this series. Writers Waid and Peyer do an excellent job of laying the emotional groundwork of the series early on. Chris is a bit of a sad sack when we first meet him, with a dead end job and ailing father to go along with the aforementioned physical ailments. And yet, he’s not a loser — he’s a sharp guy with caring friends, just one feeling the grind of a life halfway lived. And when he changes into Captain Kid, those problems don’t disappear. Flying doesn’t pay the bills, electromagnetism cant help his loved ones — his powers are a gift to be sure, but Chris and Kid lead almost entirely separate lives. Continue reading…
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New Pokemon Mobile Game PokeLand Announced

New Pokemon Mobile Game PokeLand Announced

A new Pokemon game called PokeLand has been announced for mobile. As reported by Serebii.net, the new title will release for both iOS and Android devices, and will serve as a continuation of the Pokemon Rumble series. PokeLand will release for iOS and AndroidStarting today and running up through June 9, PokeLand will undergo alpha testing in Japan on Android devices. This alpha test build of the game will feature 52 stages, 15 floors of the Champion Tower to climb, and 134 different Pokemon to discover. Continue reading…
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34 Gorgeous, Awesome Warrior Wonder Woman Cosplay Shots

34 Gorgeous, Awesome Warrior Wonder Woman Cosplay Shots

The new Wonder Woman movie is just about to release, and to celebrate that, we thought we’d put the spotlight on one of the coolest Wonder Woman cosplays around. Meagan Marie is a California-based cosplayer who has one incredibly cool ‘Warrior’ Wonder Woman cosplay – click right to see all the photos: The photographers featured are Blue Dawn Studios, Joits Photography, Estrada Photography, Eurobeat Kasumi Photography, Darryl Pamplin, Elysiam Entertainment and Ljinto. Continue reading…
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Diablo 3: Blizzard on Bringing Back the Necromancer

Diablo 3: Blizzard on Bringing Back the Necromancer

Yes, you can summon the hulking, horned creature seen in the opening cinematic of the Diablo 3: Rise of the Necromancer content pack. That Blood Golem is one of six variants you’ll be able to summon, in addition to plenty of other undead beasts. But the Necromancer itself – both the male and female versions – is what Blizzard’s Lead VFX Artist Julian Love is calling a very special character that they’ve gone to great lengths to do justice to. In designing Diablo 3’s sixth class, Love said in an interview that much of the inspiration for the incarnation comes from modernizing Diablo 2’s Necromancer, but in a very specific way: “We really wanted to explore the feeling that you got in Diablo 2 of being a commander of the dead and leading an army. That influenced some of the outfits that they wear.” So it’s safe to assume that we can expect some military-style gear, which we get a hint of in the coat worn in the intro cinematic sketches (take look for yourself in the video below). Continue reading…
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Tokyo 42 Review

Tokyo 42 Review

When played strictly as a stealth game, Tokyo 42 is a total blast. As a killer for hire in the stylish, high-contrast high rise setting of future Tokyo, I delighted in silently slashing guards with my katana blade on my way to take out a mob boss in the top floor of a beautifully ornate temple or plant a series of explosives along a tangle of factory pipelines. Unfortunately, once my cover was blown and the shooting started, Tokyo 42 became a wildly inconsistent experience thanks to targeting controls that miss when they seem like they should hit and AI that hits when it seems like it should miss. And in a game where you can be killed with only one shot, you really need the controls to work for you rather than against you. Continue reading…
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GTA Publisher Acquires Space Sim Kerbal Space Program

GTA Publisher Acquires Space Sim Kerbal Space Program

Rockstar and 2K Games parent company Take-Two Interactive has acquired Kerbal Space Program. Independent developer Squad, which created and previously owned the Kerbal Space Program IP, will continue working on future updates and this year’s forthcoming expansion, Making History, according to the announcement. The expansion will add a mission builder and the History Pack — the latter sees players go on Kerbal Space Program versions of historical space missions. In a statement, Take-Two SVP, Head of Corporate Development and Independent Publishing Michael Worosz called Kerbal Space Program a “new, long-term franchise” for the publisher. The development team also chimed in on the announcement, assuring fans the acquisition “doesn’t change much for the KSP community.” It added, “Squad and the current development team is still here and we’re hard at work on KSP and its future updates, but now we are fortunate enough to do so with the help of an experienced publisher like Take-Two….” Continue reading…
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Ubisoft Unveils New Logo

Ubisoft Unveils New Logo

Ubisoft has created and revealed a new logo, an update to the blue swirl seen on the company’s game since 2003. A similar design, but now presented in monochrome, the logo will “take on the colors and textures of our worlds” according to an Ubisoft blog post. The new Ubisoft swirl logo.The new logo “is minimalist, modern and monochromatic”, reads the blog. “It’s a window into our worlds, giving a preview of what’s to come by highlighting the artistry that goes into creating them. The swirl and the letter O are both deliberately created to be reminiscent of hand-drawn shapes and represent our human qualities of enthusiasm, curiosity and the grain de folie that Ubisoft is known for.” Continue reading…
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