Marvel's Spider-Man: Mary-Jane Is a Playable Character

Marvel's Spider-Man: Mary-Jane Is a Playable Character

After the latest trailer for Insomniac’s Spider-Man game, many (including us) thought they’d spotted a moment that indicated longtime Spidey cast member Mary Jane Watson would be playable – and Insomniac has now addressed that idea: “Yeah!,” said Insomniac creative director Bryan Intihar, speaking to IGN. “I can confirm, yes you actually play, at various stages of the game, Mary-Jane.” While he wouldn’t be drawn on specifics, Intihar did hint that there would be more to playing Mary-Jane than simply guiding her around story sections: “It’s a very different experience to playing as Spider-Man,” he explained, “and it stays true to her character, in terms of her background that she’s a reporter for the Daily Bugle. It captures that feeling. Also, the other thing for us is that, even though we are creating a superhero world in the fantasy, we thought it’d be interesting to show what it’s like to be a character who doesn’t have superpowers, what it’s like to be that person in a superhero world, and actually control that character.” Continue reading…
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Marvel's Spider-Man Gives You All the Powers You Want From the Start

Marvel's Spider-Man Gives You All the Powers You Want From the Start

It’s always nice to see more of Insomniac’s PS4-exclusive Spider-Man game, but you could almost feel the internet deflating when the Paris Games Week trailer took a focus on story. We’ve known this would be an open world action game since E3 – so why have we still not seen any open world gameplay, more than a year after being announced? “I think just in terms of our rollout we want to focus on different things”, explains creative director Bryan Intihar when I put that question to him. “Trust me, we’ll be talking about open world. There’s no weird conspiracy or anything like that.” The thing is, I’ve met more than a few people who simply didn’t know this was an open world game at all – so if he can’t show us, can he at least tell us how it will work? Continue reading…
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Shadow of the Colossus Remake is Gorgeous, Kind of Janky

Shadow of the Colossus Remake is Gorgeous, Kind of Janky

12 years after falling in love with the original Shadow of the Colossus, playing the PS4 remake brought that same rush of beauty, fear, and heartbreak I felt back on the PS2. Fumito Ueda and Team ICO’s classic adventure game has, for the most part, aged gracefully. Descending the steps of the temple, riding across the central field, stumbling upon the first Colossi, and ultimately striking it down was one of the most unforgettable moments in gaming history at the time, and remains just as poignant now. Just to get this out of the way, the PS4 remake is visually rebuilt from the ground up, and absolutely gorgeous. Visually, it’s hard to imagine someone being able to tell that it’s based on a 2005 game unless they already knew that fact. The textures on the characters, environment, and Colossi are all incredibly-realized. Seriously, even the way Wander’s tunic danced in the wind held a mesmerizing quality to it. Continue reading…
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First Strike Creates Huge Fallout for G.I. Joe and Transformers

First Strike Creates Huge Fallout for G.I. Joe and Transformers

IDW’s crossover comic First Strike wrapped up last week by introducing the biggest threat yet to their shared Hasbro universe. Warning: this article contains spoilers for First Strike #6! First Strike chronicled a massive team-up between the heroes of G.I. Joe, Transformers, Rom, MASK, Action Man and Micronauts as they joined forces to stop the villain Baron Ironblood (secretly the original G.I. Joe himself, Joe Colton) from launching a devastating attack on Cybertron. Continue reading…
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