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E3 2015: Talking Bout My Generation 1 in ‘Transformers: Devastation’

Platinum Games
Platinum Games

Hasbro's Transformers brand has been one of the most consistently popular properties for fans of all ages since it debuted in 1984. There have been many incarnations of the robots in disguise over the last thirty years, but the Generation 1 version has always been the dominant fan favorite. Though we've seen the characters from that iteration of the cartoon and action figure series in game before, we've never seen them brought to life quite like this.

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E3 2015: Frozen With Fear in Starbreeze’s The Walking Dead VR

Starbreeze Studios
Starbreeze Studios

I’m sitting in a wheelchair in a dimly lit hospital. In a room across the hall, two mysterious strangers argue about whether or not I’m going to be a liability. My hands are bandaged. My legs, not quite all there. The female stands up for me, promising not to leave me behind. The male begrudgingly agrees, and sets off down the hall to find us an exit.

As the woman grabs the handles of my wheelchair, I take in my surroundings, even going so far as to notice my amputated leg lying still on the operating table beside me. There’s blood everywhere, and I’m not convinced it’s all mine. Papers litter the halls, while broken glass and upturned gurneys make quiet traversal a challenge. The hospital has seen better days, but it’s clear those days are long gone. Besides the three of us, there doesn’t appear to be anyone else left alive. It’s not the living people you should be worried about though, it’s the undead, and they are everywhere.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Collector’s Edition Cancelled Days Before Launch

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Warner Bros. Interactive

The Batmobile Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight has been cancelled just days before the game's launch and we have some new news about its DLC.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Mini-Series Announced by Telltale Games

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Telltale Games

Telltale Games has announced a new, Michonne-centered mini-series for The Walking Dead, which suggests Season Three might not hit until 2016.

As the world is awaiting Xbox's E3 2015 press conference, Telltale Games has come out of nowhere with the announcement of a new spin-off mini-series based on The Walking Dead comic series. The Walking Dead: Michonne mini-series will focus on our favorite katana-wielding badass of the same name. Taking place between issues #126 and #139 of the comic series, we'll learn what pulled Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel and the rest of the gang, and what was able to bring her back to the land of the living.

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GI Joe And Masters Of The Universe Join Ubisoft’s ‘Toy Soldiers: War Chest’

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Remember when you were a kid and you'd pit toys from different lines against each other, like, say, having the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fight the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation in a crossover that somehow never happened? Remember how this was something you definitely did as a kid and not, like, this weekend when you were bored and realized that you paid good money for all these toys and so you might as well get some use out of them? Well, Ubisoft, the video game publisher best known these days for the Assassin's Creed franchise, is certainly hoping you do, because that seems to be the premise of the upcoming Toy Soldiers: War Chest.

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The Lego Marvel’s Avengers Trailer is Selfie Aware

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In case you forgot, there's a Lego Marvel video game still on the docket this year. That's on top of Lego Jurassic World, Lego Worlds and Lego Dimensions, all of which are either currently available or coming very, very soon. Though we haven't had a Lego Marvel game proper since Lego Marvel Super Heroes in 2013, we have had one of the biggest Marvel movies of all time release this year. Guess that makes it perfect timing for a new adventure in the Lego Marvel world.

The first full trailer for Lego Marvel's Avengers arrived today, just ahead of its gameplay debut at E3 2015. Like Lego Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings before it, Lego Avengers will combine the cinematic heroics of Marvel's most well-known team of heroes into one game disc. While it is a bit of a shame we won't have quite as big a look into the Lego Marvel U as we did with the previous game, this trailer does bring back fond feelings for Lego Hulk.

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Red Hood Shoots Many Men in New Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

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It wouldn't be a modern day video game release if there wasn't some kind of exclusive pre-order DLC at GameStop. Despite the hopes of just about everyone in the universe that isn't an executive at the gaming retail chain, even Batman: Arkham Knight has succumbed to the trend. Exclusive to those who pre-order the upcoming third game in Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham trilogy at GameStop, the Red Hood Story Pack puts you in the shoes of the vigilante for the first time in the series. If you recall, GameStop is also the only place you can get DC Collectibles' Batman: Arkham Knight Red Hood figure as well. Guess somebody over there really, really, really, really likes Jason Todd... if that's who this Red Hood is, anyway.

Today, we got our first in-depth look at the Red Hood Story Pack DLC outside of a brief commercial that's been airing hyping up the pre-order incentive. Unlike previous Batman: Arkham DLC packs, you'll actually be able to play through some story missions as the Red Hood. Previously, additional character packs were relegated to Challenge Mode only, save for the Catwoman DLC in Arkham City. This time around, both Harley Quinn and Red Hood will get playable segments, which would be a great new twist if both characters weren't used as bargaining chips in exclusive deals.

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10 Best DC Comics Games That Aren’t in the ‘Batman: Arkham’ Series

Rocksteady Studios
Rocksteady Studios

The Batman: Arkham series has been the most talked about and revered DC Comics video game of the last five years. Though it hasn't been the only DC game released in that timeframe, few have managed to capture the conversation in same way as Rocksteady Studios. Of course, there were dozens of DC games released over the years, that were arguably as enjoyable even if they didn't resonate quite as much. What can we say, not every game puts you in the shoes of the Dark Knight.

Still, if were to compile a list of all the best DC Comics video games, the Batman: Arkham series would take up too many spots from titles just as deserving. That's why we've completely ruled the Arkham games out of the equation. Those games are good. You know it. We know it. Your grandmother probably knows it because even she can't deny the awesome power of Batman.

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Category: DC, Galleries, Gaming, Lists

Arkham Knight Harley Quinn Trailer Shows Nightwing Encounter, Harley-vision

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As we near the release of Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. Interactive and Rocksteady Studios are in full hype mode. Nary a day has gone since the Memorial Day holiday that we haven't gotten some new promotional materials focused solely on putting Rocksteady's third Bat-game in the spotlight. With E3 just around the bend, it's traditionally rather hard to get any attention for a title releasing during the month of June, but perhaps the Arkham Knight team is hoping to break through to potential players by bombarding them with endless trailers and incentives.

Today, we get our first decent look at the Harley Quinn story missions offered as pre-order downloadable content. Serving as a preamble to the content of Arkham Knight proper, the Harley Quinn DLC finds the widowed villainess in Blüdhaven, where she's focused on saving Poison Ivy from some sort of trouble. Along the way, she's picked up some new duds, and according the this trailer, has managed to draw the ire of Blüdhaven's guardian, Nightwing.

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DC MOBA ‘Infinite Crisis’ Closing Down the Multiverse This Summer

Turbine
Turbine

Back in 2013, the closed beta for Infinite Crisis began, giving players the first real glimpse of Turbine's DC Comics-themed multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). Hoping to capitalize on the success of similar games like Dota 2 and League of Legends, Infinite Crisis offered its audience something its competitors couldn't: the chance to play as Wonder Woman, the Joker, Green Lantern, and a seemingly bottomless pit of characters from the DC library.

After plugging along in beta form for a few years, Infinite Crisis officially launched in March of this year. With a roster of more than 40 different DC heroes and villains, and plans to keep expanding as time went on, Infinite Crisis was finally ready to stake its claim on the MOBA market. It's unfortunate then that just a few months after release, Turbine has announced Infinite Crisis will shut down forever in August.

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