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James Kochalka’s ‘Glorkian Warrior: The Trials Of Glork’ Coming Soon To iOS [Video]

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Pixeljam/James Kochalka

Nearly four years after a Kickstarter campaign netted $11,200 for its development, Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork from developer Pixeljam and cartoonist James Kochalka is about to hit your iOS device very soon.

The game is due out during the first quarter of this year (and that's already a third over). It mashes up Space Invaders and Galaga-style shooting with platforming for a major retro gaming experience. Check out a trailer after the jump.

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Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Super Mario Action Figure Coming In May

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Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA

When Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA opened a survey to action figure collectors asking which licenses fans were most interested in last year, quite a few fans raised an eyebrow at the inclusion of Super Mario Bros. on the form. Once Bandai's North American distributor of the hyper articulated S.H. Figuarts action figure line uploaded a question mark box from the franchise on its social media channels, though, it seemed as if a trip to the Mushroom Kingdom was surely in order. Today a display at the Nuremburg Toy Fair confirmed it: This May we'll all be able to "Do the Mario" with all the articulation befitting Nintendo's flagship plumber.

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Kraven Hunts In New ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Video Game Trailer [Video]

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Activision/Beenox

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 already has its fair share of bad guys and maybe-bad-guys in the form of Electro, The Rhino, and Harry Osborn. But video game adaptations of movies always have to be bigger, and they always demand more supervillain bosses. Enter Kraven the Hunter.

Old Sergei Kravinoff is front-and-center in the latest trailer for Activision and Beenox's video game version of the movie, which is out on essentially every contemporary console the same day the movie, which opens on May 2. Check out the first trailer for the game after the jump.

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IDW Announces ‘Angry Birds’ Comic Coming In June

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IDW/Rovio

The Angry Birds. The green pigs. Two factions locked in never-ending combat. Their enduring stories of sacrifice and struggle have captured the hearts and imaginations of the world. We know their suffering. We are them. Now, those stories can be further told in comic form.

Indeed, IDW Publishing has announced it's teaming up with developers Rovio to make Angry Birds a comic that will debut this June with stories from writers including Jeff Parker (Batman '66) and Paul Tobin (Bandette).

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‘The Walking Dead Season Two, Episode One: All That Remains’ Takes Some Chances [Review]

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Telltale Games

After all the acclaim and attention Telltale Games got for the first season of its The Walking Dead video game, it'd be perfectly understandable for the developers and writing team to simply stay the course. To their credit, they haven't done that with the first episode of the game's second season, titled "All That Remains." The interface and art style are slightly different, the characters have developed and grown, and, most noticeably, the tone has changed somewhat.

But while I'm all for keeping things fresh, I'm not sure the changes are entirely positive.

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Gamers Can Soon Make Manga On The Nintendo 3DS With ‘Comic Studio’

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Comic Koubou

Starting January 15 Nintendo 3DS owners in Japan will be able to download Collavier's new Comic Studio app, with a Western release planned down the road. Several manga making apps were released for the DS over the years, and the 3DS has built-in notepad functionality and educational game options like Colors! 3D and Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, but this new¥800 (roughly $7.63 USD) app looks to be the latest and most powerful way to put together comics on Nintendo's flagship handheld.

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Namco Bandai Launches Free ‘Dark Souls II: Into The Light’ Digital Comic On Facebook

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Namco Bandai

The name of the game in licensed video game comics used to always mean going through a proper comics publisher, but following the success of its in-house webcomics effort ShiftyLook, Namco Bandai is once again going its own way with the launch of its Dark Souls II digital comic. Debuting yesterday with the first of what will be weekly page uploads on the Dark Souls Facebook page, "Dark Souls II: Into the Light" is coordinated by Namco Bandai Games Europe and From Software, and written by Rob Williams (Cla$$war) and Andi Ewington (45) with art by Simon Coleby (2000 AD), lettering by Troy Peteri (Artifacts) and colors by Len O'Grady (The Zaucer of Zilk).

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DC Collectibles Shows Off Its Biggest Toy Yet: A Massive ‘Arkham City’ Clayface Action Figure

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Over the past few years, DC Collectibles has steadily been scaling up its 6" lines to include more and more massive villains -- especially in its Batman: Arkham video game lines. At Toy Fair 2013, you could practically hold Solomon Grundy like a baby. DCC isn't stopping there, though, and will climb to an even higher height in 2014 with its more than 13" tall Batman: Arkham City Clayface Deluxe Action Figure.

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Nendoroid Luigi Leaping Into Action This Summer

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Good Smile Company

Fans hurting for a fully articulated Luigi action figure since Toy Biz's notable Mario Kart 64 line in circa 1999-2000 can finally snag something arguably even cooler from Good Smile Company in July of 2014. Even as Nintendo's "Year of Luigi" draws to a close, GS has announced a Nendoroid action figure version of Super Mario's taller, higher-jumping brother.

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Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Mario: Cause Of Death’ Poster

Cause of Death poster by Yves Bourgelas

When it comes to the holiday gift-giving season, comic book readers are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, most of us are down at the shop buying our favorite stuff every single week, so when the time comes for people who like us to get us something we want, well, a lot of times we already have it. That’s why we’re stepping in with a public service, bringing you comics-related items sure to make the season brighter, whether you’re browsing for a gift or just looking for something to drop hints about so that you don’t get stuck with a random assortment of back issues again.

As much as we deck trees out with colored lights and sing cheery songs, it's always important to remember that Winter is a terrifying season of death. And what better way to remember that than with fifty examples of one person dying, over and over, in different ways? I mean, that sounds dark, but it's not so bad when you consider that it's Mario on Yves Bourgelas's "Cause of Death" poster!

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