Two of the things I have loved longest in life -- besides family, fireworks and cake -- are Lego and the Marvel universe. They were two things that sparked and fed my imagination and helped me play.
Now they've come together in the video game Lego Marvel Super Heroes. There was very little chance that I wasn't going to buy a game that combines two such nostalgic favorites. Still it comes as a great relief to discover that Lego Marvel Super Heroes doesn't just tap into my nerd reflexes; it's also tremendous fun.
After months (or, really, years) of buildup, Batman: Arkham Origins is hitting store shelves today. With all the stuff we've seen from the game so far, it hardly seems to need to prove much to fans, but a set of launch-day screenshots proves something, anyway: There will be fighting. Lots and lots of fightng.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Blackgate developer Armature Studio are making up for it today with 10 whole minutes of gameplay footage, narrated by game director Mark Pacini. From the looks of it, the game's a solid, 2.5D version of the Arkham formula. Check out the video after the jump.
It's Christmas Eve. A bunch of assassins are out to earn a $50 million bounty on Batman's head. And boy, do they want it.
The new launch trailer for Batman: Arkham Origins spends quite a bit of time on just how much the bad guys want Batman dead, with phrases like "personal mission" and "dedicate every waking minute." It's intense. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Pokémon X and Y were released last week, and I'm pretty comfortable with going ahead and declaring them to be the best video games of the year. Seriously, when Grand Theft Auto 5 lets you pet Pikachu and feed him cupcakes to make him better at fighting, then we can have a debate about it. Until then, it's not even close.
Of course, in addition to the all-important cuddling-and-cupcake mechanics, the new generation of Pokémon has also introduced an entirely new bunch of imaginary little fighting animals into the mix. So today, as is our traditionhere at ComicsAlliance, I'm taking a look at the new batch to figure out the best new Pokémon from X and Y!
It may seem like Batman: Arkham Origins and its mobile tie-in title have been getting all of the (bat)tention lately, but Warner Bros. Games Montreal hasn't forgotten about the corresponding Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate title for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita. CA's own Chris Sims liked what he got to play of the game during SDCC 2013, and new screens from the title seem to corroborate what he had to say about its linear-yet-3D gameplay and combat. Batman can even be seen employing a silent takedown, zipping around a fiery environment, using his new Explosive Gel Launcher and bracing for a fight with Solomon Grundy. You know, solid Batman stuff.
It's no surprise that LEGO and developer TT Games are playing up the characters and settings from The Avengers in the official launch trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, which is available in stores today. Nick Fury, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, the Hulk, Loki and the Helicarrier are all front-and-center. Oh, and Galactus.
There's a great old gag from The Simpsons in which Homer, who's trying out to be a member of the secret society the Stonecutters, is going through an initiation ceremony that involves him getting hit in the butt with paddles over and over. The members of the group keep doing the same thing to him, but they call it different names, like "Crossing the Desert" and "The Unblinking Eye."
With just a few days left to go before the October 25 release of Batman: Arkham Origins, WB Games Montreal has released a 17-minute video of gameplay, guided by Senior Producer Ben Mattes and Gameplay Director Michael McIntyre, to get players psyched.
Anyone familiar with Rocksteady Games' previous two Arkham games (they weren't involved this time) will instantly recognize the combat and the way Batman travels around the city with his grappling hook, but there are a few surprises in the video.
Batman is a character with many facets. On the one hand, he's an orphan who witnessed his parents being gunned down in front of him, which led him to a lifelong crusade to do the impossible. On the other hand, he's a guy who beats up thugs using car doors and that's pretty funny.
These two new TV ads for WB Games Montreal's Batman: Arkham Origins(one of which, we should note, is actually a Gamestop ad) aim to capture both of those sides to the character. Check 'em out after the jump
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