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Coin-Op Classics: Capcom’s Awesome 1993 ‘Punisher’ Game

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Video games based on comics have always been a pretty risky proposition. For every Arkham City, there are two or three Superman 64s out there making life hard on anyone who just wants to punch out super-villains. That's why we here at

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The Attitude Era Returns To Video Games In ‘WWE 13′

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Last weekend, I flew across the country from my home in South Carolina to Los Angeles, California for WWE SummerSlam weekend -- and believe it or not, this was technically a business trip. See, part of the reason I went

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‘Nintendo Power’ Is Canceled, Your Childhood Memories Have Been Mortally Wounded

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When I was a kid, I'd start bugging my mom every Friday after school to drive me over to the video store so that I could rent a video game before all the good ones were gone, and the reason I knew which ones were good -- or thought I knew, anyway -- was that I was a subscriber to Nintendo Power. I read the magazine with a dow

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‘Darksiders 2′ Impressions: Welcome To Gaming’s Greatest Hits

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To many gamers, the original Darksiders was a fun surprise during the first week of 2010. Releasing in what is usually the most barren season for game launches, Darksiders was known for blending the art of Joe Madureira with the frenetic action of God of War and the cerebral dungeon solving of The Legend of Zelda. The game delivered a fairly solid

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Ask Chris #117: Why I Hate Video Games

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Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!

Q: What do you have against video games? You use even highly acclaimed ones (like the Arkham series and Max Payne) as a watchword for bad storytelling, with no further explanation evidently needed. Why the hate? -- Ben, via email

A: I've gotten a lot of Ask Chris ques

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‘Justice League: Earth’s Final Defense’ Is A Fun Little Brawler On iOS

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I'll admit that i was a little suspicious of Justice League: Earth's Final Defense when I went to download it for my iPhone, mostly because the game's official description includes lines like "The Cyborg appears and helps to the JLA members each event." Once I was assured that it was a legitimate prod

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Gameloft’s ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Mobile Game Puts The Dreamcast Version To Shame

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When I wrote up Gameloft's Dark Knight Rises mobile game for Android and iOS earlier this week, I compared it to their previous release, The Amazing Spider-Man, and for good reason. The games are very similar, both were released to tie in with a big summer movie, use the same "virtual joystick" cont

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Gameloft’s ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Mobile Game Is Like A Pocket-Sized ‘Arkham City’

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Not to get all "back in my day" on everyone, but back in my day, if you wanted to play a video game based on an action movie, you had to wait until your local video store got it in stock weeks after it was covered in Nintendo Power, and even then there was a 90 percent chance that it would be unplayably terrible -- lookin' at you here, RoboCop for the NES. You kids today, on the other ha

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‘Marvel Heroes’ Hands-On Impressions: Free-To-Play And Super Fun [SDCC]

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One of the highlights of San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel gaming fans was the debut of the much-anticipated free-to-play MMO action RPG, Marvel Heroes in playable form. I asked the developer Gazillion's Director of Community, S

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Deadpool Crashes The Marvel Video Games Panel To Announce His Own Game [SDCC]

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Deadpool literally stole the show during the latter portion of today's Marvel Video Games panel at San Diego Comic-Con by busting open the back doors of Ballroom 6 and announcing his own Deadpool video game developed by Activision's High Moon Studios coming in 2013 (and not a solo Hit-Monkey game, as an early website launch teased). Armed wit

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