The Marvel Universe is one of the richest properties in entertainment. I use that phrase due to the fact Marvel is a cross medium juggernaut at the moment.
Well the gaming side had a big hit with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and now the game is expanding with the Asgard Character Pack. You can find out more from the trailer below but things may about to become a bit God like.
Second Season of the Award-Winning Series Officially Unveiled;
Two big pieces of The Walking Dead News, The first is the reveal of Season 2 starring everyone's favourite little survivor. The second is the announcement of a Game of the Year edition for Season 1.
Season 2 will be coming later this year and available on PC/MAC/Concols and iOS (with other platforms TBA) hopefully a pre-Christmas date is in the offing.
The GOTY edition of the first season will be coming in November for Console PC and Mac
This is a very early view and we will be creating individual reviews for all of the Zen Pinball tables over the coming weeks and beyond. However today the Balance of the Force pack dropped and I have spent some time on each table.
Just for transparency all the scores are form my first full game on the table and I played on the Vita (My platform of choice for Pinball) with the view 4 option selected.
Overall for £7.99 I can highly recommend the Balance of the force pack, the three tables have the usual polish and will offer a great challenge. Look out for the full reviews coming soon
At this point I do not think there will a platform that is not getting attention from the upcoming Batman Arkham franchise (well maybe not the Ouya). This is due the announcement over the weekend during NYCC of an upcoming Free to play title for mobile devices. Initially launching on the iOS platform during the full game's release and later to be followed by the Android version.
The trailer below shows some of the graphics and it is looking pretty good at this juncture, for a free add on to the franchise this could well be worth a download.
Zen Studio's are returning to the Marvel universe in December with a dose from the Doctor (Strange that is)
A special downloadable character (DLC) pack will be available for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes at launch. The Asgard DLC pack will include eight playable characters, all of whom are also featured in the film.
To mark the launch day of the next instalment in the Batman: Arkham series, games industry veterans Smith (Batman) and Baker (The Joker) will be meeting fans and signing copies of the title at GAME’s Stratford store between 09.00 and 11.00am on Friday, October 25th, 2013.
Its been an interesting week with the release of GTA online and the Battlefield 4 Beta. Two games that will probably be dominating the online space for a while if they can sort their kinks out.
The site is growing and we are on the look out for new writers so if you fancy trying your hand then please let us know by emailing Paul on this handy placed link
In related news we would like to introduce a new writer Matthew to the site and his first article is one of the weeks Highlights as you will see below.
The teaser below pretty much gives the game away but its still hugely exciting.
My take on the teaser is;
The Witcher series has been lauded as one of the best in recent times so linking this franchise with Dark Horse will hopefully to reward us with a must buy series in the near future.
(Paul's view of the trailer and what it means)
The Curve Studios Takeover
To celebrate the release of Jasper Byrne's Lone Survivor we decided to highlight all the games that we have reviewed from Curve Studios and what a collection of titles they are. You can look at all the reviews below.
Our new writer Kevin Birtcher started with an eclectic mix of titles but one thing for sure is his writing style has impressed lots and we are very happy he have him aboard the site.
Skyman the new character from Dark Horse Comics will be making his first appearance in Captain Midnight #4, October 30th!
Skyman #1 is on sale January 15, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!
Below is a brief overview of whats to come and an amazing visual representation of the man in Blue.
Dark Horse will unleash its latest superhero early next year! Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), Eisner nominee and writer of the Emmy-nominated animated film Afro Samurai: Resurrection, is set to pen a brand-new series from the pages of Captain Midnight—Skyman!
There have been quite a few changes going on around the site. Some of these will be getting revealed over the next few weeks but we are happy to announce a new writer will be joining the site. His first pieces will be up on Tuesday and we will be introducing him later in the week
Believe it or not but GTAV was released last week, you may not have realised but lets face it would you really be reading this page if you did not know. Anyway we sent our intrepid explorer Jon to find out if Rockstar have lived up to the pre-release hype. You van view his findings here.
We are going to be adding a new dedicated blog later in the week so keep an eye out. For now though its time to take a look around the world of BC.
The work on the Beta version of Forum is still going on. Thankfully our head Elf is back after getting married (Congratulations Jolo from all of us) so we are moving at a pace. We are happy for new folks to join, in an attempt to test the hell out of the forum and of course grow the community. Here's the link to make life easier.
The big two played the first big Derby of the season and to see which game came out on top follow the link (in case your not sure its the blue highlighted word).
A block breaker with a retro feel, but can this feemium title break the stigma most games in the genre have?
The big site news of the week is the addition of IDW publishing to the list of our comic book partners but we will have more on this in a later post. So now on with the highlights.
FPS titles are the mainstay of many a gamer, from Halo to Call of Duty to Battlefield the list of possible ways to shoot someone in the face is pretty varied. Up till now the Vita has been lacking in this key area but will the release of Killzone Mercenary offer Vita users a FPS to be proud of or another mediocre offering.
Click here to read Paul's thoughts
The Star Wars takeover.
To celebrate the release of The Star Wars comic. The site had a takeover this week below are two of the highlights that help to highlight one of the most amazing franchises in entertainment.
If you have been eagle eyed on the site over the last few days, you would have seen some interesting teasers with only a cryptic title attached. Well we finally have an answer to where the cookie crumbs were leading us and its a new release coming in January 2013 . You can read the full release by hitting the read more button at the button of the page.
The 10th anniversary celebration and ALL OUT WAR kicks off as all 10 connecting covers by Charlie Adlard are revealed
For the past 2 weeks, the excitement leading up to the 10th anniversary of THE WALKING DEAD this October has been built up as we've revealed each of the 10 connecting covers to THE WALKING DEAD #115. Today, the final cover was revealed on the Image Comics website as well as The Walking Dead.com
DCUO’s Sons of Trigon DLC pack is a free download for the game’s Legendary members and is now available for EUR 8,99 /GBP 7,99 for Free and Premium players via the in-game Marketplace or via the DC Universe Online website.