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March 24
2014

Preview: Infinite Crisis

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Pulling on my heart strings, Warner Brothers attempts to drag me into their new Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), Infinite Crisis. For me, the thought of getting to play some of my favorite super heroes and villains from my childhood was going to be awesome. The nostalgia was running through my veins as I patiently waited for the game to download. The game has a great selection of characters from DC Comics’ epic history and multiple universes. From a demonic Batman to the New 52 Wonder Woman all of my favorite characters are there for me to play, each with a really unique skill set.

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January 30
2014

Preview: Tomb Raider #1

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Dark Horse Comics has produced some fine licensed material based on comic books, like Mass Effect and The Last of Us. And since the Tomb Raider game from Crystal Dynamics was such a hit, it’s only natural that they’re going to be producing a new series based in that world! Now you don’t have to wait for the sequel to enjoy the further adventures of everyone’s favorite videogame heroine.

Writer Gail Simone is no stranger to writing strong female characters, having scripted comics like Wonder Woman and Batgirl, and was a natural fit to chronicle the further adventures of Lara Croft. In an editorial running in recent issues of Dark Horse Comics, the scribe admits to being a big fan of Lara’s, but skeptical of the reboot game (and Dark Horse’s request she write the new series based on it). Of course, her skepticism lasted only as long as it took to start playing the game!

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November 6
2013

Upcoming Tabletop: “Three Days until Retirement” and Interview with Creator Stuart Keating!

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So let’s say one crazy day you decide that you’re a bit tired of slaying dragons. Swiss Army Vorpal Swords +Whatever make you yawn. Wizards throwing fireballs? Laaaame. You have some friends over and you’ve been watching a marathon of Lethal Weapon (like we are all prone to do at some point, I’m sure). Suddenly you have the idea: what about a tabletop RPG where you play as loose cannon cops who are too old for this shit and are just three days away from retirement?!

Well, sorry to say, but you’ve been beat to the punch.

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October 16
2013

NYCC ’13: Hands On: Thief

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This year at NYCC, Square Enix was allowing some hands-on time with their upcoming reboot of the Thief franchise, due out for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on February 25, 2014 in North America and February 28 in Europe and PAL territories. Garrett’s back and hoping to lure new fans into his world with the series’ trademark stealth and hunting gameplay. Find out what I thought of my time in his world after the jump!

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October 15
2013

NYCC 13: Hands On: Lightning Returns FFXIII

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It wasn’t playable on the show floor at New York Comic Con, but I was able to get my hands on some of the upcoming Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. The section of the game I played entailed Lightning questioning a couple people in a small village, then setting out into the Wildlands to rescue a very special Chocobo. Naturally this entailed a battle with a rather nasty Chocobo Eater…

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October 9
2013

Hands On: Wii Party U

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While Nintendo was showing off games in New York City, I also got to play around with the upcoming Wii Party U. Does the Wii U need yet another mini-game collection? Perhaps not. But it was still a lot of fun. And will people wonder whether they should wait for Mario Party? Probably, but we don’t know when that’ll be coming out. We do know that Wii Party U will be out on October 25. As to whether or not you should think about picking it up, make the jump and I’ll let you know what I thought!

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October 8
2013

Hands On: Pokémon & Zelda 3DS

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I recently had the opportunity to visit Nintendo’s NYC offices and try out some of their upcoming games. I got my grubby little mitts on a couple of highly-anticipated titles for the 3DS: Pokémon X/Y (releasing October 12) and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (releasing November 22). My time with them was limited, but I came away with some impressions that I would like to share with you after the jump!

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