I’m on a spaceship with a talking tree, a creature that most definitely isn’t a raccoon and a space Llama. In any other game this could be considered weird, but in Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s just a Monday. Assuming they have Mondays in space. It was never brought up. The point is, the Guardians of the Galaxy are one of the strangest groups in comic books, and until Marvel turned them into a household name in 2014 they were a relatively unknown bunch of misfits that dealt in some of the weirdest aspects of the Marvel universe. So a videogame based on their antics sounds like a perfect fit. We deal in weird shit all the time. How does their first foray into games hold up?
I’m back with another entirely late Weekend Whammy, and this week I’m mostly chatting about The Witcher show and Marvel’s Phase 4 plans. As always this series of articles is just about the games I’ve reviewed, what I’ve been playing, watching and reading and anything else I fancy chatting about. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to this week as well!
In the opening minutes of Marvel’s Spider-Man developer Insomniac nails the titular Webslinger perfectly twice; the first is when Peter Parker has to choose between trying to pay his rent or face eviction or to be Spider-Man and help fight an active crime. It’s the quintessential Peter Parker moment, the kind that has defined the character over the years. Peter Parker might be a genius and a superhero, but he’s always struggled to pay his rent and keep his lifted sorted. The second moment is when he goes diving out of his window in the classic costume and you get to experience the superb sensation of swinging around a beautiful virtual rendition of New York for the first time.
In a move clearly designed to capitalise on the popularity of the forthcoming Deadpool movie where Ryan Reynolds is set to don the sticky red and black suit Activision have announced plans to port the 2013 Deadpool videogame to Xbox One and PS4. It’ll arrive on November 20th […]
I’m going to take a break from playing the Witcher 3 (and writing the review for it. Yes, it’s coming) to chat briefly about the first ever Comic-Con held in Aberdeen, Scotland, just yesterday, an event I was happy to attend since most conventions require me to travel […]
There have been lots of partnerships within the world of games, some that were brilliant and some that should have been dropped into a deep dark hole. But this one seems to have been made in some sort of Heaven: Telltale are partnering up with Marvel to make […]
Random Loot is a new series in which I get to focus on one particular game, movie or even comic, be it relatively old or quite new, and then ramble about it, often going off-course in the process or using it to make a point about […]
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC and Wii U Reviewed On: Xbox 360 Developer: Traveller’s Tales Publisher: Warner Bros Singleplayer: Yes Multiplayer: 2-player local co-op I’m a comic book lover, an avid reader of numerous Marvel, DC and indie titles ranging from the well-known names of […]
Cost: 240 Microsoft Points It seems Zen has found the sweet spot with its Marvel license. The previously released pack of four tables based around such characters as the might Wolverine proved to be some of the best tables that Pinball FX2 has ever seen, and that runs […]
Performance Designed Products LLC (“PDP”), has today announced their latest product in the form of a Marvel branded fightpad. As you can tell from the pictures this is a 6-button wired pad that looks rather snazzy, and will feature high quality micro-switch activators in the thumbstick to recreate the full […]