Marvel Entertainment, High Moon Studios, and Activision will be bringing the wise-cracking mutant “Merc with a mouth” Deadpool to consoles in 2013. Check out the announcement below
New Trailer for Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth revealed at SDCC
Ubisoft released a new trailer for Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth. Joining the cast of super heroes, villains and Skrulls are Iceman, Dr. Doom, Storm and Venom. Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth will be available on Kinect for Xbox 360 and Wii U this Fall 2012.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Arctic Strike DLC Package Now Available
Ubisoft announced that the first Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier DLC package, the Arctic Strike Map Pack, is now available for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
From the streets of Moscow to the far reaches of the Arctic, this all-new downloadable content pack extends your Ghost Recon Future Soldier experience with new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer mode, a new Guerrilla Mode co-op map, and six additional weapons to give you the supreme edge over your enemies.
3 MP Maps
1 new MP Mode "Stockade"
1 Guerilla Co-op Map
Level cap increase of +10
Arctic Strike is available for purchase for 800 Microsoft points on Xbox Live or $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.
New swag from Power A
Power A has several new items out for gamers and one of my favorites is the FUS1ON Tournament Controller. This amazing new controller is available for both the PS3 and Xbox 360. And has the following features:
Another great offering from Power A are new accessories for Skylanders, one of the most popular games of the 2011 holiday season. First there is the awesome Skylanders Adventure Case, the perfect accessory to transport your Skylanders figures to a friend’s house to play.
Also you can control your Skylanders with mini controllers specifically designed for the PS3, Xbox 360, Or Wii systems. The controllers are compact, but fully featured and ideal for any player. They are emblazoned with gorgeous Skylander graphics.
And finally one of Power A’s coolest new items is the MOGA mobile gaming system designed for use with your smart phone or tablet offering the coolest solution for gaming on the go! The system features:
Check out all of the Power A swag at www.powera.com
The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision) Rated T PS3, Xbox 360, 3DS, DS, Wii
The Amazing Spider-Man is the third Spider-Man game developed by Beenox but unlike the first two, this one has the distinct feeling of having been rushed out to coincide with the film’s release. It’s definitely not as good Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions but on a par if not better than Spider-Man: Edge of Time. The game is set after the events in the big screen film. The Lizard has been captured and contained but Oscorp has created several more cross-breed species that executive Alistair Smythe supposedly intends to destroy. Before they can be destroyed, the cross-breeds escape, infecting Gwen Stacy. Smythe unleashes numerous security robots however since Spider-Man is technically a cross-species himself, they attack him as well.
The influence of the Rocksteady Batman games is clearly evident here in the 20+ missions. The open world gameplay and combat seeks to mimic the Batman games to the best of its ability as you battle against a horde of Spider-Man’s mostly second tier rogue’s gallery including Vermin, Rhino, Scorpion, Iguana, Black Cat, along with a host of robot types. You can tackle the enemies head on pulling off a full array of acrobatic attacks and combos just like Spider-Man. You can also take out the bad guys using stealth by attacking them suddenly and taking them out or wrapping them in a web cocoon. A new addition to ASM is the Web Rush. This is a sort of Matrix-like power that allows Spider-Man to slow time. You can then get a view of the locations that Spidey can leap or swing to while planning your attack. So essentially it’s a way to map out your strategy and points of attack.
You can go about New York, and climbing to your heart’s desire, tackling the main missions, breaking up random crimes, and collecting the over 700 comic book pages, upgrades, and alternate costumes. The comic pages unlock vintage actual Marvel Comic books like Spider-Man’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15. The question is, can the game keep you interested long enough that you actually want to hunt down all of the collectible items? The answer is likely no unless you are a true die-hard fan. A Marvel “true believer” as it were.
There’s just too much repetition in ASM. A lot of the side missions are basically the same and you repeat them over, and over, and over. Not to mention Spidey repeats the same wise-cracking one-liners again and again. After hearing the same lines about a dozen times they cease to become witty. But the weakest part of the game is its overall design. It feels cool to be Spider-Man and to pull off the crawls, spins, web-slinging, and all the other signature moves…it just doesn’t look all that great. There’s an unfinished or maybe unpolished look to the graphics. New York doesn’t teem with life and activity the way it should, making the game feel empty. Other than the Black Cat sequence, the rest of the villains are equally blah.
Amazing Spider-Man has a lot of good points…Combat is a lot of fun, and so is navigating Manhattan and controlling the Web-slinger. There’s a diverse set of enemies even if they aren’t Spidey’s top shelf villains and some of the boss battles are truly inspired. There’s also tons to collect. But a lack of polish in overall design and repetitious gameplay definitely drags the action down. Grade B-