Category Archives: Video Games

Video Game Review: Injustice 2

indexInjustice 2 (2017)

Developer: Netherrealm Studios

Consoles: PS4, Xbox ONE

In nearly every sense of the word, Injustice 2 is an improvement. From the graphics, to the game play, to the sheer depth of things to do, Injustice 2 absolutely changes and updates everything that was great about the original game (which was quite a lot). The new “loot system” customization options for characters is both overwhelming and addictive, and ensures that you’ll never be able to stop saying “okay, just one more match” whenever you fire it up. Read the rest of this entry

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Let Me Take You For A Ride?

55131_1_marvel-vs-capcom-4-rumored-psx-2016-reveal.jpgThe latest rumor to overtake the Internet is the possible reveal of Marvel vs. Capcom 4. After a mysterious “4” logo popped up on social media with the logos for Marvel and Capcom at the bottom, the video game community exploded into a frenzy. Some are believers, and others (like myself) are major doubters. But, if Marvel and Capcom were able to get together for another brawl, what would it look like? Read the rest of this entry

Does Whatever a PS4 Can

27046534534059ff73a97ojpg-bf6797_765wFor a while now, this Spider-Man fan has been suffering. Since the release of Shattered Dimensions 5 years ago, Spider-Man games have routinely dipped in quality, bottoming out with the Amazing Spider-Man 2 video game, which somehow had a worse Green Goblin than the one in the movie. With my other favorite superhero kicking ass and taking names with the Arkham series, why was Spider-Man being delegated to decreasing returns as the consoles got more and more powerful? All I needed was a studio to take the reins on the character and return him to his former video game glory. Read the rest of this entry

A Time For Injustice

injustice-2-art-1E3 has hit, and with it, confirmation of the worst kept secret in videogames: Injustice 2. Rumors of a sequel to NetherRealm’s hit DC fighting game have been swirling for a few months now, and we finally have confirmation that a second installment is coming our way in 2017. As a big fan of the original game, news of the sequel is very awesome, and when I saw the first game play footage, my jaw hit the floor. Why? Because the cast of this game is friggin’ NUTS. Read the rest of this entry

Battlefront Reactions

IMG_3927Star Wars Battlefront has finally arrived, and I’ve spent quite a lot of time with it. To say that there’s been a lot of hype surrounding this game would be an understatement. But while it doesn’t live up to all of the hype, it’s still an extremely fun game that captures the fun and essence of Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry

Video Game Review: Arkham Knight!

Batman_Arkham_Knight_Cover_ArtArkham Knight (2015)

Developer: Rocksteady

Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment

Systems: Playstation 4, XBOX One, PC

MINOR SPOILERS

I’ve finally done it. I’ve beaten Arkham Knight.

Well, that’s not entirely true. I’m at 96%, with every side mission finished except for the Riddler trophies, of which I’m slowly working through to get 100% completion. However, which only 4% remaining in the game, I’d say that I’ve played plenty of the game to pass along some of my thoughts on it. Read the rest of this entry

Upcoming Nerd Things in 2015!!!!

avengers-age-of-ultron-collageAlright, we’ve looked at the best and worst things of 2014, so now it’s time to look into the future and obsess over the movie, TV, and comic events that are coming to us in the upcoming year!  2015 is going to be absolutely massive, so you’ll probably need help figuring out what things you should be REALLY excited for. Well, fear not, cause I’m here to help.  And we’ll start things off with Marvel’s next big “universe changing event”… Read the rest of this entry

Comic Book Video Games That Should Exist

best-superhero-games-x-men-arcadeHow about that Arkham Knight game play video shown at E3? Pretty sweet, right?  Rocksteady’s new game looks like it’ll truly be the “ultimate Batman experience” that it’s being hyped as. However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t wish that we had more comic book based games being thrown at us. Yes, there are quite a few that come out in a calendar year, but they’re not all great. For every Arkham game there’s four X-Men: Destiny being shoved at us. There’s a lot of awesome material in comics that video games haven’t touched yet, so let’s take a look at some that I think would be awesome to see on a PC or  console. Read the rest of this entry

Arkham Knight

4PcfO1ZRocksteady’s next chapter in their Arkham saga is on the way…and it’s arriving THIS YEAR.

Yes, Batman: Arkham Knight is hitting stores October 14, 2014. Yes, you read that right, 2014. Which means that in under a year we’ll be getting another awesome Batman game from Rocksteady. Read the rest of this entry

Quick Hits: Lego Marvel Superheroes and Batman: Arkham Origins!

The month of October saw the release of two major video games for nerds to salivate over:Lego Marvel Super Heroes and Batman: Arkham Origins.  Naturally, I bought both games, and while I haven’t come close to beating them, I figured it’d be good to get my first impressions down for anyone on the fence about either game.

LEGO_Marvel_Super_Heroes_box_artLego Marvel Super Heroes

I’ve always had a fondness for the Lego series of video games. From the original Lego Star Wars to the most recent title, Lego Lord Of The Rings, I’ve always had fun smashing things into tiny Lego studs and unlocking characters. Yes, the game play is super simple and the games are designed for younger players, but if they made the same games without the Lego designs people would be all over them.

With Lego Marvel Superheroes, developer Traveler’s Tales have outdone themselves. While previous Lego games have padded the rosters with security guards, goons, and other assorted unknown “bonus” characters; Marvel Superheroes has 100 different characters. While I’ve barely scratched the surface of the playable heroes, the sheer amount of blank profiles at the end of each mission is both exciting and daunting, and I can’t wait to see who else I can unlock. Read the rest of this entry