Gaming

Thor Ragnarok: Who Is Heimdall?

With Thor: Ragnarok coming to theaters on Friday, November 3, you may be wondering who some of the secondary characters are in the upcoming film. Over the course of the next week, we’ll be taking a look at where some of these heroes and villains came from and their comic book origins. Heimdall, who is played by Idris Elba, has already appeared in the first two Thor films, along with Avengers: Age of Ultron, so most fans have a decent idea of who this character is. However, the character’s roots ...

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Check Out Cool New Batman And Harley Quinn Black-And-White Statues

The Batman: Black & White series takes your favorite versions of Batman from DC Comics and turns them into statues worthy to display in your house. Each one is designed after an artist’s take on the Caped Crusader. In the past, we’ve seen Batman statues based on the artwork of Mike Mignola (Batman), Dawyn Cooke (DC New Frontier), Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns), and many others. DC Collectibles have released two new statues for its Batman Black & White series, both based on the artwork of Harley Quinn artist ...

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Extinction Is Inspired By Shadow Of The Colossus And Plays Like Devil May Cry

One of the surprise reveals at E3 2017 was Extinction, a new action game developed by Iron Galaxy. At the time, many people noted similarities with Attack on Titan, the incredibly popular manga and anime series, and its developer isn’t shying away from such comparisons. However, Extinction’s inspirations go beyond that and extend to classic monster movies like Godzilla and Jason and the Argonauts, as well as stories such as David and Goliath. In terms of video games, however, Iron Galaxy has been inspired by fast, fluid character action games ...

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Resident Evil 7 Ships 4 Million Copies, Still Well Below Expectations

Resident Evil 7 has now shipped at least 4 million copies, according to a graphic on the horror game’s website spotted by PC Gamer. That is a big number, but it is below Capcom’s expectations. Capcom said back in May that Resident Evil 7 shipped 3.5 million units, representing a “solid start” for the game, but below the company’s forecast of 4 million shipped by March 31. Over its lifetime, Capcom is predicting that Resident Evil 7 will ship 10 million copies. So it still has a good amount of ...

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Why Pokemon Ultra Sun And Moon Aren't Coming To Nintendo Switch

When Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon were announced in June, some people were surprised that the pair of games were coming to 3DS and not Nintendo’s newer Switch console. Now, Game Freak–developer of the mainline Pokemon series–has explained why it decided against bringing the games to Switch. “We’ve been working with the 3DS hardware since Pokemon X and Y,” Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon producer Shigeru Ohmori told GameSpot. “Even then we wanted to get the maximum power and maximum potential out of the 3DS, and ever since then ...

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Xbox Exec Responds To Claims That Microsoft Has Too Few Exclusives In 2017

Xbox Studios general manager Shannon Loftis is “a little bit confused” over the claims that the Xbox One‘s holiday 2017 lineup of exclusive is on the weak side. Speaking to Game Informer, Loftis said Microsoft has “really good lineup” of exclusives this year. She mentioned titles like PUBG, which will launch on Xbox One before any other console, as well as titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, and Cuphead. You need to have an Xbox One (or a PC) to play any of those games this year. “In ...

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Dead Space Developer Visceral Games is Dead, and That Sucks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. EA has announced that Visceral Games, the developer of games like Battlefield: Hardline and Dead Space is shutting down, effective immediately. The Star Wars title the studio had worked on is also being shut down. While EA isn’t literally canceling the project altogether, it’s going to fundamentally overhaul the game. EA’s Patrick Söderlund wrote: Our Visceral studio has been developing an action-adventure title set in the Star Wars universe. In its current form, it was ...

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Call Of Duty: WW2 Edited In Australia Over Implied Sexual Assault Scene

Call of Duty: World War II has been modified in Australia over a scene that implies sexual assault. According to Australia’s Classification Board, the original version of the game featured “a reference to sexual violence that is justified by context,” though it was not shown and the game did not encourage it, Kotaku reported. The scene has been modified, though right now it’s unclear if this change is for Australia only. Spoilers about the scene follow below. “In one section of the game, the player controls Rosseau, a female spy, ...

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Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Years ago, you would buy a game for an agreed upon amount of money, and that was the end of the transaction. Then, horse armor happened. Paid downloadable content (or “microtransactions”) has only gotten more popular in the games industry since then, culminating in the current raft of free-to-play and heavily monetized “premium” games. The now-common “loot boxes” might not be the ultimate form of microtransactions. Activision has been granted a patent for a system ...

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Two More Characters To The Roster

The Dragon Ball FighterZ roster continues to grow. Another pair of playable characters were revealed for the Dragon Ball fighting game in the latest issue of V-Jump magazine (via Gematsu), along with some details on the game’s story mode. The two new characters joining the roster are Nappa and Captain Ginyu, two of the earliest villains Goku and friends faced in Dragon Ball Z. Nappa can summon Saibamen during battle and fire a powerful beam blast from his mouth. Captain Ginyu, meanwhile, can call in the Ginyu Force and use ...

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