Release date: 23 August 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017 17:46
Injustice: Gods Among Us was only just the beginning. NetherRealm, the same video game studio that develops the Mortal Kombat series has yet another blockbuster Fighter franchise on their hands. Injustice delves into an alternate DC Universe where Earth’s greatest hero, Superman, becomes the type of tyrannical villain he was once sworn to oppose after he executes The Joker. The snowball effect of that event creates a world where our heroes and villains are drastically changed and the status quo of the DC Universe is flipped upside down. The first game’s story mode had the heroes of a more familiar Earth come to help Batman’s rebels battle Superman’s regime, but this new installment shows us the aftermath of that story. A new threat emerges as Brainiac (who is responsible for the destruction of Krypton in this reality) attacks Earth’s cities and enlists the world’s vilest menaces to aide him. Read more...
Published in Video Games
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 17:05
Gifted reader, I know you don’t live under a rock so I’m not going to talk down to you in this lecture as if you didn’t know that BEFORE WATCHMEN isDC Comics’ blockbuster summer event, a publishing phenomenon that is sure to give Marvel’s AVENGERS VERSUS X-MEN summer event a run for local comic shop receipts. DC Comics is poised to attack an unsuspecting comic book market with its second blockbuster event in a year’s time with the mildly controversial advent of seven limited series of prequels for – gasp! – what’s that? WATCHMEN??? Are they really going to commit this egregious, heinous, immoral act of blasphemy? How could they, against the great Alan Moore’s wishes, have the audacity to unearth the characters he and Dave Gibbons introduced to the world over twenty-six years ago, and how could they – DC Entertainment – do so for commercial gain, regardless of the fact that they might actually achieve some artistic merit? At least this is the sense that has prevailed among the skeptics, naysayers and cranky conspiracy theorist. They wonder if the DC powers-that-be are out of their Kryptonite-smoking minds. Well, the answer may surprise you because this eyewitness came away from C2E2 back in April with proof to the contrary. Read more...
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