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Guardians of the Galaxy getting their own playset in Disney Infinity 2.0

You had to figure it was coming, with the Guardians of the Galaxy movie set to open in theaters next week, but it’s official: Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon will be getting their own playset in Disney Infinity 2.0. Check out the trailer below.

The playset will not only contain the five playable characters from the movie, but will also support two crossover characters: Iron Man (from the Avengers playset) and Nova (from the Spider-Man playset). Collecting 10 tokens during the campaign unlocks the crossover characters, which have their own unique missions. The playset will take story cues from both the movie and the current comics run, and has plenty of items to unlock in the Toy Box Mode. These items include:

Gamora’s space armor for added protection against enemies

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New for the week of Monday, July 21, 2014

It may be a small week, games wise, but there are two additions worth noting. The penultimate episode of Telltale Games The Walking Dead: Season Two arrives in “Amid the Ruins”. Those looking for further ways to die in Drangleic can experience the first chapter in the Dark Souls II DLC The Lost Crowns Trilogy in Crown of the Sunken King. PS4 users can take a new trip to Oddworld with Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty. On the home video front, viewers can watch the story of a boy who claims to have seen Heaven in Heaven is For Real. Johnny Depp becomes a digital deity threatening mankind in Transcendence, Arnold Schwarzenegger takes on drug dealers in Sabotage, and Deunan Knute and  Briareos return in the third film of the anime franchise Appleseed in Appleseed Alpha...

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Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition: Wii U Review

I have fuzzy memories of this game based on recollections of watching a friend play it on his PC. Another World was an extraordinary game in a wonderful age of gaming. It arrived during the generational leap forward for graphics. Me? I was still stuck with gaming in 16-color EGA.

Another dimension

First released in 1991 (the year that would also see notable releases like Street Fighter II, Lemmings, Civilization), Another World was unlike any other game anyone had ever seen. It had a strong cinematic feel to it and was highly praised for it across large sections of the gaming media. It’s gameplay as an action-platformer advanced concepts previously seen in Pitfall and Prince of Persia where razor sharp timing was key for continued survival and in-game advancement.

Another World - falling cut scene

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New releases for the week of Monday, July 7, 2014

As the fireworks from the holiday die down (at least here in the US) and we enter the first full week of July, pickings are again slim on the new release front. Bigby Wolf’s investigation is brought to a close with the release of the season finale for The Wolf Among Us, and pirates can run amok in One Piece: Unlimited World Red. The action flick The Raid 2 bows on home video this week, along with the Jason Bateman comedy Bad Words. And the apes return to the big screen as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes takes over theaters this Friday. Off to the list we go and, as always, release dates are subject to change.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GAMES

The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5- “Cry Wolf”- PS3 (NA), PC, Macintosh

(trailer courtesy of IGN)

One Piece: Unlimited World Red- PS3, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation ...

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New releases for the week of Monday, June 30, 2014

A very thin week this time around. The biggest game for the week is Sniper Elite III, which has already released for PC users and now comes to Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Time to shoot some bad guys in slow motion and watch cool x-ray visions of your shots. Never got old in the previous game, and this looks to be even better. Elsewhere, Ubisoft’s wonderful fairy tale Child of Light comes to the Vita. The crazy and fun platformer Guacamelee! gets a supercharged edition for the PS4, and iPhone users can enjoy a second Civilization Revolution. The home video front is dominated by TV shows. Legend of Korra: Book Two, Spirits debuts to coincide with the beginning of Book Three on Nickelodeon, and season one of the sci-fi series Helix is out...

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The First 51 Minutes of One Piece Unlimited World Red 3DS Version

This game available today for Europe region and July 8th for North America region. The game looks good with Luffy and his friends fighting their way in the New World. One Piece hardcore fans should get this game.

Enjoy the video below:

  
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Fantasy Life coming to US in October 2014

Announced in the last E3 Digital Conference, another Nintendo decent RPG game coming to US this October. With different classes of characters with different abilities, colorful enemies, this game will grind away your time.

Enjoy the trailer below.

  
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New releases for the week of Monday, June 23, 2014

A bit more selection to choose from in this last full week of June, highlighted by those robots in disguise. Yes, new Transformers arrive, both on consoles and Nintendo’s handheld in the game Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark, and on the big screen in another special effects filled extravaganza from Michael Bay, Transformers: Age of Extinction. The new movie features the Dinobots and has Mark Wahlberg stepping in on the human side. Elsewhere this week, Ubisoft releases the puzzle/adventure game Valiant Hearts: The Great War, the classic platformer Another World debuts on Sony’s platforms in a 20th Anniversary Edition, and gardens fight back against the undead in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare on the PC...

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Amiga platformer Another World coming to consoles

Another World was a well received platformer when it launched twenty years ago on Amiga, and in 2011 it was remastered and released on iOS and PC, where it also received favorable reviews. Now it’s coming to consoles, releasing on Sony’s platforms (PS3, PS4, and Vita) next week on June 25 and reportedly to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS on June 19. The game’s original creator, Eric Chahi, is working with developers Martial Hesse-Dreville and The Digital Lounge to port the game to the PlayStation systems. The game is appearing on Microsoft platforms as well.

(trailer courtesy of IGN)

Another World, which was also known as Out of This World in North America, follows the story of Lester, a young scientist who finds himself transported to an alien world as a result of an experiment gone wrong...

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Editor Reaction: Nintendo’s E3 2014 Digital Event

Editor Reaction is my semi-regular section for fairly short commentary on statements and happenings in the gaming industry. It’s meant to be the middle ground between a flippant comment and an article that takes two weeks to research and produce.

Nintendo’s E3 showing has had a pretty strong start for me.

I’ve seen a lot of demand for Palutena in smash bros and they added her. Splatoon is a new IP that’s a very innovative take on the multiplayer shooter genre. The Zelda tease looked and felt really good. Kirby is a natural fit since Kirby: Canvas Curse was such a surprisingly good game that showed off the touchscreen functionality of the DS. Lots of people on various message boards and forums were asking for Bayonetta to be included with Bayonetta 2 and it’s pleasing to see that Platinum will bundle the two together.

And for fun, here were my reactions as I was watching the Nintendo Digital Event:

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