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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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The Walking Dead: Season Two- Episode 4 “Amid the Ruins”- Tough decisions during tough times

The penultimate episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two has arrived, and for the most part it’s a doozy. Picking up where the end of Episode 3, “In Harm’s Way”, left off, “Amid the Ruins” finds our heroine Clementine and her fellow survivors in dire straits, surrounded by a walker herd. A tough choice comes almost immediately, and they don’t get much easier as the episode goes on. There may even be times where you cringe at your decisions, making you wonder how you could decide such things. As it has for this season of Telltale Games The Walking Dead your choices always seem to be between bad and worse, and do you let morals dictate your pick or do you choose the more practical approach and base things on your continued survival...

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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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Episode 4 of The Walking Dead: Season Two arriving next week

Telltale Games has announced when we can play the next episode in The Walking Dead: Season Two. Take a look at the trailer below (trailer courtesy of GamesHQMedia).

The penultimate episode, entitled “Amid the Ruins”, will release on Tuesday, July 22 for PC, Macintosh, and North American PS3 and Vita owners. July 23 sees it released for European Sony owners as well as for Xbox 360. Those playing the iOS version get the episode July 24.

Stay tuned for our review following the episode’s release.

  
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The Wolf Among Us: Episode 5- “Cry Wolf”- A superb ending to an overall brilliant first season

ep5twau2Telltale Games has struck gold again with another comic book based series. First it was The Walking Dead, now in its second season. And now, using Bill Willingham’s Fables as the source material, they’ve wrapped up the overall brilliant first season of The Wolf Among Us with Episode 5- “Cry Wolf”. After the misstep in the previous episode (not that it was bad by any means, but out of all the episodes it felt more like filler and just set-up for he conclusion) this was a finale which exceeded my expectations. It was loaded with plenty of character defining moments, tense action, and a few surprises that may stun a few players. This is noir at its finest, making you think things should be black and white but revealing the world to be shades of gray...

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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

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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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The Wolf Among Us Finale- trailer and release date

The final episode of Telltale Games’ The Wolf Among Us is almost upon us. Take a look at the trailer below (trailer courtesy of IGN).

Episode 5: Cry Wolf hits the PS3 in North America on July 8, as well as the PC and Mac worldwide. Europe gets the episode for the PS3 the following day, July 9, as do Xbox 360 owners. And those playing the game on iOS get it July 10. Telltale has already announced that a retail version of The Wolf Among Us will be available later this year.

Stay tuned for our review after the episode is released.

  
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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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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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New releases for the week of Monday, June 16, 2014

Another very sparse week in terms of new releases. Gaming is especially dry this week, with the biggest release being EA Sports UFC for the PS4 and Xbox One. On the home video front, the second season of Netflix’s House of Cards is out, with Kevin Spacey delving into Washington, D.C. and all of the political shenanigans there. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel makes its home video debut, as does the critically acclaimed animated film Ernest & Celestine. And everything is awesome as The LEGO Movie can be brought home this week, with yet another catchy tune to get stuck in your heads. On the big screen, comedian Kevin Hart heads up an ensemble cast in the romantic-comedy sequel Think Like A Man Too, and director Clint Eastwood brings the stage hit Jersey Boys to the big screen...

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