REVIEW: THE DARKNESS (PS3)

In 2004, developer Starbreeze impressed a lot of people with the release of the Xbox original exclusive The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Launching alongside The Chronicles of Riddick film, it was a rare example of a game being much better received than the movie it was meant to support, something not really seen since GoldenEye 007 on the Nintendo…

REVIEW: THE DARKNESS II (XBOX 360)

2007’s The Darkness was a commercial success for developer Starbreeze and publisher 2K Games, going on to sell over one million copies, which was a pretty good figure for a game based around an IP that wasn’t that well-known. Given that level of success, it was surprising that it would be close to four years before any…

MARVEL DISNEY INFINITY LIVES…KIND OF (UPDATE)

Late last week, an advertisement showed up on the ShopDisney website for a new line of figures dubbed the “Toybox” line which had a remarkably similarity to the toys that once communicated with the cancelled Disney Infinity line with the main difference being that the toys had articulation and were not just mini-statues: Like Infinity, the line is set…

HELLBOY GETS A NEW INTRODUCTION TRAILER FOR INJUSTICE 2 AND A RELEASE WINDOW

When the second Fighter Pack was announced for Injustice 2, one of the biggest (and pleasant) surprises was that Dark Horse’s Hellboy would be coming to the DC Comics themed fighter as a downloadable character. The latest trailer for Injustice 2 introduces how Hellboy will play once he gets added to the game, which for those who purchased the…

2017 HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST YEAR FOR COMIC BOOK GAMES EVER AND THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

2017 has been one of the best years for video games ever, housing a steady stream of high quality new releases since January and the launch of multiple consoles: From the console/hybrid Switch, the 4K capable Xbox One X and the SNES Classic Edition that finally brought Star Fox 2 to market after its unceremonious cancellation over…

REVIEW: BATTLE CHASERS: NIGHTWAR (PS4)

NOTE: The author of this article was a contributor to the Kickstarter campaign for Battle Chasers: Nightwar. After the closure of THQ proper and the dissolving of Vigil Games, Joe Madureira and other members of Vigil reformed as a new studio, Airship Syndicate, with the goal of returning to the long dormant Battle Chasers comic series that Madureira started…

LEGO DIMENSIONS HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY DISCONTINUED

Lego Dimensions, the toys-to-life game from publisher WB Games that united a multitude of bizarre franchises into one Lego-fied universe, is sadly no more. Joining the likes of Disney Infinity which was similarly shuttered last year, Lego Dimensions is the latest casuality in the toys-to-life genre that looks to be going the way of the plastic instrument craze from last…