VENOM’S VIDEO GAME FIRSTS

Venom had the (dis)honor of having his big screen debut in the well-meaning, but very flawed Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Now, eleven years later, the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero is set to headline his own movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the toothy title character, arriving this Friday, October 5th. While this weekend will only mark Venom’s…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF BLACK PANTHER’S APPEARANCES IN VIDEO GAMES

Co-created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and debuting in the pages of the Fantastic Four in 1966, it would be forty years after his introduction to the world that Black Panther would make any appearances in a video game. It was in the massive Marvel crossover action-RPG Marvel Ultimate Alliance released in 2006 that players would be able…

PRELUDE TO CIVIL WAR MONTH PART 3: MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 2 (XBOX 360)

When Activision started their Marvel action-RPG series with the original X-Men Legends, development responsibilities primarily fell on Raven Software with the occasional porting duties being outsourced to other studios. With development on X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Singularity and a reboot of the Wolfenstein franchise all happening simultaneously, Raven had very little resources to commit to the second and final Marvel Ultimate Alliance game released in…