Next Games and IDW launch new Compass Point: West comic

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Finland—home of saunas, heavy metal, fish pies…and mobile games. Next Games is one of Finland’s newest game studios and they’ve recently launched Compass Point: West, a 3D game set in the Wild West which ties together mobile game play, card collecting, and now a comic book from IDW. Yee haw!

Walking The Game Beat: Arkham Knight, Mortal Kombat, Halo, Game of Thrones

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Batman falls behind, while Game of Thrones sees a new chapter.

Maestro Comes to SECRET WARS and CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

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One of the more obvious teasers run by Marvel in the build up to announce Secret Wars was Dale Keown’s image of Peter David’s Future Imperfect series. Back in 1992, David and George Perez told the tale of a dystopian future where an evil version of the Hulk, known as Maestro, laid waste to the heroes […]

BATMAN: ARKHAM UNDERWORLD Announced for Mobile Devices

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Run Gotham’s underworld straight from your mobile phone.

Lego Suicide Squad DLC Out Today

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Suicide Squad comes to Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

The new Batman: Arkham Knight trailer centers on the Scarecrow

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And it features a very familiar voice!

Batman: Arkham Knight Gets Rated…

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The wait for Batman Arkham Knight just got longer for some.

Entertainment Round-Up: Margot Robbie, James Gunn, Telltale Games, Pee-Wee comes to Netflix

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There’s snow on the ground here in Atlanta, and I can’t wait for Spring to finally arrive. Seriously. Here are the big updates for this morning: – This is not a big surprise, given that probably every actor that signs up for a superhero film these days has a multi-picture contract, but Suicide Squad star […]

TT Games Announce 2015 Lego Lineup Including Avengers

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced their 2015 slate of LEGO videogames, including LEGO Jurassic World, LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, plus new handheld and mobile titles. Here’s the full rundown straight from Warner Bros Interactive.

Review: Fables: The Wolf Among Us stars a well-realized wolf in Sheriff’s clothing

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It seems fitting that Fables: The Wolf Among Us is Vertigo’s “first ever digital-first series” according to the publisher’s website. If you can parse that distinction, meaning Vertigo has never before released a comic series in digital format prior to it’s print debut, it makes a strange sort of sense that they chose this particular series to hold the title of first-ever first digital. Fables: The Wolf Among Us #1 is a comic series based on the popular Telltale video game series of the same name, which was itself based on the 14-time Eisner award winning series from creator Bill Willingham.

Convergence to Bring in The INJUSTICE Universe

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by Davey Nieves Today Entertainment Weekly revealed the solicits for the first four issues of the nine part Convergence event from DC Comics. The event will bring together the pre-52 universe with just about every part of the DC Comics multi-verse. Perhaps the most interesting part of the solicit was the inclusion of the popular INJUSTICE […]

CineFix and Guardians of the Galaxy Make A Retro Gaming Love Letter

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By David Nieves CineFix has given the 8-bit treatment to some of the most beloved things in pop culture ranging from A Christmas Story to Ninja Turtles. Today they posted a new Guardians of the Galaxy treatment with retro game music and all. Is it possible to demand something be made through crowd funding?  Take […]

Review: It Looks Like Mortal Kombat, It Walks Like Mortal Kombat, But…

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With the highly anticipated next chapter of the game set to release later this year, DC Comics is continuing to capitalize on Warner Bros acquisition of the property with a prequel comic book series. Releasing first digitally, Mortal Kombat X will bridge the gap between the game released in 2011 and its follow up this year.

Disney Infinity 2.0 Adds A Couple of Notorious Marvels And A Ravager

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By Davey Nieves When Disney’s Infinity game series added Marvel to their stable it unlocked a giant wish list of characters fans wanted to see in their abundant sandbox game. Today Disney Interactive announced a few more names we can cross off our list as Spider-Man’s arch-nemesis the Green Goblin and Guardians of the Galaxy rabble-rousers Ronan […]

Lego Batman 3 Arrow DLC Available Today Complete With Brooding

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he pack includes new characters like Diggle, Felicity Smoak, Slade Wilson, and even an adorably stubbled Oliver Queen. In addition to the characters and vehicles, there will be a new level based on Queen’s time stranded on a deserted island.

Reminder: Women play a lot of video games

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In all the current hoo hah about video games, diversity and propaganda, it’s worth remembering that women make up nearly 50% of most kinds of gamers. There are some exceptions, of course. Unlike the comic industry, the video gaming industry has the money to study this sort of thing, and the Entertainment Software Association has put together many statistics on the age and gender of gamers. The most recent study shows that 48% of all gamers are women.

I was spit balling with Brett Schenker the other day, he of the groundbreaking Facebook study on comic demographics, and I wondered what his methodology would day about female games.