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Brant and Chris Play VANISH Live

1:00 PM, Saturday, April 19th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Brant and Chris take to Google Hangouts at 6am to play a few rounds of indie game Vanish, by 3DrunkMen. Did we survive, or fall to the terror that is the mole men? Check it out:

Vanish Link:
http://www.indiedb.com/games/vanish

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DC Little Big Planet

4:00 PM, Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita expansion adds DC Comics Premium level pack

An upcoming expansion for LittleBigPlanet PS Vita features DC Comics-themed content.

Releasing this Wednesday (April 16), the 'DC Comics Premium Level Pack' will be available for 4.79 on the hand-held version of the platformer.

The pack introduces new levels, the Hero Cape, a bonus costume, the wall jumping ability and additional trophies.

It also comes with a collection of new materials, objects, decorations and music that players can use to create with.

A previous update for the game added DLC inspired by the PlayStation 4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son.

Source: Digital Spy

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The Last of Us: Remastered Listed as a Release for PS4

9:00 AM, Thursday, April 10th, 2014 - Posted by Brandon J. Stennis

Well who didn't see this coming? The past few weeks, there have been many reports and images popping up around the internet about the Last of Us for Playstation 4. There has yet to be any official word about the release but it seems as if Sony may have accidently let the cat out of the bag.

There is an banner ad currently on the main page of the Playstation Store, listing The Last of Us: Remastered, but the link doesn't go anywhere right now. But the information says the game will be available for Pre-Order and will be available as a Day 1 Digital Release for $59.99. There is no official word but maybe we will hear some news at PAX East this weekend!

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The Evil Within New 'Pax East' Trailer Shows Resident Evil Creator Still Has It

5:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Posted by Brandon J. Stennis

The Evil Within has had much anticipation surrounding it due to it's backing from creator of Resident Evil, Shinji Mikami. In this brand new trailer for the game, it shows off some of the new enemies and scares you can expect in the game.

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Myth Kickstarter Game is Shipping

2:00 PM, Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The Myth cooperative fantasy game from MERCS Miniatures/Megacon Games, which raised over $925,000 on Kickstarter last April and for a time held a spot on ICv2's Top 10 Tabletop Kickstarter chart, is currently shipping to backers, and is planned for trade release in May.

The game features high quality miniatures and has players take the role of one of five heroes who are working together to defeat the Darkness. Each hero has a different skill set represented by a deck of cards. Players create their own stories through traps, trials, and tests, crafting unique myths with their tales. The game is for 2 - 5 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 120 minutes. MSRP on the base game is $90.00.

The box contains 5 hero boards, 1 Darkness board, 10 double-sided realm tiles, 41 plastic miniatures, 15 dice, 300+ cards, 300+ tokens, and a rulebook. The game is expandable through additional miniatures packs (MSRP $20.00-$25.00), and there are plans to release quest and item card decks, and an alternate game mode.

The company is currently running another Kickstarter to fund MERCS: Recon, a stand-alone game set in its MERCS universe. The game has netted $380,000 from over 2,250 backers as of this writing, and the project will be funded on April 18.

Source:ICv2

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Marvel Dice Masters

3:00 PM, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Wizkids brings more of the marvel of Marvel to gamers.

WizKids was showing off previews of several planned releases at GAMA Trade , including the new play mat for their upcoming Marvel Dice Masters, as well as the next set, Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men.

The new Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men will finally arrive in April with both the Starter Set and Gravity Feed foil pack display. WizKids was also showing off mock-ups of the next planned set release for the game, Marvel Dice Masters: X-Men. While the art is tentative, and no release date was announced, it appears they will follow the similar Starter Set and Gravity Feed foil pack model with this set as well.

More immediately, WizKids will be releasing the Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs X-Men Play Mat in May. The mat displays all the information players need for their game, including a life meter, areas for cards and dice, and an area for basic action cards and dice. The mat is made of neoprene, measures approximately 24" by 13", and will be packaged in a reusable tube. MSRP is $19.99.

While not as hot as the collectible card market, character dice are growing by leaps and bounds. I'm interested in seeing if they have the collectibility and longevity of the cards.

Source: ICv2
John Wilson writing for Comic Related.com

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Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3) Review

1:00 PM, Monday, March 24th, 2014 - Posted by Brandon J. Stennis

NOTE - This review was made based off of the Xbox One version.

Metal Gear Solid has a reputation for being an amazing series with difficult controls. Konami has made the questionable decision to release a small portion of the highly anticipated Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as a stand alone title, called MGS V: Ground Zeroes. How does Ground Zeroes fare on it's own? Keep reading to find out.

Story
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes puts players in control of Snake( Big Boss) on a mission to infiltrate a U.S. military base to rescue two members of his mercenary group, Chico and Paz who have been captured.

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Ground Zeroes provides a nice amount of back story information that will get you caught up on the chronological event that happens in the Metal Gear Solid series before MGS V. This was a huge help for someone who was new to the series.

Sadly throughout the short two hour main game, there is very little plot progression, and I was left wanting more, if not for my own entertainment, then at least to get my money's worth.

Gameplay
Metal Gear Solid V raises the bar in terms of gameplay in the series. As someone who had a poor time attempting other games in the series, I was deeply relieved to find that the game play is much smoother and was a lot of fun to play.

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There is a bonus mission mode that is meant to add some depth to the game but it does not add much and while it is a nice addition, it can not make up for the lack of main content.

Presentation
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is one of, if not the best looking games I have ever played. It was visually stunning. The sound design was also excellent. The game's main story takes place on a military base in the middle of a thunder storm, and it looked awesome. The atmosphere was just perfect.

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Conclusion
The big question that I've been asked numerous times is whether or not MGS: Ground Zeroes is worth the $30($20 on previous generation consoles) price tag. After a lot of thought, I decided that yes it is. There is a ton replay ability in Ground Zeroes, plus the bonus missions do add some content to the game. Completionists can get a good amount of content out of the game, and can attempt to unlock all of the trophies or achievements. While the short length DOES affect it's overall score and worth, what is there is an awesome game that must be experienced.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is incredibly short, but what is there is nearly perfect. The presentation was amazing, the controls were enjoyable, once you figured it out. While the story isn't bad, there just wasn't enough there to make it mean anything. MGS V: Ground Zeroes leaves me desiring more of this amazing experience and I am now even more excited for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain when it releases.

8/10 Stars

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New Munchkin Card Sets

1:00 PM, Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

The unstoppable juggernaut that is Munchkin releases yet another series of incredibly addictive games.

It appears that John Kovalic has been pretty busy lately given the announcement at GTS of two new Munchkin hybrid games, both of which are due out this fall. Fireside Games has announced the fall release of Munchkin Panic!, a new semi-cooperative board game that combines the all-for-one gameplay of Fireside's Castle Panic! with the all-for-me ethos of Steve Jackson's burgeoning list of Munchkin games, while AEG simultaneously announced the fall release of Munchkin Loot Letter, which manages to combine Munchkin acquisitiveness with the romanticism of Seiji Kanai's popular Love Letter game.

In Munchkin Panic! Munchkin monsters have discovered the Castle Panic Towers and are on the rampage. In the new game's innovative mechanics players combine cards to hit and slay the monsters before the Castle is destroyed. The new card combos available in Munchkin Panic are created from a mix of cards from the two games. Each defeated Monster becomes a trophy and yields its treasure to the victor. Players can work together, but they have to balance their self-interest with the necessity to survive in this ingenious hybrid game designed by Anne-Marie De Witt.

Munchkin Loot Letter manages to take the romance (and those silly princesses) out of the popular Love Letter game and replace all that smooching and kissy stuff with a Munchkin-esque pure pursuit of loot. The stripped down Munchkin Loot Letter, which features just 16 cards, is easy-to-learn, quick-to-play, and highly enjoyable.

Munchkin is one of the few current games that I have gotten into and each new series makes me smile in its own way.

Source: ICv2
John Wilson writing for Comic Related.com

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Castlevania Lords of Shadow 'Revelations' DLC Announcement Trailer

8:00 AM, Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 - Posted by Brandon J. Stennis

Castlevania Lord of Shadows 2 will be receiving a new DLC coming soon. This DLC due on March 25th, you will be able to play fan favorite, Alucard, with a new storyline to play. The DLC takes place after the events of LOS 2 and shows the struggle Alucard has being linked with his father. The DLC will cost $7.99 and will be available for Xbox LIVE, PSN, and Steam.

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Call of Duty Ghosts 'Onslaught' DLC Pack Free This Week

9:00 AM, Friday, March 21st, 2014 - Posted by Brandon J. Stennis

This weekend, Call of Duty Ghosts players will be able to check out the Onslaught DLC Pack 1 on Xbox Live for a free trial. Beginning on March 21st, any owner of the game will be able to partake in the DLC free of charge. The DLC includes four new multiplayer maps, Ignition, Containment, Fog, and Bayview. Also it includes the first episode of the Extinction four part narrative, Nightfall and also an Onslaught exclusive weapon called Maverick. This will for sure help get some of the players who haven't purchased the DLC, to check it out and maybe purchase it later on.

This DLC free trial will be coming to other platforms at a later date.

"COD Ghosts Onslaught DLC Details"

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