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SXSW Gaming Live-Streams the Geek Stage on Twitch

12:00 PM, Saturday, March 14th, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

South by Southwest (SXSW) Gaming Geek Stage is live-streaming the event via Twitch. The event started Friday and goes through Sunday. Below is the live-stream player so you can keep up with what's happening!

Watch live video from SXSWGaming on

And here are the list of events for Saturday and Sunday:

Drawing developers, manufacturers and fans from all facets of the community, the Gaming Expo is the epicenter for gaming culture at SXSW. This diverse range of events combines well-loved elements of geek culture with the cross-console video game world. And it all happens in Austin, Texas, a true hotbed for the expanding gaming industry.

With panels at the Geek Stage, a free expo, rocking parties, demos, and networking opportunities, no event bridges the gap between industry insiders and the general public quite like SXSW Gaming.

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Ed Boon Reveals Characters and Story Mode Trailer for Mortal Kombat X

10:00 AM, Friday, February 27th, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

On April 14th, 2015, we will be graced with the release of the 10th Mortal Kombat game in the series from NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat X. The game is being developed for the next-gen systems, PS4 and Xbox One, and ported to the PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows by High Voltage Software.

Like all Mortal Kombat games, Mortal Kombat X is a fighter, featuring various characters in tournament style battles. Mortal Kombat X will have several modes, including a Story mode, a 1 vs. 1 Ranked mode, a King of the Hill mode, a Survivor mode, a Test Your Luck mode, and new modes Living Towers and Faction Wars. The game will have multiplayer online capabilities as well. There will also be over 100 brutalities in the game!

The story in the game begins at the end of the last game and transitions to 25 years in the future, seeing aged veteran characters and brand new characters coming into the mythos. There is also a tie-in prequel comic series currently being released by DC Comics as a digital first title (and it is pretty good).

Before today, we knew of 14 characters included in the game. Those are Cassie Cage (daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade), D'Vorah, Ermac, Ferra/Torr, Goro, Kano, Kitana, Kotal Kahn, Kung Lao, Quan Chi, Raiden, Reptile, Scorpion and Sub-Zero.

That list obviously contains some old favorites and some new characters as well in D'Vorah (an insect-woman), Ferra/Torr (an armored dwarf-woman), Cassie Cage, and Kotal Kahn (Aztec-inspired blood god).

Yesterday, Ed Boon, co-creator of the franchise, teased a new character reveal posting an image of a cage. He then revealed that Johnny Cage, who is deceased in the game's story, will be a playable character in the game, and promised more today at 8am CST. Earlier this morning, Boon tweeted that there would be five character reveals in one day!

So, that day being today, here are the characters Boon announced, joining the 15 previously mentioned characters above:

Jacqueline Briggs (daughter of Jax)

Takashi Takeda (son of Kenshi)

Kung Jin (descendant of Kung Lao)

And while not yet confirmed as playable, the story mode trailer below that was released this morning features Mileena, Queen Sindel, Rain, and Erron Black!

You can find more Mortal Kombat X videos on the Mortal Kombat Community YouTube channel.

We will update this story if anything new is announced throughout the day.

I'm a big Mortal Kombat fan going way back to the first game in the series. I have followed the franchise through the years, saw the movies, the TV series, the online web series, and I'm reading the comic. I'm excited about this next phase in the history of the game, and these characters excite me. I don't yet have a next-gen system, but I can't wait to play Mortal Kombat X on the PS4 someday soon.

Are you excited about these newly announced characters and the game in general? Are you a Mortal Kombat fan like myself? Leave a comment below and let us know!


Halo Championships This Weekend on Twitch.

12:00 PM, Saturday, February 21st, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

If you are a fan of Halo, you might want to tune into Twitch this weekend via the live feed below. Why? Because today begins the Halo Championship Series: Gamers for Giving 2015 and Battle of Europe!

Below is the live feed to the North American HCS at Gamers for Giving live from Ann Arbor, MI. The best Halo teams in North America will compete in the final LAN tournament of Season 1 of the Halo Championship Series. They will face off to earn a spot at the HCS Season 1 Finals and a shot at $100,000. Teams will include CLG, Denial, Cloud 9, OpTic Gaming, Evil Geniuses and more.

The tournament takes place on February 21-22 starting at 9am Pacific (12pm Eastern).

Watch live video from Halo on

The Battle of Europe begins February 22nd at 3am Pacific (12am Eastern). You can find it here:


Lisa Moore Plays The Sims 4

8:00 PM, Saturday, January 10th, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

CR friend Lisa Moore plays The Sims 4 in a series of 'Let's Play' videos on Frontline Gaming Zone (FGZ). Check them out below, and the other content available on FGZ!

It's All About the Game!


Batman: Arkham Origins Playthrough Part 2

7:00 PM, Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Last week we let you know that Comic Related's own Brant Fowler is playing through the entire Batman: Arkham video game series leading up to the new and final game in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight, in June 2015. In chronological order (not release date order), Batman: Arkham Origins comes first. Below, you can find the second part of the playthrough via the Frontline Gaming Zone YouTube channel!

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think! And look for more gaming to come via FGZ and CR!

It's All About the Game!


Spider-Man Playset Playthrough for Disney Infinity 2.0

2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Mike Spider-Slayer joins the gaming fun on Frontline Gaming Zone as he plays through two missions in the Disney Infinity Spider-Man playset! First, it's Spidey vs. Mysterio, followed by Spidey Learns to Drive!

Leave a comment below, and look for more gaming via FGZ and CR!

It's All About the Game!


Batman: Arkham Origins Playthrough Part 1

9:00 AM, Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Comic Related's own Brant Fowler is playing through the entire Batman: Arkham video game series leading up to the new and final game in the series, Batman: Arkham Knight, in June 2015. As he's playing chronologically, he's beginning with Batman: Arkham Origins. Below, you can find the first part via the Frontline Gaming Zone YouTube channel!

Leave a comment below and let us know what you think! And look for more gaming to come via FGZ and CR!

It's All About the Game!


Bboyz 25 Advent Days of Game-Mas (2014)

4:00 PM, Sunday, December 28th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Comic Frontline's Chris and Mike Ventura share their Bboyz 25 Advent Days of Game-Mas (2014) on their YouTube channel, BrooklynBoyz13. It's 25 Days straight of newly purchased video games to celebrate the holiday season.

This is the entire playlist from Day 1 to Day 25. Enjoy!

Bboyz 25 Advent Days of Game-Mas (2014) Playlist Link

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Marvel Contest of Champions

2:00 PM, Sunday, December 14th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Marvel Contest of Champions is out now on iOS and Android.

The free-to-play brawler sees players build teams of Marvel heroes and villains by completing in-game milestones. 25 characters will be available at launch with more to follow.

Developed by Kabam and penned by Marvel Comics writer Sam Humphries, the game revolves around a battle organized by The Collector.

Locations include the Avengers Tower, the Asgardian Bifrost, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier and the Savage Land.

It features a story-driven single-player campaign, a player-vs-player mode and synergy bonuses depending on the relationships between characters in the comics.

Kabam's Cuz Parry said: "Marvel Contest of Champions stays true to classic Marvel storytelling with big threats, heroic moments, and shocking revelations wrapped into a game that is not only easy to pick-up and play, but is also fun."

Meanwhile, writer Sam Humphries promised a unique storyline that stays true to the comics.

"It was awesome working with Kabam to develop a unique storyline for a video game that stays true to the Marvel Universe," he explained.

"Watching the heroes and villains come to life as playable characters on my phone is beyond epic."

It was recently revealed that Kingdom Hearts 3 could feature Marvel and Star Wars characters.

Game designer Tai Yasue said that there is a lot of new Disney content to consider and that nothing is off-limits.

Source: Digital Spy


Village Port Expansion

8:00 PM, Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Tasty Minstrel Games will release Village Port, the second expansion for the 2012 Kinnerspiel des Jahres winner Village, in January.

Inka and Markus Brand's Village is a worker placement and set collection game that has players take control of families in a small historic town. Each player pursues a different career path (a friar, a public official, an adventuring merchant) to find fame and glory and bring honor to their family name. The first expansion, Village Inn, was released in 2013. This new expansion, Village Port, allows players to board their own ship and travel the seven seas, perhaps as missionary or a merchant. It includes life goal cards, so players can pursue a specific career (writer, historian, knight). As an expansion, it requires the base game to play.

The box contains: a sea travel board, 5 wooden ships, 6 cocoa baskets, 6 tea bales, 5 ship tiles, 6 treasure chests, 15 captain cards, 4 setup cards, 12 influence cubes, 7 life goal cards, and 4 new villager cards (for use when combining Village Port and Village Inn expansions). The game is for 2-5 players, ages 12 and up, and plays in 60-90 minutes. MSRP is $34.95.

Source: ICv2