Archive for July, 2016

Marvel Ultimate Alliance: the last great licensed video game?

Activision’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance, first available in 2006 for the PS2 and original Xbox and re-released this week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, is such a game, and it’s one that I would argue represents the last gasp of the classic “video game tie-in” era.

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Batman: Arkham Asylum is still a special game

This, for me at least, added to the already enormous appeal of a new, original Batman title, despite the trepidation thanks to a number of terrible games featuring the Dark Knight during the PS2/Xbox/Gamecube era. There was just something about the design …

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“Gotta Protectors” For Nintendo 3DS Is A Colorful Journey Into The Past

If you’ve ever played the Xbox 360 title Protect Me Knight, you’ll be excited about Gotta Protectors, a 3DS release that looks just like classic Nintendo Famicom titles. In fact, it started out as Protect Me Knight 2, and then it underwent a cute …

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Daily Deals: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Uncharted 4, Wii U Games

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hits the stage in London this Sunday, and unless you have your tickets booked and your flight to Heathrow locked down, reading the script is your only way to check out the continuing adventures of Potter and crew.

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Cortana arrives on Xbox One along with background music, enhanced language settings

Niantic Labs’ John Hanke will be delivering a fireside chat for AR/VR day (augmented reality/virtual reality) at GamesBeat 2016. Get a ticket here! Microsoft today announced the release of the Xbox Summer Update for the Xbox One and the Xbox app.

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