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Inversion: A Singularity From Which No Fun Can Escape

I’m a sucker for a good third-person action game; especially when they bring something new to the table.  Developed by Saber Interactive, Inversion was built around a central mechanic which allows the player to manipulate the force of gravity — which seemed like a winning formula seeing as TimeShift (also developed by Saber Interactive) benefitted from smart writing and a well-implemented control over time itself.  Imagine my disappointment to find that Inversion not only suffers from generic gameplay and clichéd plot devices, it’s a pretty lousy game to boot.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.13 – “The Phantom”

After last week’s emotional powerhouse of an episode, this week’s Mad Men ended the fifth season on a comparatively low note.  Some stories were brought to an abrupt end while others just began, and some of the less prominent characters didn’t even get mentioned.  The strongest episode of the season it was not, but “The Phantom” still managed to cover a lot of ground and set the foundation for what should be a great sixth season.

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Valiant Teases The Return Of Ninjak This September

Earlier today, Valiant released a teaser image featuring X-O’s helmet pierced by a bloody katana with the tagline “Enter: Ninjak.”  That’s right, in addition to their already strong initial lineup along with the upcoming relaunch of Eternal Warrior and Rai (according to the FCBD preview), Valiant revealed that one of their A-List titles, Ninjak, will be returning this September.

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Dark Horse Trades of Summer 2012

One of the best things about the summer months is always the huge list of trades that Dark Horse Comics releases.  Throughout July and August, Dark Horse will release more than 30 trade paperbacks, hardcovers and graphic novels, and we’ve put together a list of six titles that absolutely deserve your attention.

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Avengers Assemble!!!!

After weeks of only seeing the big name heroes from the Avengers team, the human heroes and a surprise villain are making their way to collectors in the third wave of the 3.75 scale Movie line.

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NECA Unveils First Two Prometheus Toys

When a bad movie looks as good as Prometheus, I can still be stoked for the toys, right?

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DC Universe Infinite Earths Kicks Off With A Flash

Mattel’s plans for DC Universe this year seem to be in a constant state of flux, but one thing that’s been consistent (if delayed) has been the new subscription service, Club Infinite Earths. The new series officially started this month, with the first figure– Golden Age Flash. How does he compare to the rest of the DC Universe?

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Hasbro’s Absurdly Big SDCC Exclusive Helicarrier Revealed

The latest Comic Con exclusive reveal for Hasbro and Marvel ups the ante from Galactus and the Sentinel to bring us the most ridiculously large Con exclusive yet.

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Django Unchained Teaser Trailer Is Incredible

The best part of going to see Prometheus this weekend was the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, and it’s so good it was worth the admission price all on its own.  I’m suddenly wondering how I can make it until Christmas before getting to see this movie!

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Marvel Legends’ Next Step

The buzz had been building for years about the Return of Marvel Legends, although the sales of the first two waves of figures came as a surprise to everyone, including Hasbro. Now the company finds themselves in an interesting spot where demand is very high… but they need to think smart if they’re going to keep this line going as strong as we all hope.

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