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MOVIE REVIEW: Amehngers: Age of Dulltron

Age of Ultron

The explosive opening sequence of Avengers: Age of Ultron appeared to be custom-tailored to give fans exactly what they’ve been longing for in a sequel — the team in the thick of things, working together on a mission, trading quips while punching, shooting, and stomping the opposition with all the choreographed finesse of a high-end video game cutscene.  Writer/Director Joss Whedon seemed intent on delivering the  most visually robust spectacle he could but, in doing so, left any semblance of interesting storytelling to be swallowed by bloated, repetitive, and overly computer-generated action set-pieces.

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Sony Pictures & Valiant Entertainment Announce Five-Film Deal

Valiant EntertainmentFollowing last month’s nine-figure deal with the Chinese film production group DMG, Valiant Entertainment has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures and Neal H Moritz, producer of the Fast & the Furious franchise, that will bring two of their award-winning superhero comic book series to the big screen.

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Plot Westeros’ Next Military Uprising with the Game of Thrones Map and Marker Set

AGoT Map and Map MarkersWith the Season 5 premiere of HBO’s highly acclaimed series is nearly upon us, what better way to geek out in anticipation than with an incredible-looking decorative item that’s sure to be the centerpiece of your Game of Thrones viewing parties?  Thankfully, Dark Horse Collectibles has you covered.

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Game Korner Review: Skullcandy’s SLYR Headset for Xbox One

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Anyone who’s serious about gaming will tell you the importance of owning a high-quality headset.  Skullcandy has been a key name in headphones and portable audio for over a decade so, when I heard they had developed a headset exclusively for the Xbox One, I had to give it a try.

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PAX East 2015: Knight Squad Delivers Multiplayer Insanity

Knight Squad

Chainsawesome Games was host to a non-stop swarm of players eager to check out their indie party title, Knight Squad, at PAX East — a new eight-player free-for-all with elements pulled straight from classic games like Bomberman and Gauntlet.

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PAX East 2015: Be Your Own Worst Enemy in Extreme Exorcism

Extreme Exorcism

Golden Ruby Games showcased one of the greatest indie titles on the PAX East show floor with Extreme Exorcism, a superbly punishing game that’s as adorable as it is challenging.

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PAX East 2015: The Behemoth Whets Our Appetite with a Preview of “Game 4”

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Aside from being the most lovable development studio in the business, The Behemoth consistently plays by their own rules and sees their games through until they’re perfect.

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PAX East 2015: Put Your Film Knowledge to the Test with CINELINX

CinelinxThe Cards Against Humanity-sponsored indie tabletop area at PAX had a number of great demos running but, when I caught a glimpse of Cinelinx’s tagline — “A card game for people who love movies” — I had to check it out.

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PAX East 2015: Hands-On with Lay Waste Games’ DRAGOON

Dragoon

Leading off our PAX coverage, we take a look at the single best gaming experience on the expo floor.

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Action/RPGs Meet Tabletop Gaming in Hand of Fate

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Developed and published by Defiant Development, Hand of Fate is a genre-bending title that exists at the crossroads of hack-and-slash adventure games and tabletop role-playing; incorporating deckbuilding elements with third-person action segments and a roguelike exploration system to create a unique, remarkably fun experience.

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Geometry Wars: Dimensions is Classic Gaming at its Finest

GWDGeometry Wars: Dimensions, the sixth installment in the franchise and the first to be made without the involvement of original designer, easily delivers the most refined, addicting experience the series has ever offered and, like its predecessors, is poised to sell like gangbusters.

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The Master Chief Collection is a Gloriously Assembled, Broken Game

halo-master-chief-featWhetting Halo fans’ appetites while they continue to wait for the next installment of the franchise to hit shelves late next year (probably), Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries have released the Master Chief Collection exclusively on the Xbox One, assembling the four installments starring the titular hero into one colossal package.

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NYCC 2014: Valiant Talks Imperium, Divinity, Ninjak, and More

Valiant PanelValiant Entertainment’s Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani were joined by the talent behind several of their current and upcoming books, Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Paolo Rivera, Fred Van Lente, and Robert Venditti to speak to fans about what’s in store as we enter 2015.

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NYCC 2014: Hands-On with Square Enix’s Hitman: Sniper

Hitman: Sniper

Fresh on the heels of Agent 47’s previous (and downright fantastic) mobile outing in Hitman Go and echoing the fun, bite-sized sentiment of 2012’s “Sniper Challenge”, which was distributed as an Absolution pre-order incentive, comes Hitman: Sniper for iOS and Android.

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NYCC 2014: Square Enix Shows Off “Life is Strange”

Life is StrangeDontnod Entertainment’s creative director Jean Maxime-Moris and art director Michel Koch were on hand during Square Enix’s New York Comic Con press event to walk us through a bit of their newest title, Life is Strange.

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