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August 28, 2012

Fall of Cybertron is More Than Meets the Eye

As hard as Michael Bay may try, you just can’t keep the Transformers franchise down.  Fortunately, after suffering through three abysmal movie tie-in games, 2010’s War for Cybertron knocked it out of the park with top-notch art direction and a story that did right by long-time fans.  Two years later, Fall of Cybertron picks up…


August 28, 2012

Comics Korner: X-O Manowar #4 Review

This Wednesday, the next thrilling chapter of X-O Manowar hits shelves and readers will bear witness to Aric’s jarring return to Earth.  Penned by writer Robert Venditti with art by the Eisner-Award winning Cary Nord, X-O Manowar #4 delivers yet another issue filled with the high-octane action and gripping storytelling that have become synonymous with…


August 23, 2012

NECA’s Friday the 13th Figures are a Cut Above the Rest

While they’ve tackled various iterations of slasher extraordinaire Jason Voorhees previously, the first series in NECA’s new Friday the 13th line consists of two Jason sculpts specifically modeled after his appearance in the third film.  Beautifully detailed and a blast to play around with, these pieces are easily some of the best figures to ever…


August 18, 2012

Valiant Solicitations for November 2012

The good people at Valiant have released a sneak peek at the cover art for their upcoming titles this November, including the insanely cool pullbox exclusive and variants for the highly-anticipated first issue of Shadowman.  Take a look at the incredible artwork they’ve put together and tell me you wouldn’t pick these issues up based…


August 18, 2012

Darksiders II Takes You To Hell and Back

Vigil Games has delivered Darksiders II, a sequel that builds on the franchise’s mythology while expanding on the scope and playability of its predecessor.  With publisher THQ suffering from recent financial woes that prompted studio closures and layoffs, is this game the hit they need?


August 17, 2012

Valiant To Attend Their First Baltimore Comic Con

Valiant announced that they’ll be hitting this year’s Baltimore Comic Con in full force and this fanboy couldn’t be happier.  With exclusive giveaways & prizes (including the much sought-after Gold Logo version of X-O #1) and killer merch available, Valiant’s booth is the place to be September 8th & 9th.


August 17, 2012

Square Enix Releases New Tomb Raider Screens

With a March 5, 2013 release date on the horizon, Square Enix’s Tomb Raider reboot has already stirred up its fair share of controversy — but regardless of how you feel about Lara Croft’s dark and gritty new origin story, you’ll have to admit that it looks pretty unbelievable.  Check out a handful of newly…


August 15, 2012

NECA’s Groovy Evil Dead 2 Figures Will Swallow Your Soul

The second series of action figures based on everyone’s favorite horror/comedy is upon us and, in typical NECA fashion, they look fantastic and are tons of fun to play with.  While Series 1 included two awesome iterations of Ash (you can find Bill’s in-depth review here), Series 2 introduces the film’s most memorable baddie, Henrietta…


August 14, 2012

Comics Korner: Harbinger #3 and Bloodshot #2 Reviews

With all four of their initial titles having hit the shelves with tremendously successful and exciting relaunches, Valiant has proven that they’re back at the top of their game.  The creative teams are now saddled with the challenging task of keeping that intense momentum going month-to-month and, after reading this week’s offerings, I can happily say…


August 11, 2012

Persona 4 Arena is an Excellent Addition to the Franchise

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, a JRPG series developed by Atlus, has become somewhat of genre staple over the years since the release of the first title in 1996.  Many fans were understandably skeptical when it was announced that the first new Persona title in nearly 4 years wouldn’t be a role-playing game at all, but rather…


August 6, 2012

Risen 2 Should Be Tossed Overboard and Keelhauled

Piranha Bytes developed the original Risen for PC and Xbox 360 back in 2009 to little fanfare.  A subpar RPG rife with technical problems, performance issues, and an abysmal console port, it was still surprisingly well-received by many gamers who were able to look past the lack of polish.  Now, nearly three years later, you’d think that…


August 2, 2012

The Summer of Valiant Goes Out With a Bang of Biblical Proportions

Here we are less than one week away from the release of Archer & Armstrong #1, effectively wrapping up Valiant’s initial run of newly launched titles and the first step of their well-executed comeback.  Thus far, X-O Manowar, Harbinger, and Bloodshot have been presented in a way that maintains their brilliant core structure while stylistically updating…


July 31, 2012

NECA’s Borderlands Figures Are Impossibly Cool

NECA has made great use of several gaming licenses including BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, and Gears of War, so it came as no surprise when they announced they would be creating a line of action figures for the Borderlands franchise.  It was also less than shocking, given NECA’s track record, that both pieces from the first series…


July 27, 2012

Shadowman Comes to Light This November

One of Valiant’s best-selling titles twenty years ago, Shadowman was effortlessly cool — a stylish amalgamation of science fiction and macabre supernatural elements.  This November, fans of the classic series who have been eagerly awaiting Jack Boniface’s return to form are in for a treat.  Shadowman is back and ready to mix it up in…


July 24, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises (Jason’s Take)

Now that a good many fans have had the opportunity to catch The Dark Knight Rises, I feel compelled to give my two spoiler-heavy cents. While my admittedly low expectations were boosted slightly from an initial wave of positive reactions from theatergoers, I walked away from the film underwhelmed not only by a poor screenplay…