Heck, Lara Croft is practically a household name these days, isn’t she? Even my Mom recognizes her. “She’s that character, played by that actress, right?” For sure, Mom. For sure.
All kidding aside, Lara Croft and the video game that originally starred her, 1996’s Tomb Raider, is often cited as an important catalyst for furthering female characters in video games. There’s also the increase of video game participation by women. (I like to think that Samus Aran of Metorid fame was the original inciting force!)
Still, there’s no denying that Lara Croft’s name carries a lot of weight in pop culture. And today, a new comic book, following a new vision for the character drops – and all should be there to witness the beginnings of a new chapter in Tomb Raider history!
Some of the greatest Batman stories have taken place in and around the holiday season, amongst them Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s The Long Halloween, Christmas With The Joker from Batman: The Animated Series and even Batman Returns (“Santa Clause? ‘Fraid not”). This year, the latest and greatest Batman video game, Batman: Arkham Origins is set on Christmas Eve, and is definitely the ideal gift for the Bat-fan in your life.
Maybe you’ve already purchased a Playstation 4 or Xbox One for yourself or someone you love. Maybe you’re holding onto your PS4 or Xbox 360 for the time being (I don’t see myself upgrading from my own PS3 anytime soon). Whatever system you’re enjoying, if you’ve got a Marvel zombie on your life, you’ve got to pick up Marvel Lego Super Heroes this holiday season.
You ever want to create and manage your own team of Marvel Comics’ Avengers, and send them out on missions against evil and save the world? Now’s your chance, as Avengers Alliance moves from the Facebook onto your iPhone. Details after the jump…
I’ve watched a lot of clips and read a lot of articles online regarding Injustice: Gods Among Us. I’ll admit, it has my attention. It touts impressive graphics, an immersive story-line and what lookslike awesome, interactive and often multi-arena battles. The roster is chock full of your favourite DC characters including – but not limited to – Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Bane…it’s pretty much an amalgamation of the entire DC universe into one game.
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With the announcement of the Playstation 4 on the 20th, there has been a lot of conversation between my friends and I about whether or not it is worth buying right out of the gate. Will you be lining up to get the PS4 at launch? Will you simply love your PS3 a little longer until a price drop or lottery windfall? Here’s some of the biggest features to help you make up your mind.
As a big fan of zombies and zombie culture, I was really excited to get a one-day pass for the alpha version of The War Z – an upcoming 3rd person, zombie survival MMO from Hammerpoint Interactive. Because it is still in Alpha, I wasn’t expecting a lot, just to sort of get a feel for the game and see how it stacked up against an already over-saturated niche.
If you’re a Nintendo fan, and you can’t wait to get your hands on the Wii U, you’re in luck! There are plenty if them on shelves this holiday season. Don’t let the lack of demand fool you though, this is a fun system that deserves a place on your TV stand.
Find out why after the jump!