Thursday, December 31, 2015

Nintendo Wins Patent Case Brought against Mii Characters

Judge Finds Patent Claim Invalid

Nintendo has prevailed in a patent case in Seattle federal court concerning the company’s Mii characters. Judge Richard A. Jones found that U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303, which relates to ways of storing police sketch-artist data, was invalid. RecogniCorp LLC, a patent-assertion company, filed this case in 2011, claiming that the Mii characters used on Nintendo’s systems, including Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS, infringed the patent.

Judge Jones held that the patent was an improper attempt to monopolize mathematical operations, which cannot be patented. The Judge therefore did not need to rule directly on Nintendo’s non-infringement arguments. “We are very pleased with Judge Jones’ decision, which finally put an end to RecogniCorp’s attempt to cover inventions to which it has no rights,” said Ajay Singh, Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance. “Nintendo will continue to protect its products and innovations against accusations of patent infringement.”

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video games and more than 686 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™ and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at

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This spring Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer a graphic novel collecting never-before-printed material from Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun) in Death Follows! Originally debuting digitally through Monkeybrain as The Remains, Death Follows is horrifically and beautifully realized by A. C. Zamudio and Carlos Nicolas Zamudio. The print collection contains the original prose story by Cullen Bunn and a new cover by Simon Bisley.

“Death Follows is the darkest story I’ve written. It’s a supernatural horror tale set in rural North Carolina, the story of a mysterious farmhand who shows up at a struggling farm looking for work—and brings a nightmarish cycle of events with him,” remarked Bunn. “It starts with a simple (if somewhat strange) line: ‘The dead rats danced the day the hired man came around.’”

Birdie, her sister, their pregnant mother, and their frail father all live together on a struggling farm. When an itinerant farmhand named Cole comes to their aid, the children should be relieved. Instead, they find their lives spiraling into nightmare, as Cole regards Birdie’s sister with menacing desire. To make matters much worse, wherever he goes, the dead grow restless. As the horror threatens to consume her home and her family, Birdie is haunted by a chilling warning: Some secrets are meant only for the dead.

“The mystery and dread build to a horrific conclusion. It’s the stuff of nightmares, to be sure. I think readers ofHarrow County will absolutely love this book,” added Bunn.

Death Follows is in stores May 25, 2016. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop or through these fine retailers:

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Hellboy! Aliens! Serenity!

What makes a trip to your local comic shop even better? Free copies of your favorite Dark Horse titles for Free Comic Book Day 2016! Need a reason to pick up Dark Horse Comics’ 2016 Free Comic Book Day offering?

Here’s three!

• An unforgettable lesson from Hellboy’s past is shared by the world’s greatest paranormal investigator!
• A peek into the Aliens: Defiance series reveals an original tale of terror!
• From the world of Joss Whedon, an update on the crew of the Serenity, following the film and the 2014 smash-hit series Leaves on the Wind!

2016 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Aliens film, and now there’s a new xenomorph tale of terror! Brian Wood (The Massive, Rebels, Demo) and Tristan Jones (Ghostbusters, TMNT) tell a story linked to the highly anticipated new series Aliens: Defiance, which hits stands April 27. Comics legends Mike Mignola (Frankenstein Underground, Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.) and Richard Corben (Hellboy: House of the Living Dead, Rat God, Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits of the Dead) team up for a brand-new Hellboy story set in 1954. And Chris Roberson (Aliens: Fire and Stone, Hellboy) pens an all-new chapter in Joss Whedon’s Serenity’verse, illustrated by Stephen Byrne.

Dark Horse offers up the best of the very best for next year’s Free Comic Book Day, taking place exclusively at your local comic shop on May 7, 2016.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

DVD Review: Pan



“Pan” is available now on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and 2-disc DVD Special Edition for $28.98. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition, hi-definition and standard definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Blu-ray discs of “Pan” will feature a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead. To experience Dolby Atmos at home, a Dolby Atmos enabled AV receiver and additional speakers are required. Dolby Atmos soundtracks are fully backward compatible with traditional audio configurations and legacy home entertainment equipment that aren’t Dolby Atmos compatible. All versions include a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “Pan” via purchase from digital retailers.

SYNOPSIS: Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an irrepressible rebellious streak, but in the bleak London orphanage where he has lived his whole life those qualities do not exactly fly. Then one incredible night, Peter is whisked away from the orphanage and spirited off to a fantastical world of pirates, warriors and fairies called Neverland. There, he finds amazing adventures and fights life-or-death battles while trying to uncover the secret of his mother, who left him at the orphanage so long ago, and his rightful place in this magical land. Teamed with the warrior Tiger Lily (Rooney Mara) and a new friend named James Hook (Garrett Hedlund), Peter must defeat the ruthless pirate Blackbeard (Hugh Jackman) to save Neverland and discover his true destiny—to become the hero who will forever be known as Peter Pan.

DVD REVIEW: This movie is visually stunning that alone makes it a must by for the family. Catching the story of Pan before we knew him as Peter Pan was a great take on the classic story. It was nice to see a movie not be another remake but instead reimagined. I enjoyed watching the actors bring the characters to life. Also another great aspect to purchasing the movie is that you get all the dvd features. Check below for the list of features. The below features give you more insight into the movie and make this purchase worthwhile. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. 


“Pan” 3D Blu-Ray and Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
  • Director’s Commentary
  • Never Grow Up: The Legend of Pan
  • The Boy Who Would Be Pan
  • The Scoundrels of Neverland
Wondrous Realms“Pan” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
  • The Boy Who Would Be Pan

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Issue #6 is a stand-alone before the new arc begins, featuring art by Taki Soma. Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (PRETTY DEADLY, Captain Marvel) and special guest artist Taki Soma (SINERGY, Rapture) will launch a special stand-alone issue in the ongoing bitingly satirical series BITCH PLANET this January. Previously in BITCH PLANET, a new crop of non-compliants settled in for their stay on the Auxiliary Compliance Outpost. When a small group was offered a chance to earn their freedom, they took it, knowing the odds would be stacked against them at every turn.

In BITCH PLANET #6, Meiko Maki’s past is uncovered: how she went from promising engineer to killer—and the ace up her sleeve.

“I’ve wanted to work with Taki since we met, and Val and I were so pleased when she agreed to take on Bitch Planet,” said DeConnick. “Her art style matches Meiko’s personality, I think. There’s a vulnerability to it, an honesty, buffered with a sense of humor—which I think is critical for this title. And that’s not an easy thing to balance. Val makes it look effortless, but it’s not. Taki was able to step into our world and meld beautifully, and at the same time, entirely be herself.”

She added, "After lengthy discussions between ourselves, we’ve decided to run this issue with the followingcontent advisory: 'The following is a flashback issue, covering the events that lead to Meiko Maki's incarceration. It contains plot elements and images relating to sexual assault. The creators encourage you to evaluate your comfort level before deciding to proceed. Bitch Planet's main narrative will resume next month with Issue 7. The series recap therein will not recount the assault.’ It’s similar to the tack we’ve taken with racial epithets—these things have to exist in the world of Bitch Planet, we have to talk about them, but we’re trying to figure out a way to do it that isn’t exploitative, that doesn’t contribute to trauma.”

"I gotta say, this has been a dream project,” said Soma. “In this particular issue, you really GET where Meiko Maki comes from in a way that's integral to the overall Bitch Planet title. If that doesn't excite you, let me just say that I feel sad for you and may I suggest that you look into your pet's eyes and hug it a lot."

BITCH PLANET #6 hits stores Wednesday, January 6th. 

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Conquer 12 Mighty Eidolons In FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS

A new infographic highlighting the 12 eidolons, or summon beasts that appear in SQUARE ENIX®’s upcoming action role-playing adventure FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS® released today. The title includes a variety of unique and memorable eidolons from the FINAL FANTASY® series, including Bahamut, Ifrit and Ramuh, as well as two brand-new eidolons, the flower-like Dryad and the mysterious Amaterasu. In FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS, adventurers can battle the 12 formidable eidolons solo or in a party of up to four players. Once players defeat an eidolon, they are granted the ability to summon them in battle while in Trance Mode, a temporary ability where players can also transform into other legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series.

After the main story is completed, players looking for a challenge will have the opportunity to battle aberrant versions of each eidolon which are significantly tougher in battle than their original counterparts and feature a different design.

The world is on the brink of war over its reserves of crystals, the planet’s chief source of power. Players must band together to form an elite squad of Explorers on an island rich in crystals, braving hordes of monsters in hopes of conquering a newly discovered Grand Crystal – every Explorer’s dream.

About the Game
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS will be available for $39.99 on Jan. 26, 2016, for Nintendo 3DS®. Limited quantities of the Collector’s Edition will be sold through the Square Enix Online Store ( for $69.99. This title is rated E10+. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Monday, December 28, 2015


Featuring Contributions by Superstar Writers and Artists Margaret Atwood,
Marjorie Liu, Noelle Stevenson, Mariko Tamaki, Editor Hope Nicholson, and More

Dark Horse Comics announced today plans to publish the highly anticipated anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls. Editor Hope Nicholson has assembled a dazzling mix of prose, comics, and illustrated stories about love, dating, and sex featuring more than fifty creators, including Booker Award–winning novelist Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Gisèle Lagacé (Ménage à 3), Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and Carla Speed McNeil (Finder). It also features a foreword by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet) and a new cover by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona). Originally funded via a high-profile Kickstarter campaign, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls will be available from Dark Horse Comics in both comic book stores and bookstores in October 2016.

“These are the stories we bond over when we get together at a comic con, play video games, and marathonStar Trek,” said Hope Nicholson. “They are stories about the loves of our lives (both real and fictional!), and our embarrassing moments as we grow and learn more about the complex worlds of love and dating, especially as they relate to our fandom obsessions. All of the writers and artists involved—especially me—are incredibly excited to work with Dark Horse and bring our stories into comic and book stores worldwide.”

The Secret Loves of Geek Girls includes:

• Cartoons by award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood that detail her personal experiences as a young woman
• A comic by Fionna Adams and Jen Vaughn about what it’s like being a trans woman trying to figure out romantic and sexual inclinations while entrenched in comics
• A story by Mariko Tamaki and Fiona Smyth in which a seventeen-year-old Tamaki dreams of being Montreal’s first chubby Asian Frank N. Furter
• A story by Marguerite Bennett about fandom and how it allows us to say what we feel to our loved ones
• New comics by Meaghan Carter, Megan Kearney, ALB, Meags Fitzgerald, Gillian G., Diana Nock, Roberta Gregory, Laura Neubert, Sarah Winifred Searle, Natalie Smith, Jenn Woodall, and Irene Koh
• Illustrated stories by Janet Hetherington, Sam Maggs and Selena Goulding, Megan Lavey-Heaton and Isabelle Melançon, Cherelle Ann Sarah Higgins and Rachael Wells, Annie Mok, and Stephanie Cooke and Deena Pagliarello
• Prose stories by Brandy Dawley, Diana McCallum, Jen Aprahamian, Katie West, Adrienne Kress, Soha Kareem, Loretta Jean, J. M. Frey, Trina Robbins, Twiggy Tallant, Hope Nicholson, Crystal Skillman, Emma Woolley, Gita Jackson, Natalie Zina Walschots, Alicia Contestabile, Tini Howard, Cara Ellison, Jessica Oliver Proulx, and Erin Cossar

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To commemorate the 150th issue of THE WALKING DEAD, Image/Skybound has enlisted the talents of veteran artists Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS), Tony Moore (THE WALKING DEAD) and Ryan Ottley (INVINCIBLE) for three special variant covers in addition to the previously revealed Charlie Adlard cover and blank sketch variant. Additional credits for THE WALKING DEAD #150 include Stefano Gaudiano (inks), Cliff Rathburn (tones), and Rus Wooton (lettering). This special extra-sized anniversary issue will be available in stores on January 13th.

“It's indisputable that reaching issue 150 is a huge achievement in comics. Charlie Adlard and Team Walking Dead have been working tirelessly for over a decade to get us to this milestone and now it's time to celebrate. It's an honor to have comic book pals Jason Latour and Ryan Ottley bringing their vision to these iconic characters. Additionally, words cannot describe how excited I am to have Tony Moore, artist of the first 6 issues, returning to provide a cover for this special event,” said THE WALKING DEAD creator Robert Kirkman.

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Writer Joe Kelly (I KILL GIANTS, BAD DOG) and artist Max Fiumara will launch a new story arc in their genre-splicing series FOUR EYES from Man of Action this January. Previously in FOUR EYES, readers met Enrico, a young boy in an alternate 1930’s New York. The untimely passing of his father left him the man of the house, a duty he took quite seriously—seriously enough to step into his father’s shoes as a dragon hunter. But though he tried to be a killer, he ended up bringing home a baby dragon.

In FOUR EYES: HEARTS OF FIRE #1, the training begins. “Now that we've set up the players, Max and I really get to dive into the universe and the characters,” said Kelly. “In the first story arc, we fell in love with Enrico and the gothic world he's inhabiting. In Hearts of Fire, we start to see just what effect this world of underground fighting, gangsters, and monsters has on a young boy. This is the beginning of a dark ride for Enrico, Four Eyes and favorite kind.”

“The world of dragon fighting will be central, and it’s going to hit Enrico really hard,” added Fiumara. “I can't wait to see readers’ hearts broken again!”

FOUR EYES: HEARTS OF FIRE #1 hits stores Wednesday, January 6th. 

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Friday, December 25, 2015


At Jump Festa 2015 in Japan, SQUARE ENIX® and Disney Interactive revealed a new trailer for KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which also introduces new battle footage from KINGDOM HEARTS III.

The KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue trailer highlights exciting and memorable moments from the compilation, including all-new scenes from the playable episode KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage, the HD movie KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, as well as HD remastered gameplay of KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance, brought to a high-definition console for the first time .

The KINGDOM HEARTS III gameplay footage gives viewers a glimpse of the relentless waves of Heartless and other magical foes that oppose the trio as they traverse the KINGDOM HEARTS universe. The group must draw on their combined powers to be successful - including special Attraction Flow attacks based on popular theme park rides.

The new trailer can be viewed on YouTube at:

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Check out this first look at POISON IVY: CYCLE OF LIFE AND DEATH, the new 6-issue miniseries launching in January, written by Amy Chu with art and covers by Clay Mann!

Life. Death. Poison Ivy has power over both. But can she keep her friends and hold down a regular job at the same time? As Dr. Pamela Isley, she joins the prestigious plant sciences department at Gotham Botanical Gardens, but things quickly get complicated when a fellow scientist is murdered and it looks like the work of Ivy!

Also, this issue guest-stars none other than HARLEY QUINN!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Amplitude Release Date Revealed


Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. is thrilled to announce that the PlayStation®4 version of Amplitude™ will be available to download via the PlayStation®Network worldwide on January 5th, 2016. The Kickstarter funded reboot of the 2003 PlayStation®2 cult classic will be available for $19.99 and feature over 30 songs, breathtaking visuals, and a concept album approach to its narrative storytelling.

VIDEO: Amplitude Launch Trailer

Amplitude features a single player campaign along with competitive and cooperative local multiplayer modes. The campaign is presented in the form of a sci-fi concept album with a narrative that surfaces through the game’s visuals, music, and lyrics. There are also leaderboards available for bragging rights.

The soundtrack includes music crafted by Harmonix’s talented in-house composers, as well as songs from well-known video game composers such as Darren Korb (Transistor), C418 (Minecraft), Danny B (Crypt of the Necrodancer), and Jim Guthrie (Below). The game also features tracks made by backers, including fellow game development studios Insomniac Games (Ratchet & Clank) and the Lab Zero (Skullgirls).

The entire soundtrack is as follows:
  • “All The Time” – C418
  • “Assault on Psychofortress” – Single White Infidel
  • “Astrosight” - Inter:sect Ft. Noelle LeBlanc & Naoko Takamoto
  • “Break for Me” - James Landino Ft. Noelle LeBlanc
  • “Concept” – Symbion Project
  • “Crazy Ride” – Insomniac Games
  • “Crypteque (1-2)” - Danny Baranowsky
  • “Crystal” – George & Jonathan
  • “Dalatecht” - Harmonix
  • “Decode Me” - Inter:sect Ft. Noelle LeBlanc & Naoko Takamoto
  • “Digital Paralysis” – Harmonix
  • “Do Not Retreat” – Komputer Kontroller
  • “Dreamer” – Harmonix
  • “Energize” – Harmonix
  • “Entomophobia” – M-Cue
  • “Force Quit” – Jim Guthrie
  • “Human Love” - Harmonix
  • “I.C.U.” Harmonix
  • “Impossible” – Darren Korb
  • “Lights” – Wolfgun
  • “Magpie” – Harmonix
  • “Muze (Amplitude Remix)” - Ingrid Lukas, Remix by Patrik Zosso and Nik Bärtsch
  • “Perfect Brain” – Harmonix
  • “Phantoms” – Freezepop
  • “Recession” - Jeff Allen Ft. Noelle LeBlanc & Naoko Takamoto
  • “Red Giant” – Kodomo
  • “Supraspatial” – Jeff Allen Ft. Naoko Takamoto
  • “Synthesized” – Symbion Project
  • “Unfinished Business” - Shiohito Taki & Junichi Kamiunten
  • “Wayfarer” – Harmonix
  • “Wetware” – Harmonix
Kickstarter supporters who backed at the $40 tier or higher do not have to wait until January 5th to get their hands on Amplitude. Those backers will receive the game two weeks earlier, on December 23rd.

PlayStation® fans attending PlayStation®Experience this weekend will be among the first to play Amplitude. Those who play the game at the booth will receive an exclusive dynamic theme for their PlayStation®4 and an Amplitude trading card. More details can be found inAmplitude’s latest backer update.

For more information, head to Amplitude’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Dark Horse Comics Announces the First Graphic Novel from Booker Award–Winning Novelist Margaret Atwood

Dark Horse Comics announced today the publication of Angel Catbird, the first graphic novel by Margaret Atwood, the Booker Award–winning author of The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale, andThe Heart Goes Last. Angel Catbird is a unique and ambitious collaboration between Atwood and artist Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered) that tells the story of an unusual superhero over the course of three all-ages graphic novels, the first of which will be published by Dark Horse Comics in the fall of 2016. The project is being published in tandem with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, an initiative led by Nature Canada, the oldest conservation charity in the country.

“I have concocted a superhero who is part cat, part bird. Due to some spilled genetic Super-Splicer, our hero got tangled up with both a cat and an owl; hence his fur and feathers, and his identity problems,” said Atwood. “Margaret Atwood has created a bold and unforgettable new character, paying homage to both classic pulp heroes and traditional comic book origin stories,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse’s publisher and president. “We’re proud to bring Margaret’s Angel Catbird here to Dark Horse, since it is exactly the kind of creator-owned graphic novel we are committed to publishing."

“What should you expect from Angel Catbird? Imagine, if you will, a strange mix of Will Eisner’s The Spirit, Grant Morrison and Chas Truog’s Animal Man, and Ryan North and Erica Henderson’s Squirrel Girl,” said acquiring editor Daniel Chabon. “Angel Catbird is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired story. And the only other thing I can tell you at this early date is to expect a lot of cat puns.” “I wanted to find an artist whose style Margaret liked, and who I felt comfortable working with and who shared the vision for the project,” said consulting editor Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls), who brought Angel Catbird to Dark Horse. “Johnnie Christmas is, by all accounts, a perfect fit.”

“It’s tremendously exciting to work with one of the great contemporary novelists,” said Johnnie Christmas. “I can’t wait for readers to experience the world of Angel Catbird that we’re building. It’s got warmth, heart, humor, and lots of action.”

Angel Catbird will be a three-volume series of 6 x 9–inch full-color trade paperbacks priced at $10.99 each. More information about the Angel Catbird graphic novels and Nature Canada’s campaign will be released in 2016.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015


DC Entertainment presents to you a first look at superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver's work on

Picking up where GREEN LANTERN: LOST ARMY left off, fan favorite artist Ethan Van Sciver joins our favorite space corps by working on DC Comics’ GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION, the new 6-issue miniseries written by Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, BATMAN/SUPERMAN). Wielding his pencils and inks as constructs, like a Green Lantern ring, make sure to check out Van Sciver’s impressive illustrations for this upcoming title!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


DRAGON QUEST HEROES®: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below™, one of the season’s hottest games, is now available in North America on Steam®. Recently released for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the full-scale action RPG derived from one of Japan’s most popular video game franchises comes from a legendary trio of creators, including series mastermind Yuji Horii, revolutionary composer Koichi Sugiyama and world-renowned artist Akira Toriyama.

In addition to high-end PC graphical support, full control pad support and localization options available for seven different languages, DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below on Steam will also include 13 downloadable content (DLC) items, giving PC players extensive access to the first ever action-based DRAGON QUEST title on PC.

With more than one million units shipped worldwide, DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below invites players to join forces with 13 iconic characters from previous DRAGON QUEST titles, including Alena, Bianca and Yangus, and newcomers Luceus and Aurora, to hack and slash their way through swarms of monsters ravaged by a mysterious curse. Developed in collaboration with ω-Force (Omega Force) from KOEI TECMO GAMES, the action-RPG not only requires players to ravage their way through hordes of enemies, but also strategize their way to victory through the use of Monster Medals, equipment and item upgrades and customizable skill trees.

DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is now available on Steam for $59.99, and can be purchased via the official Steam page.

A dark cloud has fallen over the city of Arba, driving the once peaceful monsters into a frenzied rage. As either the hero, Luceus, or the heroine, Aurora, the player joins forces with an iconic cast from previous DRAGON QUEST titles to bring the rampaging hordes of monsters to their senses and restore order to the kingdom.

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DRAGON QUEST HEROES: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below is now available on Steam for $59.99, and can be purchased via the official Steam page. This title is rated T for Teen. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Telltale Games Series based on BATMAN premiering in 2016

Episodic Game Series based on DC Comics' Iconic Character to Premiere Next Year. Leading developer and publisher of digital entertainment, Telltale Games, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment, today announced an interactive episodic game series based onDC Comics' iconic Batman™ that is set to premiere in 2016. The official title for the Telltale series is yet to be revealed. The episodic game series will premiere digitally on home consoles, PC/Mac, and mobile devices. Specific platform details are yet to be announced.

"At Telltale, we've been honored to bring our unique approach to interactive storytelling to some of the biggest entertainment franchises in the world, and we're excited to announce that we'll soon be exploring what it means to be Batman in an all-new series starting next year," said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. "This iteration of Batman will give fans a first-hand opportunity to dive deeper into the complex life and mind of Bruce Wayne, the duality of his own identity, and the struggle of responsibility in saving a city overcome with corruption and villainy."

"Telltale has an established track record of creating award-winning content for some of the best properties in the world," said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. "We look forward to working with the team as they deliver a new interactive way for fans and gamers to experience the rich narrative world of Batman."

Revealed on-stage at The Game Awards 2015 in Los Angeles, you can watch the announcement teaser trailer on Youtube:

For more information on Telltale Games, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on @TelltaleGames.

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Christmas comes early for fans of Frank Miller and the Dark Knight as Book Two hits comic book store shelves Wednesday, December 23rd. And for those of you that have been EXTRA good (or extra lucky), local comic shops may carry five new variant covers for issue #2 of DARK KNIGHT III, each drawn by an artist popular with Batman, Dark Knight and comics fans alike:

1 in 10 cover drawn by Cliff Chiang

1 in 25 cover drawn by Klaus Janson

1 in 50 cover drawn by Eduardo Risso

1 in 100 cover drawn by Frank Miller

1 in 500 cover drawn by Jim Lee

So make sure and head over to your local retailer on December 23rd to see which covers are available!

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LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash Releases March 1, 2016

MARCH 1, 2016
All-New Original Movie Features Exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO Minifigure

It will take all the efforts of the Justice League – and a few of their super pals – to keep Brainiac from adding Earth to his miniaturized collection of planets in the all-new animated feature, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on March 1, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Cosmic Boy LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.

The brilliant, hyper-obsessive-compulsive, super-computer Brainiac is combing the universe for new additions to his collection of worlds when he stumbles upon a ripe planet for his taking – Earth. But Brainiac quickly discovers Earth has a “firewall” – the Justice League. When Brainiac cleverly displaces several members of the Justice League to other time periods in Earth’s history, Batman, Flash and Cyborg must build and use the Cosmic Treadmill to race across time to retrieve their comrades – while members of the Legion of Super Heroes attempt to hold off Brainiac’s assault. Only time will tell in this battle for the fate of the Earth and the Justice League!

The cast of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash features some of the top voiceover artists in the industry voicing the core Justice League heroes: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern), Khary Payton (Cyborg) and James Arnold Taylor (The Flash). Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Static Shock, Pulp Fiction) joins the LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes realm as the voice of Brainiac. The Legion of Super-Heroes also assists the Justice League efforts, spotlighting the voices of Jessica DiCicco (Supergirl), Kari Walhgren (Saturn Girl), Yuri Lowenthal (Cosmic Boy) and Andy Milder (Lightning Lad). Also along for the fun is Phil Morris, reprising his Justice League role as Vandal Savage, and Jason Spisak as Captain Fear.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes – Justice League: Cosmic Clash is directed by Rick Morales from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert and Jason Cosler are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are co-executive producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.

LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Cosmic Clash Special Features include:
  • Featurette - “The Justice League: Caught On Camera” - They may be the world’s greatest crime fighters, but Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Cyborg and Supergirl test Batman’s patience by flubbing their lines, missing their cues and basically stinking up the screen literally!

Street Date: March 1, 2016
Rating: Not Rated
DVD Price: $19.98 SRP
Blu-ray Price: $24.98 SRP

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

New Xbox One Backward Compatibility Titles Playable Today

Last month Xbox launched one of the most requested features: Xbox One Backward Compatibility, with an initial set of more than 100 titles, allowing fans to take their Xbox 360 experience to Xbox One. Now, Xbox is unveiling even more Xbox 360 titles available now on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility.We’ve copied the full list below, but for additional details and Xbox One Backward Compatibility stats, please see our Xbox Wire post here.

  • · Braid
  • · Doritos Crash Course
  • · Fable III
  • · Halo: Reach
  • · Hydro Thunder
  • · Iron Brigade
  • · Kane & Lynch 2
  • · Motocross Madness
  • · MS.PAC-MAN
  • · Peggle 
  • · Portal: Still Alive
  • · Spelunky
  • · Splosion Man
  • · Ticket to Ride™
  • · Zuma's Revenge!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider Game Add-On Content Detailed

Back in October, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics revealed how the single player experience will be extended in Rise of the Tomb Raider and last night at The Game Awards shared a first glimpse at Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, one of the major content packs coming early next year via the Season Pass or as standalone DLC. In addition to Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, fans can also look forward to two other considerable additions to Rise of the Tomb Raider with Endurance Mode (available Dec. 29) and Cold Darkness Awakened (available in 2016) along with a slew of new outfits, weapons and expedition cards to personalize and extend fans experience in the main campaign.

See below for more information on the main content additions available in the Season Pass or as Standalone DLC for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Endurance Mode – Available December 29th

Alone and in the wild, Lara must scrounge, scavenge, craft and survive the harsh elements by day, as well as lethal threats from enemies, both man and beast, by night. This is her ultimate woman-versus-wild test to push the limits of how long she can survive on her own in sprawling, unforgiving landscapes. Fire takes fuel, cold kills the unprepared, food restores health, but everything must be caught, collected, or crafted. You start with nothing and must find everything. Challenge friends to your longest survival run and battle to the top of the leaderboards for the title of Ultimate Survivor. Includes a new outfit and weapon.

Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch – Available in early 2016

Deep in the wilds of Siberia, there is a forbidden forest that no man will enter, where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara enters the Wicked Vale in search of a missing man, but what she finds is a nightmare that she cannot explain. Is the witch, Baba Yaga, truly haunting the forbidden forest? Or is there more to the legend? Featuring hours of new gameplay, this adventure expands the story of the main campaign with Lara facing deadly new adversaries, exploring a new puzzle-filled tomb, and solving a decades old mystery, all culminating in a showdown with an ancient and mythic evil. Includes a new outfit, and a new bow.

Cold Darkness Awakened – Available in 2016

Decommissioned during the Cold War, a dormant weapons research base has been breached, unleashing a mysterious affliction into the Siberian wilds that transforms beasts and men into blood-thirsty, mindless killers. Lara must overcome increasingly dangerous waves of these infected predators while scrounging their equipment and crafting additional gear on the fly, in kill or be killed survival-combat. Fight for your life against new enemies and complete new challenges, while discovering a way to stop or perhaps even reverse this impending catastrophe. Includes a new outfit and weapon.

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Super Mario Maker Update Adds Never-Before-Seen Items, Bookmark Web Portal

Use Computers, Tablets and Smartphones to Find Levels and Queue Them up to Play

The courses in Super Mario Maker are about to get even more interesting – and a lot easier to find. A free Dec. 21 update will deliver a new set of never-before-seen items for players to use as they create courses in the Wii U game. On the same day, Nintendo launches a Web portal called Super Mario Maker Bookmark that lets players search for courses to play by using their computer, tablet or smartphone. “Players have already created and shared a huge number of courses, and now it will be easier and more fun than ever for players to create and find levels they will love to play,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Combining classic Mario game play with the creative fun of making and sharing levels, Super Mario Maker is a perfect experience for the holidays.”

New features coming to the game include:
  • Fire Koopa Clown Car: This volcanic vessel is capable of shooting fireballs as well as a powerful charged shot that can even destroy Blocks. It’s perfect for creating shoot-’em-up-style courses.
  • P Warp Doors: Unlike regular Warp Doors, these are only visible while a P Switch is active – perfect for creating truly devious Ghost House courses.
  • Bumper: This bouncy donut-shaped object sends Mario bounding away when touched.
  • World Records: Now pages will display the World Record for each course uploaded, displaying the fastest clear time.
  • Super Mario Maker Bookmark: Levels that players have bookmarked to play later using the Web portal will be accessible from the Course World tab.
Players can access the Super Mario Maker Bookmark portal site from their computer, tablet or smartphone, using their Nintendo Network ID to log in. The portal will let players browse recommended courses or search for courses with filters like difficulty, game theme or course style. Players can also search using a selection of tags, making it easier to find courses that fall into a specific category such as automatic, puzzle or music. Appealing levels can then be bookmarked for instant access the next time players fire up the game. These comprehensive options are also accessible on Wii U via the Course World in Super Mario Maker, allowing players to find a course and hit the Play Now button to jump straight into the action. A link to the new portal site will be available on the game’s website when it launches.

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Collect Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and More Characters from Star WarsTM: The Force AwakensTM to Build, Battle and Upgrade in the Strategy-Rich Turn-Based RPG

Players can collect, fight and dominate with new characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ in Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes, available now as a free* download from the App Store and on Google Play. Players are challenged to become legendary Holotable masters as they collect characters from across the Star Wars™ universe, build powerful teams, and craft strategies to dominate opponents and battle through memorable locations.

Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is designed to grow with the Star Wars universe over time, and characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens join more than 60 characters, spanning every corner of the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: The Force Awakenscharacters include:
  • · Finn: Resistance Tank that keeps the pressure up with a balance between offense and defense
  • · Kylo Ren: Versatile First Order attacker that evades projectiles and can reuse special attacks when damaged
  • · Captain Phasma: High damage leader that can grant First Order allies many extra attacks
  • · Poe Dameron: Resistance Tank with a Taunt that inflicts Expose for big reversals
  • · Rey: Risky Attacker with high damage and evasion, but is vulnerable to debuffs
  • · First Order Stormtrooper: First Order Tank that uses Advantage to disrupt enemies
  • · First Order Officer: First Order support that grants Advantage and can manipulate both ally and enemy Turn Meters
  • · First TIE Order Pilot: First Order attacker that can deal extreme damage in a single turn with Advantage
  • · Resistance Pilot: Resistance attacker that can use Expose, Foresight, and Turn Meter gains to surprise enemies
  • · Resistance Trooper: Opportunistic Resistance attacker that can deal heavy damage to debuffed enemies
To celebrate the premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, players that login to play between December 18th through December 31st will get two free** characters inspired by the movie. Apple device owners will unlock a Poe Dameron and First Order Stormtrooper and Android players will unlock a Captain Phasma and Resistance Trooper.

For more information please visit, like EA Star Wars on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch on YouTube.

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Announcing DC Entertainment¹s BATMAN/SUPERMAN Variant Cover Theme Month this March!

Move aside, Harley Quinn! The Dark Knight and The Man of Steel are taking over! Batman and Superman are gearing up to dominate DC Comics this March! DC Entertainment is excited to announce their next variant cover theme month, BATMAN/SUPERMAN, with a second round of opaque black polybags concealing stunning cover artwork by the comic industry’s most talented artists!

March 2016 can’t come soon enough!

DC Entertainment’s ongoing monthly themed variant cover program will showcase variants for ten of DC Comics’ most popular Batman and Superman titles. All ten comics will have three black polybagged variants of equal quantity of pencils, inks and colored covers.

For the full list of comic books that will feature these fun and collectible covers, please see below.
These BATMAN/SUPERMAN variants are the latest in a variety of monthly themes.

BATMAN #50 - Polybagged variant cover by JIM LEE
DETECTIVE COMICS #50 - Polybagged variant cover by RAFAEL GRAMPA
BATGIRL #50 - Polybagged variant cover by KEVIN NOWLAN
GRAYSON #18 - Polybagged variant cover by STEPHEN PLATT
ROBIN: SON OF BATMAN #10 - Polybagged variant cover by RYAN OTTLEY
BATMAN/SUPERMAN #30 - Polybagged variant cover by TONY MOORE
SUPERMAN #50 - Polybagged variant cover by KAARE ANDREWS
ACTION COMICS #50 - Polybagged variant cover by MARTIN ANSIN
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #27 - Polybagged variant cover by CHARLIE ADLARD
WONDER WOMAN #50 - Polybagged variant cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE

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Athlitacomics, the entertainment company started by former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije, is launching The Protectors issues #1-5 as Motion Books on the Madefire app and on Apple TV. Season 1 of The Protectors will roll out as weekly episodes. The release of the 15 episodes will start Wednesday, December 16 and will continue through March 23. The Protectors, created by Idonije, written by Ron Marz, with art by Bart Sears, Mark Pennington, and Neeraj Menon, is a unique melding of sports action and superhero adventure with a very diverse character base. The Protectors issues #0 and #1 first debuted as limited, collectible print editions at C2E2 in Chicago. Issue #0 is already available on Madefire.

“Bringing The Protectors to life and offering the story as Motion Books on Madefire and Apple TV is beyond exciting,” said Idonije, CEO of Athlitacomics. “The limited print introduction of issues #0 and #1 was well received, and we appreciate our fans who have been awaiting the rest of the story. We are thrilled to share the first story arc with the world.” The Protectors is one of two Athlitacomics properties created by Idonije.

"Athlitacomics presents an exceptional example of the power of Motion Books, combining - as they do - the spectacle of sport with super-heroic action! And it's fantastic to see their work on Apple TV, bringing it into the family space - really the ideal place to enjoy their brand of high-octane entertainment for all ages,” said Liam Sharp CCO and Co-Founder, Madefire.

Idonije, who originally conceived the idea of The Protectors during a Bears training camp a few years ago, is a lifelong comic book fan. The Protectors are chosen athletes who learn they are blessed with more than elite athletic ability. Pro football superstar Isaac Chike seems to have the perfect life of success, wealth and fame. But this life is turned upside down when he discovers his true purpose. Isaac learns he is destined to be one of The Protectors, a small group of gifted heroes blessed with miraculous powers. Now Isaac and a handful of other star athletes must choose between the lives they know as star athletes and the greater good of protecting mankind from enemies intent on enslaving the world.

Season 1 will introduce the characters, concepts and conflicts, recount the origin of The Protectors, and take the reader through the first battle with the Dissenters. The series is filled with character-driven drama and extraordinary visuals that appeal to both sports fans and comic enthusiasts.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Spoiler-Free Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

What can be said about the Star Wars series that hasn't already been said. In a nutshell: the original trilogy is made up of cinema classics, the prequel trilogy ... not so much. So where does this J.J. Abrams helmed feature film fit in? In the first or the second bunch? The answer is a resounding FIRST BUNCH!

If you are fan of what made the Episodes IV-V-VI the special treat that they are, then this movie will not let you down. There is high adventure. There are lovable characters. There are old themes of good and evil revisited. There is comedy. And most importantly, it has a heart. JJ Abrams treated Star Wars with the love that only a true fan could.  Was it as great as “The Empire Strikes Back”? No. I doubt any future Star Wars can ever match that movie. But was it in the same league as “A New Hope,” and perhaps even better than “Return of the Jedi”? I wouldn't fault someone for making an argument for either.

I only have a few criticism. The first is with the pacing, the film has 30 years of catching up to do and it does rush through a few bits to get the story moving forward. Let's compare it to“A New Hope,” which despite being is a movie that also starts the story midstream gives us a sense of dread with Darth Vader. In a few short minutes we are able to understand the severity of the rebel war with the Empire without the need of a backstory: Lucas made sure to fill us in on the boring details later in three very long movies. This movie couldn't quite capture that feeling in it's first act. Even the famous opening crawl was a bit dull. It served simply as a “catch us up”, and “this is where we are now,” device instead of making me feel like I was in the middle of a story that had never stopped.

The second criticism is on how much the opening act of the movie relies on fortunate coincidences, and a good dose of “awakening” at the proper time to bring the story together. Again, returning to “A New Hope”. It also relies on the sheer luck of the droids landing on Tatooine to get the plot moving, but the movie then leaves most of the rest to the characters decision, rather than simply being at the right place at the right time. There was simply too much chance in the first act of “The Force Awakens” to make it feel natural. Perhaps there are no “coincidences” when the force is strong, but as a viewer it does seem like a cheap way to get everyone together for the mission at hand. The characters were also much too eager to go off into the adventure, compared to a Han Solo who had to be bribed, or a Lando who changed his mind about Darth Vader after he saw that he was going to lose control of his city, or even Luke who only went with Obi Wan after his whole family was killed. I will give J.J. Abrams credit for at least making some attempts at showing second thoughts, but they were a bit rushed and contrived.

The final criticism, and it's not one that bothered me a lot, but it did stand out, is how the movie rehashes some key plot elements - primarily from Star Wars episode IV and V. New fans may not notice, but old fans will. Again, it wasn't so bothersome because it blended into the story well, and it was like a nod to the old series, but I felt it kept the story from digging into new territory. Say what you will about the prequels, but at least they attempted to create a world very much removed from the original trilogy. Again I will give J.J. credit for managing to keep this movie from going into “Star Trek Into Darkness”/”Wrath of Khan” complete rehash mode.

But these are minor squabbles about a movie that caught enough of my attention at the start, had me settled in by the middle, and by the last act had me hoping it wouldn't end. Star Wars fans fear not, this is the Star Wars movie you have been waiting for for a very long time. Everything down to some of the camera angles, the colour schemes, the characters, is reminiscent of the Star Wars you love. The audience in the theatre even clapped at the end. This was film entertainment the way it should be, light enough to enjoy with the kids but engaging enough to hold your attention as an adult.

Next up, one can only hope that the story takes a darker turn. There are some secrets yet to be uncovered about some of the major characters, and some more evil to be unleashed by an antagonist who seems to only be getting started. But for now, I am excited to watch this movie again.

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Fangirl Review Editor’s Thoughts: 

Spoilers Ahead! Stop Reading!

I have now had the chance to check out the latest Star Wars movie and wanted to add a few things. This movie does very well in bringing you back into the franchise. I will be honest the best actor of the movie is the droid BB8. This droid makes the movie and frankly you are invested in him. You are happy when he is and sad when he is sad. He truly makes the film great and gives thumbs up to Fin and participates in his lie. Frankly I did not care to see Leia, Han, and everyone else once they made me fall in love with this droid. 

The movie has predictable moments and too long staring moments, especially between Rey and Luke at the end. I did not like the set-up of Kylo Ren and it felt rushed in his reveal and then was predictable in killing Han. As soon as you saw Han walk over to Ren you knew he was not walking away, especially once you saw Rey and Fin arrive and watch the confrontation. Overall I am not sure if we should have found Luke in the first movie. I think it should have ended with Rey leaving to find him, it felt like a rushed ending. 

The ultimate fight sequence at the end felt like it was stolen from New Hope. Frankly there was too much from this movie that felt like it was stolen from 4,5,6. Overall the movie was good and I am interested in seeing where they go from here. It was a strong beginning and hopefully they will correct some things going into the next one.

Plus I need to know if Fin is Lando’s son. - Vikki 

Announcing DC Entertainment’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Anthology Series!

It’s four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics’ most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men, and Sugar and Spike—that’s right, Sugar and Spike!

This new anthology series will reunite several characters from DC Comics’ rich history with the writers that made them fan favorites: Gerry Conway returns to Firestorm, Len Wein will handle the writing chores on Metal Men, Aaron Lopresti will pen Metamorpho, while the always interesting Keith Giffen puts his own unique spin on one of DC’s more offbeat titles, Sugar & Spike.

  • FIRESTORM, written by Gerry Conway with art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter: Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rausch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can? 
  • METAL MEN, written by Len Wein with art by Yildiray Cinar and Trevor Scott: Doctor Will Magnus’ Metal Men may be the next step in robotics technology, but when the mysterious cyber-terrorist known only as Nameless comes after them, they may have met their match!
  • METAMORPHO, written by Aaron Lopresti with art by Aaron Lopresti and Matt Banning: Metamorpho—a prisoner of millionaire industrialist Simon Stagg! Now, the only person who can save him is Stagg’s beautiful daughter, Sapphire!? But can they defeat Stagg’s prehistoric bodyguard, Java?
  • SUGAR & SPIKE, written by Keith Giffen with art by Bilquis Evely: The last time we saw Sugar and Spike, they were still in diapers! Now, they’re grown up, and they’ve become private investigators who specialize in cleaning up embarrassing problems for the DCU’s greatest heroes. Sugar & Spike’s first assignment: retrieve a cache of Batman’s retired costumes that have been stolen by Killer Moth!
LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #1, with cover artwork by Aaron Lopresti will be on sale March 9th, 2016 with 80 pages at $7.99 US.

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The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Games Series Premiering this February

Three Episode Series Featuring Iconic Comic Book Character Set to Premiere in February 2016

Leading publisher of digital entertainment Telltale Games and Robert Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, announced today that The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Games Series will premiere this February in a three episode event. Stepping into the lead role of Michonne, award-winning actress Samira Wiley(Orange is the New Black) will portray the iconic character from the comic book series haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret. The story explores her untold journey during the time between issues #126 and #139. Through this three-episode Telltale Games series, players will discover what took Michonne away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group... and what brought her back.

The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Games Series will be available as a stand-alone three-episode series on PC/Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon App Store.

"We've been hard at work on this very special exploration of The Walking Dead universe that will further bridge together our game series with the canon of Robert Kirkman's comic though one of its most complex characters struggling to maintain her own humanity," said Kevin Bruner, Co-Founder and CEO of Telltale Games. "Deeply haunted by the decisions of her past, putting players in the role of a character like Michonne to navigate the broken world around her is an experience that feels uniquely Telltale, and something we simply cannot wait for The Walking Dead fans to play."

To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 100 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series.

For more information on the game, visit the official website, Facebook, and follow Telltale Games on Twitter. For more information on The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, and all of his titles, visit and

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Forge Mode, New Multiplayer Maps and More Now Available for Free in Halo 5: Guardians

Cartographer’s Gift, the latest free update for Halo 5: Guardians, is now available, adding new maps, weapons, armor sets, assassinations and the highly anticipated Forge mode to the game’s multiplayer experience.

A sample of the new content that fans can expect in the Cartographer’s Gift update includes:
  • Forge Mode – Forge has been rebuilt from the ground up for Halo 5: Guardians. Giving more power and control to the Forge community was the primary goal, and community feedback will continue to fuel the evolution of Forge.
  • New Weapons, Armor Sets and Assassinations – The classic M41 “SPNKr” Rocket Launcher, MARK IV [GEN 1] armor set and two new assassinations – “Nice Try” and “Oh Snap” – REQs have been added for you to collect for your arsenal.
  • New Warzone and Arena Maps – Four new maps – the Warzone map “The Battle of Noctus,” Arena map “Overgrowth,” and Big Team Battle maps “Antifreeze,” and “Entombed” – are now available in Halo 5: Guardians
Cartographer’s Gift will automatically download and install for all Halo 5: Guardian players. For more details about all the new content included in the Cartographer’s Gift update, please visit Halo Waypoint.

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Square Enix Montreal Announces Free Holiday Update for Hitman: Sniper and “Hitman Essentials” iOS Game Bundle

Players Get a “Merry Hitmas” with Festive Update

Square Enix Montréal released a new free holiday-themed update for its competitive mobile shooter, Hitman: Sniper on the App Store (coming to Android soon). The free Sniper DLC, titled “Merry Hitmas” includes festive new weaponry, challenges, decor and music. The award-winning studio also announced a “Hitman Essentials” iOS game bundle, which includes both Hitman: Sniper and Hitman GO for $5.99 USD, available on the iOS App Store for a limited time only.

Hitman: Sniper’s new “Merry Hitmas” update brings the holiday spirit to Montenegro, with presents and seasonal decorations scattered throughout the city. The update also introduces “The Merry Maker” - a new sniper rifle that shoots a variety of festive ammunition. From bullets that freeze NPCs to death before shattering them into pieces, to deadly presents that lure NPCs in before delivering a deadly explosion, this new rifle is a merry addition to Agent 47’s in-game arsenal.

Hitman GO was honored for Best Game Design and Best iOS Game in the 2014 Canadian Videogame Awards, and Hitman: Sniper has followed suit, recently winning the award for Best Technology in 2015.

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