Marvel’s Unreleased Video Game Sends More Q’s Than A’s

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A couple weeks ago, I joined friend of the show Will “DJ Lunchbox” Rutherford on an episode of Panel Riot discussing the good and the bad (and there were some bad ones) about the estranged marriage between video games and comic books. I listed my five favorite and not-so-favorite video games that were based solely on the comics and was asked why companies don’t try to make current gen video games about comic books when movies are doing a damn good job at making movies about video games.

Movies have one set of audiences, video games has another set of audiences and I think that movie and video game audiences aren’t always the same fans and the same audiences (although you would think that there are some correlation) and I believe that correlation was soured in the days of Superman 64 and, well, continue on for this day.

However, there’s new video that came out this past week about an Avengers video game, not based on the Age of Ultron or any of the other movies, but of the comics. A story based off something from the comics that is not a Telltale Game is quite unusual and outstanding.

It was released by people from the, now defunct, THQ office and taking a look at this game it’s apparent that they were trying their ass off to make this game a good one.

The game was to be released in 2012 coinciding with the release of the first Avengers’ movie. However, as DYK? Gaming says the game was not going to tie in to the movie and be a standalone version of itself. In fact, as the video continued you can see that there are different villains and even other Avengers that you can play.

In all honesty, Avengers looked like a pretty damn good game and a little bit of a sidenote here, THQ’s problem in the later years was not open-world-y video games. You look at what they did with the Saints Row series, turning it from a horrible GTA clone to a parody of a horrible GTA clone in order to make it good. Graphics were smooth and the gameplay was fine. This seems like the Avengers were going with the same style.

AvengersVG1They took the 3rd-person video game (as it was already part of mostly every superhero game and looked very cookie-cutterish) and it turned it into a 1st-person action game putting a new spin on the genre which looked pretty darn good.

The story was based around the evil shape-shifters the Skrulls and loosely follows the storyline of the Secret Invasion comics (which you can get more information in the video itself).

It sucks this was one of the video games that got cut because, honestly, this looked like it was going to be one of THQ’s few good video games (until their collapse a year later).

What would THQ be remembered for if this game came out? Would they still be out of business? Why was this one of the first ones they threw on the cutting room floor? We’ll never know. I just hope that, even though 3-4 years late, this game finds its way to consoles because, unlike most video games, this game does not have a movie timetable.

Boss Battle 171: Jiggle Physics

This week on Boss Battle 171, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), Sorg (@sorgatron), and Rizz (@theerizz). On this week’s show:

  • We’re discussing this week’s gaming achievements and Chachi’s life achievement of cooking his first turkey.
  • It’s time for Chachi to take us around the internet…net…net.
  • Farming Simulator has its own controller. And, we almost want to try it.
  • MarioKart + Disney XD. We’re telling you all about it!
  • Fallout 4/Skyrim connection found in an Easter egg.
  • We’re excited to see how much the DOA Beach Volleyball physics have increased the reason for teenage boys to game.
  • Fez is getting a limited edition re-release this holiday season.
  • Sony is winning this generation’s Console War.
  • Final Round Question: Has Sony learned from trailing XBox 360 to win this generation’s Console War?

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Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!
First up!

Imgur user Crruzi went and recreated the game xcom in……excel.

exlcomYeah. Just Yeah. its a work in progress still but he lays it out over on imgur http://imgur.com/a/shk1p

Next up!

You guys its here!

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Not going to get it but i thought about it!

Last but not least,

Smash Bros player Hungrybox famous for using Jigglypuff gave a heart breaking interviewing after winning a huge tourney.

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Boss Battle 170: Black Friday Deals for Gamers

This week on Boss Battle 170, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), Sorg (@sorgatron), and Rizz (@theerizz). On this week’s show:

  • We share what we’ve accomplished in gaming this week.
  • Chachi is taking us around the internet…net…net…net.
  • A pyramid scheme that benefits everyone?
  • Mark Cuban dropped an f-bomb in response to a fine for dropping the f-bomb: all for charity.
  • We’re talking Billy Mitchell’s “Regular Show” and the status of the court case.
  • Desert Bus Charity – a 159-hour drive cross country – via videogame!
  • It’s almost Black Friday. Of course we’re talking Black Friday deals in the gaming world!
  • Time for our Final Round Question: Are you going to take advantage of Black Friday deals?

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Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

First up!
A 14 year old kid completes “Rubix cube” in 4.904 seconds.

I feel this is cheating as these aren’t real cubes. They are modded to allow for a faster twisting. But I digress.

Next up!
Amazon has a killer amiibo stand available for 19.99. Take a look.

amiiboIf I were a collector I would get it.

Last but not least,

Someone recreated the Teletubbies intro using GTA5. Not sure why…

That’s it shut it down, this has gone too far.

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Insert Coin To Begin’s Guide to the Best of 2015 Black Friday Deals!

Ahh, Black Friday, the time of year where after you’ve eaten your fill of turkey and stuffing we proceed to get our fill of commercialism.  The time has come for bargain shoppers to fill the stores and their carts with bargain deals! We here at Insert Coin want you to be happy this Christmas so I’ve assembled a few of the best deals that are going on on Black Friday, so without further ado…

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Our first deal comes to us from Best Buy, it’s an 8:00am Door Buster on Friday Morning. You get An Xbox One with The Lego Movie Game, and a 40″ Class  LED 1080p HD TV for $499.98 plus you can check out tons of other deals here

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Gamestop has a bunch of games on sale along with a Uncharted Collection Edition PS4 for $299.99 those deals can be found here

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Target has also has a bunch of game deals and a 32GB Super Smash Bros/Splatoon edition of WiiU for $249.99 along with tons of deals here

 

and Finally there are tons of deals at Walmart and Toys R Us along with Amazon which haven’t been revealed yet,  So if you like to shop from the couch/desk those are the deals for you!

It also let’s me post the Attack of The Show Black Friday ad video of Matt Mira and John Barrowman here’s that if you’ve never seen it

 

Have Fun Shopping, and beware of the crowds!

Rizz Reviews: Star Wars Battlefront

In a long time ago (this past Tuesday) in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was released globally), there lived a world where in the past the only time anyone had fun with any Star Wars game happened to be Star Wars Kinect for the 360 and that was only sarcastically due to the fact that you can have a dance-off featuring Lando and Han Solo to a spoof of Jason DeRulo’s “Ridin’ Solo”.

So when Star Wars: Battlefront came out I had my doubts (as most gamers had and had the right to be) and when I heard that 90% of the game was going to be directed towards the multiplayer levels and, honestly, it plays pretty much like EA’s Battlefield (which isn’t a bad thing, because you’re battling people from Star Wars). You get scorestreaks and other interesting perks while playing the game and if it was just a first person shooter, it would not be a good game to get at that high $60 game.

However, there’s more to this game than just another Battlefield clone.

YOU GET TO BE LEIA, SKYWALKER, SOLO, VADER, PALPATINE OR BOBA FETT! AH! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

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Actually, when you’re a Hero you are nearly indestructible and your powers are doubled in strength, which makes the Heroes v. Villains an amazing battle of wits (like something you would see in the original Star Wars. Plus, with the unannounced DLC coming soon the amount of heroes/villains will definitely be increased (fingers crossed for Jar-Jar).

The best mode, though, is the Fighter Squadron where you take control of an X-Wing or Tie-Fighter and blow your enemies out of the sky. I like to think of myself as a zombified Porkins coming back to life and destroying all of the things.

Also…um…this happened.

And it was awesome.

Is this game perfect? No. Does it have to be to be one of the better games based off of Star Wars? HEEELLLLLL NO! It’s an amazing game that makes me feel for the nostalgia of the Star Wars franchise and due to the closeness it is to Star Wars Ep. 7, it makes me excited for the new movie.

Boss Battle 169: Grandma Gamer

This week on Boss Battle 169, we have our cast of Bobby (@bobbyfjtown), Chachi (@chachisays), Sorg (@sorgatron), Rizz (@theerizz) and they are joined in studio by (@MadMike4883). On this week’s show:

  • Vacation Chachi is back! And, he has gaming achievements to share!
  • Now that we’ve talked about gaming achievements for the week, Chachi is taking us around the internet…net…net.
  • We’ve found the greatest grandma! She plays videogames and shares let’s play videos.
  • Bubsy Two-Fur is back!
  • What’s better than Fallout 4? How about Fallout 4 mods? We’re scoping some of the best.
  • We hung out at Looking for Group and played some games together – IRL. Call Of Duty was pretty cool playing in the same room.
  • It’s Episode 1-69. Because we’re a group of guys, we’ll mention Pornhub views were down the day Fallout released.
  • We’re sharing all the Nintendo Direct news and surprises.
  • Our Final Round Question: What are you most excited for from this Nintendo Direct?

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Indy Mayhem Show 96: Nathan Paoletta of World Wide Wrestling RPG

This week on Indy Mayhem Show 96, we talk to Nathan Paoletta about his wrestling RPG game, World Wide Wrestling the Role Playing Game! We discuss his history as a pro wrestling fan, what goes into creating an RPG game, how it works, and more!

Eamon Paton (@eamon2please) and Michael Sorg (@sorgatron) then discuss all that’s fit in the indy wrestling world along with Mad Mike (@madmike4883) in studio!

Share your feelings on indy wrestling and tell us who we should talk to on the show via e-mail atgoodtimes@wrestlingmayhemshow.com

If you are in Pittsburgh, you got to go to Slice on Broadway and get their food! (sliceonbroadway.com/Twitter: @pgh_slice)

Go to wrestlingmayhemshow.com for more entertainment!

 

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Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

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First up!

Learn to code by playing Minecraft!

go over to code.org and learn today!

Next up!

Video Game characters read mean tweets.

People need to be nicer to Wario and Waluigi….

Last but not least,

The greatest Let’s play creator has been found. Shirley Curry. 79 year old Grandma is busy creating videos of her playing Skyrim and recently fallout 4 and sometimes mixed in are some quilt videos that she’s made.

Dibs! She’s my new grandma. Back off! (bonus quilt video below) Subscribe to her now!

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!