Dark Horse & Children’s Cancer Association team up to fight Children Cancer

Dark Horse Comics is turning pages for the Children’s Cancer Association with its digital comics. The entire Dark Horse Digital collection, which features over three thousand comics, will be made available for CCA’s program.

The Children’s Cancer Association partners with six Portland-area health care providers, including Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, and others, to offer programs and services free of charge to seriously ill children, teens, and their families. CCA’s programs and resources can now also be found in thirty-three pediatric hospitals across the nation.

Dark Horse Comics is also donating four Apple iPads to the charity for CCA’s use. These iPads will be loaded with Dark Horse content and will feature an age gate for kids twelve and under.

Dark Horse Digital offers its most popular titles at an unprecedented value, while providing the highest-quality reading experience possible. Through cloud-based technology, comics can be read and enjoyed on a laptop, desktop, mobile browser, and the Dark Horse Bookshelf app, available now on Google Play and iTunes.

Review – Stonerid I Pc

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Press R on the keyboard to change worlds
  • Genre: 2D platformer
  • Developer: Enitvare
  • Publisher: Enitvare
  • Release Date: Outnow

Features:
– 32 extensive levels with 2 parallel, differently designed worlds
– 31 bonus levels especially for players who like new challenges
– 5 diverse lands (forest, winterland, caverns, cemetery, swamps)

– unique gameplay mechanisms
– wonderful artwork
– beautiful, moody soundtrack

Stonerid is a 2D platformer by indie developer Enitvare, It’s not your typical platformer, Stonerid has a interesting twist to it, players are given two parallel worlds to which they have to use cohesively in order to stop a mysterious toxic substances on Atronast Mountain. With 32 beautifully hand drawn levels filled with crazy traps and monsters making each level increasingly more difficult then the next. swamps_stonerid_5What makes Stonerid so intriguing is that it test the players recollection skills, for example one dimension will have a cliff and  below that will be filled with spikes, now if you switch to the other dimension you’ll see something similar only this time there aren’t any spikes but in the center a mushroom that launches you in to the air, so you have to jump from the cliff and time the dimension switch in order to land on the mushroom with launches you to another platform. As you play along the puzzles become harder, so expect to died alot. Stonerid is frustrating stonerid_winterland_2so casual gamers beware. With the pros comes cons and one of my biggest beefs with Stonerid is the controls, usually 2d platformers use the same control scheme as traditional Pc games with w,s,a,d, as the setup, but stonerid is different, players use the arrow keys instead which could throw some of you off at first, But then again that problem can be eliminated if you have a Xbox 360 controller you can use instead.

Although Stonrid isn’t a original game it’s still a fun and challenging game from Enitvare.

You can find Stonerid on Steam Greenlight

Stonerid is also available to buy at:
http://stonerid.com or http://www.desura.com/games/stonerid

Yabia: Ninja Gaiden Z

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A few days ago Team ninja and Dark horse are officially teaming up to bring a Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z comic series just months before the game debut. Yaiba Ninja Gaiden is one of the highly anticipated games of 2014 and rightfully so Ninja Gaiden 1 & 2 where stellar games that  received good reviews, NG 3 on the other hand was not well received as fans complaining that the franchise was starting to being too streamlined, So Team Ninja decided to start new and fresh ip with Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z.

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Ryu Hayabusa & Yaiba Kamikaze face off

In YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z, players will battle fierce zombies as Yaiba, a cyborg ninja who will do anything to get revenge and stay alive. Cleaved in two, he is brought back to life with cyber-technology. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber arm, he slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Step into a stylized living comic book where stunning graphics depict a world gone mad. Hordes of undead can only be stopped by Yaiba’s willingness to use any means necessary to get the job done

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Will he kill by turning his cyberarm into a razor chainsaw for slicing up undead—or just rip off an opponent’s arms to use as zombie nunchucks? Both possibilities fill Yaiba’s heart with twisted laughter in this collaboration between famed developers Team NINJA and comcept’s Keiji Inafune.

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 YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z will be available for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Steam® (PC) March 18, 2014. This title has been rated M (Mature) by the ESRB.

Team Ninja & Dark Horse Comics Brings Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Digital Comic Series

YNGZCC CoverTeam NINJA and Dark Horse Comics today launched the three-part YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z digital comic series, providing insight into the backstory in three revealing vignettes. Yaiba takes a break from slaughtering zombies in the debut issue to tell the tale of how his often bloody sword became to be known as “Heartless” as he recounts the story to Miss Monday. Initially released digitally with anYNGZCC PG 01 all-new full color print comic to be available with the game, as it launches on its newly confirmed North American release date of March 18, 2014, the series is brought to life by Writers Tim Seeley and Josh Emmons, Artist Rafael Ortiz, Colorist Carlos Badilla with special cover art by James Harren. The comic will be available for free download at the Dark Horse Digital Store, www.digital.darkhorse.com, as well as through the Dark Horse Comics app (available through iTunes & Google Play). The comic can be found at: https://digital.darkhorse.com/profile/4128.yaiba-ninja-gaiden-z-1/

 

Aron Warner Academy Award winner, publishes Pariah Dark Horse Comics!

24225As announced at Comic-Con International 2013, Aron Warner, the Academy Award–winning producer of Shrek, is bringing his acclaimed webcomic Pariah to Dark Horse Comics!

Pariah is cowritten by Aron Warner and Philip Gelatt (Petrograd), with artwork by Eisner-nominated painter Brett Weldele (The Surrogates). Volume 1, which collects the webcomic, is available in bookstores everywhere today.

In Pariah, genetically engineered geniuses known as vitros are labeled a terrorist cell after an explosion at a military weapons lab. The vitros are rounded up and left on a decrepit satellite orbiting Earth. Now they must band together and use their supergenius abilities to get back to Earth safely.

Pariah will also see a brand-new, eight-issue miniseries beginning next month!

Praise for Aron Warner’s Pariah

“A group of hyper-intelligent teenagers called vitros suddenly find themselves hunted by a society that has marginalized them . . . I was hooked by the fifth page.”—Fanboy Comics

“It does have a lot of potential and ironically enough much of the story is about untapped potential of highly intelligent teens being ostracized for, well, being smarties.”—Comic Bastards

“A good read. The art is great, plain and simple.”—Eat Geek Play

Aron Warner’s Pariah Volume 1 webcomic collection is available digitally and in stores today!

Pariah #1, the first issue of the new print series, will be on comic shop shelves on February 26, 2014!

For more information, visit PariahOnline.com.

 

Bamfas 2014 Winter Anime List!

With the year comes, new beginnings and one those is going to be that I’m going to cover more anime/manga related news, and i think it’s the perfect time since this season’s anime’s look to be extremely entertaining, below is a list of some that look promising.

1. Space Dandy

Space Dandy #1 Continue reading Bamfas 2014 Winter Anime List!

Dark Horse Comics will end its Star Wars partnership in 2015

With the New Year comes new beginnings and Disney is starting off with major changes for the future. One of those changes are the pulling of all marvel based video games, an assortment list games have already bit the dust, Spider-Man games Edge of Time, Shattered Dimensions, Friend or Foe, and Web of Shadows, as well as X-Men entries Destiny, Origins: Wolverine,  So how The Amazing Spider-Man game hasn’t been removed form shelves. Digital stores like Steam, Xbox Live and PSN have also taken down its marvel collection of games.

Just recently Disney made another move with the Star Wars franchise; first they announced a new Star Wars Episode VII film with J.J. Abrams as the supposed Director,then at the start of this year they ended its partnership with Dark horse. For years Dark horse has kept the Star Wars franchise alive through its comic publications, Dark horse rep Mike Richardson released this statement:

The End of an Era

All things come to pass. So too, do all licensed deals. I am sad to report that Disney, the new owner of Lucasfilm, has notified us here at Dark Horse of their intention to move the Star Wars publishing license to another of their recent acquisitions, Marvel Comics, beginning in 2015. This will end a partnership that has lasted more than two decades.

For those who are new to the industry, Dark Horse revolutionized the treatment of comics based on films. After a history of movie properties being poorly handled with little regard for execution and continuity, Dark Horse took a new approach, carefully choosing licenses and approaching them with excitement and creative energy. Our goal was to create sequels and prequels to the films we loved, paying careful attention to quality and detail, essentially treating those films as though they were our own. Star Wars has been the crown jewel of this approach. We began chasing the title as far back as 1989, and with the launch of Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy’s Dark Empire, a new era in comics was born. I’m not ashamed to admit that we were Star Wars geeks, and we have been determined to spare neither effort nor expense in the pursuit of excellence.

It is ironic that this announcement comes at a time when Dark Horse is experiencing its most successful year ever. For obvious reasons, we have prepared for this eventuality by finding new and exciting projects to place on our schedule for 2015 and beyond. Will they take the place of Star Wars? That’s a tall order, but we will do our best to make that happen. In the meantime, 2014 may be our last year at the helm of the Star Wars comics franchise, but we plan to make it a memorable one. We know that fans of the franchise will expect no less. The Force is with us still.

Mike Richardson

As you can see Disney has plans for the franchise, and let’s hopes they can’t continue the success Dark horse has established. As for Dark Horse, the loss of the Star Wars license is a significant loss, but with its future and present franchises they have established the loss shouldn’t affect them in the long run and recent news has stated so (Year Of The Horse).The concern most fans have with this move is that Disney will not give the Comics the proper attention it deserves.

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