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SDCC’14: Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Heads to San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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With San Diego Comic-Con taking place next week, Disney Interactive is excited to share details on all of the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes’ activities during the show. From hands-on previews to hosting a Pop-Up Shop and games panel with Executive Producer John Vignocchi, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will have something for everyone.

Key highlights include: 

  • Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop: From July 23-26, the Disney Infinity Pop-Up Shop, located at 343 4th Ave. (between J & K streets), will be the official headquarters of Disney Infinity. Open to the public from 5PM-10PM each day, fans will have their first hands-on experience with the game where they can play in both the Play Set mode as well as the newly updated Toy Box mode. Fans will be able to pre-order Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and be treated to special guests, giveaways and other surprises.
  • Marvel Unlimited Plus Members Event: On July 24 from 3PM-5PM, Marvel Unlimited Plus Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Open House event.  There will be special giveaways and other surprises.
  •  D23 Member Event: On July 26 from 2PM-4PM, D23 Members can access the Pop-Up Shop for a special Disney-themed event. Alex Hirsch, creator of Disney Channel’s “Gravity Falls,” will be on site for an autograph session. There will be special giveaways and other surprises.
  •    Marvel Games Panel (Room #6A): On July 26 from 12:30PM -1:30PM, Disney Infinity Executive Producer John Vignocchi will participate in the Marvel Games Panel to talk about Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes and reveal big news. Marvel will also be making a series of announcements for upcoming games. Be sure to check it out for more surprises and limited edition giveaways.
  • Marvel Booth (#2329): The Marvel booth will host Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes game demos and attendees will have a chance to play and pre-order the game. John Vignocchi will host daily on-stage presentations. There will also be limited edition giveaways and autograph sessions with special guests.
  • Microsoft Game Lounge (San Diego Hyatt): Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be showcased and fans will have the opportunity to get hands-on time with the game.

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Review – The Last Tinker: City of Colors I PC

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In a world where creativity has given way to conflict a young boy Koru save Tinkerworld from the all-devouring Bleakness. Use the power of those colors to aggravate (red), frighten (green) and grieve (blue) your enemies as you manipulate them to solve logical puzzles and overcome various obstacles.

Explore the beautifully handcrafted districts of Colortown with agile Koru in free-running fashion and meet various fantastical and charming creatures. Return the colors to Tinkerworld in this tale about the power and beauty of imagination.

Presentation/Visuals:

The last Tinker: City of Colors is a 3D action platformer similar to games like Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Dexter, The environments are very vibrant and colorful and the levels are a decent size. As for the graphics the team went for the paper/cartoonish look for the game. The world of Tinkerwold is divided by 3 colors aggravate (red), frighten (green) and grieve (blue) and each level is also represented by a color, lizards, turtles, bears and few other familiar animals are also connected to those colors. Everything about The Last Tinker reminds me the past 3 generations ago when 3d plats was at its peak.

The one downfall I have for the level designs is the fact that there isn’t a wide verity of them, if it wasn’t for the built in guide system I would have been lost plenty of times.

Controls/Gameplay:

f_greendistrict2_windmill_00_130216025895243046Like all casual 3D platform games the controls are straight forward and simple, you have your attack, evade, buttons. But unlike usually games before it The Last Tinker doesn’t have a jump button with will throw some players off. The Combat is punch chain base similar to that of a arcade beat’em up game as you play the evade button comes in handy when dealing with multiple enemies, sometimes it can be problematic as well, especially when the camera is involved, theirs times where I would evade and because the camera doesn’t rotate I find myself diving into more trouble which is frustrating at times. In all the combat controls work but leaves much to be desired.

The last Tinker its purist is a puzzle game, players will use a yellow mushroom character who can be manipulate and used to solve logical puzzles and overcome various obstacles all form a simple whistle.

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One aspect of the game I found fun would be the pipe grinding, some levels have rail portions to them and players must time there jumps as they jump from one pipe to another, During these portions of the game I found myself wanting more sections like this in the game, It’s a nice little addition to each level

Sounds:

The soundtrack for the game is appealing and does a great job setting the vibe for each level, the music differentiates between levels and makes the levels more appealing.

Besides the sound effects for attacks and other environment interact there’s absolutely no dialogue throughout the game, instead we hear gibberish lingo that reminds me of the Sims whenever you talk to NPCs, this really bugged me as I played through the game.

Verdict:

The Last Tinker: City of Colors is a visually appealing game which surprisingly has minor flaws for a small production game, its safe and charming which should please all causal gamers especially fans of the genre. How every the gameplay is not completely sound and needs some work

 

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Mimimi Productions “ The Last Tinker: City of Colors” is coming this summer

Mimimi Productions Action Platformer “ The Last Tinker: City of Colors” is coming to PC and Consoles this upcoming summer. Down below  are some screenshots of the game

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“In a world where creativity has given way to conflict, a young street kid living in the slums of Colortown seeks to restore the spark of imagination to his hometown. As Koru, you must harness the power of color to defeat the Bleakness and make Colortown vibrant once again.

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Help the young boy Koru save Tinkerworld from the all-devouring Bleakness. Use the power of those colors to aggravate (red), frighten (green) and grieve (blue) your enemies as you manipulate them to solve logical puzzles and overcome various obstacles.”

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Phoenix Online Publishing announces “Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller” earns six readers choice awards

Indie game publisher Phoenix Online Publishing today announced that its debut title, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller™ has garnered an unprecedented six readers’ choice awards from AdventureGamers.com.

Created by Phoenix Online Studios in partnership with story consultant Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight®, Moebius: Empire Rising™), Cognition was voted by readers as theAdventure Game of the YearBest Independent Adventure and Best Traditional Adventure of 2013. In addition, Cognition earned “Best of” kudos in the Soundtrack,Writing-Drama and Storycategories, and earned runner-up status for Best Gameplay,Best Character and Best Voice Acting.

Indie game publisher Phoenix Online Publishing today announced that its debut title, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller™ has garnered an unprecedented six readers’ choice awards from AdventureGamers.com.

Created by Phoenix Online Studios in partnership with story consultant Jane Jensen (Gabriel Knight®, Moebius: Empire Rising™), Cognition was voted by readers as theAdventure Game of the YearBest Independent Adventure and Best Traditional Adventure of 2013. In addition, Cognition earned “Best of” kudos in the Soundtrack,Writing-Drama and Storycategories, and earned runner-up status for Best Gameplay,Best Character and Best Voice Acting.

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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

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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.

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Review -The Walking Dead: All That Remains I PC

  • Genre: Adventure
  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Release Date: Dec 17, 2013

Since its release The Walking dead series has been nothing but an emotional train wreck waiting to happened, and in Telltale first game we followed the story of Clementine and Lee as they tried to survive, and we all fell in love with Clementine as she endured the harsh world they now live in. We became emotionally attach to her and want to see her pull through despite having nothing to hold on too. In season 2 Clementine is a bit older and much more aware of how the world is and how fragile life can be. Writers Nick Breckon and Andrew Grant do an exceptional job with Clementine’s growth from season 1, we see early on that Clementine is not the scared little girl anymore; in fact we see more of her toughness and ability to endure throughout the game, But for most part Clementine is an outsider and is treated as such.

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Clementine sneaking inside

The main focus in “All That Remains” is the new group of survivors Clementine comes across, A cautious and protective group who at first nothing to do with her, but as you play along they slow open up to her. There are plenty of encounters in the game with choices and conversations that will surely play out in the future, so make sure you play close attention to every conversation you have with certain characters. Like I said before Clementine is an outsider so many of the groups members aren’t shy about showing there disapproval of her being around, At one point a wound Clementine is told to sleep inside a shed without given any medical attention and players must sneak in sneak inside the house for medical supplies so she can patch it up; As for the characters in the group none of them really play a huge role on the story for the most part, or at least now they don’t.  But there some interesting conversations with characters like Pete his nephew Nick and Rebecca who seems to be hiding something. You can argue that the story moves a little too quickly which hampers us from getting to know more about the other characters, We do get some info about certain characters, one being Carlos and his strange daughter Sarah.

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Gotta stitch it up!

Developers Telltale Games kept the controls pretty much the same as the last game; players do a lot of quick time/ Time Base events, also dialogue trees that gives you a limited time to choose. Combat isn’t a priority in these games, so if this is your first time playing this game be aware of what I just said, The Writing is what makes this game the success that it is, and with that said Telltale games nailed it again with this opening episode, this series of episodes are sure to be interesting  and more exciting than the last,This is a most get for fans of the franchise.

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Review – Teslagrad | PC

Teslagrad is a puzzle platformer by Norway indie developers Rain Games, where players control a young boy that has found himself in a conspiracy, involving the king knowing for his tyrannical rule. So armed with an ancient Teslamancer technology that allows you to use magnetism and electromagnetic powers you must work your way through Tesla Tower and beyond while discovering secrets along the way.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition

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Original Game Content and All Downloadable Content Included in One Package for Hours of Fun

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced the launch of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition. Developed by award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition debuts in the Americas Nov. 12 and Europe and other global territories beginning Nov. 29, with the comprehensive version of the 2013 best-selling fighting game franchise. The game will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system and platforms, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and for Windows PC.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition will include all original game content as well as all downloadable content (DLC). Valued at more than $120, the game will be available at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for PS4 system, PS3 system and Xbox 360, $49.99 for Windows PC and $39.99 for PS Vita.

The DLC included in Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, includes fan favorites Lobo, Batgirl, General Zod, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna, as well as Scorpion, a character from the Mortal Kombat world, as reimagined by Jim Lee, Co-Publisher at DC Entertainment.  In addition, more than 40 extra character skins and 60 S.T.A.R. Labs Missions, originally offered as DLC, are now available from the start of the game.  Also packaged with the Americas version of the game will be its music soundtrack featuring an exclusive track from Jane’s Addiction titled “Another Soulmate” and 11 songs from popular artists ranging from Depeche Mode to AWOLNATION.

Remastered for next-gen technology by High Voltage, the PS4 system version will feature Touchpad functionality, video sharing and streaming, and will link to players’ PlayStation Network Feed page during match wrap-ups and pause menus. High Voltage is also bringing the PC version of the game to hungry fans.

The PS®Vita version, which is adapted for the handheld experience by Armature Studio, will feature touch controls for mini-games in the story mode and S.T.A.R. Labs Missions, Ad-hoc and Wi-Fi multiplayer, collectible hero cards, and all DLC released to date.

Debuting in April 2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us is a bold new fighting game franchise that introduces a deep, original story featuring a large cast of favorite DC Comics icons such as Batman, Harley Quinn, Solomon Grundy, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many others. Set in a world where the lines between good and evil are blurred, players will experience heroes and villains engaging in epic battles on a massive scale.

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