Out in the Streets 11/12/13

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Check out the highlight retail games, in stores this week. Which titles are you picking up? The PlayStation 4 is finally hitting the marketplace. This friday to be exact. It’s kind of a big deal. PS4 games can be purchased now, so stock up. Continue reading Out in the Streets 11/12/13

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Spring 2013 Box Art Report Card

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Real Talk by: StephO

Box art reviews for titles released between April and June of 2013 (Injustice: Gods Among Us, The Last of Us, Deadpool, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Dead Island: Riptide).

Injustice_Gods_Among_Us_Cover_ArtInjustice: Gods Among Us- Including Batman AND Superman in the forefront is definitely eye catching! Featuring the Joker, Flash, and other characters helps reinforce that this is a fighting game. However the top half and bottom half meet in the center in a squashed and awkward way- there are too many things to focus on at first glance. Some visual hierarchy would help this cover artwork, but in the end it does get the point across and that’s what’s most important.

TheLastOfUsThe Last of Us- The look on Ellie’s face is what makes this cover artwork great. It would have been nice to see at least a silhouette of a menacing Infected in the background, but I suppose showing ONLY Joel and Ellie on the cover was kind of the point. The simple and understated design complements the game title.

Deadpool_video_game_coverDeadpool- There is not anything particularly wrong with this cover artwork, but with so many awesome trailers and a fun, creative website you would think the Deadpool cover would be a little more exciting. “This is what awesome looks like” is a nice touch though.

FC3_Blood_Dragon_CoverFar Cry 3: Blood Dragon- The amount of neon-cyborg-craziness crammed into this cover artwork is awesome. Almost every style choice- from layout to color palette to typeface -contributes to the retro 80’s fee. I want to see more laser-eyed blood dragons, but I suppose if the cover artwork leaves me wanting to see more then its doing its job right!

DeadIslandRiptideDead Island: Riptide- A gory yet painterly zombie head front and center with only the game title- made to look like it was stamped in blood -centered above. Wonderful! This game artwork is the winner of the Spring 2013 Box Art Report Card.

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Indie Shout Out: Guacamelee!- We are always excited to see fresh, vibrant game artwork so a shout out to Guacamelee! If you would like to see more than just the cover artwork for this 2D platformer, it is available for downloaded on PS3 or PS Vita.

Past box art report cards: Winter 2013, Fall/Holiday 2012Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Winter 2011

‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Season Pass Coming Soon

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A Season Pass for Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available for gamers who own a PS3 or Xbox 360. Continue reading ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Season Pass Coming Soon

Trailer of the Week | Injustice: Gods Among Us

Real Talk by: StephO (follow me @Steph___O)

From the creators of Mortal Kombat comes Injustice: Gods Among Us- this week’s Trailer of the Week. DC Comics heroes and villains will engage in epic battles in a world “where the line between good and evil has been blurred.” I don’t know about you, but a game where you can fight as Batman against Superman sounds awesome to me! Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on April 16.

Last week’s Trailer of the Week: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Green Arrow is Ready for Battle Inside ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’

The Original Archer, is coming back..With arrows. Continue reading Green Arrow is Ready for Battle Inside ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’

E3 2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us

NetherRealm Studio is well-known for their successful Mortal Kombat franchise.  Recently they’ve announced an exciting new fighting game titled Injustice: Gods Among Us, which will feature a variety of DC comic book characters as the cast. Continue reading E3 2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us