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

Monthly High Scores I June 2013

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The Play Legit Fam is ranking not only the Game of the Month, and Trailer,  but other cool Happenings in the world of entertainment. Its one big Arcade cabinet. Who Earned the most points? See where everything landed. Check out the Monthly High Scores of May 2013.

Coming out of a major E3, this was the month for gamers. New consoles, games, and price tags. Yippee!

High Score Winners: Xbox One and PS4 Consoles

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J. Valdez mentioned: “There are a lot of games, a lot of open world games, a lot of new IP’s. And they didn’t cater to the casual crowd. MGS, The Witcher, Quantum Break, Ryse, Titanfall, Halo (even though it was just a teaser), Spark, and many more.” It will retail for $499 It’s a good thing the DRM policy was removed.
Since they MS fixed their hot mess, Sony is going to have a much harder time racking up sales. Still, the PS4 will only cost $399, and offer many of the same things the Xbox one is pushing. This holiday season gamers are going to have a tough choice to make indeed. Two companies competing, is our benefit as we look forward to the big list of games dropping on both systems. For more on our thoughts about these consoles and their games check out our E3 coverage.
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Game of The Month: The Last of us

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KJ: Mo Chocolate Reviewed The Last of us giving it a perfect score. This game pushes the envelope in storytelling. It did include multiplayer which many have enjoyed, but the campaign is what really shines. The interactions between Joel and Ellie are fantastic. She made this game an instant classic for many players, with her unexpected courage shown in the darkest of situations. An absolutely superb cast, and top quality voice acting added to the immersion of the zombie adventure. To put it simple, if you own a PS3, this is a must play. Check out Mo’s review right here to see why.

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Man of Steel

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KJ: The child of Krypton has come back to theaters. Director Zack Snyder gets the job done. This was a blockbuster that delivered on action, which was sorely missing from Superman Returns. Finally sequences I’ve imagined as a kid, are coming to life. The man of steel is receiving the treatment he deserves. No meteor-ized fake villains, or super babies in this one. Just pure awesomeness. Russell Crowe’s performance of Jor-El was one of our favorite things about this flick. If the action in Justice League is like this, sign us up! By the way, did you catch some of the Easter eggs sprinkled in the movie?

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Killer Instinct (Finally) Returns!

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KJ: I said with excitement “The Rare brand is finally being revived, and with authority. The trailer shows a hand full of characters: Jago, Glacius, and Saberwulf. Every single pixel in this demo is rendered with beautiful detail. The wear and tear in the stage itself, to the character models, it all looks great. Notice how fluid the character movements are. The famous theme music can be heard, along with the amazing announcer voice gamers have grown accustomed to.” It’s been a Super long time coming, I’ve grown tired of MS sitting on this tremendous Rare brand. Great to see at least one franchise is off the bench.
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Trailer of the Month: Super Smash Bros. E3 Trailer

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StephO: This was one of the Top 3 Trailers from E3 and just had to be Trailer of the Month! Three new characters have been announced so far: Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Mega Man!!! The new Smash Bros. game will be available in 2014 for Wii U, while a cell shaded looking version will be available for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Highlight Deals 5/28/13

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Reported By: KJ

Play Legit wants to bring this week’s Xbox Live and Playstation Network highlights. These deals are out there for you to win, buy, or just simply download for free. Theres so much content sometimes we don’t know what to do with ourselves. Below you’ll find this weeks breakdown of our favorite content for the week of May 28 to June 4.

Xbox Live

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NBA 2K13 is 50% Off

The only simulated NBA title is half off. This includes the game on demand, VC coins, and the all-star weekend DLC.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier has discounted map packs, and the title is only $14.99 on demand.

Playstation Network

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The Warriors (PS2 Classic) $9.99

This is one of my favorite beat em ups ever, and it’s available again! Consider it bought. Fantastic Movie and Game? yes folks it can be done.

The Last of Us Demo May 31st. 

Players who purchased God of War Ascension, will finally be able to activate their demo through the disk.

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (PS Vita) Free with plus

Super super Blazblue is free with the PSN premium membership.

Extra

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Through Sunday, June 2nd, Mac gamers can get a nice bundle for $19.99. Check it out!

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