Pop Culture Art (32bit style)

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Artist 100%Soft has created a host of movie and television artwork in the style of the old-school 32bit level design from 90’s computer games and these are totally awesome! Continue reading

Neil Gaimans ‘Wayward Manor’ dated

aboutNeil Gaiman is famous for his work in literature and television, but this summer finally sees the release of the long over due Wayward Manor video game for both PC and Mac.

Wayward Manor is set in a 1920s Victorian Gothic pastoral estate, and focuses on the plight of a ghost whose hope of a peaceful after-life is interrupted by a remarkable cast of intruders. Awoken from his post-mortem slumbers, our ghost must find ever-more inventive and brilliant ways to scare them away. As the ghost learns more about the living characters, he also learns more about his own death and after-life, and the danger they are all facing.

This does sound like classic Gaiman, so with an interactive digital form this could really be worth checking out when it arrives on July 15th.

Weekly Recommendation: Mercenary Kings

Mercenary_Kings_box_artAt this point in time next generation gaming consoles havent delivered a huge amount of exclusive titles that cant be found on their previous incarnations and thats a little bit disapointing, however having chosen to stick with Sony and grab the PS4 Ive found other ways to make the most out of my console. And one of those is the great usage of PSN games that are being made available and the most addictive ive found so far is easily Mercenary Kings. Continue reading

Arkham Origins Launch Trailer

With only two days to go until the launch of Batman Arkham Origins, its time for the launch trailer- and this one doesn’t disappoint, but it does spoiler the mystery of who was the last missing assassin. We already knew all but one of the assassins that will be hunting Batman down throughout the game, and the Launch trailer confirms the final assassin (see if you know who I mean, and let me know)

All I can say- is roll on Friday.

Mortal Kombat Legacy- Season 2 launches today

One of my favourite lines as a young gamer was easily “Get over here” screamed by a ninja wearing a yellow costume who inevitably meant harm to anyone on the other side of the the television screen.

mortalkombatlegacy2scorpionSo it should come as no surprise that i’m keen to see the return of the web based series- and of course my favourite yellow wearing ninja. Series 1 focused heavily on the set-up of the Mortal Kombat tournament, and was a real surprise hit when it began to stream last year, whereas series 2 promises to enter the tournament and has a much bigger media buzz around it.

The series features some well known characters from the video game series including Scorpion, Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Mileena and Kitana.

All episodes will be made available at the same time on Machinima from 9pm tonight.

 

Zod Arrives!

Today see’s the release of the fourth and final DLC character for Injustice Gods Among Us, and its General Zod.  Now this comes as a small surprise as many had thought we may see Martian Man-hunter as he already appears in the game (background of the Watchtower level) but with the recent success of Man of Steel, I guess this makes sense.

General Zod (Dru-Zod is his true name) first appeared in Adventure Comics #283 (April 1961) and has been a long standing rival of Superman ever since- and is well worthy of inclusion into the top5 big Superman baddies.

Check out the game-play footage above to see him in action.