Anyone that knows me knows I love Spider-Man, he's my spirit animal comic book character person. Hearing that a standalone game was being made for the hometown hero, that wasn't based on a film adaptation, was enough to make me salivate, and that was before I heard Insomniac Games were working on it! Not only that but the main bad guy in this is going to be Mr Negative which is a deep cut comic book villain that I really dig from the Spidey universe. But, it turns out that the game won't be the only new Peter Parker content set in this new video game universe.
In this brand new series Jimmy takes a look at video games, films, comics, TV shows and other things in pop culture, distils them down to below 2 minutes, and gives you an overview of what they're all about. This time out we're looking at Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games. Why is it so popular? What is there to do?
There is a lot of pressure behind new video game releases. Years of blood sweat and tears go into each title with employees in a lot of places living at their desk, away from their families, just to meet deadlines. There's a lot riding on it going well and if it doesn't that kind of problem can close studios and end in mass lay offs, It's the job of the marketing department to ensure this doesn't happen, but that sometimes means that the truth can be a murky concept as they try to ensure as many consumers buy the game as possible. Here are four times I've felt lied to by developers in order for them to get their hands on my hard earned moolah.
Fortnite has recently added a few new items that if you have taken a little bit of a break from the game, like myself, you really should know before jumping back into the fray. In this article we'll be discussing vending machines, Battle Pass Items AND the prospect of Tilted Towers becoming a steaming radioactive hole in the ground! Buckle into your Battle Bus seats, class is about to begin.
I want to prefix this article with a disclaimer that my PC does not meet the recommended specs that Boss Key have put out for this game. However, that isn't really the point either. Granted I have seen this game looking good and running semi-coherently in other videos but I haven't seen it running as well as say Fortnite or PUBG. I'd even go as far as to make a ridiculous statement that it doesn't even work as well as the mobile versions of those games. Radical Heights is currently in something the developers are calling 'X-Treme Early Access', and that isn't just a cute tag for their 80s inspired title, they really mean it.
The Battle Royale game type has taken the world by storm. We're all cuckoo for killing stuff in these diverse maps that pit player against player until just one reigns supreme over a sea of digital corpses. Not only have the heavy hitters now infected our mobile devices, meaning no commute or tedious meeting will be the same again, but we've also got PUBG clones suing other PUBG clones who themselves are clones of PUBG. It's getting pretty damn crowded, that's for sure, but I hope you're sitting comfortably, as we're not done yet.
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Political correctness is a hot button topic, not only in society but also in media. From whitewashing controversies in Hollywood blockbusters to poor adaptations of source material, transplanting Eastern and minority characters and locations to Western focused ones (Netflix's Death Note anyone?). The latest victim of this, and the one that has drawn the most social media traffic today, is The Simpsons and it's all about Apu.
Ever since working with Tengu Arts (Michelle Henderson) back in 2016, I always wanted to find a way to work with her again. At the time, after listening to a SmodCo Podcast by Kevin Smith where he talked about his run of writing comics for DC, I was inspired to write my own. I had a premise, I'd written a series of scripts and began looking at submission guidelines for a number of popular publishers. They all wanted art included with the submission and I couldn't craft a convincing stick man myself. I found her on Deviant Art.
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