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Unboxing Loot Crate’s November 2014 Mystery Box

Loot Crate‘s November 2014 release has arrived and here’s what you can find inside. The theme for this month is “battle.” It features a lot of items for fans of video games.

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Around the Tubes

It was new comic day was yesterday! What did you all get?

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Thanks, Obamacomics! – Got my copy! Probably should read it now.

ICv2 – White Fox Joining Marvel Universe – Very cool!

The Beat – Which job at West Coast DC are YOU going to apply for? – Hmmm, maybe a career change?

The Spire – The British Comic Award Winners 2014 – Congrats to all!

Kotaku – When Superheroes Fight Game Characters, Things Get Painful – Ha!

Kotaku – ​LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: The Kotaku Review – Can’t wait to play it.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #10

Comic Vine – AXIS: Carnage #2

Comic Vine – Batman and Robin #36

Comic Vine – Batwoman #36

Comic Vine – Black Widow #12

Talking Comics – Black Widow #12

Comic Vine – Daredevil #10

Comic Vine – Deadpool #37

Comic Vine – Elektra #8

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #13

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #21

CBR – Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #9

Comic Vine – The Multiversity: Pax Americana

Comic Vine – New Avengers #26

Comic Vine – Teen Titans: Earth One HC

Comic Vine – Wonder Woman #36

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #36

Comic Vine – X-O Manowar #30

Infinite Crisis: scorch your enemies with flames of Rao, as Arcane Supergirl!

Get an early look at Arcane Supergirl, a powerful blaster and the latest champion from Infinite Crisis – the free-to-play MOBA from Turbine based in the DC Universe! On Wednesday, November 26, players can burn down their enemies when Arcane Supergirl goes live in the game!

On the day Kara Zor-El was to be inducted into the ranks of Heralds of Rao, her life was shattered. A traitor revealed the location of the Shrouded Realm of Krypton to the Black, and servants of that evil realm poured into Krypton.

The Hidden Lords of Krypton and the Kryptonians fought back bravely, but the forces of the Black were limitless. When all hope seemed lost, Alura, Kara’s mother and leader of the Heralds, commanded her Flamebird mount to snatch Kara away. Unable to escape the beast’s talons, Kara watched helplessly as her mother was struck down. The servants of the Black closed in on her as the beast teleported to Earth, a planet in the lower realms.

Her home forever lost, Kara swore that no matter the cost, Rao’s last Herald would have revenge on the Black.

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Demo-Graphics: Video Games

VideogameretaildisplayIt’s Monday, and I’m looking at more demographic data via Facebook. In this case,  we’re expanding things a bit, and looking at the gender breakdown of those interested in video games. We’ve covered games in the past, but that focus was mostly board games, card games, miniature games, not video games.

The data is gathered using Facebook’s advertising platform, and in this case pre-generated categories put together by Facebook. The categories are based on habits, and likes from individuals. This does not look at individual games, the plan is to start looking at each of these categories separately and going into more detail.

Demographic data of video game players is nothing new. The Entertainment Software Association puts together a yearly report of the data. Their report finds that 48% of gamers are female.

Superdata Research also recently looked into gamers and found that “women play more PC games overall than men,” though it’s very close to a 50/50 split. They found that when it comes to the RPG genre women made up 53.6% of the market. MMOs and FPS’ were dominated by men with 66 percent. Also 58% of mobile gamers are women.

I broke down the data from Facebook a few different ways. What first needs to be stated is my data is for the United States only. It doesn’t include popular gaming populations like Japan or South Korea. That will be looked at down the road. Overall, in Facebook’s “game”s category women account for 53.70%. What’s surprising is, that’s a total of 108 million individuals in the United States. There’s 184 million in the United States, which makes 58.7% of the population interested in games of some kind.

What also needs to be mentioned is that the Facebook generic “games” category includes “board games,” “card games,” “casino games,” and “gambling.” I take those as not just being video games, but games in general. When those categories are removed women account for 54% of the population.

Those interested in “game consoles” is also a category to look at. In the United States, that’s 46 million individuals. Men are the majority here with 52.17%.

When you take out those questionable categories (like board games) and add in “console games” women are the majority at 52.94%.

On Facebook, women are the majority of those who like “games,” “board games,” “browser games,” “card games,” “casino games,” “first-person shooter games,” “gambling,” puzzle video games,” “video games,” and “word games.”

You can see the full data below.

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And that wraps up this week’s report.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense Now Available

DeNA, in partnership with The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm Ltd., today released Star Wars: Galactic Defense, an elite tower defense mobile game, available as a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Google Play for Android devices, and Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire and Android devices.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense is the first free-to-play tower defense mobile game to include prequel and classic Star Wars eras and blends iconic characters, adrenaline-fueled battles, and tactical gameplay in a mobile experience. Players choose their side – light or dark – as they explore and battle across iconic Star Wars locations, employ up to three champions at one time to change the tide of battle, and connect online with their friends in real-time.

Campaign and online play ensures the action in Star Wars: Galactic Defense is never the same with regular game updates that allow players to earn powerful upgrades, bonuses, and legendary Star Wars champions. Players can connect with friends, exchange resources or battle to conquer the galaxy with a top spot on the leaderboard.

Star Wars fans and gamers have unlocked a series of powerful in-game content by pre-registering and completing a variety of social activities. Players who download the game will receive these special in-game bonuses to help take down the enemy.

Star Wars: Galactic Defense is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Google Play on Android devices, and the Amazon Appstore on Kindle Fire and Android devices.

DC All Access – Ep 231 – iJustine reveals new LEGO Batman 3 character + Earth 2

In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape…Blair?!? Yes, when Blair heeds the call of the Green Lantern Corps, it falls on Youtube star iJustine to help Tiffany bring you the latest from the world of DC Entertainment. Things get started with a rollicking session of LEGO Batman 3, giving us a glimpse of as-yet-unseen gameplay as well revealing a new playable character. After that, Earth 2: World’s End co-writers Marguerite Bennett and Mike Johnson discuss what lies around the bend in their brand new weekly series, we look at the new Batman: Death of the Family book and Joker mask set, and wrap up with a glimpse at the first round of co-host submission videos!

Fashion Spotlight: Fantasy, Final Fantasia, and Avalanche University

Ript Apparel has three designs for fans of Final Fantasy. Fantasy, Final Fantasia, and Avalanche University from ntesign, stevenlefcourt, and zRiSes will be for sale on October 28, 2014 only!

Fantasy by ntesign

Fantasy

Final Fantasia by stevenlefcourt

Final Fantasia

Avalanche University by zRiSes

Avalanche University

Transformers: Age of Extinction Kicks Off Galvatron Boss Battle

DeNA announced today the addition of a new boss battle to Transformers: Age of Extinction – The Official Mobile Game. A new threat arises in the game as players go head-to-head with Galvatron and his swarm of Stingers. This special boss battle begins today!

While the Autobots are distracted trying to defeat Lockdown and his soldiers, Galvatron is secretly waiting to strike against the Autobots when they are at their weakest. If his endless missiles don’t slow players down, Galvatron’s devastating punch just might.

Players must take down Galvatron and the onslaught of his army of Stinger soldiers by equipping their team with the best gear available. This will be the most challenging battle the Autobots have seen yet.

Play the Boss Battle Now

Download Transformers: Age of Extinction for free and play the new boss battle today at:

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Infinite Crisis Champion Profile: Surrender to peace, when Starro debuts!

Get an inside look at Starro, the new champion from Infinite Crisis, the free-to-play MOBA from Turbine based in the DC Universe! On Wednesday, November 5, players can excel at pushing and controlling map lanes when this aggressive controller goes live!

Starro is a Star Conqueror. These nomadic and parasitic creatures roam the cosmos in two forms: motherstars and parasites. Motherstars are sentient, while parasites are extensions of the motherstar’s consciousness. A parasite attaches itself to other sentient creatures, allowing the motherstar to control that creature’s mind. Once controlled, the victims work toward growing more motherstars to go out and bring universal harmony to other planets—by conquering them.

Little did the Star Conqueror who came to be known as Starro know how difficult carrying that plan out on Earth would be!

Starro has little concern for what happens to the individuals it controls. They’re a tiny part of the whole. When Starro speaks to creatures it doesn’t control, it does so telepathically, urging them to join in universal harmony.

Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers Expansion Launches November 5

mtg Garruk's RevengeWizards of the Coast has announced Garruk’s Revenge, a brand new expansion for Magic 2015 – Duels of the Planeswalkers. The expansion brings additional content to Magic 2015 and puts the fate of Garruk Wildspeaker, the deadliest hunter in the Multiverse, in the player’s hands as he seeks his revenge. Garruk’s Revenge will be available on PC via Steam and Android via Google Play starting November 5th. Additional platforms including Xbox One, Xbox 360, Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle will be available shortly thereafter.

Available for $4.99, Garruk’s Revenge will feature a collection of fan-favorite cards from the Alara block, delighting and challenging new and long-time Magic fans alike. With four new campaign levels and an expanded explore level, players will take on the role of Garruk, using his deck to battle their way through challenging foes. With every victory Garruk’s deck improves, and players will unlock cards from Alara to later modify their own deck creations as they hunt their prey across the planes of the Multiverse.

Along with the release of Garruk’s Revenge, all cards in both the original Magic 2015 campaign, Hunt Bigger Game and the Expansion are now entirely earnable through gameplay. With the release of this expansion, players who have unlocked access to the game’s five initial chapters (Innistrad, Theros, Ravnica, Zendikar, and Shandalar) now have the opportunity to earn Battle Boosters (previously called Premium Boosters) by winning multiplayer matches.

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