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Get a Look at Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy Gameplay

Square Enix at E3 revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

Marvel’s Avengers Gets More Content from Crystal Dynamics

Marvel’s Avengers has been a bit of a rough game though been improving as more content has been released. At E3, new expansions for the game have been revealed by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics.

“Cosmic Cube” and a trip to “Wasteland Patrol” were highlighted with new modes but it’s the cinematic trailer that was the highlight.

The “Black Panther: War for Wakanda” expansion was the big reveal for the game which features Black Panther and the Avengers taking on Klaw. It will be included at no additional cost.

Black Panther must defend Wakanda from Klaw, who seeks to steal Vibranium for his own desires. Watch the cinematic trailer for Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther – War for Wakanda. Available in August 2021!

Will Eidos Montreal’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Spell Redemption?

After the rocky launch that was Marvel’s Avengers can Square Enix redeem themselves with another Marvel video game? At E3, Eidos Montreal revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming October 26, 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Get an inside look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with the development team at Eidos-Montréal, their creative collaborator Bill Rosemann (VP, Creative at Marvel Games) and a special guest: award-winning comic book artist Dan Abnett.

Give into Purgatory’s Bloodthirst on Marvel Contest of Champions

The Bloodlines have been drawn. Give into her Bloodthirst, claim the souls of your foes and become champion as Purgatory enters The Contest in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Purgatory is a twisted, demonic creature, from an alternate timeline where Morningstar was finally able to defeat Guillotine and steal her sword back. With the blade finally back in her hands, the demonic presence within it overwhelmed Queen Haasen and convinced her to slay Guillotine. Doing so corrupted both her body and soul, transforming her into Purgatory and sending her on a bloodthirsty rampage unlike any seen in a millennium.

Take a look at Purgatory’s Champion Spotlight, which details her abilities, history, strengths and recommended masteries.

Other MARVEL Contest of Champions updates, including bug fixes, balance updates, Grandmaster’s Gauntlet, Queen Haasen’s Langurian Castle Rifts challenges and more can be found HERE.

The Official Horizon Zero Dawn Peach Momoko Poster Portfolio is Out in September

The Official Horizon Zero Dawn Peach Momoko Poster Portfolio showcases the incredible covers of Peach Momoko from the best-selling Horizon Zero Dawn comic. Each cover is removable to display as a high-quality poster! It’s on sale on September 7, 2021.

Peach Momoko is a Japanese illustrator who began exhibiting at US comic conventions back in 2014 and saw American publication with a couple of stories picked up by Grant Morrison when he was EIC of Heavy Metal Magazine. Since then, she has become the hottest cover art variant creator in the business, increasingly in demand, drawing over a dozen covers for American publishers every month.

3.1 Update for MARVEL Realm of Champions NOW LIVE!

The latest update for MARVEL Realm of Champions sets the stage for the game’s latest chapter in the ongoing story of Battleworld. Following the introduction of Thor and the Asgardian Republic to players, a warning has come to Battleworld denizens from a Web Warrior (Champions inspired by Spider-Man) from the year 2099 eager to share tales of a “dark path” that everyone is currently walking towards.

Other content coming to MARVEL Realm of Champions in today’s update include:

  • NEW SPIDER-GUILD EQUIPMENT, including a Spider-Man 2099-themed gear set, and weapon variants for Drumloaded & Stark Tech Gatling
  • NEW KINGDOM OF WAKANDA EQUIPMENT, including a weapon variant for the Jaquar Claws

The Art of Apex Legends comes to shelves in November

Dark Horse Books, in association with Respawn Entertainment, presents The Art of Apex Legends—a 192-page oversized hardcover tome collecting and presenting art and developer commentary for the hit squad-based battle royale game.       

Pore over the finest features of unique legendary skins, marvel at the deadly intricacies of every dynamic weapon, explore each nook and cranny of the game’s battle-scarred arenas, and more!

Whether you main Wraith or Mirage, are a hardcore aggressor or a fastidious shotcaller, or even if you’re just a fan of gorgeous video game concept art and intimate creator commentary, The Art of Apex Legends is sure to thrill fans of any stripe!

The Art of Apex Legends will be available everywhere books are sold on November 10, 2021. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, at your local comic shop, and independent bookstore. The Art of Apex Legends will retail for $39.99.

The Art of Apex Legends

Dark Horse Launches Dark Horse Games

Dark Horse Comics has revealed Dark Horse Games (“DHG”), its new gaming and digital division. With two main offices in Oregon and Shanghai, DHG’s mission is to create unique experiences — both through close licensing partnerships with the industry’s best game makers and its own in-house, first-party titles — inspired by Dark Horse Comics’ diverse portfolio of over 425 story-driven characters and universes. Over the company’s history, Dark Horse has published such world-renowned IPs as Hellboy, Frank Miller’s Sin City and 300Umbrella AcademyPolarLady KillerEmily the StrangeUsagi YojimboResident Alien, and many more.

Dark Horse Games is currently in discussions with some of the world’s top gaming studios to create AAA licensed titles based on Dark Horse Comics’ vast library to be released over the next several years across all platforms, including PC, consoles, mobile and cloud-based services. Meanwhile, DHG’s first-party games will focus on refreshing older and less established IPs as gaming first IPs. DHG will also produce and release multimedia projects (e.g., webtoons and anime) in conjunction with the first-party games. DHG is in active discussions with the world’s top game co-development studios and content production studios, with the first of these in-house projects already in production.

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Atari VCS Home Gaming and Entertainment System Retail Debut Date Announced

Atari VCS

Atari has announced that the all-new Atari VCS PC/console hybrid gaming system and its accessories will be available for purchase online starting on June 15, 2021, via Best Buy, GameStop, Micro Center, and the official Atari VCS website. Each retailer will offer unique launch-day promotions and limited-time incentives.

Atari returns to the living room with the Atari VCS — a completely modern gaming and video computer system inspired by the iconic Atari 2600 Video Computer System. Blending the best of consoles and PCs to delight a whole new generation of gamers and creators, the Atari VCS offers a fully-featured multimedia experience that’s “Inspired by the past. Built for the future.” Atari VCS customers can expect unmatched versatility for gaming, entertainment, and productivity.

Atari VCS

Partnered with PowerA, Atari also developed the all-new Wireless Classic Joystick, based on the original Atari 2600 controller, and the Atari Modern Controller for playing both yesterday’s classics and today’s latest and greatest games on the VCS. Both controllers feature rumble feedback, LED lighting, USB charging, and wireless Bluetooth compatibility with the Atari VCS and most PCs and mobile devices.

The Atari VCS offers something for every gamer, starting with over a dozen titles from popular independent game developers — including Boulder Dash Deluxe, Danger Scavenger, GuntechJetboard JoustSir LovelotSomething Ate My AlienTailgunner, Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged, and more — with new titles to launch on the Atari VCS store through the year. Every Atari VCS also comes with a free copy of the Atari VCS Vault, instantly unlocking access to 100 arcade and Atari 2600 classics, fully optimized for use with the Wireless Classic Joystick, with its rumble and LED light effects that give retro favorites new life. The Atari VCS also ships with free access to Antstream Arcade, the popular game streaming platform, which offers on-demand access to the world’s largest collection of licensed retro titles.

In addition to original indie games and classic retro titles, the Atari VCS goes beyond gaming! It is an entirely new Atari entertainment device designed for today’s living room. Customers can easily access popular streaming entertainment services directly from the Atari VCS dashboard — or with help from the Atari VCS Companion app, available in the App Store and Google Play. The system features a built-in Chrome browser and Google’s Workspace apps. Atari VCS owners can even load up their favorite movies and TV shows using their favorite streaming media services, including 4K HDR content, as well as listen to music, shop, access their social media and more.

Powered by an AMD Ryzen processor featuring the latest Radeon Graphics Technology, the Atari VCS platform will offer support for 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable storage options, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0, as well as USB 3.0 support. For advanced users and PC hobbyists who enjoy the ultimate in configurability and customization, an optional PC Mode allows for the installation of Windows or Linux as an alternative operating system, transforming the Atari VCS into a flexible, fully featured and powerful mini-PC.

Atari has previously announced partnerships with leading gaming and entertainment platforms, such as Antstream Arcade, AirConsole, Game Jolt, Google, and Plex to expand upon the content and functionality offered in the Atari VCS ecosystem. Atari will reveal additional partnerships in future announcements.

In celebration of launch day, customers who purchase an Atari VCS All-In bundle from Game Stop and Best Buy will receive a free Atari Speakerhat ($129.99 MSRP) while supplies last. Atari VCS system and bundle purchases made from Micro Center and AtariVCS.com on June 15, 2021, will include a free digital copy of Atari’s Missile Command: Recharged.

Atari VCS Onyx Base systems start at just $299.99 USD, while Atari VCS Black Walnut and Onyx All-In system bundles include the Atari VCS Classic Joystick (available separately for $59.99) and Atari VCS Modern Controller (also $59.99) for $399.99 USD. All prices represent special launch day pricing and may be subject to change in the future.

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