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Magic 2014 Deck Pack #2 Now Available

image001Wizards of the Coast has released the second Deck Pack for Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers on all platforms: Playstation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam (PC), Android, and iPad.* Available for $2.99, the Deck Pack features two brand new decks – Enchanter’s Arsenal and Up to Mischief.

Here’s a quick look of what each new deck offers:

  • Enchanter’s Arsenal
    Stack your powers and smash your foes with the brute force of green and white. Your countless enchantments will frustrate your opponents and infuse your creatures with overwhelming might!
  • Up to Mischief
    Confuse, disrupt, and annoy your enemies with blue faeries! Your spells and creature abilities will allow you to control the flow of the game before releasing a devastating cloud of tiny-winged fury!

Check out the Magic site for more info.


Magic 2014 – New Features Revealed!

magic the gathering logoWizards of the Coast today announced two exciting new features coming to Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers! Sealed Play and a new take on the popular Slivers creature type will both make their debut in the Duels of the Planeswalkers franchise with Magic 2014.

The addition of Sealed Play will allow players to open booster packs and build decks to play against the AI and other players. Each sealed pool is comprised of 84 cards, mimicking paper TCG booster packs. The PvE experience includes a six-deck ladder where players take on mono-colored Sealed decks each corresponding with a particular Planeswalker, and finally facing a ‘boss’ Sealed deck.

Another feature debuting in Magic 2014 is a new take on the popular Slivers creature type. A fan-favorite, new playable Slivers in Magic 2014 decks will include the following:

  • Sliver Construct
  • Predatory Sliver
  • Groundshaker Sliver
  • Megantic Sliver
  • Blur Sliver
  • Striking Sliver
  • Thorncaster Sliver
  • Battle Sliver
  • Sentinel Sliver
  • Bonescythe Sliver

In addition, Hive Stirrings, a sorcery that creates Sliver tokens, will also be included in Magic 2014.

The Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game will be available for PC, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iPad, and Android tablet for the first time when it launches this summer. The Magic 2014 product line-up also includes the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game (TCG) and Magic Online.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us Avatar Costumes

The Injustice: Gods Among Us demo is now live on PSN and Xbox Live. Also released are items for avatars associated with the game on the Xbox Live Marketplace. There’s many available items from characters such as Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman such as logo shirts, etc, there’s two that have stood out as they hint at two more playable characters not yet announced. The costumes for Killer Frost and Ares can be seen below.

Every other available costume is for one of the game’s many playable characters, there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing these two in game as well, maybe as future downloads, maybe as unlockable items.

xboxcostumes(via Joystiq)

Magic: The Gathering Launches on Android

magic the gathering card backIgnite Your Spark! Wizards of the Coast has announced the product lineup for Magic: The Gathering 2014 this summer, which includes the Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers video game, the Magic 2014 – Core Set for the paper trading card game and Magic Online.

Available on the Android platform for the first time ever in addition to iPad, Xbox LIVE Arcade, Steam and PlayStation Network, Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers will offer players exciting new features as they partner with Planeswalker Chandra Nalaar to track down a manipulative and dangerous Planeswalker foe. An immersive storyline and strong integration with the Magic 2014 – Core Set ties the experience together for players, culminating in an end-of-summer Magic Celebration that brings all Magic fans together in stores across the world.

Overall this continues to show that Wizards of the Coast gets synergy, bringing their properties to as many platforms as possible and enhancing the experience by doing so.

Magic 2014 – Duels of the Planeswalkers builds on the success of previous games in the franchise and adds all new features including an immersive storyline, 10 brand new decks, 15 new encounters, 10 new puzzle challenges, and an all-new play mode in addition to other exciting features.  Magic 2014 players will get the first look at cards from the Magic 2014 – Core Set in Duels of the Planeswalkers, creating even more seamless integration between the online and offline games.

VIZ Media Launches Neon Alley Anime Channel on Xbox 360

NeonAlley-LogoMain-IluminatedVIZ Media has generated even more excitement for its new Neon Alley 24/7 anime platform as it announces the expansion of its proprietary content delivery service to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Neon Alley is VIZ Media’s new 24-hour, subscription-based anime channel featuring the world’s best titles (dubbed in English and uncut) and presented in HD (when available) for a low monthly subscription rate of only $6.99. Starting today, Neon Alley can be downloaded directly from the Xbox LIVE marketplace for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers.

Voice control and voice search via Kinect for Xbox 360 allows for all new ways to interact with Neon Alley content. For a limited time only, the game console based-service is offering a one-week free trial available to all fans who sign up at NeonAlley.com.

Neon Alley’s schedule includes a diverse mix of action, adventure, sci-fi, supernatural, fantasy, and horror anime. Neon Alley carries weekly exclusive episodes of Blue Exorcist, Inuyasga: The Final Act, Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-Ne, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, and Tiger & Bunny. Fans can catch their favorite blockbuster anime from the beginning, including Death Note, Naruto Shippuden, One Piece, Vampire Knight and more. Future premieres include Accel World and Zetman. Viewers can easily find out what’s showing on Neon Alley with an electronic program guide showing the schedule for the week ahead.

Neon Alley is specially designed to be studio agnostic, featuring titles from other anime producers and content distributors, including Aniplex, FUNimation, NTV, Taiseng, and Anime News Network. Members can also share real-time thoughts and status updates using social media technology from Tout, some of which will air on the network. Neon Alley will continue to unveil more of its programming lineup, special offers, new acquisitions and other partnerships throughout the next several months.


Batman Avatars for Xbox Live

Can’t wait for Batman: Arkham City?  Well, you can now dress your Xbox Live avatar like some of the characters from the Batman universe.  For anywhere from 80 MS points to 400 points ($5 US) you can get t-shirts costumes and more.  You can head to the Xbox Marketplace website for the details and check out the items below.

Captain America Pinball. Does it Confirm the Cosmic Cube?

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I love pinball, though still haven’t gotten into digital pinball, but Captain America is getting the table treatment for Marvel Pinball and Pinball FX2.  Available June 28 on the Playstation Network and June 29 on Xbox Live, this looks cool enough I might give it a try.

Also, does this video pretty much confirm to expect the Cosmic Cube in the upcoming movie, Captain America: First Avenger?  That sure looks like it floating next to Cap.

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Hound Comics, Inc. and SGN Launch Brimstone Game on Apple Platform

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Hound Comics, Inc. and SGN Launch Brimstone Game on Apple Platform

Hound Comics premieres ‘Brimstone and The Borderhounds: Forza Infernis’ at Wizard World’s Philadelphia Convention along with an Exclusive Unlock Code for a Secret playable character

New York, New York, June 7, 2011  —  Hound Comics’ Project Coordinator, Etan Wish officially announced that the initial application derived from their hit comic book series Brimstone and The Borderhounds would make its debut at Wizard World’s Philadelphia convention in June.  “We are very excited to enter into another new medium with our flagship brand.  We are anticipating that this will open the door for numerous endeavors concerning the gaming industry!” says, Wish.  The application comes prior to the highly anticipated console version dubbed, “Brimstone and The Borderhounds: The Video Game” set for release on the Xbox LIVE and Playstation Network later this year.  “We feel that in this age of technology, it is imperative to keep up with the competition.  Apple mobile platform owners will now finally have the opportunity to play as their favorite Borderhound characters while on the go!” says CEO, William ‘Brimstone’ Kucmierowski.

Brimstone and The Borderhounds: Forza Infernis will be a 3D Fighting Game that allows the player to choose from eight different characters.  Hound Comics will be offering an exclusive code at Wizard World’s Philadelphia Convention that will unlock a surprise playable character.  While supplies last, fans attending the pop culture convention can stop by the Hound booth and receive a redeemable card with an exclusive code to unlock the hidden character.  The game will include a handful of fan favorites from the Hound Universe including Brimstone and Luscious.  “It’s exciting to see these comic book heroes come to life… The Brimstone and The Borderhounds characters will certainly add a new dimension to the fighting game genre.” Says Patrick J. Barrett III, President of Star Gaming Network.

The Forza Infernis game will be available for download on the iPad, iPhone and iTouch and will boast theme music and background loops from rock band Zo2.  This is the initial release in Hound’s upcoming video game library per their agreement with Star Gaming Network.  Fans looking to celebrate the launch with Hound Comics and pick-up their special code should join Brimstone who will be making a celebrity appearance on June 17 – 19 along with M.H. Carnevali and Luscious at the Pennsylvania Convention Center located at 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107.

For more information please visit http://www.houndcomics.com.

The Darkness II: The Confession Trailer

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On October 4 expect to see the video game The Darkness II: The Confession hitting store shelves.  The game based on the popular Top Cow comic book series picks up two years where the original video game ended.  The game will be available for the PS3, Xbox and PC.  Check out the trailer below.

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