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Mass Effect 3 statistics revealed: gamers still love being good guys

March 29, 2013 1 comment

Mass Effect 3 Commander Shepard

Last week, BioWare used the PAX East gaming convention to unveil the collected statistics for some of the key decisions players made in Mass Effect 3, the choice-driven space opera that has drawn much praise for its morality-based storyline.

Based on the infographic, the results are more shocking and uplifting than you might expect.
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Comic Review: Superior Spider-Man #6AU

March 27, 2013 1 comment

Superior Spider-Man #6 Age of Ultron Tie-in cover

Superior Spider-Man #6 feels like the death of Peter Parker all over again, as Christos Gage snatches back the Peter of the main Age of Ultron title and reveals that Otto Octavius has just become extremely good at playing his role. The story may be in the future, but this is still very much the Superior Spider-Man: self-inflated, dour, mean, and thoroughly disappointing.
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Comic Review: Age of Ultron #3

March 27, 2013 2 comments

Age of Ultron #3 Bryan Hitch cover Marvel NOW!

If the Age of Ultron event were a machine, it’d be a tank: massive, metallic, deadly and deadly slow.

Age of Ultron #3 spends all but one page offering up more of the same story we’ve already seen in the last two issues. It’s a whole lot of chatter from the superhero resistance, and a whole lot more rehashing the revelations of the past two issues.
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Comic Review: Guardians of the Galaxy #1

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Guardians of the Galaxy #1 cover Marvel NOW!

If you’re nervous about a comic featuring talking trees and raccoons, relax: Brian Michael Bendis’ Guardians of the Galaxy #1 is an extraordinarily accessible, incredibly enjoyable entry point into a Star Wars-esque world that will hook you and never let you go.

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Captain Marvel: the most contested name in comics history

March 22, 2013 5 comments

Captain Marvel Shazam DC Comics by Alex RossEmma Rios Captain Marvel Carol Danvers Marvel NOW!

Tell someone your favourite superhero is Captain Marvel and you’re likely to get some very mixed responses.

“You mean like, Shazam? With the kid?”

“The chick with the strange haircut?”

“The red guy with the lightning bolt? Isn’t that the Flash?”

“You mean that alien guy?”

All correct – except for the Flash part.

The name Captain Marvel occupies a singularly peculiar corner of comics history because – quite unintentionally – it sounds like it ought to be the name of the flagship hero for Marvel Comics. That’s not the case, because the DC Comics version of the character actually predates Marvel – and DC.
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