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NYCC Marvel Animated: New Spider-Man Series to Debut in 2017 and Other Animated Goodies


At New York Comic Con this past weekend, Marvel Entertainment announced that Ultimate Spider-Man will be ending its run in early January at the end of its fourth season. It’s replacement series New Spider-Man will debut later in 2017. Produced by Robot Chicken’s Kevin Shinick and supervising director Philip Pignotti, New Spider-Man will feature a Spider-Man who has just started out as a superhero. Along with New Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy will get a second season, which features a storyline teaming them with the avengers. Avengers Assemble will also return for an all new season, and will feature cameos by Black Panther, Ms Marvel, and Agent Carter, who will be voiced by Haley Atwell.

Top Ten Games Coming During the Remainder of 2016

Deus Ex Mankind Divided released two weeks ago to critical reception.  It's just one of the many hits that will be arriving throughout the ending months of the year.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided released two weeks ago to critical reception. It’s just one of the many hits that will be arriving throughout the ending months of the year.

This year already saw a series of excellent titles. Hits such as Doom, XCom 2, and Overwatch have graced our consoles and PCS, and even more hits are yet to come now that we’re in the last 4 months of the year. We’re quickly approaching the holiday season, and these are just ten games that will no doubt end up on many a gamer’s Christmas List and Black Friday Shopping cart. Check out our list after the jump, in no particular order.
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SDCC 2016 – Ghost Rider Comes to Agents of Shield Season 4

The rumors have been officially confirmed. Gabriel Luna (True Detective, Matador) will be taking the role of Robbie Reyes, a.k.a the Ghost Rider on Agents of Shield this forthcoming season. For those who don’t read the comics, Robbie Reyes is the most recent person to take the mantle of the spirit of vengeance. After losing his parents, Reyes lives along with his younger brother Gabe. When he is gunned down by gangbangers, Reyes becomes the Ghost Rider after being bonded with the spirit of Eli Morrow, a victim of gang violence. Rather than using a motorcycle like his predecessors, Reyes instead drives a souped-up muscle car. Instead of having a flaming skull, he wears a skull helmet that’s on fire.

If you’re disappointed that Ghost Rider is a character on Agents of Shield, remember, Reyes isn’t the only Ghost Rider in the comics, and it’s still possible for Marvel to make a movie or Netflix series with the original Ghost Rider, Johnny Blaze (and of course Nick Cage would be nowhere near it this time). While Ghost Rider is an odd choice for Agents of Shield, but then again so were Deathlok and the Inhumans, and they fit quite nicely. It’s great to see Marvel TV dip more into the comics to supplement Agents of Shield.

SDCC 2016: Justice League and Wonder Woman Trailers

What else needs to be said? 2017 is gonna be a good year.

San Diego Comic Con 2016 – Marvel to Re-Release Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

At the San Diego Comic Con this past week, Marvel producer Mike Jones revealed that the last gen hits Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 are coming to Xbox One, PC, and PS4 this Tuesday. The games will be available digitally, with both games carrying a price tag of $40 each or $60 together. The games will feature graphical and UI tweaks, along with other features that will help it fit on current generation systems.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel were a pair of action RPGS that put players in the shoes of many of Marvel’s finest, including Captain America, Spider-Man, the X-men, and the Fantastic Four. The first game had players battling Dr Doom and the masters of Evil, while the second game’s plot was inspired by 2006’s Civil War crossover. The games featured 4 player co-op (both local and online), unlockable costumes, and tons of cameos from throughout the Marvel Universe. If you never played these games before, or if you want to revisit them, now is a great time to do so. Who knows? We might even be seeing MUA 3 before long.

E3 2016 – Sony

Sony showed off its upcoming lineup last night, and it was impressive. Much of it was dedicated to it’s upcoming VR platform, and they had several surprises in store. Check out the presentation above and click after the jump for news and trailers. Check out later this week for more E3 news and tell us what you think in the comments.
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E3 2016 – Microsoft

Microsoft held its press conference this morning. MS played it safe, and we didn’t see much in the way of new titles. However they did show off a few surprises and confirm several rumors floating around these past few months, particularly two new versions of the Xbox One, the Xbox One S and the Xbox One Scorpio. The former is a smaller version of the console with a build in 2TB hard drive and 4k compatibility. The later, launching sometime next year, is an upgraded version of the console, due for release in 2017. We saw more of Sea of Thieves, Scalebound, Recore, and Halo Wars 2. Of course the shows big star was the upcoming Gears of War 4. Microsoft is making windows 10 the cornerstone of PC gaming. Several upcoming Xbox One games will feature Play Anywhere, meaning if you buy the game on Xbox, you’ll get a free copy for PC, and the game will feature cross-platform play. This will include Forza Horizon 3 (which brings open-world racing to Australia), the now confirmed Dead Rising 4, the (unfortunately delayed to 2017) Crackdown, Sea of Thieves, and of course, Gears of War 4. On the third party front, we saw footage from Final Fantasy XV, Battlefield 1, and Tekken 7. The latter confirmed that not only is the game coming to Xbox One (it was previously confirmed as coming to PS4), but we’ll be getting the Fated Retribution version. (By the way, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 for Xbox 360 is free this week and is backwardly compatible with Xbox One.) CD Projekt confirmed that the popular Witcher 3 cardgame Gwent will be getting a standalone game later this year. On the independent front, we saw more of Cuphead and Below (both of which should be out any day now) as well as gameplay of We Happy Few. The recent indie hit Stardew Valley will also see an Xbox One (along with a Wii U and PS4) release in the near future. On the hardware side, Microsoft introduced new customizable controllers. Also it looks like the system may finally be getting some much-requested features, chief among them being background music, clubs, and an arena system for tournaments. Finally, while the Phantom Dust remake is still dead in the water, the original Xbox version of the game will be receiving a remastering next year. Check out the trailers below and leave us your thoughts. I’ll be back tomorrow with the Playstation and UbiSoft press confrences.
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E3 2016 – EA: MAss Effect Andromeda, FIFA, and Battlefield 1

EA Held its press conference yesterday. They didn’t have much in the way of surprises, there was a few new looks at this year’s FIFA, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1. As for Mass Effect, we didn’t see much, but it hinted at the story being about finding a new home for humanity. Another trailer for Battlefield 1 was shown, and we saw more of its melee-combat. With black and female protagonists, biplane battles, and melee combat, Battlefield I looks to give players a whole new look at WWI. FIFA 17 was the most intriguing title of the bunch. Not only will the game be powered by DICE’s Frostbite Engine, but the game will feature a storymode, in which you play as an up and coming kicker named Alex Hunter (the guy you see above) and take him to the top of the Primer League. Titanfall 2 looks to improve on its predecessor in every way, and will even include a single-player campaign mode this time! Finally, EA gave us a look at what it’s planning with the Star Wars franchise. Along with a new Battlefront for 2017 developed in cooperation with Motive (the new company formed by Assassin’s Creed’s Jade Redmond), Visceral and Respawn are also working on new Star Wars titles that will be released throughout the next couple of years. Check out the trailers below.
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